Post Tagged with: "Playcrafters of Skippack"

Playcrafters of Skippack Presents Playreading Series

Press Releases November 11, 2016 at 10:25 am 0 comments

Playcrafters of Skippack is excited to present Classic, Contemporary and Controversial on December 2, 3 & 4. Three plays, four rehearsals each, featuring a company of 26 actors, will be presented in a script in hand format over Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. Plays selected have never been […]

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World Premiere of PURSUED BY A BEAR at Playcrafters of Skippack

Press Releases August 12, 2016 at 5:07 pm 0 comments

Please join Playcrafters of Skippack for the exciting World Premiere of John O’Hara’s play, PURSUED BY A BEAR, opening August 11. When Jack is faced with tragedy, he asks his three best friends to raise his daughter after he dies–and the situation is fraught with tears, regret and yes–laughter. A […]

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Go “Somewhere That’s Green” with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playcrafters!

Press Releases August 14, 2015 at 4:59 pm 0 comments

Playcrafters of Skippack is proud to announce the opening of its first musical of the 2015 season, the hilarious and campy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken. Horror, comedy and musicals marry in this cult classic. Nebbish florist Seymour is in love with his beautiful co-worker […]

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Hidden Treasure On Display in EDGES at Playcrafters of Skippack

Around the Region December 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

Every once in a while a new property comes along that speaks to a certain generation. EDGES was written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul as 19-year old undergrads at the University of Michigan. A revue (or self-styled “song cycle”) about coming of age, growth, self-discovery, and poking fun at […]

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Playcrafters Brings DARK OF THE MOON to Light

Around the Region November 7, 2014 at 10:39 am 0 comments

“A witch boy from the mountain came, A-pinin’ to be human, Fer he had seen the fairest gal…A gal named Barbara Allen.” —Traditional English Folk Ballad The Ballad of Barbara Allen has been described as one of the most widely collected songs in the English language, with hundreds of versions […]

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INCORRUPTIBLE Comedy at Playcrafters

Around the Region October 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm 0 comments

Who knew monks could be funny? Especially monks who specialize in grave robbing and fraud? If this sounds like your kind of entertainment, then does Playcrafters of Skippack have a show for you… INCORRUPTIBLE, an absurdist farce by Michael Hollinger, tells the story of an impoverished abbey in 1250 AD […]

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Salem Witch Trials Reborn in THE CRUCIBLE at Playcrafters

Around the Region August 26, 2014 at 8:52 pm 0 comments

THE CRUCIBLE, a 1953 play by Arthur Miller, is an adaptation of the Salem Witch Trials in 1692. Miller wrote the play as an allegory of McCarthyism which engulfed the country in the early 50’s, and was himself cited for Contempt of Congress for refusing to offer testimony before the […]

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60’s Reborn in Playcrafters’ HAIR

Around the Region July 24, 2014 at 7:30 am 0 comments

“Give me a head with HAIR…Long, beautiful HAIR…” I am a child of the 60’s…born a little too late to actually participate, I still experienced the birth of the hippie movement, the social awakening, the drugs, free love, and the horror of the older generation toward the “misspent” youth of […]

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CLYBOURNE PARK Shows Ugly Side of Humanity

Around the Region June 14, 2014 at 8:34 am 0 comments

In 1959 A RAISIN IN THE SUN opened on Broadway, and received 4 Tony nominations. The play dealt with a black family’s experiences in a Chicago neighborhood, and their subsequent attempt to purchase a house in a then all-white neighborhood. In this play, the Younger family is visited by Karl […]

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NEVER TOO LATE: Likable Fun at Playcrafters

Around the Region May 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

As a middle-aged man, I know one of the seminal truths about my gender…we do not respond well to sudden dramatic changes in our carefully-crafted life. When this occurs, we usually act in the worst way possible, angrily blaming everyone for the disaster that our life has become. To us […]

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Playcrafters’ THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: You’ve Never Seen Shakespeare Done Like This!

Around the Region October 20, 2013 at 10:32 am 0 comments

Considered by many to be The Bard’s first stage play, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA shows how foolish people can act when they are smitten with each other. Of course, Shakespeare can sometimes be far too dry for some people, and this play is obviously not in the same league […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 24: October 18, 2013

Podcasts October 13, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Well-Acted GOD OF CARNAGE at Playcrafters of Skippack

Around the Region September 16, 2013 at 7:39 pm 0 comments

Mixed reviews greeted GOD OF CARNAGE when it opened on Broadway in 2009. All four actors, Marcia Gay Harden, Hope Davis, Jeff Daniels, and the late James Gandolfini, were nominated for Tony Awards, with Harden actually winning. However, on paper, GOD OF CARNAGE doesn’t amount to much. This is a […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 19: September 13, 2013

Podcasts September 8, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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A Sinister SWEENEY TODD at Playcrafters

Around the Region August 14, 2013 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

As I was leaving Playcrafters’ production of SWEENEY TODD Friday night, I overheard someone ask his friend what he thought of it. His response: “Well, it was no MARY POPPINS.” Uh, nope! SWEENEY TODD is as far from happy as you can get (the full title is SWEENEY TODD: THE […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 14: August 9, 2013

Podcasts August 4, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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CAUGHT IN THE NET: A Rip-Roaring Good Time at Playcrafters

Around the Region July 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

On a week when temperatures soared, the humidity was like soup, and some type of storm occurred every day, you couldn’t ask for a better escape than seeing Playcrafters’ CAUGHT IN THE NET. Directed by Gay Hoyle, this play is the sequel to Ray Cooney’s RUN FOR YOUR WIFE and […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 8: June 28, 2013

Podcasts June 23, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Two shows opening this coming weekend! Don’t forget you can now subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Court van Rooten and Zachary Heller in a scene from AWAKE AND SING at Playcrafters of Skippack.

Classic AWAKE AND SING at Playcrafters

Around the Region May 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm 0 comments

Often considered American playwright Clifford Odets’s masterpiece, AWAKE AND SING shows us a few years in the lives of the Bergers, a Jewish family living in the Bronx and fighting for survival during the Great Depression. Guided by director Arnie Finkel, the Playcrafters’ cast effectively compares the sinking feelings of […]

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This CAT Owns the Stage at Playcrafters

Around the Region August 19, 2012 at 10:01 am 0 comments

With explosive family situations and a panorama of unhappy marriages, Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF is a classic for a reason. Set in the span of one summer evening, it’s the story of one family in crisis and teeming with secrets. Margaret (Marisa Brown) is stuck in […]

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