About the Play
Stumpy and Latham are working-class housepainters in Gloucester. Husband-and-wife Bummy and Lexi are their upscale clients. Blue may be the color on the walls, but blood red and blackmail emerge as the dominant palette in this dark comedy, the latest offering by Gloucester Stage’s Founding Artistic Director Israel Horovitz. Hang onto your dropcloths, because Horovitz is about to take you into a story painted with the brush of seduction, betrayal, and deceit. Who will cash in their paint chips first and take a fall? And who will be left standing when the last lies are told? Strong language and some adult situations.
Why It’s for You
If these walls could talk . . . your remodeling projects have never witnessed what happens in Gloucester Bluewith its scenes of extreme greed, subtle manipulation, and illicit sex. But the issues and tensions brought on by gentrification and fiscal inequality happen around you all the time. The push and pull of relationships in this tale of economic and extramarital attractions will leave you with lots of reasons to find common ground.