Updates From GMGI

Cape Ann Community

Thank you to everyone who helped make 2021 a year of impact and growth for GMGI. As we look forward to 2022, I see a bright and exciting road ahead with activity from the first two months of the year paving the way:

GMGI was honored with a visit by U.S. Representative Seth Moulton who came to see first-hand our transformative workforce development activities and marine genomics research.
Renowned marine geneticsscientist Dr. Stephen Palumbi joined GMGI’s Science Advisory Board.
At the Academy, we have a record number of internship opportunitiesto offer our Academy students.

GMGI is demonstrating that Gloucesteris a great locationto conduct cutting-edge scientific research and offer a new model for educating our young people.

None of this would be possible without the enthusiastic support of our community. Thank you for your belief in GMGI’s potential –we are committed to maintaining this momentum, andlook to the future with confidence.

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GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2022 SEASON

Gloucester Stage Company’s 43rd season featuring a compelling range of diverse, powerful, and unique stories and voices kicks off on June 3

The Gloucester Stage Company, under the leadership of Interim Artistic DirectorPaula Plum and Managing DirectorChristopher Griffith, is pleased to announce its 2022 season of award-winning professional theater on Boston’s North Shore. 

The 2022 lineup embodies Gloucester Stage Company’s commitment to socially relevant and intellectually stimulating works with powerful, uplifting, intriguing, and inspiring productions and performances. Featuring stories rooted in human emotions to contemporary comedies, regional premieres, and new provocative works, as well as a grand community production, this season of plays will engage and entertain audiences while expanding the boundaries of the local theater landscape.

“This summer Gloucester Stage is taking you on a rollercoaster ride through a kaleidoscope of theatrical but very human experiences. In each play the protagonist longs for a rightful place in society, for recognition, for love. We are excited to be offering these rich and insightful, at times funny – at times tragic, perspectives on the human condition.” – Paula Plum, Interim Artistic Director

“Paula has crafted a season that runs the gamut of contemporary theater and offers the Boston audience access to plays that are at the dawn of successful careers across the nation’s theaters. This top-tier list of can’t-miss playwrights are bringing the socially relevant and entertaining stories to the stage that we are all looking for right now. Building on that foundation, we have an incredible team of directors leading each production, including past-artistic director, Robert Walsh.” – Christopher Griffith, Managing Director

The critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist play, Gloria, written by the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Bryn Boice, will open Gloucester Stage Company’s season June 3 to 26. This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of twentysomethings at one of New York’s most esteemed cultural magazines. When a seemingly ordinary day at the office turns out to be anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment.

The summer continues to heat up with the production of Mr. Fullerton, Between the Sheets, running from July 1 to 24. Directed by Judy Brahaº, it is a turn-of-the-century tale of unbridled passion by playwright Anne Undeland. Inspired by Edith Wharton’s love letters to her young handsome French lover, Morton Fullerton, unearthed in the last 25 years, the play is a celebratory awakening for Wharton to the discovery of sex and love in all its bliss, heartbreak, and madness.

Robert Walshº will be returning to Gloucester Stage to direct the Tony Award-nominated play Grand Horizons, from July 29 to August 21.The Broadway hit is a hilarious comedy of marital malaise written by award-winning playwright Bess Wohl. By turns, it is a funny, shocking, and painfully honest play that explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love.

Under the direction of Jackie Davis, theatergoers will be transported to the sultry, jazz-filled Paradise Club circa 1949 in Detroit in the production of Paradise Blue, running from August 26 to September 18. In Tony Award-nominated playwright Dominique Morisseau‘s powerful noir-inspired drama, a makeshift family and their troubled bandleader find themselves fighting for the future of Paradise. This dynamic and musically-infused drama shines light on the challenges of building a better future on the foundation of what our predecessors have left us.

Gloucester Stage will round out the season with the haunting production of The Thin Place, beginning September 30 through October 23. Directed by Dee Dee Batteast, part ghost story, part dissection of “truth,” the play builds a never-ending loop between your head and your sixth sense and satisfies the cravings of both. With insight and relentless curiosity, the Tony Award-nominated playwright Lucas Hnath‘s play transforms the theater into an intimate séance, crafting an unnerving testament to the power of the mind, which has a mind of its own.

Gloucester Stage will be returning to live indoor performances in its historic theater located on Gloucester’s waterfront following last summer’s successful schedule of outdoor performances. The theater company will continue to prioritize the health and safety of artists, staff, and patrons. More information can be found at gloucesterstage.com/keeping-you-safe/

All performances, unless noted, are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company located at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester. 

Tickets to the Gloucester Stage 2022 season are on sale now.  

Single Ticket prices range from $25 to $59, with discounts available for seniors, military families, college students, youth under 18 years of age, EBT Cardholders, and Cape Ann residents. For detailed ticket information, visit www.gloucesterstage.com

Season Packages start at $225 for five tickets to use for any mainstage performance and include early access to seating, no fees, and free ticket exchanges. Packages can be purchased or renewed by calling the Box Office at 978.281.4433 or by visiting gloucesterstage.com/subscribe

For additional information, contact The Box Office, located at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, or can be reached at 978.281.4433or boxoffice@gloucesterstage.com

Spring is Coming. So Are The Ticks and Mosquitos

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The Softer Side of Celtic this Saturday, 3/6 at Sawyer Free Library

Cape Ann Community

Musician Jeff Snow combines magical sounds from instruments with vocals and his love and knowledge of Celtic history.

This Saturday, March 5, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., the Sawyer Free Library is presenting The Softer Side of Celticwith Jeff Snow who combines the music, stories and a wee bit of history from Scotland, Ireland and England. The interactive concert will have singing, laughing, clapping and foot stomping featuring music on the guitar, bouzouki and autoharp. 

Fun for all ages!  No registration necessary! It is taking place on the Main Floor of Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue, Gloucester.

For more details visit SawyerFreeLibrary.org or call 978-325-5500.

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