Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Comedy fundraiser Sunday, April 9 at Giggles By MARK SARDELLA When last we heard from Salem Street resident Danielle Resha, she had won a trip to Superbowl 51 by doing the most pull-ups in 95 seconds in the Live ULTRA Pull-up Challenge sponsored by Michelob ULTRA. Well, she’s back from Houston, and witnessing Tom Brady […]


Directed by Nancy Curran Willis By MARK SARDELLA Israel Horovitz’s play “My Old Lady” is set in Paris but in Quannapowitt Players upcoming production there are Wakefield connections galore. Most obvious is the fact that Horovitz is a Wakefield native who grew up on Elm Street and graduated from Wakefield High School in 1956. On […]


This month, Wakefield Community Access Television celebrates its 25th anniversary as Wakefield’s public access television operation. It’s hard to believe that WCAT has been around for a quarter century. What’s even harder to believe is that public access television has been around in Wakefield, MA for even longer than that. WCAT was formed in December […]


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 […]


Entertaining romantic comedy at Quannapowitt Players “When a woman says she wants a new car, she really wants a whole new life,” middle-aged Becky Foster (played by Barbara Douglass) muses in the opening scene of “Becky’s New Car.” The highly entertaining romantic comedy by Steven Dietz is currently on stage at Quannapowitt Players in Reading […]


After the burning intensity of their last two shows – 9 Circles and Master Harold… and the Boys – for its summer season finale, Gloucester Stage Company sends us off into the cool autumn with a comedy. Set in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart is a slice of Southern life, and its […]


When most people think of Oscar Wilde’s plays, the one that often leaps to mind is The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde’s lighthearted comedy of manners. So it’s refreshing to see the Gloucester Stage Company present one of Wilde’s darker, more complex works. Not that An Ideal Husband isn’t funny. It’s Oscar Wilde after all, […]