Crouse, O'Brien, Shipley, Horovitz, Batistick, Set for Gloucester Stage | Playbill

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News Crouse, O'Brien, Shipley, Horovitz, Batistick, Set for Gloucester Stage Lindsay Crouse, an Academy Award nominee for "Places in the Heart," will be a part of the newly announced 28th season at Gloucester Stage in Gloucester, MA.

Crouse will star in the solo show The Belle of Amherst by William Luce, based on the writings of Emily Dickinson.

That play will be presented in repertory with Dear Liar by Jerome Kilty, which stars Gloucester Stage regulars and Broadway veterans Sandra Shipley (Broadway's Indiscretions and The Deep Blue Sea) and Paul O'Brien (Broadway's Twelfth Night and King Lear). The play is adapted from the correspondence of George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

The season will also include The Widow's Blind Date by Israel Horovitz, about a reunion of three former high school classmates; Ponies by Mike Batistick, about two men gambling on horses at a Lower East Side off-track betting establishment; the world premiere of Our Son's Wedding by Donna de Matteo; and Yvette Heyliger's Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent, about a fictional meeting between the former First Lady and White House intern.

The full lineup follows:

May 25-June 3
Hillary and Monica: The Winter of Her Discontent
Written and directed by Yvette Heyliger June 7-24
Our Son's Wedding
By Donna de Matteo
Directed by Eric C. Engel

June 28-July 15
By Mike Batistick
Directed by David Sullivan

July 19-Aug. 12
Dear Liar
By Jerome Kilty
Directed by David Zoffoli
Featuring Sandra Shipley and Paul O'Brien

July 19-Aug. 12
The Belle of Amherst
By William Luce
Directed by Eric C. Engel
Featuring Lindsay Crouse

Aug. 16-Sept. 2
The Widow's Blind Date
By Israel Horovitz
Director TBA

Gloucester Stage is located at 267 East Main Street in Gloucester, MA. For more information call (978) 281-4433 or visit

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