Schedule and Tickets for 2020-21 Season
For the 2020-21 Theater Season at Allens Lane Art Center, we have scheduled both in-person and virtual performances. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the theater program for this season will have a number of changes and rules that we will be following in order to keep our artists and audiences as safe as possible. Please note that some productions will only be available virtually, some only in-person and some will have both.
Virtual: We will be streaming a performance of each play that we present on one weekend for everyone to enjoy. To access these streamed performances, you will reserve your tickets (just as you would normally) and then, you will receive a link to access the performance. Virtual performances are pre-recorded so that we can deliver a high quality production filmed in HD. When you order virtual tickets, your access link will be sent to you one day prior to your reservation date. These links will be available on a timed basis (time sensitive) and will expire after 48 hours.
*In-Person: Should current CDC Guidelines allow, Allens Lane Theater will be offering performances of in-person theater but with new rules and regulations for safety. Please note that if guidelines change and we are no longer allowed to present in-person performances, individual ticket holders will be offered a choice of a virtual performance, donating their tickets or a credit for a future production. Should In-person performance be allowed, we will be limiting our audiences to just 24 people with no party larger than 4. Tables and chairs will be set up socially distanced with proper outside ventilation in the space. All audience members will be required to wear face masks and therefore we will not be allowing patrons to eat dinner in the theater before the performances at this time.
Tickets: You can either purchase individual tickets using the links below or save money and get access to all of our theater programs (virtually and in-person) with a 2020-21 Season Subscription.
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Shannon Hill
*Part of the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe Festival*
Streamed Online September 23-October 4th through the Fringe Festival.
Inspired by the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl reimagines this magical tale of love and loss with a modern day twist in Eurydice. Orpheus and Eurydice meet and fall in love. On their wedding day, Eurydice dies in a tragic accident. Orpheus travels to the Underworld to rescue her, but is given an ultimatum that twists their fate. Along the way, we meet the Lord of the Underworld, the "Stones", and Eurydice's father. This poignant tale about the enduring beauty of life and the cost of love will make you laugh and break your heart.
Written by Ira Levin
Directed by Ryan Walter
Streaming Online: December 4, 5 and 6
THIS PRODUCTION IS VIRTUAL ONLY (no in-person)
A murder, within a play, within a murder, within a play and on your screen!
Come join us for an entirely new experience as we draw on the wisdom of those masters of radio drama who came before us to craft something that speaks to the times we live in. We will delve into the depths of Ira Levin's Deathtrap, adapted for our new video conference world.
This delightful murder mystery farce has everything one can hope for in a delicious whodunnit; an aging artist, a young rival, a weary spouse, a lawyer with ambitions for stardom, and just to top it all off a psychic vacationing up the hill. Ira Levin's exquisitely funny look at the behind the scenes world of the on-act-five-character-murder-mystery-play will leave you breathless and dizzy with all its twists and turns.
Cast: Carol Moog, Stacy Skinner, Caity Brown, Fred Anderson, Megan Rose, Jim Broyles
Buy your ticket now for this novel and exciting endeavor, then sit back, relax and get ready to laugh as we bring you to the brink of your very own Deathtrap!
Written by Conor McPherson
Directed by Josh Hitchens
Streaming Online: March 12, 13, 14
THIS PRODUCTION IS VIRTUAL ONLY (no in-person)
On a dark and stormy night, four men seek shelter in a small rural bar deep in the Irish countryside, a place haunted by legendary superstitions. They are trying to impress the stranger among them, a woman named Valerie who has recently moved into the local haunted house. One by one, the men tell spooky stories from their pasts - until Valerie tells a ghostly tale of her own that changes everything. In this time of isolation, we all hunger for human contact and comfort, and sometimes the best way we can connect with one another is by finally telling the personal stories that reveal who we really are as human beings in spite of our deepest, darkest fears.
A Body Of Water
Written by Lee Blessing
Directed by Robert Bauer
*In-Person Dates: May 14, 15, 16
Streaming Online: May 14, 15, 16
One morning a man and a woman wake up together with no memory of who they are or where they are. A man and a woman wake up together one morning with no memory of who they are or where they are. It’s morning. A man and a woman wake up together with no memory of who they are or where they are. And who, they wonder, is the other woman in the house with them? Is she their daughter? Is she their caregiver? Is she their lawyer? And can they believe the stories she tells them? And does it matter that the stories she tells them change from day to day if the couple can’t remember the story from the day before? What is real? How can we be sure?