Hershey Area Playhouse's 2016 Season
"Godspell 2012" is an updated version of the well-known musical that explores a portion of Jesus’ life, His death, and His followers. Hershey Area Playhouse welcomes back Jan McCreary to direct this popular and meaningful musical.
Hershey Area Playhouse’s spring comedy, "Charley’s Aunt", is an energetic and fast-paced farce. Written by Brandon Thomas and directed by Jeff Cartwright, this play in three acts follows two students at Oxford who force their friend and fellow student to pose as an aunt from Brazil.
"South Pacific" takes the stage as Hershey Area Playhouse’s summer show. Directed by Tracey and Matthew Ford, this beloved musical with a wonderfully-familiar score and thought-provoking theme takes place on an island during World War II, where love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who’s being courted for a dangerous military mission.
Just in time for Halloween, Frankenstein, is the Playhouse’s fall production. Victor Frankenstein wants to create a "new Adam," a man who will change the human race for the better, but his experiment goes awry and tragedy results. Written and directed by Marjorie Bicknell, this adult take on the classic horror tale, based on the works of Mary Shelley, goes back to its roots to find new meaning for the modern world.
"Miracle on 34th Street", rounds out Hershey Area Playhouse’s 2016 season. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decided to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. Lois Heagy, an experienced actor and director in central Pennsylvania, will join Hershey Area Playhouse for the first time as director of this heartwarming and familiar story.
"My Name is Asher Lev" follows the journey of a young Hasidic Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. Presented as part of Hershey Area Playhouse's Dark Night Series.
Come join us for an evening of one act plays! Six short plays, many by written by local playwrights, will be presented during this evening of entertainment. The slate for the event ranges from comedy to drama and back again.