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July 2021 Theatrescape


July 8, 2021

Theatre is taking it outside this summer as theatres look to reopen this Fall. Shakespeare on the Common returns to downtown with one of Boston’s most fun and free events. This year’s production of The Tempest looks like a home run so reserve your spot now as space is limited. Gloucester Stage is bringing back their NeverDark series with a bunch of shows that play for one or two nights only. These tickets aren’t cheap ($34) but neither is the talent, including Obie winning director Orlando Pabotoy, playwright/performer Dee Dee Batteast and the incredible dancer/choreographer by Valeria Solomonoff.

Check out details on these shows and more below in our listing…

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7/11 & 7/13

Trust Me. Trust Me Not

Gloucester Stage’s NeverDark series includes this ambitious piece from the Valetango Company, who uses the foundations from the Argentine Tango to tell stories with similar power dynamics and collaboration. This show has some MAJOR talents from around the world behind it, creating an incredible new language of movement and theatre to move you.

WHERE: $34 general admission.


The Search for My Identity

Part of the NeverDark series, this one-woman show by Dee Dee Batteast explores the role race, gender and culture play in how we define ourselves. Take a ride up to Rockport and support an important voice.

WHERE: $34 general admission.


Shakespeare on the Common: The Tempest

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company celebrates their 25th production on the common this summer with Shakespeare’s last play ever written, The Tempest. Pack a picnic and enjoy the show!

WHERE: Reserve your FREE spot now at

Thru 7/11

Listen to Sipu

New Repertory Theatre offers a new installment in their Watertown Historical Moving Plays series with a socially distanced, walking tour through town. This time your guide is Sipu, who will walk and talk audiences through the indigenous history of the area, debunking many myths in the process. $25 general tickets and free for anyone who identifies as indigenous.



Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Head up to beautiful Rockport for an outdoor show full of mystery and laughs, featuring the iconic Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The Gloucester Stage Company is really putting their supporting cast to work with three actors portraying over forty characters..

WHERE: $15 for students/$54 general admission.

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