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Thank You!

Thank you so much to everyone who donated items to the Making Spirits Bright Food Drive!  Your generosity helped Act II collect a “wall-full” of items for the Inter-Faith Housing Alliance’s transitional housing program, Hope Gardens. The Inter-Faith Housing Alliance … Continue reading

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Act II on the Road

On Tuesday afternoon Act II Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite and Managing Director Howie Brown visited our neighbors at the First Presbyterian Church of Ambler. As part of the church’s P.R.I.M.E. TIME speaker’s series, Tony and Howie gave an inside look … Continue reading

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A Surprise for a Longtime Subscriber

Following Sunday’s performance of Rounding Third, Act II’s Artistic Director Tony Braithwaite surprised longtime subscriber Dr. Jay Sivitz by announcing to the audience that we are dedicating two front row seats to Jay and his lovely wife, Shirley, who passed away last … Continue reading

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An Interview with ROUNDING THIRD Playwright Richard Dresser

Act II: You’ve written that you were inspired to write Rounding Third after learning that your son’s Little League coach was going to cheat. What was is about that event that made you want to write about it? Richard Dresser: When … Continue reading

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W.H. Auden and “Man of La Mancha”

Fun fact: Poet W.H. Auden was the original lyricist for Man of La Mancha. So what happened? How did one of the 20th century’s greatest writer‘s end up losing his job to Joe Darion, a relative newcomer. As La Mancha … Continue reading

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Director’s Notes on Neil Simon’s HOTEL SUITE

I caught the Neil Simon bug when I was 13 years old and saw a production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Eugene Jerome, the play’s lead character and narrator, is an adolescent navigating the peculiarities and awkwardness of entering his teens. … Continue reading

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The Elements of Ghostly Style

by Bill D’Agostino, production dramaturg To prepare for writing her novella, The Woman in Black, Susan Hill read “a lot of ghost stories to see if I could find common elements,” she told Act II Playhouse in a recent e-mail. … Continue reading

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