Tag Archive: Gloucesterstagecompany

A not-so-simple Simon portrayed in Gloucester

GLOUCESTER – When the right role is matched with the right actor, it can be magical. The late Simon Geller was a singular sensation at Gloucester radio station WVCA-FM – 104.9 on your… Continue reading

In GSC’s ‘Lughnasa,’ a loving family drifts apart

GLOUCESTER – In his 24 plays spread over a half-century, the late Irish playwright Brian Friel often cast a broad net in exploring the dynamics of familial relationships among his countrymen, which earned… Continue reading

‘Madame Defarge’: Strong debut, but work to do

GLOUCESTER – A pensive Madame Thérèse Defarge is stewing in her wine shop in the Saint-Antoine section of Paris, patiently knitting, and someday she’ll run out of patience, put down her knitting and… Continue reading

At GSC, Horovitz’s ‘final exam’ for wives, lovers

GLOUCESTER – They are a quartet of women with something in common: A man. They come together in a Parisian apartment to – mourn? – the passing of the professor they were all… Continue reading

Bates is luminous in GSC’s powerful ‘Rainmaker’

GLOUCESTER – It is the Dust Bowl in the midst of the Depression in the 1930’s, and both hope – and rain – are in short supply. In the Gloucester Stage Company’s powerful… Continue reading

GSC’s ‘The Effect’: Is love real, or is it Memorex?

GLOUCESTER – Is that the alcohol talking, or do you really love me? You only have to spend a short amount of time at the nearest dating bar to know that when drugs… Continue reading

‘Man in Snow’: Love and loss on a mountaintop

GLOUCESTER – Perhaps it takes a place where the air is rare and the cold is unforgiving for a man to begin to think clearly. For a sixty-something man named David Kipling, that… Continue reading

‘The Last Schwartz’: Keeping family and faith alive

GLOUCESTER – You never know what will cause the ties that bind families together to fray. Family gatherings are often emotional powder kegs ready to explode. It can happen even at a memorial… Continue reading