Past Shows

Halloween Scary Stories

13th Annual Edition

Oct. 23-24

Stories, poems,songs and the ever-popular Dr. Magic. Costume contests and Halloween treats for everyone. Be prepared to be scared! Oct. 23 (7pm) Oct. 24 (2pm, for younger audiences) Oct. 24 (7pm) Tickets: Children 12 and under admitted free but must be accompanied by an adult. Adults $6.00 at the door. Reservations 215 247 8881 or halloween@thestagecrafters.org Cast Members: Alara Arkan, Ana-Maria Manea Arkan,Bill Bansbach, Daniel Bansbach, Mary Ann Domanska,Lauri Jacobs, Ann Mark-Ockerbloom, Jeff Wu, Ed Young and Jeff Ragan as Dr. Magic.


Special Event

Halloween Scary Stories 13th Annual Edition October 23, 24 @ 7pm Oct 24 @ 2pm ( for younger children) Songs, poems, stories and the ever-popular illusionist Dr. Magic Costume contests, Halloween treats for all.


Reader’s Theater: Contrition

Directed by Dave Ebersole

March 16, 17 @ 8pm, March 18@2pm


White Guy on the Bus

by Bruce Graham
directed by Jane Toczek
Feb 7,8,@ 8pm,Feb 9 @ 2pm
Feb 13,14,15 @ 8pm,Feb 16@ 2pm
Feb 20,21,22 @ 8pm,Feb 23 @ 2pm

Read the review for White Guy on the Bus This just in: Chestnut Hill Local review White Guy on the Bus ,renowned author Bruce Graham’s play set in contemporary Philadelphia, unfolds as we see two strangers, Shatique and Ray … she an African-American single mother, he a white, middle-aged, wealthy financier who regularly ride a bus together, strike up a friendship. The play, as it weaves a twisted web of moral ambiguity, is an out-and-out thriller, as well as a deeply perceptive commentary on racial and class inequality in America. ” A scathing take on race.” The New York Times Author Bruce Graham will participate in the Question & Answer session on February 14th following the performance.


Witness for the Prosecution

by Agatha Christie
Directed by Yaga Brady

Nov 22, 23 ( 8pm) Nov 24 @ 2pm
Nov 29 @ 8pm, Nov 30 @ 2pm, 8pm,Dec 1 @ 2pm
Dec 5,6,7,@ 8pm,Dec 8 @ 2pm

A young man, Leonard Vole, stands accused of the brutal murder of a wealthy older woman, a casual acquaintance who, over time became most fond of him and changed her will in his favor. The stakes are sky-high as renowned London barrister Wilfrid Robarts summons all his legal talents in order to prove the man innocent. Agatha Christie at her best, treating us to a taut murder mystery, has crafted a thriller suspenseful to its very end, deftly combined with astute psychological insights and … well, lots of tingly fun throughout! Agatha Christie (1890- 1976), considered the grande dame of the whodunit, wrote sixty-six detective novels and fourteen short story collections. Based on a 1925 story Witness for the Prosecution is one of Christie’s most ingenious narratives acclaimed by critics and audiences as an incomparable courtroom procedural. Running Time: 2 hours and 40 mins with two 12 minute intermissions.


Lobby Hero

by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Patrick Martin

Sept 13, 14, @ 8pm, Sept 15 @ 2pm
Sept 19, 20 @ 8pm, Sept 21 @ 2pm & 8pm, Sept 22 @ 2pm
Sept 26, 27, 28 @ 8pm

  Jeff, a young, hapless, and good natured security guard, having recently landed the job in a Manhattan apartment building, hopes to bring some stability into his life. His involvement with his captain and two neighborhood cops in a murder investigation  puts his plans to a serious test.  Funny and deeply reflective. “Lobby Hero is a smoothly plotted crowd pleaser. As in all of Lonergan’s plays, he paints a vivid slice of contemporary life.” Curtain Up  Running time: two and a half hours including 15 minute intermission.


Skeleton Crew

by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Connie Norwood
Feb 4, 5 @ 8pm, Feb 6 @ 2pm
Feb 10,11,12 @ 8pm, Feb 13 @ 2pm
Feb 17,18,19 @ 8pm, Feb 20 @ 2pm’>

This is a story of four people who work day-after-day in a Detroit automobile stamping factory, each connected to the others by years of working together and sharing their everyday joys, pains, hopes and despair; and also their worries for the future if the factory closes and they find themselves without means of support. Their intersecting, and at times heartbreaking, life stories are beautifully rendered, all finely nuanced and complex, and full of tenderness. Winner of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award (2015) and the Obie Award for Best Play (2016)



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