Based (sort of) on the life of comedy legend Carl Reiner, Enter Laughing is a showbiz comedy that's been making audiences laugh since it debuted on Broadway in the 1960s. It's the story of David Kolowitz, a stage-struck errand boy from the Bronx who dreams of becoming an actor. Despite a lack of talent, David is determined to make it big on Broadway. Along the way, he encounters a host of madcap eccentrics with often hilarious results. This production comes courtesy of the Players Club of Swarthmore.
A young New York couple arrives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania to see the famous Civil War sites, and ends up battling to keep their relationship alive in John, the latest drama by Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker (The Flick, Circle Mirror Transformation). Welcomed by the cheerfully odd proprietor of a tchotchke-filled bed-and-breakfast, the duo encounters a number of eerie occurrences, as questions of secrets and spirituality, love and solitude and life and death enter the atmosphere. This off-Broadway success comes to Philadelphia's Arden Theatre after scoring a spot on Time Magazine's Top Ten Plays for 2015 and receiving a pair of 2016 Obie Awards. The New Yorker raved, "Annie Baker's John is so good on so many levels that it casts a unique and brilliant light."
This funny and inspiring musical parody finds the humor in a woman's "change of life" -- set to classic tunes from the '60s, '70s and '80s. As four ladies with little in common but a black lace bra meet by chance at a lingerie sale in a department store, they poke fun at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. These diverse women create a sisterhood as they realize that menopause is a shared experience that doesn't have to be suffered in silence. Laugh, relate and accept The Change at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.
An Arden Theatre favorite, A Year With Frog and Toad returns to tell the story of the friendship between two dissimilar pals -- one happy-go-lucky and one not-so-much -- as they adventure through the seasons: sledding down snowy hills, planting spring flowers, splashing in summer swimming holes and piling autumn leaves. Along the way, they'll learn to accept one another, warts and all. Barrymore Award winners Jeff Coon and Ben Dibble reprise their title roles in this fun family musical, adapted from Arnold Lobel's classic kids' books. The Tony-nominated show is set to a clever, jazzy score and recommended for everyone ages 6 and older.