Past Shows

On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson
Directed by Mariangela Saavedra

Sept. 14*, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 (2pm and 8pm), 28, 29, 30

*Note: Opening performance is on Thursday. The Sunday matinee on Sept. 24 has been moved to Saturday, Sept. 23.

A tender and heartwarming story of love, and a lifetime spent together. Norman and Ethel, visited by their daughter and her new family, pass another summer at their beloved Golden Pond, their retreat for 48 years. (First performed 1979)


by Michael Frayn
Directed by David Flagg

June 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 2019

Two renowned scientists, Niels Bohr (Danish), his wife Margrethe, and Werner Heisenberg (German), once collaborators and friends, meet in 1941, when the world is at war. The play gives us an imagined picture of this encounter, treating us to a fascinating discourse on human relationships, memories, personal convictions, and on the fate of the world in the atomic age. Winner of Tony Award for Best Play (2000) “…Who would have thought [that] three…long-winded people [going on] about atomic physics would be such electrifying [company?]…The result is the most invigorating and ingenious play of ideas in many a year…” Ben Brantley, The New York Times Talk Back with the Director and Cast on Friday,June 14 Read the review of Stagecrafters production. Run time: 2 hrs 40 mins including a 15 minute intermission

Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Yaga Brady and Jane Jennings

Apr 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13(2pm&8pm), 14, 18, 19, 20 2019

Please note: No matinee performance on Sun, April 21. Replaced by  matinee at 2pm on April 13 followed by an 8pm performance. 

Talk Back with Director and Cast following the performance on Friday, April 12. 

Love may conquer all, but not before two pairs of lovers are put to the trying test of assorted mis-understandings, and obstacles that others, and they themselves, throw into their paths. With a plot brimming with deceptions of all kinds, masquerading, eaves-dropping, and trick-playing, the author created a high comedy of wit, romance and villainy that has been delighting audiences worldwide for 420 years! Running time: 2 1/2 hours including one intermission

Spinning Into Butter

by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Catherine Pappas

Feb 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 2019

“ The story unfolds at Belmont, a tranquil liberal arts college in Vermont, where Sarah Daniels, Dean of Students, suddenly finds herself faced with a super-explosive situation after one of the handful of African-American students at the school has reported receiving hate mail. As threats and abrasive confrontations among faculty and students multiply, the narrative, with insight and wry humor, tracks Sarah’s attempts to navigate a maze of posturing, accusations, and soul-searching on political correctness. ” as many twists as a farce,and that’s what it is—a post-comic, post tragic farce” The New York Times. ” … a brave, intelligent,and important play…” New York Magazine ” a complex, unnerving look at the way real people navigate between…racism and the perils of political correctness” Time

Outside Mullingar

by John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Jane Toczek

Sept 13, 14, 15, 16(2pm), 20, 21, 22(2pm&8pm), 27, 28, 29 2018

A hilarious and tender-hearted play which tells a love story the likes of which you’ve never heard before. We meet Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon, lovelorn farmers in the Midlands of Ireland, neither of them in the prime of youth, who are true babes in the woods when it comes to romance. On top of their cluelessness in love, they are beset by both their inner demons and familial rivalries as they struggle to gain traction in a relationship stymied by petty grievances and misunderstandings.” “… [the play] sparkles with Shanley’s witty dialogue, both funny and poignant.” – (Variety); “… a valentine to the wonder and weirdness of love.” – (New York Daily News); “… a soft-hearted comedy freckled with dark reflections on … life and the thorns of love.” – (The New York Times). “… It’s impossible to see this play and not feel buoyed by it, touched by […]

The Nance

by Douglas Carter Beane
Directed by Barbara D. Mills

Nov 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, Dec 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 2018

PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE The show features original songs, dances and hilarious burlesque routines. In the naughty and rowdy 1930s world of burlesque, Chauncey Miles is one of its shining stars. At a time when it was easy to play gay and hazardous to be gay, Chauncey’s laughter-creating clownery on stage stands in sharp contrast to his secret life away from the stage. Wryly comic, poignant. Review from Ginger Agnew…The Nance is a must see which is compelling and timely, daring and fearless.” Review from Ellen Dilks…”strong performances across the board..the ‘ladies of the ensemble sing,dance and shimmy…Lenny Grossman brings boundless energy to the role of Efram…Joe Fanelli touches the heart as a scared young man…Rusty Flounders, as Chauncey, is quite adept at morphing between the fey persona of the onstage character to the private Chauncey…and his struggle between pride in who he is and coping with society’s judgement of him”

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot

by Stephen Adly Guirgis
June 14,15 @8pm, 16 @2pm
June 20,21,22 @ 8pm, 23 @2pm
June 27,28,29 @8pm, 30 @2pm
Directed by Cate Pappas

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


by Lynn Nottage
Apr 12, 13 @8pm, 14 @ 2pm
Apr 18,19,20 @8pm, 21 @2pm
Apr 25,26,27 @8pm, 28 @2pm
Directed by Suki

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.

God of Carnage

by Yasmina Reza
trans. Christopher Hampton
Feb 9,10 @8pm,11 @2pm
Feb 15,16,17 @ 8pm, 18 @2pm
Feb 22,23,24 @8pm, 25 @2pm
Directed by Jane Toczek

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. Online Version of ProgramPrintable PDF of Program Running time: 90 minutes. No Intermission. Rave Reviews for God of Carnage “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza amuses you for ninety minutes, then you finally succumb to full-body laughter.” Hugh Hunter, Chestnut Hill Local ” Director Jane Toczek brings a clear vision to the storytelling and elicits professional performances from the actors.” Ginger Agnew, B Sharp Productions

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson
Nov 24,25 @8pm, 26 @ 2pm
Nov 30,Dec 1,2 @8pm, 3 @ 2pm
Dec 7,8,9 @8pm, 10 @ 2pm
Directed by Yaga Brady and Patrick Martin

Silent Sky is the story of Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1922), an American astronomer who worked at Harvard College Observatory as a “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. Runtime: 2 hours including intermissionOnline Program I saw this wonderful play last week and love the true story and the very talented cast. Bravo! Jo Ann S, audience member

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