Monthly Archives: July 2016

GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY HITS A HOME RUN WITH THE LAST SCHWARTZ!

GSCLastSchwartz0010The Last Schwartz, in its New England premiere at Gloucester Stage, introduces us to the Schwartz siblings—Nora, Ben, Gene, and Simon—who have inherited the family home from their parents. Along with Bonnie, Ben’s wife, they meet at the house over a weekend. Tension fills the air as Nora is determined to keep the home while Ben, a businessman, wants to sell it. Meanwhile, Simon, who is autistic, spends his time staring into a telescope and dreaming about space travel.

Into this powder keg comes Gene and his pot-smoking California wild child girlfriend Kia. Like a heat-seeking missile, Kia explodes the delicate balance that the siblings have managed to construct, ripping the lid off passions long suppressed by family decorum and the stern order that Norma, the oldest of the Schwartz siblings, has maintained during the year since their father’s death. Secrets are revealed, promises broken, and conflicts erupt as the four Schwartz siblings, joined by Kia and Bonnie, struggle to find a way forward.

At a pace that feels like you’re on a roller coaster, playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer delivers a potent blend of laughs and bitter revelations. The ensemble cast is uniformly brilliant, creating vivid characters that feel like people you know and may even be part of your own family. With expert direction by Paula Plum, evocative lighting design, and a set that looks exactly like your grandparents’ musty old house, The Last Schwartz delivers comedy and heartbreak that’s perfect for a midsummer night. Run, don’t walk, to the Gloucester Stage Company to be a part of this delightful and touching experience.

Starring Brianne Beatrice (Bonnie), Andrea Goldman (Kia), Gabriel Kuttner (Herb), Paul Melendy (Simon), Glen Moore Gene, and Veronica Anaxtasio Wiseman (Norma.)

Now through July 30. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Gloucester Stage Company website here.

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All Photos by Kippy Goldfarb/Carolle Photography

CONGRATULATIONS TO MIKE FORGETTE AND SEVEN HILLS MUSIC, “WALK MY WAY” 26K VIEWS AND COUNTING!

In just three weeks, Seven Hills Music “Walk My Way,” featuring Mike Forgette, has received over 26,000 views. Click here for a free download of the song.

On Friday night you can hear Mike Forgette and his band Over the Bridge at Katrina’s at 9pm. 

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Cocktails on the Harbor to Benefit Addison Gilbert Hospital

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Cocktails on the Harbor.

A Harbor Cruise and Silent Auction to Benefit Addison Gilbert Hospital.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

6 – 8 p.m.

Cruiseport Gloucester

6 Rowe Square

Join us for an evening cruise around Gloucester Harbor

on the Beauport Princess

in honor of Bob and Jan Crandall, founders of the Addison Gilbert Society.

This elegant evening will feature delicious food, live music and coveted silent auction items.

Cast off is promptly at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP by July 15.Tickets are limited!

To purchase tickets, please visit AddisonGilbert.org/CocktailsOnTheHarbor.

Please contact Michelle Hinchey at Michelle.D.Hinchey@Lahey.org or 978.726.6534 for more information.

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