• Welcome to Forge Theatre

    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
    forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail.com
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Forge has replaced its old and noisy air conditioning system. Can you help us defray the cost? Go to Arts People to donate!!

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Parking in the lot at Main and Washington (First Presbyterian Church) is permitted if you are a Forge patron. Please put a portion of your ticket on the dashboard.

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                                     Forge Theatre Presents

           Our first annual evening of 1- act comedies

This special presentation is a fundraiser for our new air-conditioning

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July 20, 21, 22 @ 8PM, and 23 @ 2PM – Admission $15

Reservations available at 610-935-1920 and forgetheatre.org

 

Teddy -directed by Burt Merriam – featuring Tim Courtney, Chris Ritsick, Dani Moore, Bryan Cassidy

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

Mind Games -directed by Mercedes Duran –  featuring Stef Nicolisi, Lisa Bassett

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

Civil Strife -directed by Burt Merriam – featuring Bryan Cassidy, Loren Bittner, Lauren Rozensky Flanagan

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

Must the Show Go On? – directed by Amy Borla – featuring Jeff Sherman, Tiffany Moskow, Ryan Kirchner, Tim Courtney

Missing sound cues, 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 – featuring Vinny Reale, Lisa Bassett, Cynthia Shelton

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

Animal -directed by Suki – featuring Julie May

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

Chair Trilogy – directed by Mercedes Duran – featuring Deborah Marotta, Lauren Kirchner, Chris Ritsick, Loren Bittner

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

That’s Vaudeville – directed by Hal Holzer – featuring various cast members

A compilation of classic vaudeville comic shorts

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:

 

Rotten Scoundrels

The Cast

Lawrence Jameson       Mark Dixon

Freddy Benson              Dave Cura

Andre Thibault              Lew Osterhoudt

Christine Colgate           Kate Nice

Muriel                              Denise Webb

Jolene                               Elizabeth Hennessey

Sophie/Ensemble           Amanda Morrell

Renee/Ensemble/ Head Maid       Julie May

Lenore/Ensemble           Ann Kashishian

Ensemble/croupier/Bell Boy 2/Niko/Conductor/ Sailor 2       Peter Phillips

Ensemble Male/Waiter         Steve Reazor

Ensembl/Bell Boy/Porter      TBD

Ensemble/Sailor 1/Hotel Manager/Gerald      Clem Mirto

Ensemble Male               TBD

Ensemble/Usherette/Maid           Lisa Hendricks

Ensemble/Nun/Desk Clerk           Katie Clements

Ensemble/Maid             Jessi Soler

Ensemble/Maid             Kelly Murray

Ensemble/Maid              Olga Skvortsov

 

The Staff

Director-Wendy Mirto

Music Director-Denise Wisneski

Producer-Amy Borla

Stage Manager-Linda Blystone

Choreographer-Gail Oldfield

Assistant Director-Clem Mirto

Costumes-Robert Marsch

Lighting Design-Kat Wylde

Set Design/Master Carpenter-Clem Mirto

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 Current Show Availability

June 25th is SOLD OUT

June 23, 24

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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.

 

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