Jane Deering Gallery is pleased to present Gloucester . Cape Ann | modern conversations

Opening Reception on Saturday June 11th from 3-6pm. Artists working in Gloucester, and more broadly on Cape Ann, have a unique vision of the promontory. What is their feel for our place along the sea? And how do they wish to present it to us, the viewers of their thoughts? Each exploration of light, land, sky, stone, architecture, industry, and countless other features is singular. There is communication between artist and place; and we sense, we hear, those conversations in their art. Participating artists include: Coco Berkman . Ann Conneman . Celia Eldridge . Paige Farrell . Erin Luman . Jeffrey Marshall . Adin Murray . James Paradis . Michael Porter . Christopher Pullman . Esther Pullman . Beverly Ripple . Caleb Hershey Rulli . Juni Van Dyke.  Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm; and by appointment @ 917-902-4359 . 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester. janedeeringgallery.com 


The explosive Pulitzer Prize Finalist play GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins opens Gloucester Stage’s 43rd Season featuring a compelling range of diverse, powerful, and unique stories and voices

range of diverse, powerful, and unique stories and voices

GLOUCESTER STAGE COMPANY’s 2022 season is underway with the critically acclaimed Pulitzer Prize finalist play, GLORIA, written by the MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant recipient Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Bryn Boice. The gripping and engrossing play will run through June 26.

This funny, trenchant, and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at one of New York’s most esteemed cultural magazines, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when a seemingly ordinary day at the office becomes anything but, these aspiring journalists recognize an opportunity to seize a career-defining moment. Deeply pertinent and provocative, GLORIA takes audiences on an unpredictable, unnerving journey to a simple and very human insight.

The award-winning director, educator, actor, and producer Bryn Boiceis making her directorial debut at Gloucester Stage, leading an all-star cast.  GLORIA’s accomplished cast stars Jordan Pearson (Miles/Shawn, Rashaad), Esme Allen (Gloria/Nan) and Teresa Langford (Ani/Sasha/Callie) along with other newcomers to the Gloucester Stage, Michael Wood (Dean/Devin), Ann Dang (Kendra/Jenna) and Mike Broadhurst (Lorin)GLORIA is presented by special arrangements with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

GLORIA is a witty and disturbing satire that exposes the insidious effects of ostracism,” said Paula Plum, Gloucester Stage Company’s Interim Artistic Director. “The shocking events of GLORIA reveal the danger of designating who are the outliers and outcasts among us. This sharp and insightful social commentary will shock and surprise you.” 

“Jacobs-Jenkins has crafted a time capsule of 2010s office culture that stings in all the right ways as we are coming out of the pandemic. I was drawn to the ferocious wit of the characters and the many shocks of the plot, but also to its examination of how we’re treating each other at work, and how trauma manifests alongside ambition. It’s a heck of a play,” shared Director Bryn Boice.

GLORIA runs through June 26. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm indoors at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.Tickets are now on sale and available at GloucesterStage.com.

Happy 50th Anniversary to Cape Ann Motor Inn

Help the Cape Ann Motor Inn celebrate their 50th Anniversary by joining them at a beach party on Friday evening! June 10th 4:30-9:00 pm. All are invited FREE. Join them for a ribbon cutting, bonfire, food, and free parking. The SPYNZ will be performing too! You won’t want to miss them! What a great way to celebrate 50 years of success and kick off a fun summer weekend! Congratulations to Cape Ann Motor Inn for 50 years of business! Click this link to view full flyer.

Second Glance is Worth a Stop

On a bit of a whim, we stopped by Second Glance on Pond Road in Gloucester as we like to pick around and see what might need to come home with us. It’s totally fun to look around and let your imagination run wild. I almost never leave there without SOMETHING useful or decorative. True to form, I found a perfect solution to a little issue we’d been having with kitchenware.

It’s an easy was to support the Open Door’s local hunger relief efforts. It’s a thrift store packed (but not claustrophobically so) with kitchen items, furniture, art, books, clothing and children’s items. It’s easy to donate if you are doing spring cleaning. Stop by and browse!

Gloucester Rotary Honors Tony Corrao

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The Gloucester Rotary has named Tony Corrao as a Paul Harris Fellow, the prestigious award named after the Chicago lawyer who founded Rotary in 1905. Corrao was selected by a committee of previous recipients of the award, and will be honored at a special dinner on Monday, June 27, 2022, at Cruiseport Gloucester, located at 6 Rowe Square in downtown Gloucester. The social hour will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner at 6:30pm.

Corrao, perhaps better known as Uncle Tony, was born and raised in West Gloucester. He graduated from Gloucester High School with the Class of 1977, and then spent 3½ years in the Army—serving at NASA’s Space Center in Alabama, Homestead, Florida, and Fort Bragg in North Caroline with the 82nd Airborne Division.

Upon his return to Gloucester, Tony founded Precision Roofing Services of New England in 1984. The company has been an important part of the…

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