• 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.

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    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
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General Information

Forge auditions are open to the public, no matter the level of experience, and are generally held on two dates in order to allow the most number of people to fit it into their schedule.  Some directors prefer a prepared audition, others do cold readings from the script, still others may do both.  Be sure to check the audition page for the specific show you are interested in for audition information.  Please note:  Forge is an all-volunteer organization.  There is no compensation of any kind.

When you come to the theatre, please observe our Good Neighbor Policy and DO NOT PARK on First Avenue.

Questions?  Contact us by email: forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail.com


Our 55th Season!




Sept. 11 @ 2:00, Sept. 12 @ 7:00


Scripts are available for perusal.  Contact Hal Holzer @ 610-495-8583 or @ halholzer@verizon.net


Auditions:            September 11 @ 2 and Sept. 12 @ 7

Readings from the script — Italian/N. Jersey accents a plus for the grandparents

Personal monologues (1 minute) – not scripted  to showcase your story telling ability


Rehearsals:         Sunday afternoons, Monday and Wednesday starting in September

Performances:    January  6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 @ 8 with Sunday Matinees January 15, 22 @ 2


Roles:                  2M,2F (60’s +/-)whose stage appearance can be made believable as grandparents to a twenty-something grandson

1M, 1F (20’s, 30’s) whose stage appearance should be late 20’s to play the grandson and his love interest

This is an ensemble piece. Much like Steel Magnolias, each role is an important and beautifully written gem.


Synopsis: Nick is late 20’s and single. He routinely spends Sunday dinner with both sets of Grandparents in New Jersey. They are a very close and loving family – not a dysfunctional sitcom family. When Nick announces that he has been offered a promotion that would require relocating to Seattle, the Grandparents are devastated and try their best to find him a reason to stay- in the form of a romantic interest. The theme of the story is about balancing and prioritizing family traditions and attachments with the decisions young adults must make in setting out on their own. Over the River and Through the Woods, (again) much like Steel Magnolias, balances a hugely funny script with the drama of major life changes and loss. Both laughter and tears intertwine in this beautifully written family show.



Hal Holzer-director

Nance Brown-assistant director

Denise Wisneski-producer

Linda Blystone-stage manager

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Saturday, 10/29 9am to 5pm and Sunday 10/30 from 9am to 1pm and 5pm to 9pm. By appointment only. Please email Gould, Aaron.

Character Descriptions

1 woman 20-40

2 women in their 30s or 40s

1 woman in her 50s or 60s

2 men in their 30s or 40s.


Jan. 8 @ 2:00, Jan. 9 @ 7:00            Snow date Jan. 11 @ 7

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Feb. 26 @ 7:00, Feb. 28 @ 7:00         Snow date March 2 @ 7


(5 female; 6 male)

Aldonza — Dulcinea
Antonia — Alonso’s niece
Fermina — Moorish Girl dancer
Maria — innkeeper’s wife
Housekeeper — employee of Alonso
Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote and Alonso Quijana)
Sancho Panza — manservant
Dr. Sanson Carrasco — Antonia’s fiancé and Knight of the Mirrors


Captain of the Inquisition — played by a prisoner
Governor — played by a prisoner
Duke — played by a prisoner
Attendants to the Knight — played by prisoners
Muleteers: Jose, Tenorio, Paco, Juan, Anselmo, Pedro and a Guitar Player — prisoners


Prison Guards
Gypsies (Moors)
Men of the Inquisition






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