Hello friends and loyal supporters!
Happy Summer everyone! I hope it's been just as relaxing and adventurous as you wanted. I know mine's been full. A little teaching here, a little vacationing there, and... oh, yeah... I got married! Life is pretty good. ;-)
On with the announcements!
Reasonable Doubt: I'm thrilled to announce my latest project, Doubt at Gloucester Stage Company. This is my first time working with GSC, and it's really been wonderful. We've got a well-written and engrossing script, a fabulously talented cast (starring the illustrious Nancy Carroll and Lewis Wheeler), a sharp director (the inspirational Mr. Eric Engel), and snazzy light, sound, and set designs. This is awesome!
GSC describes the play as "a riveting morality play about events that may or may not have taken place in a 1964 Bronx convent and rectory", but I think it's really about the nature of knowledge and belief. How can anyone ever get past their doubts and genuinely find "the truth"? The play, written by John Patrick Shanley, won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Drama Desk Award, and the Tony Award for Best Play.
The show opens tomorrow night, Thursday, August 7, and runs through Sunday, August 24. Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, and Sundays at 4pm, with a talk-back following this Sunday's (August 10) performance. Tickets are $35 each, or $30 for students and seniors. I do have a limited number of comps for this Sunday's (August 10) press performance, and several discount tickets for the rest of the run. First come, first served. I've also heard that there are some comps available for people who are Facebook friends of GSC, so it might be worth friending them (or calling the box office and saying you're a friend). For tickets and further information, call (978) 281-4433, or visit www.GloucesterStage.org.
Back on the Lithium: Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that's right -- I will once again be committed to the looney bin that is Shear Madness. This time around, I'll be in for three weeks, from Tuesday, August 26, through Sunday, September 14. Come on... you know you've been looking for an excuse to get some friends together and come see the show! Tickets and info at www.shearmadness.com.
Peeping Ahead: For you plan-in-advance types, here's a heads up: my next project will be with the always fun Company One, in their production of Voyeurs de Venus. The play was originally commisioned by the Steppenwolf Theatre, and written by talented up-and-comer Lydia Diamond. It's going to knock your socks off. Full details later, of course, but you can mark your calendars now: the show runs October 31-November 22. More details will appear soon on the Company One website: www.companyone.org/.
That's it for this edition. Thanks for reading and thanks, as always, for your support!