Stagecrafters reopening with a new 5-play season

by Barbara D. Mills
Posted 9/24/21

Starting Sept. 24 with a five-show season featuring a Philadelphia premiere by John Patrick Shanley and a play by award-winning author, Dominique Morisseau.

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Stagecrafters reopening with a new 5-play season

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The Stagecrafters Theater, closed for more than a year by the pandemic, will reopen on Sept. 24 with a five-show season featuring a Philadelphia premiere by John Patrick Shanley and a play by award-winning author, Dominique Morisseau.
“Rogues’ Gallery” by John Patrick Shanley, a new theatrical work, offers 10 confession-like monologues that tell of love, disappointment and transgressions. The play will be performed as part of the Philly Fringe Festival virtually and live on stage.

“Skeleton Crew” is Morisseau’s third play in her Detroit trilogy examining the lives of three auto workers in fear of being laid off as their factory becomes a victim of an economic recession.
The remainder of the season features plays by women authors. “The Revolutionists” by Lauren Gunderson is a feminist romp taking place during the French Revolution. The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, “Crimes of the Heart,” by Beth Henley, tells the story of the three Magrath sisters in dysfunctional relationships with each other.

The season closes with “By the Way, Meet Vera Stark,” by Lynn Nottage. This fast-paced satirical comedy-drama taking place in the Golden Age of Hollywood follows Vera Stark’s rise from working as a maid to a famous movie star to becoming a movie icon herself.

The first three performances (Sept 24,25,26) will be virtual. The rest of the season will be live on stage.

Audiences will have to show proof of vaccination and wear masks.

For dates, times and tickets, visit the Stagecrafters' website, thestagecrafters.org. Ticket prices range from $21 online to $25 at the door. See the website also for Covid restrictions.



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