Trying: The True Story of an Unlikely Friendship from GSC
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One of America's most celebrated playwrights, Fences was arguably August Wilson's greatest work. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama -- as well as Tony Awards for Best Play and, decades later, Best Revival of a Play -- Fences is a powerful drama that tells the story of Troy Maxson. A former star of Negro League Baseball who now makes a living as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh, Maxson is a man consumed with frustration concerning the color barrier that kept him from being a success in Major League Baseball. As he struggles to provide for his family, their relationships -- infected by bitterness -- suffer. A truly significant American play, the New York Post once hailed it as "one of the richest experiences I have ever had in the theatre." Learn More
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Very good play. Excellent acting. I suggested that friends go to Gloucester to see it. Comfortable theatre. Good seats for the matinee. My husband and I bought sandwiches at a shop a few doors from the theatre and ate them around the corner on benches looking out at the water. Delightful day.
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“Artistic Director Eric C. Engel, Richard Mawe and Becky Webber are a theatrical divine trinity in this seamless creation.” —Broadwayworld.com
by Joanna McClelland Glass
Directed by Eric C. Engel
Featuring Richard Mawe and Becky Webber
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A cross-generational tour-de-force ensues when Sarah, a young secretary from the Canadian prairie, finds herself working for the aging Francis Biddle, Attorney General during World War II and the primary judge on the postwar Nuremberg Trials. GSC’s limited run of this award-winning drama met with unanimous popular and critical acclaim.