• 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
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2016-2017 Season

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The Boys Next Door by Tom Griffin

Explores the lives of four men with various mental disabilities who live in a group home under the supervision of an earnest social worker.

September 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

Directed by Greg Morton

Arnold Wiggins – Randy Knox
Lucien P Smith – Bob Goretski
Jack – Ben Nurthen
Norman Bulansky – Hal Holzer
Barry Klemper – Keith Chamberlain
Sheila – Mary Elizabeth Quirk
Mr. Klemper – Lew Osterhoudt
Mrs. Fremus, Mrs. Warren, Clara – Kim Smith Knipe
Mr. Hedges, Mr. Corbin, Senator Clark – Eric Duran

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The Addams Family

Music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice

Wednesday has invited her new (normal) boyfriend and his parents to dinner. The whole Addams Family gang is concerned and the dinner isn’t a complete success.

October 28, 29  November 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 Directed by Clem Mirto

Cast

Gomez Addams – Ben Long
Morticia Addams – Denise Webb
Wednesday Addams – Emma Muller
Pugsley Addams – Zach Anderson
Uncle Fester – Murray Kramer
Grandma – Laura Cohn
Lurch – Bryan D. Cassidy
Alice Beineke – Kate Nice
Mal Beineke – Doug Pratt
Lucus Beineke – Ryan Simme
Female Ancestor – Courtney Harris
Female Ancestor – Katie Clements
Female Ancestor – Juliet Klinman
Female Ancestor – Charly Klinman
Female Ancestor – Amanda Morrell
Male Ancestor – Sebastian Antonio
Male Ancestor – Tom Cappelli
Male Ancestor – Macey Cohn
Male Ancestor – Sam Pattine

Staff

Director/Set Design – Clem Mirto
Music Director – Patrick Murphy
Producer – Wendy Mirto
Stage Manager – Kim Paczkowski
Choreographer – Tom Stumme
Costumes – Nina Ely
Makeup – Sharon Mauch
Lighting Design – Lew Osterhoudt
Special Effects Puppet Maker – Kim Stratoti
Fight Choreographer – Chris Braak
Scenic Design – Matt Nice

River

 

Over the River and Through the Woods

by Joe DiPietro

An Italian-American guy from New Jersey sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner – until he has to tell them he’s been offered a Seattle job..

January 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

Directed by Hal Holzer

Cast

Aida                           Mimi Brown

Caitlin                       Dani Moore

Emma                        Bev Smith

Frank                         Dan Gudema

Nick                           Tom Cappelli

Nunzio                      Vincent Reale

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Dead Man’s Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl

A woman answers the cell phone of a stranger in a cafe. She has taken the phone because it is ringing and the man does not answer it; he is dead.

Adult situations/language

February 24, 25 March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Jean:                     Caitlin Monahan

Gordon:               Eric Rupp

Mrs. Gottlieb:    Lauren Flanagan

Other Woman:  Laura Shoeman

Hermia:                Carly Crowley

Dwight:                Jeff Hunsicker

Director:              Aaron Gould

Ass’t Director:    Michael Shoeman

Producer:            Barbara Newberry

Stage Mgr.:         Kim Paczkowski

Set Design:          Matt Nice

Lighting Design: Lew Osterhoudt

 

EQUUS

 

Equus by Peter Shaffer 

A psychiatrist attempts to treat a young man who has a pathological religious fascination with horses. It becomes a psychological puzzle for both doctor and audience.

April 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Directed by Suki      RATED R for nudity/adult content

Auditions: Jan. 8@2:00, Jan. 9@7:00

 

CAST

Matt Ronzani – Alan Strang
Brian Viksne – Nugget
Eric Jarrell – Martin Dysart
Laura Cohn – Hesther Saloman
Teri Maxwell – Dora Strang
Lenny Grossman – Frank Strang
Tiffany Moskow – Jill Mason
Murray Kramer – Harry Dalton
Denise McBride – Nurse (Hesther US)
Christopher Ritsick – Horse 1/Horseman(/Nugget US)
Anne Lannak – Horse 2(/Nurse US)
Stefanie Nicolosi – Horse 3
Patrick McGurk – Horse 4
Kat Wylde – Horse 5

Production Staff
Suki – Director, Set Design, Scenic
Scott Grande – Assistant Director
Wendy Mirto – Producer
Ryan Kadwill – TD/Master Carp/Board OP
Mercedes Duran – Stage Manager
Clem Mirto – Lighting & Sound Design
Danielle Riedel – Costumes/Props Coord (Jill US)
Burton Merriam – Prop Assistant (Horse Heads)
Christopher Ritsick – Board Advisor

 

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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

 

 

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