Theatre Horizon Sets 10th Anniversary Season: INTO THE WOODS, THE SYRINGA TREE & IN THE BLOOD
Theatre Horizon unveils its 10th Anniversary Season, the third in its home at 401 Dekalb Street. This year, the theatre sets out to showcase works that deal with apartheid in South Africa, adulthood through a fairy tale, and homelessness. The season will include Pamela Gien's The Syringa Tree, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, and Suzan-Lori Park's In The Blood. In conjunction with In The Blood, the theatre is conducting a county-wide project called Imagine No Homelessness. This thrilling season begins in October and runs through May. Subscriptions run between $62-$108 and are available online at www.theatrehorizon.org.
"For ten years, Theatre Horizon has worked to apply the talents of theatre artists in the service of others. Our 10th Anniversary season is about giving voice to the voiceless," said Theatre Horizon Artistic Director Erin Reilly. "We also tell stories that strike a common chord in our increasingly diverse world. Next season, the faces on Theatre Horizon's stage will reflect the diversity of our community in Norristown."
Theatre Horizon will offer free tickets to Norristown residents for its 2014-15 season. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 610-283-2230. All tickets are subject to availability. Tickets are unavailable on the following dates: November 8 and 9, February 28 and March 1, and May 16 and 17.
Elizabeth, a white South African, shares the story of her black caretaker and of generations of family straining against the chains of apartheid. Personal struggles of conscience mirror the political struggles that inspired the world. Love conquers fear as two gifted actresses fill the stage with the people, music, and verdant countryside of South Africa. Steve Pacek makes his Theatre Horizon directing debut with this beautiful two-woman show. Pacek previously appeared at Theatre Horizon in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and closed out this past season as one of the clowns in The 39 Steps. He is a co-founder of 11th Hour Theatre Company and has performed and directed at Arden Theatre Company.
A baker and his wife journey into the woods to break a family curse. But when they encounter Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other familiar characters, fairytales collide with disastrous consequences. Some of Philadelphia's most powerful singers come together in this bold reimagining of this Sondheim classic, a story about the sacrifices people make to see their dreams come true. Barrymore Award Winner and Theatre Horizon's Resident Director and co-founder Matthew Decker is already mapping out his ideas for a new staging of this beloved musical that will be a major motion picture this holiday season.
In the Blood
April 23 - May 17, 2015
by Suzan-Lori Parks
Opening Night, April 30, 7:30 p.m.
In this retelling of The Scarlet Letter, Hester, a homeless mother lives on the edge of society with her five children. While her children bring her great joy, Hester pursues a better life for her family. Will the community hold her back, or help her escape the hand of fate? Or is tragedy woven into her destiny, and written into her blood.
In conjunction with this production, Theatre Horizon will conduct a county-wide project called Imagine No Homelessness. Those who want to get involved can contact Theatre Horizon's Artistic Director Erin Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org.