Mirthful and Magical or Hilarious and Harrowing? Get Ready for Old Academy’s Upcoming Season!

by Patricia Bradford

Mirthful and Magical or Hilarious and Harrowing, Old Academy Players Proudly Presents a Season that is Bound to Titillate and Delight You!

PHILADELPHIA, PA – East Falls’ historic Old Academy Players celebrates its 93rd season by presenting a mix of revered classics, contemporary masterworks, and Tony Award-winning hits. From the mirthful and magical to the hilarious and harrowing Old Academy Players has a show for every taste, bound to titillate and delight you!

TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare and directed by Carla Childs, is comical romp of misunderstandings, mistaken identities and frustrated affections. “If music be the food of love, play on” the Bard’s mirthful and magical immortal words begin the season September 11 – October 4, 2015. NO SHOWS SEPTEMBER 25-27 DUE TO PAPAL VISIT.

Winning the 2012 Obie Award for Best New American Play and being named a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 4000 MILES by Amy Herzog, is a funny, moving endearing story of generations colliding, directed by Charlotte Higgins from November 6 – 22, 2015.

The 2013 Tony Award Winner for best play is VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang. Running January 8 – 24, 2016 and directed by Jane Jennings, it is set in Pennsylvania’s own Bucks County and mixes a feuding family, a costume ball, and a hint of voodoo.

A 2008 Tony Award Nominee, THE SEAFARER by Conor McPherson is directed by Christopher Wunder. It is a chilling black comedy about the sea, Ireland and a mysterious stranger. OAPs 500th production runs March 4 – 20, 2016.

The 1967 Tony Award winning musical YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Annie Hnatko, this fast-paced, light-hearted musical is guaranteed to please all audiences and runs April 22 – May 8, 2016.

The 1963 Tony Award Winner and the NY Drama Critics’ Award Winner, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee, is a brutally hilarious, harrowing and emotionally searing, modern masterpiece. Directed by Old Academy President Nancy Frick, this ground breaking play wrings out every human emotion and runs June 10 – 26, 2016. Note: the curtain rises at the earlier start time of 7:30 pm for evening performances due to the length of the play.

Old Academy will present its special event — the annual Holiday Show — for one weekend, December 4 – 6 2015. Get ready for more terrific singing, dancing and fun! Please note: this production is not included in the regular season ticket package.

Why not subscribe to the Old Academy Players and receive tickets for six great shows for one low price of $75 ($20 off the price of tickets if purchased individually). Ticket prices are $15 for plays and $20 for musicals.

Located at 3544 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls, the urban village on the Schuylkill River, Old Academy Players has provided continuous community theater since 1923, and featured the acting debuts of both Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm; Sunday matinée performances are at 2 pm. Old Academy welcomes groups! If you have 15 or more in your party, you can take advantage of discount pricing. Parking for all performances is free. For information and reservations, call 215-843-1109 or visit the theater’s website at www.oldacademyplayers.org.

Theater/Organization OLD ACADEMY PLAYERS
Theater/Organization Website: http://www.oldacademyplayers.org/

Theater/Organization Address: 3544 Indian Queen Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (215) 843-1109

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