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 two separate weekends 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 code in 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 code will be sent to you one day prior to your reservation date. These codes 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*
Streaming Online September 21-October 4th through the Fringe Festival.
THIS PRODUCTION IS VIRTUAL ONLY (no in-person)
Season subscribers will automatically receive a link to watch this production.
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
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.
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!
Venus In Fur
Written by David Ives
Directed by Josh Hitchens
In-Person Dates: March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
THIS PRODUCTION IS IN-PERSON ONLY - if CDC guidelines allow (no virtual)
A playwright named Thomas has written a new adaptation of the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur, and he wants to direct it himself. He's holding auditions for the leading role, and in walks Vanda, a mysterious woman without an appointment who is determined to be cast. As Vanda and Thomas begin acting out the play together, they start to blur the thin line between theater and reality, playing an exhilarating and dangerous game of dominance and submission only one of them can win. David Ives' acclaimed Venus in Fur is an extremely funny, tantalizing, and very sexy exploration of the power of acting, onstage and off.
(sort of) adapted from Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Written by Aaron Posner
Directed by Robert Bauer
In-Person Dates: May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Virtual Dates: May 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23
Vanya and his niece Sonia live on the family estate. Sonia’s father and his beautiful third wife, Ella, have arrived to announce the imminent sale of the estate. Sonia longs for Dr. Aster, her uncle’s best friend, who lusts after Ella, as does Vanya, as does Pickles, a heartbroken lesbian who lives over the garage. And then there’s Babs, an artistic soul who came to help tend to Sonia’s dying mother and never left. Egos clash, hearts hunger, and souls cry out for meaning in this very funny and quite touching re-imagining of a timeless classic. Familiarity with the Chekhov original is definitely not required.