Gamm Announces New Opening Date For Season 34 In Warwick

Gamm Announces New Opening Date For Season 34 In Warwick

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) will open its debut season in its new Warwick home on October 11 with Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana. This shift from a previously scheduled September opening will allow The Gamm to start its 2018-2019 season with renovations to its performance space fully completed and the venue ready for audiences.

"Site Specific, our general contractor, is doing excellent work; but with the excitement of our grand opening in Warwick fast approaching, Artistic Director Tony Estrella and I have decided to give our staff and artists a little more time to adjust to our new permanent home," said Managing Director Oliver Dow. "We can't wait for our audiences to see what's in store." The Gamm Box Office at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick will be open starting September 4 for patrons to purchase season subscriptions and single tickets in person. Subscriptions are on sale now at 401-723-4266 or gammtheatre.org.

For exciting construction updates and images, visit stagethefuture.org. THE GAMM THEATRE SEASON 34 (2018-2019)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA by Tennessee Williams, dir. Fred Sullivan, Jr.
(Oct 11-Nov 4, 2018)
Rev. T. Lawrence Shannon, defrocked for blasphemy and fornication, is at the end of his rope. Working as a cut-rate tour guide in Mexico, he arrives at a ramshackle hotel, owned by his recently widowed friend, with a group of mutinous Baptist ladies in tow. Will the alcoholic Shannon come to terms with his failures among the misfit guests? Or will he spiral out of control? This rarely performed masterpiece from the author of A Streetcar Named Desire (Gamm 2015) is an unforgettable tale of desire, love, and personal redemption. Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award

GLORIA by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, dir. Rachel Walshe
(Nov 21-Dec 16, 2018)
This razor-sharp comic drama follows a group of ruthless editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine-all vying for their bosses' jobs and a book deal before they turn 30. When a mundane workday of cubicles and Starbucks becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their story become higher than ever. Obie Award-winner Jacobs-Jenkins (Appropriate, An Octoroon) makes another theatrical splash with this spot-on, bitingly funny commentary on American society, personal tragedy, and the ever-ravenous media machine. Finalist for The 2016 Pulitzer Prize

U.S. PREMIERE! THE NIGHT WATCH by Sarah Waters, adapted by Hattie Naylor,
dir. Tony Estrella
(Jan 17-Feb 10, 2019)
In the late 1940s, calm has returned to London and people are recovering from the chaos of war. In a quiet dating agency, a bombed-out church, and a prison cell, the stories of three women and a young man unfold backward to the heart of the Blitz, revealing the secret desires and regrets that bind them together. Olivier-nominated playwright Hattie Naylor has created a thrilling, inventive adaptation of the best-selling novel by Sarah Waters (Tipping the Velvet, Fingersmith).

NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE!
ESCAPED ALONE by Caryl Churchill, dir. Tony Estrella
(Feb 28-Mar 17, 2019)
Over a summer of afternoons in a suburban backyard, four 70-something women chat amiably about topics big and small: grandchildren and lost keys, insomnia and a crippling fear of cats, chemical leaks and famine. By turns hilarious and unsettling, Churchill's newest play explores the solace of community amid everyday fear and looming catastrophe. Don't miss what The Observer calls "an intricate, elliptical, acutely female view of the apocalypse" by one of Britain's most innovative living playwrights. ...plus a special pairing with Samuel Beckett's COME AND GO, in which three women of an "age undeterminable" meet on a bench after years apart. In less than 10 minutes, fond schoolgirl memories devolve into foreboding gossip. This beautiful, cryptic capsule of a play will leave you smiling and also haunted.

TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, dir. Judith Swift
(Apr 11-May 5, 2019)
In suburban California, estranged brothers Austin and Lee reunite unexpectedly in their mother's home. Austin, a family man and budding screenwriter, is at work on a new script. Lee, a drifter with a plan to rob the neighborhood of household appliances, drops in and stays. Soon he is pitching his own idea for a trashy Western to Austin's Hollywood agent . . . and the battle is on. Challenges are issued, drinks are downed, and the seemingly opposite brothers find they are more alike than they want to admit. Brutal and hilarious, this modern-day Cain and Abel story tackles the absurdity of archetypal America head on.

Founded in 1984 as Alias Stage, the non-profit Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre creates the finest of live theater, engaging the audience intensely in current and recurrent issues of consequence. The Gamm further serves the public with educational outreach programming designed to support the theatrical experience, and help sustain and enhance the intellectual and cultural life of its community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Tony Estrella and Managing Director Oliver Dow, The Gamm is a regionally recognized, award-winning theater and a proud member of New England Area Theatre (NEAT), a bargaining unit of the Actors' Equity Association.

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