In case of rain, there are more than a few indoor arts and theater activities worth heading out for this week.
The family friendly comedy Goldilocks on Trial is on stage this weekend only at Dutch County Playhouse, Telford. There is one show Friday night at 8 p.m., and two shows on Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. All tickets are $10. Tickets may be bought online or at the door. 215-234-0966
The wonderful classic Harvey by Mary Chase hit the stage at DeSales University on October 1st and continues through October 12, 2014. I confess that this play is a sentimental favorite of mine, having been the first show staged by the theater group my husband (then boyfriend) and I helped found at Georgetown University (a long, long time ago), and which I recently saw on New York starring Jim Parsons. Somehow I never did get around to seeing the movie version starring Jimmy Stewart.
Charismatic Elwood P. Dowd is a loveable man who makes friends wherever he goes. His social-climbing sister, however, has a problem with his dear friend Harvey—an invisible, six-foot-tall white rabbit. When she tries to have Elwood committed to save the family from embarrassment, a comedy of errors ensues. Mary Chase’s Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy tells the tale of an unlikely friendship and the essence of human connection. Ages 6+
Call the box office for ticket information 610-282-3192. DeSales University, 2755 Station Road, Center Valley, PA.
There are two weekends remaining to see I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, and Incorruptible which close on October 12, 2014. This musical comedy I Love You… is at the Pennsylvania Playhouse on Illicks Mill Road. Tickets may be bought online. 610-865-6665. Incorruptible, “a Dark Comedy about the Dark Ages,” in which two rival monasteries vie for money and pilgrims by promoting their “saintly relics” in some profoundly unholy escapades, is at Playcrafters of Skippack through October 11, 2014. Tickets can be purchased online. Playcrafters of Skippack, 2011 Store Road (the barn),610-584-4005.
Michener Museum is showcasing Quakertown artist Steve Tobin’s work in thePaton|Smith|Della Penna-Fernberger Galleries will close on October 12. The Beans Gallery and the Outdoor exhibitions will remain open through October 26.
Internationally recognized for his strong yet elegant interpretations of elements from the natural world, Tobin receives well-earned recognition in his hometown with this exhibition of his monumental Steelroots, Exploded Earth vessels, and intricate Forest Floors bronzes from the Earth Bronzes series. The Michener Art Museum will present examples of Tobin’s work in an installation that will be presented simultaneously in the Museum’s galleries and in the outside sculpture garden.
A wonderful gallery of paintings by Skippack painter Rob Lawlor are currently on display on the walls in the hallway and inside the sanctuary at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2871 Barndt Road in Harleysville. You can meet and hear Rob “as he provides an overview of two of his series of religious paintings – the Beatitudes and The Ten Commandments” on the following dates in the Parish Hall, October 5, 12, 19 and 26th, from 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Brown Bag Lunch, $25 requested donation to cover presentation cost. For more details contact Tori Greenover 215-412-9887 or 215-350-2140.