By Jeanné McCartin
“Where’s Waldo,” by Seacoast playwright G. Matthew Gaskell, is having its premiere run at Seacoast Repertory Theatre. Lucky, lucky us.
But there’s a caution. It’s a short run, with only one weekend left, which means if you don’t make a concerted effort to see it, it will be gone. Just like that.
And why is that a bad thing? Because Gaskell has proven himself an outstanding writer, not just a top Seacoast writer, but a stand-out anywhere, and deserving of packed houses. And yet, while four theaters in our small corner of the world have presented his work (nine originals, 13 productions), he remains largely unrecognized, and on occasion receives thin houses. And that’s bad because people are missing out on interesting, quality art found nowhere else, and it threatens future productions by Gaskell’s and originals by other playwrights.
OK, moving on to the piece.
The outline of the show will remain a bit sketchy for reveal purposes.
Eugene, the owner of a small financial business, has passed away and left the company to his dear friend and co-worker Waldo, who is devastated by the loss of his buddy.
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