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GSC commits Crimes of the Heart

It must have seemed a guilty pleasure to dramatist Beth Henley to win the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for Crimes of the Heart.
Sister Act
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 07, 2012
Ayckbourn's Table Manners

Living Together is no Table Manners

Alan Ayckbourn's merry bunch of British squabblers have reunited for another pre-summer vacation at that North Shore theatrical haven, the Gloucester Stage Company.
Less funny
By ED SIEGEL  |  June 17, 2011
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Review: An Ideal Husband

"Nothing succeeds like excess," Oscar Wilde famously opined.
Wilde thing: this Gloucester Husband is not ideal
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 20, 2010

Play by play: July 9, 2010

Opening this week: Burning The Barn, The Color Of Desire, Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant, Fully Committed, and more
Theater listings, week of July 9, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 09, 2010
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Cool drink on a hot day

Alan Ayckbourn has been often dismissed as the British Neil Simon. He's also been hailed as a playwright of such acute insight that, if you look beyond the laughs, he deserves to be mentioned in the same critical breath as Harold Pinter.
With Table Manners, Gloucester Stage gives Ayckbourn his due
By ED SIEGEL  |  July 02, 2010

Play by play: September 11, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule

By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 11, 2009


Play by play: September 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater guide
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 04, 2009

Play by Play: August 28, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 28, 2009

Sins of the Mother at Gloucester Stage Company


Former Gloucesterite returns home and uncovers a mystery and stirs up all sorts of trouble — does that sound like an Israel Horovitz play? Sins...
By Shaula Clark  |  August 26, 2009

Play by play: August 21, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 21, 2009

Play by play: August 14, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 14, 2009


Play by Play: August 7, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  August 07, 2009
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at Gloucester Stage Company

The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? at Gloucester Stage Company


What’s the deal with playwrights and the name Sylvia? In A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia, Sylvia is a dog that a married man falls in love with....
By Shaula Clark  |  August 05, 2009

Play by play: July 31, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 31, 2009

Play by play: July 24, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 24, 2009

Play by play: July 17, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 17, 2009


Play by play: July 10, 2009

This week in Boston theater
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 10, 2009

Play by Play: July 3, 2009

This week in Boston theater
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  July 03, 2009

Play by Play: June 26, 2009

Boston theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 26, 2009

Play by Play: June 19, 2009

Boston theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 19, 2009

Play by Play: June 12, 2009

Boston theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 12, 2009


Play by Play: June 5, 2009

Boston's theater schedule
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 05, 2009

Play by play: May 29, 2009

Boston Theater this week
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By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 29, 2009
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All's fair?

If Viagra had existed in La Belle Époque, The Ladies Man would be a very short show.
Shakespeare + Company’s The Ladies Man; Gloucester Stage’s Billy Bishop
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 10, 2008
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Passion by proxy

Via Dolorosa, British playwright David Hare’s eloquently reported account of his 1997 fact-finding mission to Israel and the Palestinian territories, is not up to the minute. But that’s hardly the point.
Via Dolorosa ; Calvin Berger
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 05, 2006


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Tub thumping

Lady Macbeth has been scrubbing herself on stage for 400 years, and Jean-Paul Marat spends most of Marat/Sade issuing rhetoric from a tub.
Israel Horovitz cracks The Secret of Mme. Bonnard’s Bath
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 15, 2006
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Eternal questions

Bard or beard — that is the question.
The Beard of Avon at the Publick; Happy Days at Gloucester
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 11, 2006
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Heidi and seek

The Heidi Chronicles is very much reflective of a first feminist generation of women caught between what their mothers had taught them to desire and what they thought they wanted.
Gloucester Stage honors Wendy Wasserstein
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  June 20, 2006
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Five By Tenn, Olly’s Prison win big

The Boston Theater Critics Association put on its annual Elliot Norton Awards fandango Monday night, intended to honor the best on local stages as well as the memory of their namesake, dean of American theater critics Elliot Norton, who clocked 48 years
The Elliot Norton envelope please
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 24, 2006