Langhorne Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3), volunteer community theater company that produces unusual, thought-provoking works meant to engender post-theater conversation. Come share our passion for theater as a patron in the seats, a player on the stage, or a volunteer behind the scenes. You'll find us in the 200-year-old Spring Garden Mill located in Tyler State Park, Newtown, Bucks County, PA.
As a theatergoer, you are mesmerized by a great story, excellent script, deft direction and outstanding performances. You're selective when choosing which theaters match your expectations and produce the kind of experience you want to have.
Our expectations match yours.
That's why we both choose Langhorne Players.
Enrapture you. Make you laugh, cry, and feel what the characters feel.
Intrigue you. Make you gaze at a creative set.
Entertain you. Provide an evening of live theater hard to come by so close to home.
Compel you. Make you talk about the production long after the last bow.
April 26, 27, 28, May 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11
In this "scathing, class-conscious comedy" (NY Post), a newlywed couple sets up their romantically-challenged friends on a blind date: straight-shooting Max and nervous Becky. When the evening takes a dark turn, Becky Shaw becomes a satirical, contemporary comedy of manners about family dysfunction, ambition, and the cost of being truthful. Gionfriddo's 2009 Pulitzer finalist "is deftly plotted, scabrous, and sharp-witted" (NY Times), full of wickedly memorable dialogue and acerbic characters.
June 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22
In the near future, 85 year-old Marjorie relives her life story with a dashing young companion: a holographic projection of her deceased husband as he looked in his early 30s. An exploration of memory and aging, this "elegant, thoughtful, and quietly unsettling drama" (New York Times) asks what we would remember and what we would forget if given the chance, as the boundaries of technology and human identity are crossed. Marjorie Prime is a timely and timeless Pulitzer finalist that is "alive with humor, surprising in its turns, and terribly haunting by the time the lights go out" (The New Yorker).
July 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27
Based on the author's real life experience, Trying is the story of a young, Canadian girl and Francis Biddle, former Attorney General under Franklin Roosevelt and Chief Judge at Nuremburg. Plain-spoken Sarah has been hired by the Judge's wife to be his secretary in what he knows to be his final year of life, and the two immediately clash. Playwright Joanna McClelland Glass creates "a portrait of generational reconciliation" (New York Daily News) that is "exquisitely literate, moving, and compelling" (Variety).
August 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31
It's three days before his bid for reelection, and Senator Charles Whitmore of North Carolina has a problem: a Republican and espoused devout Christian, the Senator made an off-the-cuff comment that has been broadcast across the country calling into question his stance on God and guns. Church & State is an "enjoyable, thought-provoking, and humorous piece of theatre" (NPR) that explores how religion influences politics and how politics has become a religion, begging us all to take a deeper look at our core beliefs and morals.
From the Novel by John Buchan
From the Movie of Alfred Hitchcock
October 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19
At once a parody of and an homage to the classic John Buchan novel and Alfred Hitchcock film, The 39 Steps is one of the most successful stage comedies of this century, having played for nine years in London and winning Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Awards. Join Richard Hannay as he attempts to outrun a shadowy spy ring in search of the mysterious 39 steps in this "inventively astonishing" (New York Daily News) spoof, complete with train chase and our hero dangling from a cliff by his fingertips!