Wednesday
Dec102014

Seeking Directors

Langhorne Players is looking for directors for its 2015 season! The shows are Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, Red, Good People, Speed-The-Plow, and Breaking the Code (See below for more details) If you're interested, please contact artistic director Aaron Wexler at aaron@langhorneplayers.org. We will be accepting admissions for Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike until January 5, and for the remainder of the season until January 31.

Tuesday
Dec092014

Announcing our 2015 Season!

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, May 1, 2

The perfect melding of Bucks County charm and family dysfunction. Come join us for an evening that is by turns endearing, ridiculous, and surprising- but never dull. Crazy siblings, a cleaning woman who can predict the future, an aging starlet and her boy-toy, all honed to a fever comedic pitch that will no doubt have Anton Chekhov rolling over in his grave. We won't spoil the fun, but the costume party alone is worth the price of admission. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play.

 

Red by John Logan

May 29, 30, 31, June 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13

An intense study of a brilliant mind that immmerses viewers in the "texture of thoughts". Red follows renowned expressionist Mark Rothko as he executesa series of murals that in 1958 represent the biggest modern art commission in history. The play follows the evolving tension between Rothko and his young assistant that culminates in what Dramatists describes as " the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing". A portrait of intense retrospection, ambition, and vulnerability, and an exhilarating explosion of activity and paint that you won't soon forget. "John Logan sends the American abstract painter Mark Rothko into battle with his demons... and the artist's howls are pure music." (Variety) Winner of six Tony Awards.

 

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire

July 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25

Margie, barely covering last month's bills with this month's paycheck, has lost yet another job. Facing eviction, she places her hopes on an old fling who's made it out of her South Boston neighborhood- but is the guy confident enough to face his humble beginnings? With unique style and appealing characters, Lindsay-Abaire explores the "struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America" and asks whether it's character or just being in the right place at the right time that determines our fates. Lindsay-Abaire is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Rabbit Hole and his Good People received two nominations including Best Play in 2011.

 

Speed-The-Plow by David Mamet

August 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29

The original production starred Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver, and Madonna in dissecting- well, maybe vivisecting- corrupt Hollywood culture. Two producer/friends are reaching for the big time, pitching a new script with a big star already on board, to a major studio. Their efforts get sidetracked when they wager over the seduction of a temporary secretary. She seduces one of them to advance her own interest in another project- an "apocalyptically spiritual novel" with no screen potential. The New York Times called Speed-The-Plow "hilarious and chilling" and the New York Post chimed in with "wonderful, dazzling, brilliant".

 

Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore

October 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17

Breaking The Code is based on the true story of famed mathematician and computer science pioneer Alan Turing, who cracked the Enigma Code during World War II, not aware he'd be facing a more personal battle back home. An elegant and moving tour de force, Hugh Whitemore's play is about a brilliant and expansive spirit who died too soon, either overlooked or vilified. Turing was unable to receive public recognition for his work because it was too far ahead of its time and conducted under a veil of wartime secrecy. Yet he was vilified by that same public when he was caught up in a homosexual scandal in the midst of Cold War paranoia that considered anyone different to be the enemy.


Monday
Aug042014

Our Next Production Opening October 17

The Columnist by David Auburn

Originally starring John Lithgow in the 2012 Broadway production at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Columnist is a drama about the press and power, sex and betrayal from the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Proof, David Auburn. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation's most influential journalist- beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington elite. But as the 60's dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well. Based on the real-life story of Joe Alsop, whose columns at the time of his 1974 retirement were running three times a week in more than three hundred newspapers. The Columnist is a deft blend of history and storytelling, and a powerful portrait of an ideologically complex man. Directed by Aaron Wexler

Oct 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, Nov 1

Wednesday
Jul162014

Take A Peak Behind The Scenes At Langhorne Players

This week The Midweek Wire published an article about our presentation at the Anna Mary Williamson Library and Museum in Langhorne where we talked about the process of putting up a show:

http://midweekwire.com/2014/07/16/behind-the-curtain-2/

Monday
Jul142014

Announcing Auditions for The Columnist!


 Originally starring John Lithgow in the 2012 Broadway production at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Columnist is a drama about the press and power, sex and betrayal from the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning author of Proof, David Auburn. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation's most influential journalis
t- beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington elite. But as the 60's dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well. Based on the real-life story of Joe Alsop, whose columns at the time of his 1974 retirement were running three times a week in more than three hundred newspapers. The Columnist is a deft blend of history and storytelling, and a powerful portrait of an ideologically complex man. Director Aaron Wexler is looking for 2 men, 1 woman (ages 40-60), 2 Men (ages 20-40), and 1 Woman (ages 18-28). Cold Reading; sides will be provided at the audition. Audition dates are August 4th and 5th at 7 PM. Show dates are Oct. 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, and Nov. 1st.