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Living together in the community through the arts

Since its founding in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a cornerstone of the Mt. Airy community by bringing the residents together to participate in and enjoy the arts.  Whether its art classes for children or adults, amazing art exhibitions or cutting edge plays on the mainstage, there is something for everyone at Allens Lane.

601 West Allens Lane ~ Philadelphia, PA 19119 ~ p: 215.248.0546


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QUAKE - Comedy
Written by Melanie Marnich
Directed by Sarah Mitteldorf
Sept. 26, 27, 28 - Oct. 3, 4, 5, 10,11

Lucy is on a cross-country mission, looking for the love of her life. Her journey takes her across the American landscape through hilarious and eccentric relationships in which time and emotion pass in a warped instant. When her quest becomes intertwined with that of a quirky female serial killer (an astrophysicist gone bad), the landscape changes once again as they cross state lines and fault lines, exploring the geography of the human heart.


  • Jane Sorensen
  • Jeff Barg
  • Sarah Labov
  • Pratima Agrawal
  • Khalil McMillan
  • Browning Sterner, Stage Manager

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Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Noëlle Nettl
Nov. 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 - Dec. 5, 6

For Annie, living in the country home of her parents and caring for her elderly mother, the days, weeks and years have blurred into a routine of chores and boredom. Possibilities for a social life are limited, unless you factor in her brother-in-law, Norman. When other relatives come to relieve her for a few days, they don't realize she plans to spend a “dirty little weekend” with Norman in East Grinstead. At the family dining room table, sparks fly, tempers flare, intrigues develop, and secrets are revealed as Norman appears on the scene with his wife!


  • Glenn Kraft
  • Claire Drake
  • Don Gimpel
  • Mary Pat Walsh
  • Thomas Keels
  • Janet Wasser
  • Larry Arrigale, Asst. Dir. & understudy
  • Browning Sterner, Stage Manager

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Table Manners

Written by Mark St. Germain
Directed by Nancy Kreider
Jan. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31

Based on a true story, The Best of Enemies reveals a universal truth: all people, no matter their differences, are capable of change. Amidst incendiary words of prejudice and fear, Ann, a civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local KKK leader, forge an alliance based on respect and trust in a modern-day parable of transformation and triumph for civil rights.

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  • Michael Tamin Yurcaba
  • Zuhairah Mcgill
  • Edward Washington
  • Shelli Pentamall


Best of Enemies

Written by Edward Albee
Directed by Scott Jones

Mar. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21

Three couples meet in a living room and play dangerous word games. One person’s motives become apparent because she is suffering from an unknown disease that will claim her life. Mounting tension drives the guests to leave. The following day a mysterious woman and her companion appear. She asks, “Are we in time? Is this the place?" She is a woman of poise, sophistication and class. But who is she? Who is her companion? Why is she here?

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  • Karen Johnston
  • Jim Ludovici
  • Andrew B. Maksymowych
  • Ben Fried
  • Melissa Amilani
  • Carole Mancini
  • Christopher Booth
  • Jennifer Newby
The Lady from Dubuque

Written by Hugh Whitemore
Directed by Robert Bauer
May 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16

Alan Turing was an eccentric genius who played a major role in winning the Second World War by breaking the complex German code called Enigma. He was also the first person to conceive of what was to become the modern-day computer. Following the war, he was arrested, tried, and convicted for breaking yet another code - the British law that declared homosexuality to be a crime.

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  • McKenzie Jones Clifford
  • Kevin Fennell
  • Lawrence H. Geller
  • Thomas H. Keels
  • Carole Mancini
  • Mort Paterson
  • Dante Zappala
Breaking the Code