The Stagecrafters is excited to announce the 5 plays of our 2023-24 Season!
Subscriptions are Now Available! $85 for all 5 shows represents a 40% discount from our door prices.
Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitizer Prize and Tony Award winning drama, is set in a Catholic school in the Bronx. The school’s Principal Sister Aloysius, a rigid traditionalist, suspects a young, charismatic, progressive priest, Father Flynn, of inappropriate conduct with a young male student. Lies, truths and doubts percolate through the play, raising many questions but answering none.
Silent Sky, by Lauren Gunderson, tells the true story of Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1922), an American astronomer who worked at Harvard University as a “human computer” reviewing data about the skies. In a male dominated field and not allowed access to a telescope, she nevertheless made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe which resonate to this day in the field of astronomy.
God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, trans. Christopher Hampton
Two couples meet to talk through the playground brawl between their adolescent sons. What begins as a civilized discussion spirals hilariously downward with loss of all pretense and plenty of alcohol.
Sweat, by Lynn Nottage.
Reading PA: Lifelong friends from different backgrounds devolve into irreconcilable conflict when their factory jobs are threatened by corporate cost-cutting and non-union strikebreakers, in this alternately funny and tragic story.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis. What could be more natural while biding their time in Purgatory, than for two lawyers to argue the case of God and the Kingdom of Heaven and Earth versus Judas Iscariot? Guirgis’ play is a thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud irreverent study of the “facts.” Witnesses include Satan, Mother Teresa, Sigmund Freud and a multitude of other saints and sinners. “This isn’t your grandmother’s gospel” –The Village Voice
Five great plays! Subscriptions available now!
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