Why subscribe to the Old Academy Players? To see all these great shows for one low price, $85, and save 32% off the door price. (Order by June 30th, 2023 for just $80 and save 36% off the door price.)
The Book Club Play
by Karen Zacarías
September 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th & October 1st, 2023
Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new book titles and a few glasses of wine and these six friends are bound for pandemonium as they start reading between the lines with side splitting results!
The Broken Hollow Banshee
by Rob Rosiello
Nov 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 2023
In 1955, Ivy Pembroke discovers she has inherited a family estate in Broken Hollow, Pennsylvania. Upon her arrival into town, Ivy discovers the ruins of a once grand mansion and the tale of a Banshee that has plagued her family for generations. Ivy Pembroke quickly learns that whispered myth is a chilling reality as the Banshee proves to be more than legend, and is determined to claim the final member of the Pembroke Clan…
And Then There Were None
by Agatha Christie
Jan 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th, 2024
Ten strangers are summoned to a remote island. The one thing all guests have in common? A wicked past they’re unwilling to reveal and a secret that will seal their fate. As the weather turns and the group is cut off from the mainland, each guest is brutally murdered, one by one, in accordance with the lines of a sinister nursery rhyme.
by Conor McPherson
Mar 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 2024
In a bar in a remote part of western Ireland, three middle aged lads and the pub’s landlord are swapping spooky stories. They do their best to impress Valerie, an attractive young woman recently arrived from Dublin. What begins as a simple visit to the local pub soon turns out to be an evening of both funny and spell-binding stories. The final tale, told by Valerie herself, takes a strange and unexpected twist. The mood of the evening changes and marks a significant shift among the chemistry of the group.
Next to Normal
by Brian Yorkey
April 19th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 28th; May 3rd, 4th, 5th, 2024
Winner of three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize in Drama, Next to Normal dives into the inner workings of a suburban family struggling with the effects of mental illness and loss. The father is a working architect; the mother rushes to get kids ready for school, the children are normal teenagers; appearing to be the typical American family. However, behind closed doors, their lives are anything but normal as the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years. Next to Normal explores how bipolar disorder impacts family dynamics and makes everyday issues immensely challenging to overcome. The show takes you into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with empathy and care.
by Thornton Wilder
June 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2024
This Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of life in the small town of Grover’s Corners has become an American classic and is Thornton Wilder’s most renowned and frequently performed play. At the turn of the 20th Century, we follow the ordinary, yet profound, experiences of the inhabitants of Grover’s Corners as they live, die, and realize the meaning of life.
*2024 Summer One-Act Bonanza
July 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 2024
(not part of the subscription package)
Our annual festival featuring lots of comedy, new works, new directors, and plenty of laughs!
Save over 35% off regular ticket prices
Purchased at the door, Old Academy tickets are $20 each ($25 for musicals), or $125 if you see all six shows.
As a season ticket holder, you get the whole season for just $85. ($80 before June 30th).
*You can also add our special 2024 Summer One-Act Bonanza (July 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 2024) for an additional $15.
All new subscriptions are general seating. In our intimate theater, all seats are good! But if you arrive 20–30 minutes before show time, you will have your choice of seats. You must be sure to call for reservations for the performance you would like to attend at 215–843-1109 and we will reserve you a space.
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