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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.

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    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
    610-935-1920
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Man of La Mancha

Book by Dale Wasserman, Lyrics by Joe Darion, and Music by Mitch Leigh

The story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, is performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

June 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25

Cast and Staff

Principals

Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana – Carey Rumpf

Sancho Panza – Brian Schwartz

Aldonza/Dulcinea – Nicole Napolitano

Antonia – Ann Kashishian

Dr. Sanson Carrasco/Duke – Tom Groves

Housekeeper – Melisse Weber

Barber/Moor – JT Grosch

Padre – Nathaniel Swofford

Innkeeper/Governor – Scott Coonradt

Supporting/Ensemble

Maria – Denise McBride

Fermina – Kim Edmonds

Guitar Player – Eric Duran

Anselmo – Ryan Edmonds

José/Guard – Joe Beregi

Captain of the Inquisition/Paco/Moor – Bill Thomer

Pedro/Guard – Tom Aberant

Paco – Tim Courtney

Belly Dancers

Mary DiGennaro

Andrea Holtman

Renée VonMechow

Jan Swarr

Staff

Director – Marnie Herzfeld

Music Director – Denise Wisneski

Stage Manager – Linda Blystone

Assistant Director – Mercedes Duran

Choreographer – Renée Schulz

Belly Dance Choreographer – Mary DiGennaro

Fight Choreographer – Steve Reazor

Set Supervisor – John Magolan

Light Design – Jeff Sugdzinis

Light Operator – Scott Sinay

Cast and Show Information

For more information about this season’s shows, click [HERE].

1 ACTstravaganza

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Forge Theatre proudly presents – 1 ACTStravaganza – a delightful evening of one act comedies – this July 20, 21, 22, 23 (matinee).

Open auditions will be held at the theatre, 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Monday May 8th  and Wednesday May 10th @ 7PM.

Here is a breakdown of the works being presented:

Teddy – directed by Burt Merriam – Cast 3F, 3M, some flexibility

A profane cat faces a series of catastrophes at the hands of his well- intended master and an overzealous veterinarian but somehow, he perseveres.

Chair Trilogy – directed by Mercedes Duran – Cast – 6F, 2M

A single chair acts as a  thread that connects three touching vignettes, each of which examines the complexities of a relationship.

Must the Show Go On – directed by Amy Borla – Cast 1F, 3M

A drunk in the tech booth, a sick actor, and a busted zipper – can the actors pull off opening night when everything is going wrong?

Cadaver Lab – directed by Phyllis Bastarache – Cast – 2F, 2M, some flexibility

An oddball look at one med student’s interaction with her new friend, her assigned cadaver – one who likes to crack jokes.

Civil Strife – directed by Burt Merriam – Cast – 1F, 2M

This  subtle battle of the sexes is played out in the comfortable home of an American upper-crust couple, but just who is the winner?

Mind Games – directed by Mercedes Duran – Cast – 2F

What do games like Boggle, Risk, Poker tell you about yourself? An introspective view of one’s self via gaming strategy.

Tree Animal – directed by Suki – Cast – 1F

Will there be any compromise when an overbearing mother tries to get her stubborn  child to come down out of a tree?

Announcing our 56th Season

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music & Lyrics by David Yazbek

Sept.  8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24*, 29, 30, Oct. 1*
Auditions: June 4, 6 @ 7:00
Directed by Wendy Mirto

Two men compete to swindle women out of $50,000. One is a charming con man and the other an arrogant rival who believes in conning just about anyone.

The Laramie Project
by Moises Kaufman and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

Nov 3, 4, 10, 11, 12*, 17, 18, 19*
Auditions: July 24, 26 @ 7:00
Directed by Cindy Schneider

Actors portray 60 interviews about the reaction to the 1998 hate crime murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

The 1940’s Radio Hour
by Walton Jones

Jan. 5, 6, 7*, 12, 13, 14*, 19, 20, 21*
Auditons: Sept 10, 12 @ 7:00
Directed by Greg Morton

Music, dancing and old-time sound effects mark the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in 1942.

The Dixie Swim Club
By Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten

Feb. 23, 24, March 2, 3, 4*, 9, 10, 11*
Auditions: Nov 5 @ 2, 6@7:00
Directed by Linda Mandlowitz and Nance Brown

Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships.

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang

April 13, 14, 20, 21, 22*, 27, 28, 29*
Auditions Jan 7, 9 @ 7:00
Directed by Hal Holzer

This humorous adaptation of Chekhov themes explores the relationships of three middle-aged single siblings during a visit by Masha, who supports the other two.

Avenue Q School Edition
Music/Lyrics/Original Concept by Robert Lopez & Jeff MarxBook by Jeff Whitty

June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17*, 22, 23, 24*
Auditions:Feb 25@2, 26@7:00
Directed by Marnie Herzfeld and Steve Reazor

A coming-of-age parable, it addresses and satirizes the issues and anxieties faced when becoming an adult. This PG13 version features the same songs/storyline and lots of puppets.

Congratulations to the Cast of:

 

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Cast and Staff

Principals

Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana – Carey Rumpf

Sancho Panza – Brian Schwartz

Aldonza/Dulcinea – Nicole Napolitano

Antonia – Ann Kashishian

Dr. Sanson Carrasco/Duke – Tom Groves

Housekeeper – Melisse Weber

Barber – JT Grosch

Padre – Nathaniel Swofford

Innkeeper/Governor – Scott Coonradt

Supporting/Ensemble

Maria – Denise McBride

Fermina – Kim Edmonds

Guitar Player – Eric Duran

Anselmo/Moor – Ryan Edmonds

Tenorio/Guard/Moor – Joe Beregi

Captain of the Inquisition/Paco/Moor – Bill Thomer

Paco/Moor/Guard – Tom Aberant

Belly Dancers

Mary DiGennaro

Andrea Holtman

Renée VonMechow

Jan Swarr

Staff

Director – Marnie Herzfeld

Music Director – Denise Wisneski

Stage Manager – Linda Blystone

Assistant Director – Mercedes Duran

Choreographer – Renée Schulz

Belly Dance Choreographer – Mary DiGennaro

Fight Choreographer – Steve Reazor

Set Supervisor – John Magolan

Light Design – Jeff Sugdzinis

Light Operator – Scott Sinay