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Sunday, May 7, 2023 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)


Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge presents "Fireflies”, by Matthew Barber, from the novel Eleanor and Abel by Annette Sanford.  Presented by permission through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.  Performance dates are April 28, 29, May 5 & 6 at 7:30pm, and May 7 at 2pm.  

All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.

This production will be directed by David Corkum, and produced by Bill Guy. The cast includes Jim Douglas, John Golden, Carol Allard Vancil, and Gail White.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at


Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman—until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. Can the unexpected sparks of late-life romance be trusted, or is there truth in the gossip that Abel isn’t all that he seems to be? Either way, the whole town is talking.

Gateway Players Theatre (Elm Street Congregational Church)
61 Elm Street
Southbridge, MA 01550 United States
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Sunday, May 7, 2023 (2:00 PM - 4:00 PM) (EDT)
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