Theater

For nearly 70 years since its establishment in 1953, Allens Lane Art Center has been a vital cornerstone in the Mount Airy, Germantown, and Greater Philadelphia communities with the mission of Growing Together Through the Arts. Allens Lane Theater typically presents four mainstage plays each season, continuing a long-standing community theater program that has seen thousands of artists and audience members pass through its doors. We are committed to producing the best of contemporary theater, exciting new plays, and boldly reimagined classics - especially plays that tell the stories of people of color and the LGBTQIA+ community to reflect the rich diversity of the neighborhoods surrounding Allens Lane Art Center. In addition to our Mainstage season, we offer theater classes for youth and adults, Children's Theater productions, a Reader's Theater to workshop new plays, and Community Voices events that highlight local artists of many different backgrounds. Allens Lane Theater aims to bring people of all ages together through the communal power of the arts and is committed to diverse representation in our productions both with the actors onstage and the artists working behind the scenes.

*Due to current Covid guidelines all in-person indoor performances will be limited to 32 Audience members max, (4 per party/table), actors and staff will be vaccinated, audience members will need to show proof of Vaccination to enter the theater, no picnic dinners will be allowed in the theater, and masks will be required.

THEATER TICKET INFO

In-Person Individual Play Ticket Prices:
$25 General Admission
$20 Senior and Student Discount (with ID)

Allens Lane Theater Subscription (includes Main Stage & Reader’s Theater) Ticket Prices:
Current Season Subscription Rate: $100
Returning Season Subscription Rate: $80 (must have been a subscriber within the past 3 years)

All events for Children's Theater, Community Voices, and Reader's Theater programs are Pay What You Wish.

SHOWTIMES

In-person Main-Stage productions

Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays @ 2:00pm

Non-subscribers are let in 20 minutes prior to curtain for each performance. Subscribers are let in 30 minutes prior (a benefit of being a subscriber). Reservations for each performance are required. No physical tickets will be issued. Please give your reservation name at the box office when you arrive.

*Due to current Covid guidelines all in-person indoor performances will be limited to 32 Audience members max, (4 per party/table), actors and staff will be vaccinated, audience members will need to show proof of Vaccination to enter the theater, no picnic dinners will be allowed in the theater, and masks will be required. 

RECENT PRODUCTION HISTORY

2021-2022: The Secretaries, Dearly Departed, Real Women Have Curves, Life Sucks

2020-2021: Eurydice, Deathtrap, The Weir, A Body of Water

2019-2020: The Insanity of Mary Girard, Stop Kiss, The Philadelphia Story, Keely and Du

2018-2019: The Country, Sabrina Fair, Over the River and Through the Woods, 26 Pebbles, The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged)

2017-2018: The Grapes of Wrath, Rasheeda Speaking, You Can’t Take It with You, The Most Deserving, I Hate Hamlet

2016-2017: Rapture Blister Burn, Rumors, And Then There Were None, An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein, Betrayal

2015-2016: Proof, Living Together, Talk Radio, Tamer of Horses

2014-2015: Quake, Table Manners, Best of Enemies, The Lady from Dubuqe, Breaking the Code

2013-2014: Purlie Victorious, Polaroid Stories, Rough Crossing, Lettice and Lovage, When She Danced

2012-2013: Childe Byron, Expecting Isabel, The Seagull, Melancholy Play, When the Rain Stops Falling

2011-2012: Spooky Dog and the Teenage Gang Mysteries, Vinegar Tom, Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Wonder of the World

 

1953-2003 PRODUCTION HISTORY

These are all the plays produced in the first fifty years of Allens Lane Art Center’s history. They are listed here in a very rough chronological order based on the records that survive.

The Hostage, A Streetcar Named Desire, Viet Rock, The Merchant of Venice, Slow Dance on the Killing Ground

See How They Run, The Bald Soprano, A Hatful of Rain, The Cradle Will Rock, Lysistrata

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, After the Rain, Cry the Beloved Country, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Saint Joan

The Front Page, An Inspector Calls, Waiting for Godot, The Matchmaker, The Tenth Man

Detective Story, Tobacco Road, He Who Gets Slapped, Othello, Dracula

Long Day’s Journey into Night, A Resounding Tinkle, The Tiger, Macbeth, The Balcony

Desire Under the Elms, The House of Blue Leaves, Under Milk Wood, The Well of the Saints, Exit the King

Landscape, Tom Paine, Double Solitaire, The Devil’s Disciple, The Ceremony of Innocence

The Rimers of Eldritch, Leonce and Lena, The Petrified Forest, After the Fall, Love

A Raisin in the Sun, Lovecraft’s Follies, The House of Bernarda Alba, Don Juan in Hell, Richard II

The Apple Tree, The Runner Stumbles, Death/God, The Madwoman of Chaillot, All God’s Chillun Got Wings

The River Niger, Rich and Famous, Savages, Rhinoceros, Yerma

The Man in the Glass Booth, The Playboy of the Western World, The Ruling Class, Shakespeare Concert, No Place to Be Somebody

A Voice of My Own, Getting Out, Tiny Alice, Blues for Mister Charlie, Story Theater

Ladies of the Alamo, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Mojo, Alice in the Wilderness, The World We Live In

Curse of the Starving Class, The Threepenny Opera, Death of a Salesman, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Good

The Incredible Murder of Cardinal Tosca, In Abraham’s Bosom, I’m Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road, Amadeus, Master Harold…and the Boys

Working, Streamers, Sleuth, Advice to the Players, They’re Playing Our Song

A View from the Bridge, End of the World, Beyond Therapy, Painting Churches, The Emperor Jones

Amphitryon 38, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Crimes of the Heart, The Firebugs, Home

Cloud Nine, Agnes of God, Sure Thing, Tridget of Greva, Herstory, Cover

If Men Played Cards as Women Do, Road to Ruin, Third and Oak: The Laundromat, A Day for Surprises, At Home

Hold Me, A Shayna Maidel, The Son of Arlecchino, Stage Struck, Devious Means

Trifles, Graceland, Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music, Jacques and His Master, Brimstone and Treacle

The Real Thing, Better Living, Noodle Doodle Box, Prelude to a Kiss, Death of a Salesman, The Baltimore Waltz

Reverse Psychology, Joined at the Head, The Middle Ages, The Colored Museum, Hay Fever

Fat Men in Skirts, The Actor’s Nightmare / Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You, Lusting After Pepino’s Wife, Criminal Hearts, Sex and Death

Desperate Affection, Fools, The Fourth Wall, Patient A, Loot

Men Talking Women Talking Men, American Airborne, More Fun than Bowling, Greater Tuna, Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show

A Perfect Ganesh, O’Keefe, A View of the Dome, Why We Have a Body, The Fantasticks, Down the Road

I Ain’t Yo Uncle, Private Eyes, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Mere Mortals, Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, Beautiful Thing

Y2K (Because He Can), Office Hours, John and Jen, Herbert III, Losers, Torch Song Trilogy

Jar the Floor, Anton in Show Business, Buried Child, The African Company Presents Richard III

The Cinderella Waltz, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story, Three Days of Rain, Three Viewings

Our production records are currently incomplete from 2003-2011. If you have any information that would help Allens Lane Art Center fully restore its theatrical history, please contact Theater Program Manager Josh Hitchens: josh@allenslane.org

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