Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel recently announced Gloucester Stage's 34th season of producing professional theatre in Gloucester Massachusetts 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 Johhny 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. Tickets for the 2013 Season are available by calling the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visiting www.gloucesterstage.com.
GLOUCESTER STAGE 2013 SEASON
June 20 - July 14 Spring Awakening
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
directed by Eric C. Engel
Gloucester Stage's 2013 season kicks off with the award winning landmark Broadway musical Spring Awakening directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Eric C. Engel. Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical on Broadway in 2007, Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's energetic reimagining of Frank Wedekind's 1891 German drama by the same name, is not your grandparents' musical theater. With its electrifying and hauntingly beautiful score, Spring Awakening traces the sexual awakening of several youths in an atmosphere of repression. Their journey from adolescence to adulthood is explored with poignancy and passion. The performance schedule for Spring Awakening is Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 22 at 8 pm; Wednesday, June 26 through Saturday, June 29 at 8 pm; Wednesday, July 3 at 7pm; Friday. July 5, and Saturday, July 6 at 8 pm: Wednesday, July 10 through Saturday, July 13 at 8 pm; Saturday matinees at 3 pm on June 22, June 29, July 6 & July 13and Sunday performances at 4 pm on June 23, June 30, July 7 & July 14. There is no performance on Thursday, July 4.
July 18 - August 4 North Shore Fish by Israel Horovitz
Featuring Nancy E. Carroll
directed by Robert Walsh
Tenacity, colorful irreverence and, ultimately, the fierce loyalty of a group of Gloucester women working on the line of a fish processing plant in Gloucester, MA brand this internationally-renowned comedic drama. The ever-present challenges faced by Cape Ann's fishing industry make Horovitz's play as relevant as when it christened the current home of the Gloucester Stage Company in its world premiere in 1986. Gloucester Stage Founding Artistic Director playwright Israel Horovitz reunites with director Robert Walsh and Rockport resident actress Nancy E. Carroll for North Shore Fish. Walsh directed Horovitz's The Widow's Blind Date in 2007 and Fighting Over Beverley in 2010 and Carroll starred in Horovitz's My Old Lady in 2005. The North Shore Fish performance schedule is Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 at 8 pm; Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27 at 8 pm; Wednesday, July 31 through Saturday, August 3 at 8 pm, Saturday matinees on July 20, July 27 and August 3 at 3 pm & Sunday performances on July 21, July 28 and August 4 at 4 pm.
August 8 - August 25 This Is Our Youth by Kenneth Lonergan