Past Shows

Special Event

Halloween Scary Stories 13th Annual Edition October 23, 24 @ 7pm Oct 24 @ 2pm ( for younger children) Songs, poems, stories and the ever-popular illusionist Dr. Magic Costume contests, Halloween treats for all.

Reader’s Theater: Contrition

Directed by Dave Ebersole

March 16, 17 @ 8pm, March 18@2pm

White Guy on the Bus

by Bruce Graham
directed by Jane Toczek
Feb 7,8,@ 8pm,Feb 9 @ 2pm
Feb 13,14,15 @ 8pm,Feb 16@ 2pm
Feb 20,21,22 @ 8pm,Feb 23 @ 2pm

Read the review for White Guy on the Bus This just in: Chestnut Hill Local review White Guy on the Bus ,renowned author Bruce Graham’s play set in contemporary Philadelphia, unfolds as we see two strangers, Shatique and Ray … she an African-American single mother, he a white, middle-aged, wealthy financier who regularly ride a bus together, strike up a friendship. The play, as it weaves a twisted web of moral ambiguity, is an out-and-out thriller, as well as a deeply perceptive commentary on racial and class inequality in America. ” A scathing take on race.” The New York Times Author Bruce Graham will participate in the Question & Answer session on February 14th following the performance.

Witness for the Prosecution

by Agatha Christie
Directed by Yaga Brady

Nov 22, 23 ( 8pm) Nov 24 @ 2pm
Nov 29 @ 8pm, Nov 30 @ 2pm, 8pm,Dec 1 @ 2pm
Dec 5,6,7,@ 8pm,Dec 8 @ 2pm

A young man, Leonard Vole, stands accused of the brutal murder of a wealthy older woman, a casual acquaintance who, over time became most fond of him and changed her will in his favor. The stakes are sky-high as renowned London barrister Wilfrid Robarts summons all his legal talents in order to prove the man innocent. Agatha Christie at her best, treating us to a taut murder mystery, has crafted a thriller suspenseful to its very end, deftly combined with astute psychological insights and … well, lots of tingly fun throughout! Agatha Christie (1890- 1976), considered the grande dame of the whodunit, wrote sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections. Based on a 1925 story Witness for the Prosecution is one of Christie’s most ingenious narratives acclaimed by critics and audiences as an incomparable courtroom procedural. Running Time: 2 hours and 40 mins with two 12 minute intermissions.

Lobby Hero

by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Patrick Martin

Sept 13, 14, @ 8pm, Sept 15 @ 2pm
Sept 19, 20 @ 8pm, Sept 21 @ 2pm & 8pm, Sept 22 @ 2pm
Sept 26, 27, 28 @ 8pm

  Jeff, a young, hapless, and good natured security guard, having recently landed the job in a Manhattan apartment building, hopes to bring some stability into his life. His involvement with his captain and two neighborhood cops in a murder investigation  puts his plans to a serious test.  Funny and deeply reflective. “Lobby Hero is a smoothly plotted crowd pleaser. As in all of Lonergan’s plays, he paints a vivid slice of contemporary life.” Curtain Up  Running time: two and a half hours including 15 minute intermission.

2022-23 Season Announced

Five great plays! Subscriptions available now!

The Stagecrafters is excited to announce the 5 plays of our 2022-23 Season! Proof: Genius and madness.  How genetic are these traits?  Robert, a genius mathematician sidetracked by mental illness has just died.  His caretaker and daughter, Catherine, is at loose ends with his loss and seems to have inherited his mental instability.  Robert’s student finds a proof, but when was it written? And by whom? Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley: Elizabeth Darcy, née Bennet, invites her sisters to Pemberley for Christmas; Mr. Darcy’s awkward cousin Lord Arthur de Bourgh joins the festivities.  Gentle manners and comic misunderstandings build from the relationships among Jane Austen’s well-loved Bennet sisters. Boy Gets Girl: Theresa, a successful professional woman, goes on a blind date.  If she and Tony hit it off, great; if not, no harm, no foul.  At least, that’s the expectation.  Expectations and societal conditioning shockingly collide in this thriller. […]

Skeleton Crew

by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Connie Norwood
Feb 4, 5 @ 8pm, Feb 6 @ 2pm
Feb 10,11,12 @ 8pm, Feb 13 @ 2pm
Feb 17,18,19 @ 8pm, Feb 20 @ 2pm

This is a story of four people who work day-after-day in a Detroit automobile stamping factory, each connected to the others by years of working together and sharing their everyday joys, pains, hopes and despair; and also their worries for the future if the factory closes and they find themselves without means of support. Their intersecting, and at times heartbreaking, life stories are beautifully rendered, all finely nuanced and complex, and full of tenderness.Winner of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (2015) and the Obie Award for Best Play (2016) NOTE: TO ENSURE EVERYONE’S SAFETY, MASKS, ID, & PROOF OF VACCINATION ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION. PLEASE READ OUR COVID-19 POLICY BEFORE ATTENDING NOTE: The Feb 12 performance has been cancelled due to an emergency. Ticket-holders may call the box office at 215-247-8881 to reschedule for another time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Skeleton Crew: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program […]

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The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
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