Past Shows

Lombardi

by Eric Simonson
directed by Bridget Dougherty
Sept 13,14 8pm, Sep 15 2pm
Sept 19-21 8pm, Sep 22 2pm
Sept 26-28 8pm, Sept 29 2pm

“There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game and that is first place” So said Vince Lombardi, legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967, the subject of Lombardi by Eric Simonson. This play explores this national icon through the eyes of a reporter who tries to discover what makes the coach tick. 


2024-25 Season Announced – Subscriptions Available

Five great plays! Subscriptions available now!

The Stagecrafters is excited to announce the 5 plays of our 2024-25 Season! Lombardi, The Thanksgiving Play, Grand Horizons, Rabbit Hole, and Twelfth Night.Individual tickets and full Season Subscriptions (offering a substantial discount over single-show prices) are now available!


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


Sweat

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. Online Program


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


Doubt: A Parable

By John Patrick Shanley Sept 15,16 8pm, Sep 17 2pm Sept 21,22 8pm, Sep 23 2&8pm Sept 28,29 8pm, Sept 3o 8pm, Oct 1, 2pm Directed by Dave Ebersole

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. Running time approximately 90 minutes with NO INTERMISSION ”The Stagecrafters show is a strong,imaginative production that suceeds on multiple levels. Hugh Hunter, The Chestnut Hill Local Full Review Ginger Agnew review on B Sharp “Powerful performances unquestionably dominate doubt”  Ellen Dilks review “Stagecrafters production is exceedingly well done…:   Our printed program is now available to Download or View Online.Also please consider patronizing our 2023-24 Sponsors whose generosity has helped make this season possible.


Rumors

by Neil Simon June 9,10 @8pm, 11 @2pm June 15,16,17 @ 8pm, 18 @2pm June 22,23,24 @8pm, 25 @2pm Directed by: Patrick Martin

Suburban New Yorkers Charley and Myra Brock are celebrating their wedding anniversary with a dinner party.  As each pair of guests arrives, and the Brocks are conspicuously absent, the suppositions, assumptions and fabrications become increasingly complex and hilarious. Rumors: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program (4 pages)Our 2022-23 Online Advertisers Review by Ginger Agnew Director Patrick Martin gives the ensemble the tools to elicit audience delight. Leading the ensemble to breathe life into this door slamming, free-wheeling story of a ludicrous evening at home, Martin makes the most of the material. A lightheaded romp to end the season is a fun way to spend a sultry summer evening. Lisa Panzer, Delco Culture VulturesNever a dull moment on stage as a strong cast, directed [by] Patrick Martin, keeps the comedy coming with one-liners, well executed exits and entrances and increasingly frenetic action.”


Steel Magnolias

by Robert Harling Apr 14,15 @8pm, 16 @ 2pm Apr 20,21,22 @8pm, 23 @2pm Apr 27,28,29 @8pm, 30 @2pm Directed by: Suki

Two generations of strong women share the joys and sorrows of life, and a good dose of local gossip at Truvy’s rural Louisiana beauty shop. Steel Magnolias: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program (13 pages)


Boy Gets Girl

by Rebecca Gilman Directed by Mariangela Saavedra February 10,11 @8pm, 12 @2pm February 16,17,18 @ 8pm, 19 @2pm Feb 23,24,25 @8pm, 26 @2pm Directed by: Mariangela Saavedra

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. Boy Gets Girl: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program (14 pages)



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