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by Mark Sardella There are no role models in Israel Horovitz‘s new play, unless you count liars, philanderers, extortionists and murderers among your heroes. But if you like your humor black with a touch of Coen brothers absurdism, you’ll enjoy Gloucester Blue, currently in an extended run at Gloucester Stage through Oct. 11.

by Mark Sardella (The Wakefield Daily Item) “Gloucester Blue is a comic thriller and has often been compared to a Coen Brothers movie,” says Wakefield native Israel Horovitz about his new play, which opens this week at Gloucester Stage. “I can see why,” he says. “It’s a comedy, but quite dark. The final moments of […]

by Mark Sardella (Wakefield Daily Item) Not even a passing shower could dampen the spirits of the dozens who turned out for the Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 dedication of the Dr. Paula M. Mullen Field at the Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Teachers and administrative staff past and present joined with friends and family […]

From the opening scene, connections – real, missed and misplaced are on the minds of the three principal characters in The Flick, Massachusetts playwright Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer winning drama at Gloucester Stage now through Sept. 12. As they do their post-movie “walk-through” to sweep up spilled popcorn and other trash in a run-down central […]

Project Healing Waters “Fly fishing never takes you to an ugly place,” says Wakefield’s Joe Cresta, who runs a local chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a national program that helps disabled veterans heal through the sport of fly fishing. Fly fishing, Cresta points out, usually involves places like mountains, rivers and lakes.

With the opioid addiction problem at epidemic levels, knowing what to do in the event of an overdose is more important than ever. Area residents recently had an opportunity to learn what to do in the event of an opiate overdose and to receive training in the use of Narcan, a drug that can reverse […]

Gloucester Stage‘s current production, Out of Sterno, is unlike any comedy you’ve seen, and one that you’re almost guaranteed to like. While teetering on the edge of theater of the absurd, Deborah Zoe Laufer’s play hangs on to just enough realism to make the audience believe in and care about its central character, Dotty, who […]


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