Past Shows

Miss Bennet – Christmas at Pemberley

by Lauren Gunderson
and Margot Melcon

Nov 25,26 @8pm, 27 @ 2pm
Dec 1,2,3 @8pm, 4 @ 2pm
Dec 8,9,10 @8pm, 11 @ 2pm
Directed by Jane Toczek

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. .Running Time: approximately 2hrs 15 mins with intermission.Miss Pemberley: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program (12 pages) Read the review from the Chestnut Hill Local  “…a savory Christmas truffle. So if you are tired of Tiny Tim, Angel Clarence and Charlie Brown, check it out.” Hugh Hunter https://www.chestnuthilllocal.com/stories/a-contemporary-twist-for-a-literary-classic,25946?


Proof

by David Auburn

Sept 16,17 @8pm, 18 @ 2pm
Sept 22,23 @ 8pm, 24 @ 2&8pm
Sept 29,30 @8pm, Oct 1 @ 2&8pm
Directed by: Becky Fleckner

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? Proof: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program (10 pages)


By the Way, Meet Vera Stark

By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Suki
June 10,11 8pm, June 12 2pm
June 16,17,18 8pm, June 19 2pm
June 23,24,25 8pm, June 26 2pm

Vera Stark, aspiring film actress, is determined and talented. The time is 1933, and the place is Hollywood, USA, and Vera is Black. What awaits this young, ambitious woman is a string of roles as slaves, maids, cooks, and mammies. Public recognition of her contribution to the arts emerges only after several decades in the business, when she is invited to appear on a popular TV talk show, and years later, when she becomes the subject of a movie retrospective and an academic symposium. This life story of an actress of color in America is bitter, but also wildly humorous – a full-blown satire that takes on old-time Hollywood, latter-day pop culture, and private and public hypocrisies. Playwright awarded Pulitzer Prize for RUINED (2009) and SWEAT (2017) By The Way, Meet Vera Stark: Online ProgramPrintable PDF Version of Program (13 pages)


Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley
Directed by Yaga Brady
Apr 8,9 @8pm, Apr 10@2pm
Apr 14,15 @ 8pm, Apr 16 @ 2pm&8pm
Apr 21,22,23 @8pm
Apr 23,24 @2pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, The Stagecrafters Theater must cancel the April 8, 9, and 10 performances of Crimes of the Heart. The revised opening performance will be April 14, with an added performance at 2pm Saturday April 16.  The run will continue through April 24.  It is the year 1976 in a small provincial Mississippi town where we follow 24 hours in the lives of three sisters: Lenny, Meg, and Babe, young women who, like their mother before them, provoke gossip and disapproval from the town’s leading citizens. The whirlwind events of those 24 hours brings these women more notoriety than ever before, but may actually change their lives and the way they see themselves. This black comedy, though stretching to the bizarre and gruesome at times, is in fact not only very funny, but also warm, insightful, and deeply human. Playwright awarded Pulitzer Prize for CRIMES OF THE HEART […]


The Revolutionists

by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Cate Pappas
Nov 26,27 @8pm, 28 @ 2pm
Dec 2, 3,4 @ 8pm, Dec 5 @ 2pm
Dec 9,10,11 @8pm, Dec 12 @ 2pm

Dateline: Paris, 1793, during the Reign of Terror − the time when a death sentence and the guillotine became the norm. Olympe de Gouge, author and activist, is trying to write a play about the French Revolution from a woman’s point of view. In this effort she is advised, prodded, and spurred on by three brassy, impatient, and insistent women: Marianne (a black rebel from the Caribbean), Charlotte Corday (a gutsy, single-minded assassin), and Marie-Antoinette (ex-Queen of France). This historical fantasy is a passionate, raucous, irreverent, and often hilarious anthem for four female voices, striving to be heard over the man-run horror show that they see around them. … As Marie Antoinette puts it: “Sometimes a revolution needs a woman’s touch”. PLEASE READ OUR COVID-19 POLICY BEFORE ATTENDING The Revolutionists: Online Program Printable PDF Version of Program (18 pages) “Funny compelling tale…full of word play and witty dialog” Hugh Hunter, […]


Rogues’ Gallery

by John Patrick Shanley
directed by Mariangela Saavedra
STREAMING ONLY: Sept 24,25,26
LIVE:
Sept 30, Oct 1,@ 8pm, Oct 2 @ 2pm
Oct 7,8,9 @8pm, Oct 10 @2pm

This theatrical piece offers ten offbeat and suspenseful monologues, delivered by a group of individuals who tell us, each in his/her own unique way, about their loves, disappointments, transgressions, and perturbing circumstances that life seems to be tossing their way. Journey with us through these alluring tales, dark and haunting, often touching, and much of the time … very funny!Playwright winner of Tony Award (Best Play) for DOUBT (2004)John Patrick Shanley, Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning author, wrote this play in response to the lockdown of the performing arts world during the pandemic, and is donating the proceeds of all performance royalties to the Actors’ Fund Please check our updated COVID-19 policies before coming to the theater. With Covid safety and the environment in mind there will be no printed program.The link below will allow patrons to view the program on their computers or mobile devices. In addition, at the theater […]



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