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December news and events at Salem Theatre Company

Posted by Liam O'Kennedy  December 5, 2012 05:00 PM

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The following was submitted by Theatre North of Boston:
Join Rachel on her wacky ride ... through Dec. 22! 

"Craig Lucas' RECKLESS begins innocently enough with visions of puppies and children all snug in their beds on a snowy Christmas Eve. Suddenly Rachel is forced out into the snow where she embarks on a crazy ten-year journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. Reckless, a richly inventive and often startling comedy filled with bizarre characters and events, will runs through December 22 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in Salem. The production is directed by STC Artistic Director, John Fogle.

"RECKLESS is the antidote to Christmas treacle…a bracing sip of scotch in a world of sickly sweet eggnog…How often have you been consumed by waves of laughter after you’ve left the theater?" - Linda Weltner

Headed by Nancy Gahagan as Rachel, the cast includes Giovanni Alibiso, Julie Cleveland, Cyndi Geller, Mitch Kyle, Andy Lisle, Meredith McAlister, J. Garner Redmond and Allen Vietzke. Ariane Grossi is the Stage Manager and the show is designed by Jean Fogle, John Fogle, Gregory Mancusi-Ungaro and Linda Ross.

Dec. 4 & 5 at STC

STC's Second Stage takes on stories and music of the sea during a special event with Marblehead writer David Roper and local musicians Daisy Nell and Captain Stan on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 4 & 5 at 7:30 p.m. A Magical Evening of Music and Mermaids combines stories from Mr. Roper’s Boston Globe bestselling memoir Watching for Mermaids with sea shanties performed by one of the North Shore’s favorite maritime music duos. 

Mr. Roper’s stories for adults present a magical, mysterious, and challenging waterborne journey. “In 1959, at 44.04N/68.35W, while rounding a bend on a small remote Maine island just east of Isle au Haut, a young boy stumbled upon two mermaids. No one believed him then. No one believes him now. I was that boy,” states Mr. Roper.

Advance and day-of-show reservations may be reserved for pick up at the box office by calling 978-790-8546 or emailing Online ticketing ends 24 hours in advance of each performance. Salem Theatre Company performs in the 50-seat STC Theater located at 90 Lafayette Street in Salem.

SAVE 15% with Season Passes

Patrons can still save 15% off regular ticket prices by investing in a Season Ten Pass. 3-Play passes - a discount on the remaining shows of Season 10 - are available for both Adults and Seniors and can be purchased online at, or go directly to our secure online SEASON PASS SALES site.

Adult 3-Play Passes are $64.00

Senior 3-Play Passes are $51.00

STC Awarded $5000 Grant from MCC!

In awarding this highly competitive grant, the Massachusetts Cultural Council has recognized the high quality of STC programs and commitment to the arts and the community of Salem. The award is a Peer Grant in the MCC's Investment Portfolio Program which provides unrestricted general operating support. STC Board member Martha Mayo comments, "Receiving this grant gives us an opportunity over the years to apply for larger awards. We hope become a Colleague or Partner and receive funding from MCC as part of the state's investment in the cultural sector."  

STC will be required to match the grant by raising $2500 yearly over the next two years. Please help us with with your tax-deductible donation to here!

Support STC and Earn a Chance to WIN It's the Perfect Holiday Gift!

Our Broadway Theatre Getaway for Two Raffle offers a super prize with great chances to win! The prize includes round trip transportation to NYC for two lucky winners, three days and two nights at a 5-Star hotel, four tickets to Broadway shows, plus spending money - a $5000 value!

Tickets are only $50 each (that's just $25 per winner) and the drawing will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2012, at our final performance of RECKLESS! The winner does not need to be present to win.  

Purchase your ticket at the STC box office during any performance of ‘ART' or RECKLESS, from an STC Board member, or online at

Complete raffle rules are also posted on


Conor McPherson's SHINING CITY

SHINING CITY is set in Dublin, where a guilt-ridden man reaches out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Wrestling with his own demons, the therapist can only do so much to help. Routine visits between the two men quickly become a gripping struggle to survive, changing both of them for the rest of their lives.

Director John Fogle has brought together a stellar cast of STC favorites and new faces. Stephen Cooper (A Picasso) and Joseph O'Meara (The Real Thing) portray the central characters, with Angela Gunn and Tom Rash completing the cast.



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