Performances September 3-19 at Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport
The GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY is pleased to announce the New England premiere of REPARATIONS, by award-winning playwright James Sheldon and directed by critically acclaimed writer and award-winning actress Myriam Cyr. Coming to Gloucester Stage from its world premiere at the Billie Holiday Theater in New York, Reparations won Best Play, 2020 Audelco Awards, an organization that acknowledges and honors Black Theatre and its artists in New York City. With performances at Windhover Center for Performing Arts, Reparations opens on Friday, September 3, and runs through September 19.
“Reparations is a thoughtful and complex drama that we are excited to share with our audience,” said Robert Walsh, Artistic Director of the Gloucester Stage Company.
Reparations tells the story of a recently widowed white book editor who invites a younger black writer to her apartment, only to find that a night of tenderness and passion turns into a complex and unforeseen morning-after when he threatens to reveal a dark secret. As family friends join them for an ill-timed Upper East Side lunch, all four are soon embroiled in whether the young writer is due reparation. Personal revelations lead to laughs, tears, and coming to terms with racial injustice and personal betrayal in this poignant play.
The multi-talented, critically acclaimed actress, writer, and producer Myriam Cyr will be making her directorial debut at Gloucester Stage, leading an all-star cast from film, stage, and television in the regional premiere of Sheldon’s newest play. Reparations stars the accomplished Jason Bowen (Reg Ambrose), Angela Pierce (Ginny Pleasance), Malcolm Ingram (Alistair Jacobs), and Lisa Tharps (Millie Jacobs), who are all also making their Gloucester Stage Company debut.
“We are honored to bring James Sheldon’s newest play to Boston,” said Gloucester Stage’s Managing Director Christopher Griffith. “This exceptional cast is going to spark a conversation onstage that will follow audiences home.”
Reparations will run from September 3 through September 19. Performances are outdoors Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:30 pm at Windhover Performing Arts Center, 257R Granite St, Rockport, MA. Tickets are now on sale and available at GloucesterStage.com.