• 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.

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    Contact us:
    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
    610-935-1920
    forgetheatrephoenixville@gmail
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2012-2013 Season

Our 2012-2013 Season of Award Winning Plays and Playwrights

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September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2012

Microphones At Press Conference

written by Beau Willimon

2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner

In a presidential election, more than the candidates’ futures are on the line. In  Farragut North, the campaign puppeteers who script every word and plot every move fight to keep their own political careers alive past November. It’s a game in which friendships can’t exist and the only person you can trust is yourself.

September 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2012

directed by Jeff Cronin

To see Bryan McVeigh’s production photos, click HERE.

Production Team

Producer. . .Christa Wisneski

Assistant Director. . .Andrea Cronin

Stage Manager. . .Keegan Peters

Set Designer. . .Clem Mirto

Lighting Designer. . .Mike Fitzgerald

Photography/Video. . .Brian Miller

Cast

Stephen. . . Mike Shoeman

Paul. . . Steve Schulz

Tom. . .Bryan McVeigh

Ida. . .Maria Jarrell

Molly. . .Elizabeth Boehm

Ben. . .Troy Fisher

Frank/Waiter. . .Ian Alexander

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November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 29, 30, December 1, 2012

Li’l Abner

Li'l Abner

book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, music by Gene De Paul, and lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

1957 Tony Award winner 

Al Capp’s classic comic strip characters step off the the funny pages onto the stage.  Li’L Abner aims its satirical darts at everything from to right-wing militarists and incompetent politicians to gender standards and social conformity.  Features the great musical theatre toe-tappers, Jubilation T. Cornpone, If I Had My Druthers, Progress is the Root of All Evil, The Matrimonial Stomp, and more!

directed by Stevie Tagye

CAST

Lonesome Polecat…..Nick Eustis
Hairless Joe…..Bob Goretski
Romeo Scragg…..Joseph Tomarelli
Clem Scragg…..Richard Chambers
Alf Scragg…..Paul Bigas
Moonbeam McSwine…..Christa Wisneski
Marryin’ Sam…..Jim Kelsh
Earthquake McGoon…..Scott Coonradt
Daisy Mae…..Danielle Greenberg
Pappy Yokum…..Jack Roberts
Mammy Yokum…..Barb Hannevig
Li’l Abner…..Carey Rumpf
Mayor Dawgmea…..Brian Schwartz
Scarlett…..Jenna Tomarelli
Dr Rasmussen T. Finsdale…..Eric Thompson
Sen. Jack S. Phogbound…..Don Mimm
Stupefyin’ Jones…..Abbie Cichowski
Available Jones…..Will Nassau
Colonel…..Richard Chambers
President…..John Magolan
General Bullmoose…..Bob Goretski
Secretaries…..Patricia Rhoads, Rosie Alleva, Abbie Cichowski, Jan Swarr
Appassionata von Climax…..Melanie Magolan
Evil Eye Fleagle……Dennis Himes
Dr. Smithborn…..Brian Schwartz
Dr. Krogmeyer…..Abbie Morgan
Dr. Schleifitz…..Shelly Collings
Cecily Softwicke…..Rosie Alleva
Dogpatch Wives…..Patricia Rhoads, Rosie Alleva, MaryAnn Piccione, Jan Swarr, Joey Curran, Abbie Morgan, Beth Eustis
Dogpatch Husbands…..TBD
Additional Dogpatchers…..Sheila Atkins, Winni Fad, John Primus, Tracy White, Wings Wisneski

Click HERE for pictures.

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 January 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, 2013

Our Town

OurTown

written by Thornton Wilder

1938 Pulitzer Prize winner

Welcome to Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire.  Join our actors and crew as they explore the world of Thornton Wilder’s masterwork of the American theatre. This innovative production spins a blazingly intense and sharply satiric story of two small-town families, all the while reminding us that the past is a dream that glows with the evening warmth of memory in a present viewed in the cold light of day.

 directed Deb Braak

Production Team

Direction & Design – Deb Braak

Producer – Marnie Herzfeld

Tech Director – Aaron Gould

The Cast of OUR TOWN

The Stage Manager – Mike Shoeman

The Dramaturg – Melanie Magolan

Emily Webb – Liz McDonald

George Gibbs – John Schanck

Doc Gibbs – Drake Aaronson

Mrs. Gibbs – Maria Jarrell

Rebecca Gibbs – Ellie Jarrell

Mrs. Webb – Sue Murphy

Mr. Webb – Eric Jarrell

Wally Webb – Xander Dake

Simon Stimson – Steve Schulz

Mrs. Soames – Beth Eustis

Joe Crowell/Si Crowell – Melanie Magolan

Constable Warren/Sam Craig – Mike Shoeman

Howie Newsome/Joe Stoddard – Brian Schwartz

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March 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 2013

 Steel Magnolias

Steel magnolias

written by Robert Harling

The ladies in Truvy’s small-town beauty parlor love each other, even as they argue and gossip about practically everything. Steel Magnolias takes us on a sometimes comic, sometimes heart-wrenching ride with the ladies as they discover loyalty, trust, and true friendship during life’s most challenging moments.

directed by Greg Morton

CAST

Truvy – Pam Taylor

Annelle – Christa Wisneski

Clairee – Regina DePaolis

Shelby – Abbie Cichowski

M’Lynn – Wendy Mirto

Ouiser – Stevie Tagye

PRODUCTION TEAM

Stage Manager – Linda Blystone

Set Design – Hal Holzer

Set Construction Chief  – Scott Coonradt

Set Construction – Carey Rumpf, Clem Mirto, Wings Wisneski, Christa Wisneski, James Reese, Stevie Tagye, Hal Holzer

Set Decoration – Greg Morton, Regina DePaolis, Denise Wisneski

Costume Coordinator – Regina DePaolis

Lighting Design – Clem Mirto

Tech/Sound Operators – Scott Coonradt and J.T. Grosch

Props – The Cast, Linda Blystone

Hair Consultant – Marie Phillips, The Hairdresser, Inc.

Cast Photos – Eric Sanchez

Curtain Speech – Deanna Wisneski

Voice Over and Sound Effects – Ian Alexander

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April 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, May 2, 3, 4, 2013

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

R&G

written by Tom Stoppard

1968 Tony Award winner

Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet, as told from the worm’s-eye view of two of the minor characters, the bewildered Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As this Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy finally get a chance to take the lead role in the story of their own lives, they do so in a world where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads them to the tragic but inevitable conclusion.

directed by Diana Gagliardi

CAST

Rosencrantz:  Meghan Schulz

Guildenstern:  Jason Gagliardi

The Lead Player:  Steve Schulz

Hamlet/Tragedian:  Jay Reilly

Ophelia/Tragedian:  Renee Schulz

Claudius/Tragedian:  Jim Broyles

Gertrude/Tragedian:  Catherine Callahan

Polonius/Tragedian:  Leon Oboler

Horatio/Tragedian:  Ryan Burgess

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June 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29

Show Page HERE

The Drowsy Chaperone

 Drowsy Chaperone

by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Bob Martin and Greg Morrison

2006 Tony Award winner

A joyful send-up of 1920’s musicals, this play-within-a-play comes to life in the living room of a musical afficionado.  The Drowsy Chaperone is crammed full with every gag and gimmick from the golden age of musical theater.

directed by Marnie Herzfeld

Click HERE to see production photos.

CAST

ALDOLPHO – Steve Schulz

FELDZIEG – JT Grosch  

GANGSTERS – Scott Coonradt

                              Brian Schwartz

GEORGE – Jason Fazio

JANET VAN de GRAAF – Janine Herd

KITTY – Danielle Greenberg

MAN IN CHAIR – Bob Goretski

MRS. TOTTENDALE – Beth Eustis

ROBERT MARTIN – Carey Rumpf

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE – Regina DePaolis

TRIX – Renée Schulz

UNDERLING – Jack Roberts

Ensemble

Rosie Alleva

Sheila Atkins

Joseph Beregi

Kristina Cloetingh

Shelly Collings

Abigail Morgan

Tameka Sadler

Tiffany Wallace

with Dara Connelly as the Superintendent

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director – Marnie Herzfeld

Assistant Director – Melanie Magolan

Producer – Jan Swarr

Music Director – Denise Wisneski

Choreographer – Megan Kelsh

Stage Manager – Linda Blystone

Construction Supervisor – John Magolan

Lighting Design – Jeff Sugzdinis

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