About "Blithe Spirit"

Lauren Suchecki and Marc St. Pierre
Keith Powers
Wicked Local
Gloucester

"Coward’s best humor pivots around the fun that can be had wearing smart dinner clothes, holding a dry martini, and spouting witticisms — and the handsome St. Pierre fills that bill splendidly.

"Suchecki explores what it means to be fickle, ghastly (made up perfectly in chalky, sexy splendor) and alluring with an easy manner, and Teele equally inhabits her character — remarkably not a stereotypical dim foil, but a genuine presence who grows from bemusement to befuddlement to some sort of comprehension — with believability. Nobody could play an enthusiastic soothsayer any better than Aliskevicz.

"Coward definitely considers a dozen polysyllabic, recondite words to be more effective than pith. That worked better in a different time — but it still entertains in this production, thanks to crisp action, terrific casting and a troupe that brings its own blithe spirit to the proceedings."

About "Leading Ladies"

Keith Powers
Wicked Local
Gloucester

"Want a sure-fire laugh? Put a couple brawny guys in heels and dresses and watch them try to prance around ...

CAT Collaborative has mounted successful comedies in past seasons ... Opening night of "Leading Ladies" showed that this will be another successful run."

About "Becky Shaw"

Keith Powers
Wicked Local
Gloucester

"The Cape Ann Theater Collaborative has another winner. After last year’s engaging Neil Simon comedy 'Rumors,' the troupe has turned a little darker this year, but no less funny, and no less engaging either ... no theater lover should miss this chance to see Cape Ann Theater Collaborative’s ambitious staging.

About "Rumors"

Keith Powers
Wicked Local
Gloucester

"The entire cast gets credit for understanding the adrenaline rush that Simon creates, and transferring it to the stage. Standing out among them were Cliff Blake, who as the whiplashed Lenny had already nailed his role even before his show-stopping monologue at the climax, where he explains ex-tempore to a police office what has transpired.

Pauline Miceli and Marc St. Pierre, who as the Gormans are the first couple to arrive and start the frenetic action off with booze-filled, anxiety laced imaginings, couldn’t have been cast any better.

Sheryl Reed as Lenny’s diffident wife Claire, Joey Arsenault Lawson and Carolyn Aliskevicz as the professionally successful but maturity-challenged Cusacks, and the warring Coopers, played by Robert Kent and Lauren Ashly Suchecki, complete the self-centered dinner party guest list."

About "Sylvia"

Wicked Local
Gloucester

"CATC unleashes the howlingly funny and touching tale that takes the term “‘animal lover” to a whole other level. 'Sylvia,' by A.R. Gurney, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of a middle-aged, empty-nest couple, Greg and Kate, who have returned from the suburbs to live in the city ...

Not only are there laughs, but there are sighs as well as the needs and wishes in life are played out with poignancy."

Michael McNamara

Pauline Miceli and Cliff Blake
in "Beyond Therapy"

 

Cape Ann Theatre History

Previous productions and reviews

Nov. 17th - Nov. 18th, 2017

American Century

Featuring in order of appearance: Doug Brendel, Ben Reed, Carolyn Aliskevics, Nathan Arroyo-Long, David Prentice,Sheryl Reed, Lauren Ashly Suchecki,
Eric Cheung, and Paul Philby. Directed by Elinor Teele

March 30th - April 9th, 2017

An Inpsector Calls

March 30th - April 10th, 2016

Blithe Spirit

April 9th - 18th, 2015

Thunderbird

Featuring Carolyn Aliskevics, Tess Degen, Sheryl Reed,
Tony Ramos Wright, Marc St. Pierre, Michael Zuccola.
Directed by Pauline Miceli and Marc St. Pierre

Oct. 16th - 25th, 2014

The Bad Seed

April 4th - 13th, 2014

Leading Ladies

Featuring Dave Rich, Ben Reed, Elinor Teele,
Carolyn Aliskevics,Paul Philpy, David Arsenault,
Matthew Recine, Sheryl Reed.
Directed by Pauline Miceli

Theatre Review:"Cross-dressing comedy
'Leading Ladies' a hoot in Gloucester"

Nov 15th - 24th, 2013

Homestead Crossing

Featuring Marc St. Pierre, Pauline Micelli,
Tom Rash, and Emma Cavaliere.
Directed by Pat Maloney-Brown

Theatre Review: 'Homestead Crossing'
a tale of trading places

April 26th - May 5th, 2013

Becky Shaw

by Gina Gionfriddo

Lauren Ashly Suchecki and Marc St. Pierre in Becky Shaw

Featuring Elinor Teele, Marc St. Pierre, Sheryl Reed, Dave Rich,
and Lauren Ashly Suchecki as Becky Shaw
Directed by Pat Maloney-Brown

Theatre Review: 'Becky Shaw' a hit
for Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative
in Gloucester

March 2012

Rumors

by Neil Simon

Rumors

Lauren Ashly Suchecki, Joey Arsenault, Marc St. Pierre
and Sheryl Reed in Neil Simon's "Rumors"

Theatre Review: 'Rumors' has it in Gloucester'

Wicked Local Gloucester / by Keith Powers March 24th, 2012

Serving up 'Rumors'
Cape Ann Theatre's
production opens Friday

Gloucester Times / by Gail McCarthy March 22nd, 2012

November 2011

Sylvia

by A.R. Gurney

Sylvia

Cliff Blake and "Sylvia"

An Animal Lover's Tale

Gloucester Times / Times staff - Nov. 10th, 2011

CATC brings Sylvia to Gloucester audience

Wicked Local Gloucester / Nov 9th, 2011

March 2011

Beyond Therapy

by Christopher Durang

Beyond Therapy

The cast of ‘Beyond Therapy,’ from left, Lauren Ashly Suchecki, Cliff Blake,
Pauline Miceli, Danny Diamond, Joey Arsenault and Rick Gadbois.

Play 'Beyond Therapy' brings
new meaning to March Madness

Wicked Local Gloucester / Mar 30th, 2011

Love, laughs, and counseling
at Cape Ann Theatre

Gloucester Times / by Gail McCarthy - March 23rd, 2011

April 2010

The Effect of Gamma Rays
on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

by Paul Zindel

Rumors

Lauren Ashly Suchecki, Emily Sinagra, and Wendy Dagle
-photo by Kate Glass / Gloucester Times

Gamma Rays comes to Gloucester's
Gorton Theatre

Keith Powers - Wicked Local Gloucester / April 30th, 2010

Cape Ann Theatre collaborative to present
Pulitzer Prize winning 'Gamma Rays'

Gloucester Times / by Gail McCarthy - April 28th, 2010