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Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania  19009


Spring 2009

The Romancers

A Comedy in Three Acts

by Edmond Rostand

This presentation of Edmond Rostand's 1894 romantic comedy is the story of two young lovers, Sylvette and Percinet. What happens when two young people fall in love thinking that their fathers are mortal enemies? What if, in fact, their fathers have driven them together using reverse psychology, only pretending to disapprove? And when that succeeds, what scheme can the fathers devise to make it believable that they could forget their animosity? What will happen if the romancers find out it was all a set-up? When the fathers balk about paying him, how will the man hired to carry out their scheme collect his fee? (And why is a wall listed among the “Persons in the Play”?)


Mitchell Performing Arts Center

Saturday, June 6, 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 7, 2:00 pm
Friday, June 12, 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 13, 8:00 pm

Admission $12 and $10 (Student $9 and $7)

Special promotion:  Get a free pair of tickets in row K
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2008-09 Season

Our fall production was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.  Performance dates:  October 30, November 1, 2 (matinee), 7, and 8.


2007-08 Season

Tom Sawyer -- The MusicalOur fall production was The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, with direction and music direction by Maret Taylor-Genzlinger, stage direction by Elsa Genzlinger, and choreography by Andrea Schreiner.  Check out the cast of more than fifty people, and the photographs (Snapfish registration required) of a dress rehearsal.

Performance dates:  November 2, 3, 4 (matinee), 9, and 10.

The SorcererThe spring production was Gilbert and Sullivan's The Sorcerer, presented on May 9, 10, 11 (matinee), 16, and 17.  Directors and cast.  You will find the libretto here.  Glossaries here, here, and here.



2006-07 Season

R & G Poster

Our fall production was Tom Stoppard's play Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, directed by Merry Farmer.  This highly amusing foray into the absurd provides a witty commentary on theater, life, death, and the meaniing of art, and manages to do so without ever taking itself too seriously.

Performance dates:  November 10, 11, 12 (matinee), 17, and 18. 

Cast photos.


Light FareOur (late) spring "dessert theater" offering was entitled Light Fare.  Presented on June 15 and 16, the program included five very short plays, directed by Elsa Genzlinger and acted by nine members of the Bryn Athyn community.

The show took place in Heilman Hall, with the audience seated at tables in a casual atmosphere. Assorted desserts, coffee, tea, and bottled water were served.


2005-06 Season

Ayisha Synnestvedt, Luc RaduOur first production this season was Oscar Wilde's comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest, presented  November 12, 13, 17, and 19, 2005. 

A stellar cast directed by Gail Cooper made this a show to remember.

Our second production this season was a joint production, with the Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, of The Sound of Music Cory Boyce took 250 photographs of the final dress rehearsal.  You can view them online, and also order prints of various sizes.  In that rehearsal, Maria was played by understudy Miriam Lexie, although there is one photograph of Stephanie Latta as Maria.  Douglas Lockard's photographs are also available for viewing and print ordering.  These include the publicity shots, as well as shots from the two rehearsals on Sunday, January 29, including both Stephanie and Miriam, as well as the understudies for the children.

The Sound of Music
February 3, 4, 10, & 11 at 8 pm
February 5 at 2 pm

Photo of children


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