"Bethlehem's Inn" By Joshua Powell - Gateway Players (Southbridge, MA.)

Written By Joshua Powell

Directed By Patricia Haddock


December 3, 4 & 5, 2021


A young inn keeper in ancient Bethlehem is eager to make a fortune and move. His plans to expand his inn and move are rocked when he denies a room to two very special guests

Presented by permission through the author. 

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. 

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 will be available shortly at www.brownpapertickets.com 


Marcus is an inn owner in Bethlehem but longs to make his business more profitable so he can move to Jerusalem and open an inn there. 

He views the current census as an opportunity needed to do that. 

His sister Becca, the manager Philip, and the hotel staff are all struggling to accept his new vision for the small inn and bring it to fruition. 

When Marcus denies two special guests a room at the inn, he begins to second guess his plans for the future.  


Audience size for the performances will be limited in order to maintain social distancing.  All audience members at all performances will be required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. 


Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. is an all-volunteer community theater providing quality live theatre performances and workshops to Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Charlton, Massachusetts and surrounding areas. Gateway Players Theatre, Inc. started in 1975, when a group of interested community members decided that Southbridge needed a theater group to bring live productions to the area. First using local schools and borrowed rehearsal and storage space, Gateway then moved into its current home in 1978, when Ruth Wells (of the American Optical Company Wells family) donated her home on Main Street as a cultural center in Southbridge. Gateway offers a full season of productions, usually performed at Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA, as well as workshops for youths and adults. Auditions are open to all, and new members are always welcome.

Gateway Players Theatre, Inc.
PO Box 171
Southbridge, MA 01550