Gloucester Blue


Gloucester Blue

By Israel Horovitz

Directed by David M. Jenkins

May 19 – Jun. 11, 2017

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Preview Performances: May 17 – 18 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets: $14

Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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Stumpy and Latham are working-class housepainters in Gloucester, MA (home to Horovitz’s theater company and the setting of many of his plays). Husband and wife Bummy and Lexi are their upscale clients. Blue may be the color being painted on the walls, but blood-red and blackmail emerge as dominant hues of the palette in this dark comedy.

Hang onto your drop-cloths because Horovitz is about to take you into a story painted with seduction, betrayal, and deceit. Who will cash in their paint chips first and take the fall? Who will be left standing when the last lies are told? With themes of gentrification, economic inequality, and infidelity this pitch-black comedy will surely feel right at home here in Tampa Bay!

International award-winning playwright, poet, and film-maker Israel Horovitz calls the region and Jobsite Theater home for a portion of the year. Both he and the company look forward to building on the success of last season’s gripping Theatre Tampa Bay Recommended production of Lebensraum, hailed a high critical success by regional critics and described “as good as it gets” from an ecstatic playwright who was in residence through opening weekend.

Show Times

Wed., May. 17, 2017
  • Gloucester Blue - Preview
    8:00 PMShimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Thu., May. 18, 2017
  • Gloucester Blue - Preview
    8:00 PMShimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Fri., May. 19, 2017
  • Gloucester Blue – Opening Night
    8:00 PMShimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Sat., May. 20, 2017
  • Gloucester Blue
    8:00 PMShimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

Sun., May. 21, 2017
  • Gloucester Blue
    4:00 PMShimberg Playhouse, Straz Center

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