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People's Light Announces World Premiere of Music-Filled Adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAR Photo People's Light Announces World Premiere of Music-Filled Adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2021

Callous Scrooge, shackled Marley, and the haunting spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future spring vividly to life in People's Light Producing Director Zak Berkman's world premiere adaptation of Dickens' yuletide ghost story.

People's Light Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo People's Light Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

People's Light invites you back to the theatre for its 2021/2022 Season, featuring outrageous comedies, tour de force performances, Tony Award nominees, and three music-filled world premieres. 

THE CATASTROPHIST Will Stream From People's Light Next Month Photo THE CATASTROPHIST Will Stream From People's Light Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2021

People’s Light presents Lauren M. Gunderson’s The Catastrophist, a filmed play co-produced by Marin Theatre Company and Round House Theatre, and the fourth and final installment in People’s Light’s Winter/Spring Digital Season.

People's Light Launches New Web Series AMERICA 2AM Photo People's Light Launches New Web Series AMERICA 2AM
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2021

Amidst a neverending lockdown, what secrets, scandals, and salacious exchanges unfold in the middle of the night? People's Light presents America 2am, a new web series.

People's Light Launches Digital Winter/Spring Season With A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Concer Photo People's Light Launches Digital Winter/Spring Season With A CHRISTMAS CAROL In Concert
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 20, 2020

People's Light announces a Winter/Spring Digital Season of premium online performances streaming on their virtual stage, Always On.

Steve H. Broadnax III Joins People's Light As Resident Director Photo Steve H. Broadnax III Joins People's Light As Resident Director
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2020

Steve H. Broadnax III joins the artistic leadership of People's Light as Resident Director.

People's Light Announces Reimagined 2020/2021 Season Photo People's Light Announces Reimagined 2020/2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2020

People's Light recently announced a reimagined 2020/2021 Season, which includes an investment in filmed theatrical productions and a hopeful return to live theatre in March 2021.  

Steve H. Broadnax III's Short Film 2020 VISION Among Series Of People's Light Digital Photo Steve H. Broadnax III's Short Film 2020 VISION Among Series Of People's Light Digital Commissions By Black Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2020

People's Light has commissioned a series of digital projects in solidarity with those protesting systemic racism, anti-Black violence, and nationwide inaction regarding police brutality.

People's Light Announces Two Virtual Hootenannies With David M. Lutken Photo People's Light Announces Two Virtual Hootenannies With David M. Lutken
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2020

Frequent People's Light guest artist David M. Lutken is coming to a screen near you. The fan-favorite folk troubadour leads a stellar ensemble of musicians for two virtual hootenannies on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 17 at 2pm.

People's Light HOLD THESE TRUTHS Video Stream Extended Through May 10 Photo People's Light HOLD THESE TRUTHS Video Stream Extended Through May 10
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2020

While the live production of Hold These Truths (originally scheduled to run March 18 through April 19 at People's Light) was cancelled due to COVID-19, audiences can stream the performance at peopleslight.org now through May 10.

People's Light Cancels Remainder of 2019/2020 Season and Begins Virtual Programs Photo People's Light Cancels Remainder of 2019/2020 Season and Begins Virtual Programs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

People's Light will cancel the remainder of its 2019/2020 Season in response to evolving public health concerns. In addition to the early closure of Shakespeare in Love, cancelled productions include Hold These Truths, a solo play inspired by the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi and more.

People's Light Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS Photo People's Light Presents HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2020

People's Light presents Hold These Truths, a solo play inspired by the true story of Gordon Hirabayashi. As a young University of Washington student and practicing Quaker, Gordon struggles to reconcile his love for the U.S. Constitution with the government's orders to incarcerate people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. His work ultimately leads to the famous 1943 Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

Photo Flash: Steven Eng In Rehearsal For People's Light Production Of Jeanne Sakata's Photo Photo Flash: Steven Eng In Rehearsal For People's Light Production Of Jeanne Sakata's HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2020

People's Light (Abbey Adams, Executive Artistic Director; Zak Berkman, Producing Director) is presenting Jeanne Sakata's Award winning solo play, Hold These Truths, based on the inspiring true story of Gordon Hirabayashi.

People's Light Has Announced its 2020-2021 Season Photo People's Light Has Announced its 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 20, 2020

The 46th Season at People's Light invites you to revisit old favorites, find fresh perspectives on timeless classics, and be part of groundbreaking new theatre.

People's Light Brings SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to the Stage Photo People's Light Brings SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE to the Stage
by Stephi Wild - Feb 6, 2020

People's Light presents Shakespeare in Love, a stage adaptation of the 1998 Academy Award-winning film. In 1593 London, Will Shakespeare has writer's block. Low on funds and out of ideas, the young playwright finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, a wealthy merchant's daughter with dreams of the stage. Despite England's prohibition on female performers, Viola disguises herself as a man and wins the role of a?oeRomeoa?? in Shakespeare's upcoming comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. As Will discovers that his talented leading man is none other than the captivating aristocrat he admired from afar, the two begin a passionate affair that becomes inspiration for a new love story: Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare in Love runs in the Leonard C. Haas Stage February 26 a?" March 29. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

People's Light Presents THE CHILDREN By Lucy Kirkwood in January Photo People's Light Presents THE CHILDREN By Lucy Kirkwood in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

People's Light presents Lucy Kirkwood's The Children, 2018 Tony Award nominee for Best Play. Two retired nuclear physicists live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nearby nuclear meltdown. When a former colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, three old friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Directed by Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, The Children stars People's Light veterans Janis Dardaris, Marcia Saunders, and Graham Smith; and runs in the 160-seat Steinbright Stage January 15 a?" February 9. Tickets start at $35, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

People's Light Readies World Premiere Holiday Panto LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD Photo People's Light Readies World Premiere Holiday Panto LITTLE RED ROBIN HOOD
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2019

Fairytales collide in Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto! Each year, the People's Light holiday panto transforms a beloved children's story into a musical extravaganza filled with outrageous characters, toe-tapping original music, slapstick comedy, and topical humor for both kids and adults. For the first time, People's Light adapts not one, but two classic stories a?" the Robin Hood legend and Little Red Riding Hood a?" to create a holiday show like nothing you've ever seen. Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto runs November 13 a?" January 5 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage. Tickets range from $21.50-$53. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.

The 2019 Barrymore Awards Recipients Announced Photo The 2019 Barrymore Awards Recipients Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 14, 2019

The 25th Annual Barrymore Awards were held in South Philly and awarded $92,000 in grants to artists and organizations.

Colman Domingo's DOT Makes its Regional Premiere at People's Light Photo Colman Domingo's DOT Makes its Regional Premiere at People's Light
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2019

People's Light kicks off their 45th Anniversary season with the regional premiere of Colman Domingo's Dot. 

Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees For The 2019 BARRYMORE AWARDS Photo Theatre Philadelphia Announces Nominees For The 2019 BARRYMORE AWARDS
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

Theatre Philadelphia, the non-profit organization that promotes and celebrates theatre across the Philadelphia region, has announced this year's nominees for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. 

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