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  1. 1. Out of Sterno By Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Paula Plum JUN25–JUL18PRESENTED BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. TICKETS $28 BOX OFFICE: 978.281.4433 gloucesterstage.com 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA Look Inside!  AMANDA COLLINS* JENNIFER ELLIS* RICHARD SNEE* NOAH TULEJA* Out of Sterno ByDeborahZoeLaufer Directed by Paula Plum Jun25–Jul18 STARRING Amanda Collins* Jennifer Ellis* Richard Snee* Noah Tuleja* Cast pictured on front, left to right SCENIC DESIGNER Jon Savage COSTUME DESIGNER Elisabette Polito LIGHTING DESIGNER Russ Swift SOUND DESIGNER David Wilson APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME 2 hours including intermission Some strong language Tickets $28 Age25&Under: Tickets $1 Day of show only / Cash only / No reservations / Limited availability Group Sales Call the Box Office: 978.281.4433 KEY DATES JUN 26—Post-show * Opening Night Party— Meet the cast and crew! JUL11 — 2 PM ]¢ Pay What You Wish TALK BACKS— Post-show Tb Following the Sunday JUN 28/JUL 5/ JUL 12 matinees Enhance your enjoyment of Mainstage productions with Free NeverDark events: NEVERDARK JUN22 —7:30 PM FILM: Pleasantville Location: Cape Ann Community Cinema JUN30—7:30 PM READING: In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play) by Sarah Ruhl Location: Gloucester Stage A comedy about marriage, intimacy, and equality, set in the 1880s. JUL14—7:30 PM READING: Veils by Tom Coash Location: Gloucester Stage Set in Egypt at the beginning of the 2011 Arab Spring revolution. About the Playwright Laufer’s plays have been produced at more than 80 theatres around the country and in Germany, Russia, and Canada. She is a recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and the Lilly Award and grants and commissions from the Edgerton Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the National New Play Network. Her plays have been developed at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Play- wrights Conference, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and the Missoula Colony at Montana Repertory Theatre, and the Lark Play Development Center, among others. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School. 267EastMainStreet GloucesterMA01930 JonWojciechowski,ExecutiveManagingDirector RobertWalsh,InterimArtisticDirector WED THU FRI SAT SUN 25 JUNE 7:30 PM Preview 26 7:30 PM * Opening Night 27 2 PM 7:30 PM 28 2 PM Tb 1 JULY 7:30 PM 2 7:30 PM 3 7:30 PM 4 HOLIDAY NO SHOW 5 2 PM Tb 8 7:30 PM 9 7:30 PM 10 7:30 PM 11 ]¢ 2 PM 7:30 PM 12 2 PM Tb 15 7:30 PM 16 7:30 PM 17 7:30 PM 18 2 PM 7:30 PM * Member of NONPROFITORG USPOSTAGE PAID PORTLAND,ME PERMIT#284 Gloucester Daily Times 2015 Media Sponsor
  2. 2. W hat does it mean to be a woman in today’s world? Who says so? Does it matter what other people think? Out of Sterno, a zany comedy opening June 25 at Gloucester Stage, examines all of these questions and more as it takes an uproariously clever look at the influences that shape our own self-images. Out of Sterno tells the story of Dotty, who lives a kind of reverse Alice-in-Wonderland existence in the colorful and cartoon-like apartment she shares with her husband Hamel. Naïve, trusting, and completely in love, she spends her days watching video reenact- ments of the day they first met. A mysterious phone call prompts her to venture into the city of Sterno, where she encounters a bevy of characters on a quest to find out what it means to be a “real woman.” “The journey of this play is a breathless roller coaster of self-discovery for Dotty, a woman helplessly in love with her husband,” says Paula Plum, who directs the show. “The ride is hair-raising and hilarious but also deeply moving as Dotty discovers the truth about being a ‘real woman’ on her own terms.” “Out of Sterno will be a unique play to produce due to the combination of fun technical elements,” says Interim Artistic Director Robert Walsh. “It will definitely keep us on our toes. If you like Lewis Carroll, Pee Wee Herman, Saturday Night Live, and everything in between, you’ll love this show.” Out of Sterno at Gloucester Stage will have you losing your breath from hysterical laughter one minute to holding your breath from heartbreak the next. “I think, at its best, theater gets a whole lot of people together in a room to look at what it is to be human and to experience it together. It’s as close as I come to a religious experience,” says playwright Laufer, who was once a stand-up comedian. “Oh, and funny. My plays are funny. I really like funny.” Gs Dotty’s Dotty World Playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer notes, “My plays are generally about things that perplex me. And worry me. And make me feel a little lost. So I need to dive in and get dirty in the confusion.” ARRIVE EARLY! Our doors open an hour before curtain! Enjoy our newly renovated lobby with interactive displays, learn more about the performance, and sip craft beer, wine, or locally-sourced coffee while chatting with other patrons and theatre staff. “Like my papa always said, ‘Don’t leave the house’.” Where does your self-image start? And does it end there? The world gives women a mixed bag of messages, and coming to terms with who you are may leave you a little dotty.

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