Internationally acclaimed storyteller Jay O’Callahan takes a bare stage and single-handedly transforms it into a dynamic and sensitive world-filled with compelling characters. For one week only from June 7th through June 11th, Artana Productions presents Jay O’Callahan’s A Neighborhood, A Town at Gloucester Stage. Written and performed by Jay O’Callahan, A Neighborhood, A Town features O’Callahan telling a rolling repertory of stories including old and new Pill Hill Stories and his classic, Edna Robinson. The Pill Hill Stories tell of a boy growing up in a neighborhood near Boston after World War II. They explore love, friendship, prejudice and class differences.
Jay O’Callahan has been creating and performing stories for over two decades. The hallmark of his talent is the intense passion he brings to the big and small dramas of ordinary life. He effortlessly slips into the soul of his characters and captures the wonder and sparkling sense of life welled up inside them, creating a magical world of hope, courage and dignity. His solo performances have been successfully received all over the world. He has performed at The Abbey Theatre in Dublin, The National Theatre Complex in London, The Scottish International Festival in Edinburgh, The Comedy Playhouse in New Zealand and Lincoln Center in New York City. He has appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Jay O’Callahan has received numerous awards and honors for his performances, books, audiotapes and videos from the National Education Film Festival, Parents Choice and the National Storytelling Association. He was also awarded a fellowship for solo performance excellence from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Artana Productions presents Jay O’Callahan’s A Neighborhood, A Town, from June 7th through June 11th at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage is air-conditioned. Performances are Wednesday, June 7th through Saturday, June 10th at 8 p.m.; Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10th and a Sunday performance on June 11th at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $30 for Adults and $25 for Senior Citizens and Students on Wednesday and Thursday and $35 for Adults and $30 for Senior Citizens and Students on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For information and reservations, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org