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Coming in October!

The Curious Savage

  • October 5 - October 7 at 7:30 PM
  • October 8 at 2:00 PM
  • October 12 - October 14 at 7:30 PM
  • October 15 at 2:00 PM
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of her grown-up stepchildren’s efforts to get their hands on it. Knowing that the widow’s wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of the fortune, the stepchildren commit her to a sanatorium hoping to “bring her to her senses.” In the sanatorium Mrs. Savage meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. The dominant mood is high comedy, and the audience is left with a feeling that the neglected virtues of kindness and affection have not been entirely lost in a world that seems at times motivated only by greed and dishonesty.

Auditions

Auditions for the 2017 Christmas shows have been announced. Auditions for A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas will be held September 22 from 7pm-9pm and September 23 from 4pm-9pm. Callbacks for the Christmas shows will be held September 24 from 3pm-6pm if needed.
 

Upcoming Events

  • The Curious Savage

    October 5 to October 15

  • An Evening of Ghost Stories with Charles J. Adams III

    October 27 to October 27

  • A Christmas Carol

    November 30 to December 10

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas

    December 14 to December 17

  • The Secret Garden

    February 8 to February 18

  • Italian American Reconciliation

    April 12 to April 22

  • Once Upon a Mattress

    July 19 to July 29

  • Inherit the Wind

    October 4 to October 14

  • A Christmas Story

    December 6 to December 16

 
 

Hershey Area Playhouse is a true Community Theater.  Our directors, producers, actors, and people behind the scenes are local residents.  

We are always seeking ways to provide high quality entertainment for a very affordable price.  However our ticket prices do not cover all of our operating expenses and we depend on additional support from our friends and neighbors who understand the value of having a local community theater and the opportunities it brings.