NOV 21 - DEC 16, 2018
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins directed by Rachel Walshe
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. But 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. Runtime is approx. 2 hours including an intermission.
"[Gloria is] sharp, witty and inventive and hinges on a coup it would be criminal to reveal."
"[A] whip-smart satire of fear and loathing in a beleaguered industry under siege."
New York Times
"A rare example of a contemporary play that keeps us constantly guessing where it’s headed, Gloria is a work not to be easily forgotten."
"Shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest."
ATTENTION: This production includes the use of Theatrical gunfire. Patrons with concerns about specific content in this or any of our productions are encouraged to speak with the box office in advance.
Set Design/Production Management by Jessica Hill
Costume Design by David T. Howard
Lighting Design by Jeff Adelberg
Sound Design by Charles Cofone
Stage Management by Julia Perez*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
"I’ve not seen a play in recent memory that has its finger more securely on the pulse of our crazy, unsettled times... In short, “Gloria”...has it all: big views, virtuosic writing, and a cast with depth. You’d be crazy to miss it.” Providence Journal
“What the Gamm has here is a hit on its hands. It’s not a happy holiday play for all ages, but a fierce drama as fit for baby boomers as for millennials.” NewportRI.com
“It is both shocking and shockingly relevant...This work is powerful and meaty, which is to be expected from a Gamm production.” Motif
"Be sure to catch "Gloria"...to witness sensational performances...that will keep you riveted to your seats.” Theater Mirror
“A night of theatre that you literally cannot take your eyes off....Truly fascinating to watch.” Edge Providence
“Frightful and funny...Gloria truly has something to say.” The Public's Radio