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April 25, 2013

A chance to influence playwright's works

Cape Ann actors will read six original 10-minute plays penned by local playwrights this Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the the Rocky Neck Cultural Center at 6 Wonson St. in Gloucester.

The final step for a new play is to have directors put actors and the play on stage in front of an audience for feedback. The public is encouraged to attend to be a part of this stage reading. A reception will follow.

The writers involved are Carole Frohlich, Kent Bowker, Susan Frey, Jeana Grady, Ann McArdle, and Constance Shute.

Suggested donation is $10, $5 for students; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, visit gloucesterwriters.org.

Comedy withSteve Sweeney

Comedian Steve Sweeney has been headlining comedy clubs across the country for 35 years, and is among the top requested headliners in the Boston area, and he’ll be in Gloucester on Saturday, April 27.

Sweeney is headlining a show with Rob Steen, seen on “Late Night with David Letterman” and Comedy Centralat the Gloucester House at 63 Rogers St. in Gloucester.

Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For tickets, call 978-283-1812.

Spring showat Flatrocks

Flatrocks Gallery opens its spring exhibition “Fabrications,” featuring five artists dedicated to “transforming the ordinary,” this Saturday, April 27.

Though visually distinct, each body of work employs common materials in ways that play fragility against strength and continuity against temporality, according to a press release.

Dawn Southworth, combines a range of materials and processes to construct unified, emotionally charged imagery. Margaret Rack, a metal sculptor, offers playful wire “drawings.” Nina Fletcher is said to deploy commonplace materials with vision and wit, recycling histories into new stories. Sculptor and installation artist Caroline Bagenal animates space with delicate linear structures. Elizabeth Billings’ weavings use organic materials gathered locally to evoke intuitive experiences we all share.

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