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 theater experience. When you visit the theatre, please observe our "Good Neighbor Policy" by not parking on First Avenue. Thank you.
2013-2014, Our 52nd Season
The 39 Steps September 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 Join us for a screaming good time. But don’t give away our jokes — they’re the only ones we have!
Adapted by Patrick Barlow From the novel by John Buchan From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited And an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon Directed by Renee Schulz THE CAST HANNAY – Bill Braak THE WOMEN – Laura McWater THE CLOWNS Brian Schwartz Jason Gagliardi THE PRODUCTION TEAM PRODUCER – Steve Schulz TECH DIRECTOR – Diana Gagliardi SOUND – Aaron Gould PUTTING IT TOGETHER by Stephen Sondheim, with Julia McKenzie
That is the state of the art, my friend. That is the state of the art. A musical mélange featuring two dozen of Stephen Sondheim’s best songs, PUTTING IT TOGETHER shows us the highs and lows in the lives of three men and two women at a cocktail party on New York’s trendy Upper West Side. Featuring songs from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, SWEENEY TODD, FOLLIES, and more, this show is sure to make a great evening of musical theatre. (NOTE: This production showcases a revolving cast, with the five parts played each night by a different set of actors.) Directed by Jim Kelsh and Christa Wisneski November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2013 CAST REGINA DePAOLIS (NOV 1,9,15,17,23) BOB GORETSKI (ALL SHOWS) MELANIE MAGOLAN (NOV 9,15,23) GREG MORTON (ALL SHOWS) KATE NICE (NOV 2,8,16,22,24) AMY OSTERHOUDT (NOV 2,8,24) LEW OSTERHOUDT (ALL SHOWS) SAMANTHA RIESENBERG (NOV 1,16,17,22)
THE WINTER’S TALE In a world where a mad king reigns supreme, one steadfast woman authors a plan to restore elemental harmony to her world. William Shakespeare A sad tale’s best for winter.
Directed by Bill Braak Adapted by Cara Blouin, Chris Braak, Deb Braak, Eric Jarrell, and Maria Jarrell January 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2014 Creative/Production Team Bill Braak, Cara Blouin, Chris Braak, Deb Braak, Eric Jarrell, Aaron Gould, Maria Jarrell, Barbara Newberry, Alison Januzelli Ensemble Chris Braak, Kristen Norine, Marissa Lerman, Jess Brownell, Steve Schulz, Mike Shoeman, Kelley Stanford, Laura McWater, Maria Jarrell THE MIRACLE WORKER by William Gibson Directed by Clem Mirto February 28, March 1, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 2014 Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. CAST Kate Keller – Sue Murphy Captain Keller – Bob Goretski Helen Keller – Chyenne Hails Aunt Ev – Beth Eustis Martha – Camryn Duncan Percy – Randee Wismer James Keller – Matthew Barnette Anagnos – Eric Rupp Annie Sullivan – Kim Stratoti Viney – Joey Curran Jimmy – Rose Newmiller Blind Girls Riley McMenamin, Sara Wisniewski, Julia Gadsby, Ariel E. Ulrich, Grace Moore PRODUCTION TEAM Director – Clem Mirto Producer – Wendy Mirto Assistant Director – Gina DePaolis Stage Manager – Denise Wisneski
Fools by Neil Simon April 25, 26, 27, May 1, 2, 3, 4, 2014 Directed by Marnie Herzfeld Fools is a comic fable set long ago in the Ukraine. The town of Kulyenchikov has been cursed with stupidity. Leon, a young schoolmaster, has 24 hours to teach Sophia something, which will break the curse. If he fails he will become stupid. CAST Leon Tolchinsky – Josh Rothstein Sophia Zubritsky – Melanie Magolan Dr. Zubritsky – Steve Reazor Lenya Zubritsky – Kimberley Hess Snetsky – Janene Gibbons Magistrate – Rick Goldstein Slovitch – John Magolan Mishkin – Marybeth Quirk Yenchna – Sheila Atkins Gregor Yousekevitch – Eric Rupp
THE FULL MONTY Book by Terrence McNally Score by David Yazbek Directed by Wendy Mirto June 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2014