Will Lyman in Israel Horovitz’s Man in Snow Photo by Gary Ng

Boston Critics‏ Recognize Gloucester Stage Company’s 2016 Season

Non-Profit Theater Receives Eight IRNE Award Nominations

The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) recently announced the nominees for the 21st Annual IRNE Awards. Gloucester Stage Company received a total of eight nominations for the 2016 season. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year’s actors, directors, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, midsize and fringe theater companies in the New England area.

The nominations for Gloucester Stage’s 2016 season include two for Israel Horovitz’s Man in Snow: Best New Play and Best Lighting Design: Mark O’Maley; three for Deborah Zoe Laufer’s The Last Schwartz: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Brianne Beatrice, Best Actor-Play-Midsize: Paul Melendy and Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Andrea Goldman; and three nominations for Peter Shaffer’sLettice and Lovage: Best Actress-PlayMidsize: Lindsay Crouse; Best Supporting Actress-Play-Midsize: Marya Lowry and Best Director-Play-Midsize: Benny Sato Ambush. In 2014 Gloucester resident and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse won the IRNE Award forBest Actress-PlayMidsize for her performance in GSC’s 2013 production of Driving Miss Daisy directed by Benny Sato Ambush.Ms. Crouse returns to GSC in 2017 in the New England premiere of Lucy Prebble’s The Effect from June 16 through July 8.

The winners will be announced at the 21st Annual IRNE Awards to be held on Monday, April 24th, at 7:30 p.m. at the 1200 Hotel Ballroom (Holiday Inn) in Brookline, MA, just outside Kenmore Square. Tickets, as always, will be free, courtesy of the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE). They  are soliciting donations to help cover expenses for the event. Donations can be made at

The Gloucester Stage 2017 season opens on May 19 with John Kolvenbach’s Bank Job directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring Johnny Lee Davenport and Nael Nacer. For information about Gloucester Stage, or to purchase single tickets or subscription packages, call the Box Office at 978-281-4433 or

Marya Lowry and Lindsay Crouse in Lettice and Lovage Photo by Kippy Goldfarb/Carolle Photography

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