Tickets

The First 100 Years of Edith Piaf

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Directed by
Pino Di Buduo
Performed by
Nathalie Mentha
Performance Date:
September 17-20, 2015
Alternate Performance Date:
Thurs. - Sat. @ 8p, Sun. @ 2p
Alternate Performance Date:
Tickets: $25 / $15 (students/seniors)
Tickets:
**Thursdays offer Pay-What-You-Will tickets at the door, as available; $25 / $15 tickets may still be purchased in advance.

Teatro Potlach of Fara Sabina, Italy in their American debut. Stories of French gangsters, women in love, passions, dreams, and memories come alive through this musical journey through France; the 1930s, 40s, and 50s; the immortal songs of Edith Piaf; and the struggle of the soul.

King Lear

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Written by
William Shakespeare
Performed by
The Independent Eye
Performance Date:
October 15-18, 2015
Alternate Performance Date:
Thurs. - Sat. @ 8p, Sun. @ 2p
Alternate Performance Date:
Tickets: $25 / $15 (students/seniors)
**Thursdays offer Pay-What-You-Will tickets at the door, as available; $25 / $15 tickets may still be purchased in advance.

A new creation by Conrad Bishop and Elizabeth Fuller; Lear is literal and figurative puppeteer in a puppet show of his own making, in this stunning two-person adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic. As the tragic king obsessively plays out his loss of family, power, shelter, sanity, and hope, his Fool stage-manages his story until both succumb to madness, accompanied by nearly 30 life-sized, hand, and finger puppets.

Production sponsored by:

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Thank you to Sahl Communications for their generous support!

 

Christmas City Follies XVI

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Directed by
Jp Jordan
Written by
the Touchstone Ensemble and friends
Performed by
the Touchstone Ensemble and friends
Performance Date:
December 3-20, 2015 (additional performance Sat. Dec. 19, 2:00pm)
Alternate Performance Date:
Thurs. - Sat. @ 8p, Sun. @ 2p
Alternate Performance Date:
Tickets: $25 / $15 (students/seniors)
**Thursdays offer Pay-What-You-Will tickets at the door, as available; $25 / $15 tickets may still be purchased in advance.

A classic mainstay of Christmas in the Christmas City, devised by the Touchstone Ensemble – join us for the latest romp through merry music, holiday hilarity, and seasonal sweetness in Touchstone’s annual variety show. Celebrate with The Old Guy, Little Red, The Pajama Sisters, and the immortal Shopping Cart Ballet!


 

On Exhibit in the Touchstone Gallery:
Seeing Surfaces and Beyond, Paintings and Drawings by George K. Shortess

An award-winning artist who has featured in exhibits in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan, Shortess describes the work as “an exhibition of works done in watercolors and ink over a number of years and in a variety of places, including imaginary worlds. My goal is always to try to understand both the structure and the significance of each subject or locale.”

All proceeds from the sale of these paintings and drawings will be donated to Touchstone Theatre.

Mae Swe

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Directed by
Jennie Gilrain
Written by
Mary Wright ~ Spirited Stories
Performed by
Mary Wright ~ Spirited Stories
Performance Date:
January 14-17, 2016
Alternate Performance Date:
Thurs. - Sat. @ 8p, Sun. @ 2p
Alternate Performance Date:
Tickets: $25 / $15 (students/seniors)
**Thursdays offer Pay-What-You-Will tickets at the door, as available; $25 / $15 tickets may still be purchased in advance.

What does belonging mean when you’re forced to leave the land of your birth? Mae Swe—Burmese for “my friend”—explores the mystery, beauty, and turmoil of Burma, as seen through the eyes of Burmese refugees, immigrants, students, missionaries, and travelers now in the Lehigh Valley. Combining storytelling, theatre, song, and movement, Mary Wright weaves a tale of home and homeland.

Bhudoo

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Directed by
Jp Jordan
Written by
The Touchstone Ensemble
Performed by
The Touchstone Ensemble
Performance Date:
March 31-May 1, 2016*
Alternate Performance Date:
Tickets: $25 / $15 (students/seniors)
Tickets:
Thursdays offer Pay-What-You-Will tickets at the door, as available; $25 / $15 tickets may still be purchased in advance.

*Showtimes & Venues below

Touchstone proudly presents its latest devised work, Bhudoo (pronounced BOO-doo), a fable from a far-away land that tells the story of three wizards in a dire competition for a unique prize. Who should emerge victorious? Can the game truly be won? Will the three learn to peacefully coexist or battle to the end?

A note on the content: While live performances are by their very nature subject to change, audiences should take special note that no two performances of Bhudoo will be exactly alike, and choices that are made will have consequences…

 

SHOWTIMES & VENUES:

Moravian College’s Arena Theatre on April 28-29 @ 8p

 

Advent Moravian Church on Sat. April 30 @ 2p – OUTDOORS

(Park in the church lot; we’ll be nearby to guide you to the venue)

 

Moravian College’s Arena Theatre on Sun., May 1 @ 2p – CHANGE OF VENUE DUE TO RAIN

More details on Bhudoo venues, parking, rain plan, etc. here!

11TH ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS’ FESTIVAL & GALA

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Directed by
the Touchstone Ensemble and friends
Written by
Local student playwrights
Performed by
the Touchstone Ensemble and friends
Tickets:
May 14, 2016
Meet the Playwrights Party @ 6p – FREE
Festival @ 7p – $15 (adults)/$10 (students)
Post-show Gala @ 8:45p – $75 (includes Festival ticket)

The most magical night of theatre in the Lehigh Valley” is back for its eleventh year! Touchstone’s annual Young Playwrights’ Festival features exceptional, original plays written by area students during the theatre’s award-winning Young Playwrights’ Lab. The Touchstone Ensemble and a slew of professional and community guest artists bring the plays to life onstage at Zoellner Arts Center’s Baker Hall. This inspiring evening will melt your heart, tickle your funny bone, and ignite your imagination.

Join us before the show for a family friendly preshow party with snacks, basket raffle, and a chance to meet the playwrights!

An adult Gala & Auction Fundraiser will directly follow the Festival with desserts, drinks, and live music; proceeds benefit Touchstone’s arts-in-education programs.

For Festival tickets:

For Gala tickets:

Fresh Voices

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Written by
the 2015-2016 Touchstone Apprentice Class
Performed by
the 2015-2016 Touchstone Apprentice Class
Performance Date:
July 8-9, 2016
Alternate Performance Date:
Fri. & Sat. @ 8p
Alternate Performance Date:
Tickets: Pay-what-you-will (suggested $10 donation)

A one-of-a-kind peek into the creative process of original theatre making. Experience solo and ensemble-based works in progress, created by Touchstone’s 2015-2016 apprentices with the guidance of the Touchstone family. Always fresh, sometimes provocative, never ordinary.


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