After 27 seasons, Gloucester Stage founder Israel Horovitz is retiring as the company's artistic director. And the stars are aligning in tribute.
Tomorrow, two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey performs in the one-woman show, ``Women on Fire," by Irene O'Garden.
The show, which premiered off-Broadway in 2003, explores the lives of 12 contemporary women from diverse backgrounds.
Ivey starred on Broadway in Horovitz's play, ``Park Your Car in Harvard Yard."
A reception with Ivey and Horovitz follows the 8 p.m. performance at Gloucester Stage.
Next Sunday, television and film star Peter Boyle, his daughter Lucy Boyle, and his sister, Boston-based actress Alice Duffy, present a reading of Arthur Miller's ``All My Sons." Boston actors Joe Pacheco, Melinda Lopez, and Richard McElvain also participate in the 4 p.m. performance.
A farewell gala at 7 p.m. at the oceanfront home of Eric and Emily Haggman in the Magnolia section of Gloucester caps the day.
On Aug. 1, Oscar nominee and Broadway actress Jill Clayburgh presents a reading of the Wendy Wasserstein play ``The Sisters Rosensweig." Boston actor Patrick Shea also participates. A reception with Clayburgh and Horovitz follows the 8 p.m. performance.
Events are $150 each or $500 for all four. Call 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.org.