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CLYBOURNE PARK Makes it to The Stagecrafters

Press Releases November 2, 2016 at 10:06 am 0 comments

CLYBOURNE PARK, a bracing examination of contemporary social tensions, will open at The Stagecrafters on Friday, November 25, 2016. Race, class, and real estate are the targets of this satirical comedy inspired by Lorraine Hansberry’s ground-breaking “A Raisin in the Sun”. In 1959 an all-white community tries unsuccessfully to head […]

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ANGEL STREET Heads Stagecrafters’ Season Line-up

Press Releases September 3, 2016 at 11:32 am 0 comments

The Stagecrafters theater in Chestnut Hill begins its eighty-eighth season of standout plays with the production of the classic spine-tingling thriller, ANGEL STREET, set in Victorian London. At curtain’s rise, the audience is introduced to a very frightened woman, Bella Manningham, along with the master of the house, her suave […]

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OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck Classic at The Stagecrafters

Press Releases November 2, 2015 at 9:43 pm 0 comments

OF MICE AND MEN, the enduring American classic by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck, will open at The Stagecrafters on Friday, November 27, 2015. In this taut drama, set in 1930s America, two itinerant farmhands search for ranch work in California’s Salinas River Valley, hoping to collect enough money to […]

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MAURITIUS Heads 2015-2016 Season Line-up at The Stagecrafters

Press Releases September 9, 2015 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

The Stagecrafters theater in Chestnut Hill begins its season in celebration of American playwrights with a special preview performance on Thursday, September 24th of Theresa Rebeck’s MAURITIUS, which runs for three weekends. In this play we meet Jackie and Mary, two half-sisters who, upon the death of their mother, have […]

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GOOD PEOPLE at The Stagecrafters: Some People Have All the Luck

Press Releases May 22, 2015 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The Stagecrafters theater enters the home stretch of its 2014-2015 season with the production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s penetrating comedy-drama, GOOD PEOPLE, opening on Friday, June 12. Meet Margie Walsh, a middle-aged single mother struggling to care for her mentally handicapped adult daughter, and who is just about to lose her […]

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THE GOLDEN COACH Barrels into Chestnut Hill

Press Releases March 28, 2015 at 8:27 am 0 comments

THE GOLDEN COACH, a lusty comedy-farce, adapted by Yaga Brady from the classic play, “Le Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement”, by Prosper Mérimée, opens at The Stagecrafters theater on Friday, April 10, 2015. It is a stylish reincarnation – in a long line of stage and screen versions – of the story […]

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Escape From the Cold With SOMETHING INTANGIBLE

Around the Region, Reviews February 11, 2015 at 1:32 pm 0 comments

Step out of the cold into something hot at The Stagecrafters Theater. SOMETHING INTANGIBLE, currently playing, transports the audience back into the golden age of Hollywood. Two brothers, one the ‘creative’ mind and one the financial are collaborating to create a full length feature animated film set to classical music. […]

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SOMETHING INTANGIBLE Coming to The Stagecrafters

Press Releases January 15, 2015 at 7:20 am 0 comments

The third production of the current season at The Stagecrafters, Bruce Graham’s smart and engaging comedy-drama, SOMETHING INTANGIBLE, will open on Friday, January 30, 2015. The action centers upon Tony and Dale, two very different brothers who head Tony Wiston Studios during Hollywood’s golden age, through the 1940s. Both are […]

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The Stagecrafters Mine the Mysteries of CLEVER DICK

Around the Region December 8, 2014 at 10:37 am 0 comments

Whodunit? The Stagecrafters Theater attempts to sort out the suspects in CLEVER DICK, with a houseful of eccentric personalities, poisonous drinks, detectives, a maid, a butler, philandering, mugging, and motive. Houseguests galore bring suspicious, sexy, subversive activity to the plot. A young wife, an aging gentleman of the manor, and […]

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CLEVER DICK Arrives on the Scene at The Stagecrafters

Press Releases November 13, 2014 at 7:33 am 0 comments

CLEVER DICK, a potboiler of a mystery by Charles Marowitz, will open at The Stagecrafters on Friday, November 28, 2014. In this zany send-up of the classic British murder-at-the-manor whodunit (which also pokes wicked fun at the English class system), the Lord of the House meets an unexpected and inexplicable […]

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David Pica, Jeff Hunsicker in a scene from FARRAGUT NORTH at The Stagecrafters. (Photo credit: Sara Stewart)

Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows—Stagecrafters Opens Season with FARRAGUT NORTH

Around the Region September 22, 2014 at 9:11 pm 0 comments

As we are already being inundated with Presidential election punditry, Chestnut Hill’s Stagecrafters has made the interesting choice to mount Beau Willimon’s taut political dramedy FARRAGUT NORTH as their 2014-2015 season opener. Directed by Jane Toczek, this 2008 critical success runs in their historic Germantown Avenue theatre from September 18—October […]

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Pierlisa Chiodo Steo, Mark Grayson, Marilyn Leah in a scene from THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE at The Stagecrafters. (Photo credit: Meagan Ebersole)

Make an Appointment With THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE at The Stagecrafters

Around the Region June 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Spring is allergy season. To fix the itch, fill a prescription with great local theater. Laughter is good medicine. The Stagecrafters in Chestnut Hill, for their 523rd full length production, is telling THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST’S WIFE. Comedy, fine performances, and a great script make this the perfect remedy […]

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Brian Weiser, Jim Broyles in a scene from THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at The Stagecrafters. (Photo credit: Sara Stewart)

Stagecrafters Goes Wilde with a Twist: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

Around the Region April 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm 0 comments

Theater classics are sometimes staged with changes to shake things up. Now thorough April 13 at The Stagecrafters in Chestnut Hill Oscar Wilde’s THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST is one of those classics. Set in England’s grand Victorian period, this play tells the story of affluence, boredom, carelessness, deception, elegance, […]

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Tiffany Barrett and Susan Mattson in a scene from The Stagecrafters' production of BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE. (Photo credit: Sara Stewart)

The Stagecrafters Offer a Winter Escape to the Warmth of BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE

Around the Region February 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

No set, scant props, platforms and projections create an atmosphere showcasing powerful voices, compelling characters and a tantalizing mystery, all making up BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE playing through February 9 at The Stagecrafters. This production is one step away from a staged reading, and yet so much more. The story revolves around New […]

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Russ Tisinger, Marisa Brown in THE MOUSETRAP at The Stagecrafters. (Photo Credit: Sara Stewart)

Christie Classic Christens Holiday Happenings in Chestnut Hill

Around the Region December 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

The longest running show in world theater history, boasting over 60 years of continuous play on the London stage and celebrating 25,0000 performances on November 18th 2012, makes a holiday home at The Stagecrafters Theater in Philadelphia. Tricks and twists and turns add to secrets, suspicion and surprise. THE MOUSETRAP […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 30: November 29, 2013

Podcasts November 24, 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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Devin Oliver, John Devennie star in SUPERIOR DONUTS at The Stagecrafters. (Photo credit: Sara Stewart)

Stagecrafters Bakes Up a Delicacy with SUPERIOR DONUTS

Around the Region September 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm 0 comments

Great plays tell the stories of interesting and compelling characters in ways that make audiences work toward understanding, while helping enlighten and possibly even change audience ideas. Those characters may intertwine in unexpected ways, helping to bring out the stories they each have to tell. Sometimes great plays make audiences […]

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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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Laughter Fills the Air at The Stagecrafters: Woody Allen’s PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM

Around the Region June 19, 2013 at 6:59 pm 1 comment

‘Play it again, Sam’ is an infamous, and yet misquoted, quote from an equally infamous film, Casablanca. PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM is a comedic play written by Woody Allen. Lest the two not be any further confused, PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM, in which the neurotic leading man models his behavior […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 6: June 14, 2013

Podcasts June 9, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Lot’s of 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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