First New Plays of the Summer Season

The children’s show Cinderella is the first offering of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival ‘s summer season. The play opens on Friday, May 30, 2014 and continues through August 2, 2014 with a 10 a.m. curtain time most Tuesdays through Saturdays, and some 2 p.m. performances. This adaptation is meant for families with children ages 3-12. Plays are staged at the theaters on the campus of DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA  Box office: 610-282-WILL  Tickets for the one hour show may be bought online.

To Kill a Mockingbird, based on the book by Harper Lee, is being staged at the Pennsylvania Playhouse from May 30 – June 15, 2014. Illicks Mill Road, Bethlehem   Box office: 610-865-6665  Tickets may be bought online.

Mary Badham, who portrayed the character Scout in the 1962 movie “To Kill a Mockingbird”, will be attending our performance on Saturday evening, June 1. She will speak briefly before the performance, as well as sign autographs in our lobby.

The family comedy Making God Laugh is DCP Theater’s offering this weekend, through June 14, 2014. 795 Ridge Road, Telford. Opening weekend features a Wine & Cheese and Director’s reception. Call the box office 215-234-0966 or order tickets online.

Making God Laugh is a family comedy that takes place in four scenes, each ten years apart, set at various holidays. Starting in 1980, the kids – a priest, an aspiring actress, and a former star football player – all return home, where we learn of their plans and dreams as they embark on their adult lives. The “empty nest” parents contend with their own changes too, as old family rituals and dubious recipes are trotted out and ancient tensions flare up. Over the course of thirty years worth of celebrations, we see how, despite what we may havein mind, we often arrive at unexpected destinations.

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