Gloucester Stage’s 34th Season: Rites of Passion!

Lindsay Crouse co-stars in "Driving Miss Daisy" with Johnny Lee Davenport.

Lindsay Crouse co-stars in “Driving Miss Daisy” with Johnny Lee Davenport.

GLOUCESTER — Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel recently announced Gloucester Stage’s 34th season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester, to begin on June 20 with the award-winning musical “Spring Awakening,“ directed by Engel.

The 2013 season welcomes back many Gloucester Stage favorites: Founding Artistic Director Israel Horovitz and his internationally acclaimed Gloucester play “North Shore Fish,“ which had its world premiere at Gloucester Stage in 1986; Gloucester resident and Academy award nominee Lindsay Crouse; the team from last season’s hit “Master Harold…and the Boys,“ director Benny Sato Ambush and actor Johnny Lee Davenport; star of Gloucester Stage hits “Doubt” and “An Ideal Husband,” Lewis D. Wheeler makes his Gloucester Stage directing debut and many familiar faces will be on stage including Robert Pemberton, Amanda Collins, Jimi Stanton and Rockport’s Nancy E. Carroll.

The schedule: “Spring Awakening,” June 20-July 14; Israel Horvitz’s “North Shore Fish,” July 18-Aug. 4, featuring Nancy E. Carroll and directed by Robert Walsh; “This is Our Youth,” Aug. 8-25, directed by Lewis Wheeler and featuring Jimi Stanton, Alex Pollock and Amanda Collins; Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, “Dueling Divas” cabaret featuring Mary Callanan, Kerry Dowling and Kathy St. George; Sept. 5-22 “Driving Miss Daisy” by Alfred Uhry, featuring Lindsay Crouse, Johnny Lee Davenport and Robert Pemberton, directed by Benny Sato Ambush.

CAPE ANN NIGHTS: The Wednesday and Thursday 8 p.m. performances are $20 for residents of Gloucester, Rockport, Essex and Manchester. Proof of residency required. Limited amount of tickets available per performance.

Tickets for the entire 2013 Season are available by calling the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visiting