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    Forge Theatre brings high-quality, year-round live theatrical entertainment to the Phoenixville community. Located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Forge offers a repertory of six productions a year. Our ongoing mission is to enrich and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience.

    When you visit the theatre, please observe our "Good Neighbor Policy" by not parking on First Avenue. Thank you.

    Contact us:
    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
    610-935-1920
    info.forgetheatre.org@gmail.com

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50 YEARS YOUNG

The 2011-2012 season marks our 50th year bringing live theatre to Phoenixville and the surrounding communities.  We have members and former members all over the country and involved in all walks of life, and have even helped to launch a career or two in theatre, film, and television.  But most importantly, we exist to enlighten and entertain our audiences with splendid stories, magnificent music, and dazzling dance.

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate this milestone all season long.  Here’s a little taste of what we’ll be bringing to the Forge stage this season:

Our season opens on September 9th with ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST, running through September 24th.

The all-star GALA REVUE fundraiser will take you on a trip down memory lane on September 30 and October 1.

FROM THE GALA:

“Bob Omrod, Beverlee Everett, Randy Knox, Linda Blystone, Linda Mandlowitz, Hal Holzer
What a wonderful Forge Theatre 50th Reunion Group!  -  September 2011

Such a lovely night.  It was good to reconnect! I hope to get to more productions from now on and keep the connection going.

Best Always…  Beverlee”

Did you see the article about Forge’s 50th in The Phoenix?  Click HERE to read the full story!

Would you like to wish Forge a “Happy Anniversary” or share your favorite Forge memory?  Leave your message below and we’ll post it on the website!


2 Responses

  1. I have fond memories of Forge Theater! I played Minnie Faye in “Hello Dolly” It was one of the best experiences of my life!!

  2. Has it really been 50 years since we did “Man in the Dog suit” in the firehouse in oaks, and then raided funds and wih the incredible physical and technical assist from Dick and Betty Silva, bought the funeral home for $ 15,000. and then tore it apart . . .worked overtime to gain the neighbors blessings for parking spaces, did shows,ripped out the elevator shaft and built an “entertainment center” downstairs for post production parties and danced all night . . . !!!

    The good memories are huge and thank you Forge Theatre for giving me the chance to do a reprise of “Happy Days” in the bandshellone summer and for the chance to direct “I Never Sang for My Father” with Walt Truax and Dick Culver and . . . shortly after my Father passed on . . . which helped me through that time . . . and a night of Tennesse Williams when we did, “Suddenly Last Summer” with Betta Ann Silva and Rosalie Pharoh and a never done play called “I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow” which few people will ever remember.

    Thnak you for the incredible friendships and moments hat enabled me to go on and expand opportunities in Minnesota that ranged from direting “Picnic” and playing “George” in “Chapter Two” for Westonka Communtiy Theatre, and “Gigi” and “Julius Caeser” for “theartre in the Round” in Minnapolis and build a /fun resume as an on-camera a dnd voice-over talent and spokesperson for TPT ( Twin Cities Public Television) and hundreds of companies .

    It all goes to Forge Theatre and the incredible crucible of opportunity it afforded me between 1971 and 1975 . . .I truly love, thank, and congratulate you all in a way that you’ll never know and wish you all the huzzahs and wonderful talents that you can embrace,nurture, and support for all the tomorrows that will be yours.

    Clem Birch

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