During St. Peter’s Fiesta on Wednesday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 26th, two of Gloucester’s West End venues in the heart of all of Fiesta’s happenings offer up a host of different events to entertain, enrich and enlighten Fiesta-goers.
The Cape Ann Community Cinema (CACC) at 21 Main Street has two films.
Sam Hartson’s new documentary entitled “This Is Fiesta” makes its debut, with shows Wednesday through Sunday at 5:00pm. Hartson is best-known for his “Celebrate Gloucester” concert film.
Also, Gloucester native Sal Zerilli’s documentary about The Fort Neighborhood called “No Pretty Prayer” returns, with shows Wednesday through Friday at 7:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30pm and 7:00pm. The film sold out every show at its CACC premiere this winter.
Friday at 9:00pm, the Cinema’s “Opera On The Island” program presents (in glorious HD) Giuseppi Verdi’s “La Traviata” from Milan’s La Scala.
Saturday at 9:00pm, The Earl Foote Band hits the stage for a rare appearance. Foote is half of the Cape Ann favorites Earl & Arch, creators of the essence of Gloucester song “Gloucester ‘Til The End.”
All Fiesta shows at CACC are considered special events, and are priced at $10.00 (no passes accepted). Tickets are available at the Cinema or online at www.CapeAnnCinema.com.
Across the street at The Annie at 1 Washington Street in Gloucester, the Henry Allen TheatreWorks Cape Ann production of “Greasy Pole: The Musical!” concludes its run. The show is a funny, bright and poignant 45-minute musical history of the Fiesta sporting event known as The Greasy Pole, in which competitors, known as “walkers,” attempt to traverse a greased-up 45-foot telephone suspended off the end of a platform in Gloucester Harbor off of Pavilion Beach. Henry Allen of The Annie and Keith Palazzola wrote the book, and Rob Newton of the CACC and Kitt Cox wrote the music and lyrics. The show runs Thursday at 6:30pm & 7:30pm, Friday at 6:00pm & 7:00pm, Saturday at 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm & 7:00pm and Sunday at 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm & 10:00pm. Tickets for all performances are $15.00, and are available at The Annie or online at www.TheAnnie.org.