Wednesday, September 7, 2011

On stage in September

PHOENIXVILLE -- Forge Theatre presents "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24.
Based on the  1960s novel, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest" written by Dale Wasserman, adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey, left an indelible mark on contemporary theatre. Boisterous, ribald, and ultimately devastating, it is the unforgettable story of patients in a mental institution, a world where sanity means conformity. For more information call 610-935-1920 or visit the website at

POTTSTOWN --Tri-County Performing Arts Center:
1) "Flamenia’s Wedding" (family comedy) will be features at the Tri-County Performing Arts Center Saturday, Sept. 10 & Sunday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m.
Written and directed by Don Elwell, Artistic Director of Greylight Theatre Collective Commedia dell’Arte Improvisational Comedy, the show is appropriate for all ages.
Flamenia has a problem. She's been deeply immersed in the joys of learning and reading, but her elderly father, Pantalone, has decided that reading taxes the feeble minds of women. In response, he has concocted a surprise - Flamenia is getting married, and hopefully to his old friend, the aging, wealthy braggart Captain Spavinto! What to do? Fortunately for Flamenia, she has an intellect that just won't quit, and with the help of her scheming servant, Bardalino, she comes up with a plot to either derail the marriage or to build herself a fiancée she can live with ... and that, of course, would be herself! With plot elements drawn from Flamenio Scala's sixteenth century collection of Commedia scenarios, and utilizing period costuming,) "Flamenia’s Wedding" is the Commedia at its best.
A talk-back with the director and cast will follow each performance
Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $13 for children 12 & under. Tri-County Performing Arts Center is located at 245 E. High St. in
Pottstown. For information go to

2) MURDER MYSTERY PARTY, "A Brush with Death: The Flossing of Chester Basil"
will be presented Friday, Sept. 16 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday's is at 3 p.m.
Includes Pre-Show Assorted Cheeses with Complimentary Wine and Intermission Dessert Buffet - Not recommended for young children due to performance format*
"You are cordially invited to the home of Chester Basil (also known as the Tri-PAC), for an interactive comedy murder mystery “whodunit”! Bring the whole gang and enjoy delicious light fare while meeting a sarcastic gumshoe and his mentally meandering sidekick as they investigate the untimely death of a famous dental floss magnate. Is it the comely yoga instructor, the muscleman chef, the loyal maid, or the wife who stands to inherit millions? Or did the butler do it?"
Tickets for adults and seniors are $32 and students and children 12 & under, $24.
Tri-County Performing Arts Center is located at 245 E. High St. in Pottstown. For information go to

READING -- Genesius Theatre presents the comedy "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change' Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 18, 25 at 3 p.m. and Sept. 21, 22 at 7 p.m. Directed by Hope L. O’Pake, "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change," by Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts, can be summed up in the show’s official tag line: “Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit.”
Genesius Theatre is located at 153 North 10th Street (Corner of 10th & Walnut) in Reading. For tickets call 610-373-9500 or go to Tickets Online at
For more information, go to

READING -- Reading Community Players presents the world-acclaimed "To Kill a Mockingbird" opening on Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. Other performances will be on Sept. 24 at 8 p.m., Sept. 25 at 3 p.m.; Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 8 p.m and the final performance Oct. 2 at 3 p.m.
"It's 1935 and it's Maycomb, Alabama." Tensions are running high as Atticus Finch prepares to defend Tom Robinson, a young black man with a crippled left arm, who is accused of attacking a poor, ignorant white woman for whom he feels pity. Finch's children, Scout and Jem experience the depth of racial hatred in their town, among their friends, as well as the unexpected strengths of their father. Both walk in the skins of others, as their father instructs them to do, to understand the reclusive Boo Radley and the vicious Mrs. Dubose.
For reservations call the theatre at 610-375-9106 or visit the website at

READING -- Sovereign Performing Arts Center, 136 N. Sixth St. (1-800-745-3000)
"Menopause the Musical" 8 p.m. Sept. 28-29 -- This uplifting 90-minute production includes parodies from the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s.
It culminates with a salute to women who are experiencing The Change. Tickets start at $61.


BRISTOL -- Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol (215-785-0100)
"Chita Rivera: My Broadway" Sept. 23-25

EPHRATA -- Ephrata Performing Arts Center's Sharadin-Bigler Theater, Cocalico Street, Ephrata (717-733-7966)
"Equus" Sept. 8-17

HARRISBURG -- Gamut Classic Theatre, 605 Strawberry Square, Harrisburg (717-238-4111)
Gamut Theatre Group presents Bram Stoker's "Dracula" 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 10, 16 and 17

MALVERN -- People's Light and Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern (610-644-3500)
"The Return of Don Quixote"
Sept. 21 through Oct. 16


Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. Second St., Philadelphia (215-922-1122)
"August: Osage County" Sept. 29 through Oct. 30

Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia (215-413-1318)
"Aspects of Love" Sept. 6 through Oct. 23

Walnut Street Theatre for Kids presents "Madeline and the Bad Hat" 10:30 a.m., 1 and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 24

QUAKERTOWN -- McCoole's Arts & Events Place, 10 S. Main St., Quakertown (215-538-1776)
Crowded Kitchen Players present "The Maltese Falcon" Sept. 23 through Oct. 9.


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