Tag Archives: shakespeare

CAST productions opening tonight!

This Thursday night (opening night) is pay-what-you-like, so it’s a great opportunity to get a taste of live performance of Shakespeare at a bargain price! Not that the regular ticket price of $15 is expensive to begin with…
I was there for some of the rehearsals and it looks like these two plays will be really good!

Fr. Matthew Green

CAST Rehearsals are underway!

The Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe is rehearsing for their upcoming productions, “Love on a Midsummer Night” and “Visiting Lear”, adaptations of two Shakespeare classics. They will be performed together as “A night of one-acts, Love On A Midsummer Night & Visiting Lear” on Nov. 1st-4th and 9th-11th at the Gloucester Stage Co.  I got a behind-the-scenes look at a rehearsal at the Rockport Teen Center this week, and even a month before going “prime time”, there is great energy and acting going on! Here are some photos.  These and more can be viewed on my Flickr photostream.


Those involved in “Love on a Midsummer Night”: Andrew Hoover, Matthew Recine, Rachel Sternlicht, Nicole Bauke, Beth Bevins, Dom Parry, Jesse Sorrells, Andrew Millefoglie, and Susan Laniewski, Ken Stoeffler, and Nick Neyeloff.

The cast, crew, etc. of “Visiting Lear”: David Cluett, Stephanie Corcoran, Joseph Stiliano, Susan Lanieski, and Ray Jenness.

Fr. Matthew Green

Gloucester Reads Shakespeare Laureen Maher

Adam Bolonsky produces the Gloucester Reads Shakespeare project

Larueen reads from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" at the Beauty Bar on Parker Street.

First in a series of locals reading for the Gloucester Reads Shakespeare project at goodmorninggloucester.com.


Video- Shakespeare is coming to East Gloucester Elementary!

Martin DelVecchio forwards-

Shakespeare is coming to East Gloucester Elementary School!
The 5th-grade class presents three performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Thursday, March 29th at 7:00p (Stratford cast)
Friday, March 30th at 7:00p (London cast)
Saturday, March 31st at 2:00p (Stratford cast)
Tickets are $5.00 each; contact EGSfifthgradeplay@gmail.com for details.
And bring a food donation for The Open Door!


Celebrate Shakespeare’s 445th Birthday


cape ann Shakespeare troupe


“A Shakespeare Celebration”

Directed by Ray Jenness

Scenes, Sonnets, Songs, Cake and Punch for the Bard’s 445th Birthday

With Special Guest Singing Group ‘Leven

April 25th at 8PM and April 26th at 6PM

Rockport Community House

58 Broadway

Donation: $15, General; $10, Student/Senior

At the door or reserve at cast2008@prodigy.net

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rockport Cultural Council, a local agency which is funded and managed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


Movie – “Were The World Mine”

Click for a trailer.

Click for a trailer.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday @ 7:15pm
Cape Ann Community Cinema (at Gloucester Stage)
267 East Main Street * East Gloucester * 978/282-1988

Timothy, prone to escaping his dismal high school reality through dazzling musical daydreams, gets cast by his eccentric teacher as Puck in his school’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” He stumbles upon a recipe for a love potion hidden within the script, and uses it to turn almost everyone in his narrow-minded town gay. With vibrant imagery, a first-rate ensemble cast and innovative music rivaling the best of pop/ rock and contemporary Broadway, “Were The World Mine” attempts to push modern gay cinema and musical film beyond expectation.

“Endearing…an indie alternative to Disney’s ‘High School Musical’.” -Stephen Holden, New York Times

“A rousing, warm-hearted spectacle.” -Stephen Farber, The Hollywood Reporter