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Voted Number 1 Live Theater Venue In Pennsylvania

a non-profit, semi-professional theater, has been creating theatrical productions of high literary and artistic standards for  over 89 years.

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Visit us at 8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118

Questions: 215.247.8881 • Reservations: 215.247.9913
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Now on stage

The Crimes of Diana Eastlake

Reader’s Theater presents The Crimes of Diana Eastlake

A New Play

Written by Mort Paterson, author and notable area actor.

Diana Eastlake, a once-wealthy Manhattan widow, has just learned that her daughter, Molly, is being held for ransom by terrorists in Syria. Raising the huge sum demanded requires of Diana the most wrenching of legal and moral decision-making, fraught with perils for both her and her daughter. As Diana sets out to deal with this seemingly insurmountable challenge, fate conspires to place many confounding obstacles across her path. How this heretofore genteel, unflappable lady summons her innermost resources to confront these roadblocks is the subject of this timely and morally compelling play. Can love for her daughter guide her safely through the crucial choices she must make at every turn?

No reservations needed. Pay what you will. Talk Back following each performance.


Directed by Patrick Martin

Friday, July 20, 8pm

Saturday, July 21, 8pm

Sunday, July 22 ,2pm

Theater 1 Tony

2018-2019 Season



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Stagecrafters currently offers five theatrical productions per season, which encompass a wide range of styles, from classics to edgy contemporary fare.

We choose plays that are theatrically exciting, artistically challenging, and ideologically relevant. Additional productions include several staged readings of plays and special shows.


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The Stagecrafters Theater is centrally located in Chestnut Hill, in the heart of this historic section of northwest Philadelphia at 8130-34 Germantown Avenue (in the 8100 block between Hartwell Lane and Abington Avenue). The theater is toward the rear of the property up a short driveway. More

8130 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia PA 19118
Questions: 215.247.8881 • Reservations: 215.247.9913