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September 12, 2013

Gloucester Stage to read play in the works

“Bach/Schweitzer, “a new work in development by playwright Robert Boulrice crosses centuries to connect two of the greatest minds the world has ever known and introduces us to two of the strongest persons of which we know little: their wives, Anna Magdelina Bach and Helene Schweitzer.

Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main St., will give a reading of this play, directed by Eric C. Engel and featuring Gloucester Stage favorite Steve Barkhimer on Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m.

The evening includes conversation with the playwright, director and actors following the reading. Seating is general admission.

Playwright Boulrice, who serves on the board of directors of Gloucester Stage Company, says he wonders why it took him so long to put down the ledger and pick up the quill. Recent productions of Boulrice’s plays include: “Write Something For Me” and “Oy Yea, Oy Veh” at the Stagecrafter’s Festival produced by the Baldwin Theatre, Royal Oak, Mich.; “Uncle Colin’s Garden Party” was performed at the Fort Point Theatre Channel in Boston; and his updating of the Robin Hood saga, “Tidewater 4-10-0-9” was produced as a radio play for the Spoken Word program at WBRS 100.1 FM, Brandeis University, Waltham. “A Bar A Man Walks Into” was performed at the Image Theatre in Lowell, and was awarded the coveted Playwright’s Choice Award for Best Play at the 36th Annual Playwright’s Platform Festival in Boston.

The playwright is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America Inc.

If you go What: A reading of "Bach/Schweitzer" by Robert Boulrice featuring actort Steve Barkhimer. When: Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Where: Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., Gloucester. How much: $20, suggested donation; for reservations and information, Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433.

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