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THE CHILDREN

KIRWOOD'S 'THE CHILDREN' A MUST SEE  Westerly Sun (5/4/23)

A riveting, haunting, must-see mystery of a play, packed with big existential questions, powerful, moving performances — and humor.

Final offering of 2022-23 season is “dialogue-driven, smart and frequently funny"  What's Up Newp  (5/3/23)

Brown, Kay and Donelly do an excellent job, and there’s a real chemistry among them. ...[The Children] raises who’s-to-blame questions and wonders who’s responsible for fixing things.

 

gamm present unsettling drama, 'the children'  Warwick Beacon  (5/3/23)

A powerful performance by three masterful actors. ...Watching these three actors perform is well worth the price of admission.

Gamm Theatre’s ‘The Children’ is thoughtful, authentic The Independent  (5/1/23)

“The Children” turns into 90 powerful minutes of theater, directed and performed at The Gamm with appealing authenticity. The characters are our fellow honorable and flawed human beings, not archetypes out to teach us a lesson, unless it’s compassion.

'the children' at Gamm theatre Broadway World (5/1/23)

Provocative and hugely thought-provoking... phenomenal cast.

The Children’ A Humorous, Shocking Mortality Play Warwick Post (5/1/23)
The type of play that may have you laughing one moment and gasping from shock the next. The Gamm’s first-rate production of Lucy Kirkwood’s pre-apocalyptic tale certainly spares no one from feeling strong emotions.

BAD JEWS

'Bad Jews' at Gamm full of emotion, raw passion Westerly Sun (3/9/23)

If you are a wise theater-goer, Gamm regular or Joshua Harmon fan, you'll snap up a ticket before they're all gone, for "Bad Jews" is very good theater.

 

Bad Jews at gamm sheds light on intersection of faith and culture WPRO (3/8/23)
What you’ll come away with is the sense that, like everything else, matter
s of faith and family are not black and white. The people who shout the loudest are sometimes the most insecure, and those who stay quiet are sometimes the ones who have already made their peace with their connection to things. That’s a message that should resonate with everyone. Don’t miss “Bad Jews.”

Bad Jews: the play behind the title Jewish Rhode Island (2/16/23)
I definitely relate,” says actor Hillel Rosenshine, 23, who plays Jonah in the Gamm production. “At times in the play, it feels like characters are talking past each other because one person is arguing about cultural Judaism while the other is arguing about religious Judaism. It can be a worthwhile distinction to make
.

faith healer
 

‘Faith Healer’ at Gamm Theatre is brilliant What's Up NEWP (1/23/23)
Brilliant. I can’t think of a bet
ter way to describe “Faith Healer." ...Simple brilliance all around. ...“Faith Healer” marks Donnla Hughes’ directorial debut in the United States, and it’s a slam-dunk winner.

gripping meditation on truth and belief at the gamm Broadway World (1/20/23)

This is a must-see production with a superb cast performing at the height of their craft. ...Highly recommended.

Three performers own the stage in ‘Faith Healer’ at the Gamm Theatre The Public's Radio (1/19/23)The actors in this production at The Gamm, are fantastic. All three of them, they really owned the stage, they really owned their moment.

Gamm Theatre's 'Faith Healer' haunting, riveting, brilliant Westerly Sun (1/19/23)

Unforgettably astounding performances. ...Donnla Hughes, who was born and raised in Ireland — and who directs "Faith Healer," with precision, knowledge and sensitivity — was clearly the perfect choice.

'faith healer' is powerful proof that sometimes less is more The Independent  (1/19/23)

An unforgettable mix of rich material, expertly presented, powerful and moving. In conclusion: Great theater. 

faith healer: exploring the power of faith and myth-making  Motif  (1/19/23)

There is power in each word of “Faith Healer,” brilliance in each actor’s delivery, and a lingering sense of sadness long after the curtain falls. The experience is an absolute gift.

acting shines in vivid faith healer Edge Media (1/18/23)
Friel's words quietly deliver their powerful examination of three fictional souls that who become intimate with the audience by the end of this incredible night of theater. ...This show highlights just what theater is truly about.

it's a wonderful life: a live radio play
 

Gamm's 'It's a Wonderful Life' Is a Welcome Holiday Tradition  Edge Media (12/21/22)
"It's a Wonderful Life" will make you laugh, bring you to tears, and clap with absolute delight.

The gamm's "wonderful life" a nostalgic christmas present WPRO (12/15/22)

Bring your kids, your parents, anyone young or old who wants a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. You won’t be sorry.

The radio version of a Christmas classic told on the Gamm stage  The Public's Radio (12/15/22)

TPR host Luis Hernandez interviews Artistic Tony Estrella about this year's exciting production.

'It's a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Play' will put you in the spirit of the season  Westerly Sun (12/15/22)

You'll be moved from tears to laughter several times over and will leave with the happy reminder that it is, indeed, a wonderful life.

GAMM THEATRE'S HOLIDAY OFFERING IS TRULY WONDERFUL  The Independent  (12/15/22)
Looking for a boost of holiday happiness? You can’t go wrong with “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre. ...There is both humor and heart in George’s story, and at the Gamm, the sentiment is honest. This “Wonderful Life” induces loads of feel-good endorphins.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: One man’s life touches so many others  Motif Magazine  (12/14/22)
It’s a Wonderful Life is guaranteed to leave audiences feeling lighter, happier, and more festive when they leave the theatre. ...this is 90 minutes of pure joy.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at The Gamm Theatre is a Cracking Good Time  Hey Rhody  (12/12/22)
Imbued with holiday cheer, The Gamm’s production enchants. If you’re feeling a little bah humbug this season, it’s a warm reminder of how the bonds of community can change not just one man’s – but a whole town’s – fortunes.

review: gamm's radio show "it's a wonderful"  East Greenwich News  (12/12/22)
If you are looking for a charming holiday experience, you need look no further.

sweat
 

Sobering, sad and mighty, the Gamm's 'Sweat' is a must-see  Westerly Sun  (11/17/22)
[A] powerhouse of a play ... directed with tenderness and depth by Rachel Walshe and with a remarkable cast ... once we grasp what's going on and why, our horror gives way to compassion, our disgust to empathy and our disdain to understanding.

Powerful 'Sweat' Gets First-Rate Providence Premiere  EDGE Media Network  (11/15/22)
"Sweat" ticks all the boxes here with great storytelling, drama, tragedy and human relationships tinged with reality.

 

Gamm’s Sweat has Grit, and Shows Us How to Rebuild  WPRO  (11/14/22)
Walshe and her cast execute this work exceptionally, making Sweat one show you don’t want to miss.


Gamm Theatre’s ‘Sweat’, a mirror into economic hardship, race, and disintegrating friendships
  What's Up Newp (11/12/22)

It’s only through the arts ... that we learn about the soul of a society. Sweat let’s us do that.

Gamm’s Production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat is a Must-See Providence Monthly (11/10/22)
The play is a bitter pill, to be certain, but like all good theater, it’s a story that lingers well after the stage lights dim.

‘Sweat’ brings blue-collar warmth to the Gamm stagE  The Independent (11/10/22)

Pitch-perfect. ...an honest, unsentimental but heartfelt production.

as industry crumbles, friends collide in 'sweat' at the gamm  Public's Radio (11/10/22)
There were gasps during the big moments of the play, and an enthusiastic ovation at the end. And I agree, it was a great performance.

Describe the night
 

describe the night illustrates war, illicit romance  Warwick Post (9/27/22)
This production is a first-rate work of art. The Gamm always finds a way to raise the bar, and this time is no exception.


rajiv joseph's describe the night at the gamm  Westerly Sun  (9/22/22)
Brilliant acting, amazing sets and costumes and stunning direction. ..."Describe the Night" indeed seems necessary for this moment.  

describe the night distorts reality at gamm  99.7 WPRO  (9/22/22)
The point is to make you question what you’re told, and consider how fact and fiction are close bedfellows, depending on who’s motivations end up on top. A top-tier cast, incredible sound and lighting effects and solid direction make this season opener one you’ll be talking about for days.  

describe the night EXPLORES NATURE OF TRUTH, fiction, lies  The Independent  (9/24/22)
The concept is complex, but the storytelling is superb. ...“Describe the Night” is an interesting, challenging play, one your thoughts return to time and again.

russian history or wild fantasy?
Lines blur in Gamm Theatre's opener, 'Describe the Night'  Providence Journal  (9/16/22)

news

TONY ESTRELLA ON THE GAMM'S UPCOMING SEASON   Hey Rhody  (6/30/22)
The Warwick theater's provocative Line-up  strikes a balance of timely,  topical, and bold

Hungering for live shows? This bold lineup coming to the Gamm Theatre won't disappoint

"Theater animates the complexity of humanity and helps people open up to each other." Providence Journal (3/17/22)

 

press releases
 

GAMM BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF MANAGING DIRECTOR  (3/31/23)

the GAMM theatre ANNOUNCES 2023-24 subscription season  (3/23/23)
 

KIRKWOOD’S THE CHILDREN  CLOSES GAMM SEASON (3/29/23)
 

THE GAMM STAGES JOSHUA HARMON'S FIERCE, FUNNY BAD JEWS   (1/31/23)


THE GAMM starts new year with brian friel's haunting faith healer  (12/13/23)


THE GAMM HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING & RIBBON CUTTING (10/25/22)

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING SWEAT OPENS AT THE GAMM

A Breathtaking Drama about Labor, Love, Loss (10/6/22)

THE GAMM WELCOMES NEW FELLOWS COHORT

Deepens Partnership with RI’s Public Colleges and University (9/12/22)

GAMM THEATRE NAMES RACHEL WALSHE AS ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR (9/6/22)

THE GAMM To host truth and tyranny community discussion (8/29/22)

THE GAMM OPENS SEASON 38 WITH DESCRIBE THE NIGHT

Rajiv Joseph’s Award-winning Play Explores Fact, Fiction, and the Shaping of Reality (8/16/22)

THE GAMM THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2022-23 SEASON STARTING IN SEPTEMBER (3/23/22)

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