by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Grey Cattell Johnson
with Robert Arcaro, Ralph Bell, Carol Bradley, Brian Delate, Michael DellaFemina, David Wolos-Fonteno, Randy Frazier, Kilian Ganly, Bill Gillogly, Luis Guzman, Joseph Jamrog, Cullen Johnson, Mary Klug, Jordan Lund, Honour Molloy, Paul O’Brien, Courtney Peldon, Cathy Reinheimer, Monte Russell and Roger Serbagi
Actors Outlet Theatre
Set in Gloucester, Massachusetts in the 1970’s, the fishermen and longshoremen known as lumpers fear that the growing Asian American community will threaten their livelihood. Henry Lumper mirrors the plot of Shakespeare’s Henry IV (Parts I and II) as two families vie for power within the longshoremen union.
“The play . . . . reveals an intrinsic strength…Mr. Horovitz, an accomplished playwright, has an interesting story to tell about the decline of a port town and morality.” Mel Gussow, The New York Times, February 5, 1989