With the supernatural as the setting, Tony Award Nominated Playwright LUCAS HNATH ‘ssuspenseful play is an immersive exploration of the fragile boundary between our world and the one just beyond
Performances September 30 – October 23 at Gloucester Stage’s historic theater
Gloucester Stage Company will close out its powerful 2022 season with the haunting production of THE THIN PLACE. 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.
The suspenseful ghost story probes the profoundly human need for connection as it follows the burgeoning relationship between two women. Linda communicates professionally with the dead, who are still here, just in a different part of here, in the “thin place” and Hilda is a keen observer who’s seeking answers. Through their conversations, THE THIN PLACE explores the living world, the worlds beyond, and the fragile boundary between them.
Making their Gloucester Stage debuts, Cynthia Beckert and Siobhán Carroll lead the small cast as Linda, the veteran medium, and Hilda, who is grappling with a strange loss. Accomplished actors Joshua Wolf Coleman and Bren McElroy also star in this quietly chilling story which crackles with spiritual vulnerability. And yet at the same time, the enthralling story plays with perceptions of reality and the omnipresence of death.
THE THIN PLACE will run from September 30 through October 23. Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 pm at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Tickets are now on sale and available at GloucesterStage.com.
The production is made possible with support from The Beauport Hospitality Group. The 2022 Season at Gloucester Stage has been made possible by the Shubert Foundation and the Applied Materials Foundation.