2020-2021 Season

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So many options!

Virtual Theatre tickets make a memorable and joyful gift. You can buy one show, several, or gift a Flex Bundle and they can choose the shows. Call Audience Services at 215.654.0200 and we’ll make you a Gift Superhero!
Super busy? Not sure what they’ll like? Go with a Gift Certificate!
Plan a holiday watch party with friends and family, or chat with us about a fundraising event! Call us for details 215.654.0200.
Subscribers choose 4- or 5-show packages and enjoy the lowest prices; exchange privileges; and extra savings on guest tickets. Subscriptions can include streamed shows! Not available online, call us to save, 215.654.0200.
Or, go with a Flex Bundle – they make perfect gifts (and we won’t tell if you keep them all to yourself)! Flex Bundles can include streamed shows!

Electile Dysfunction, Hindsight is 2020

Streaming Now!
Written by Tony Braithwaite, Will Dennis, Tracie Higgins and Dan Matarazzo
Directed by Tony Braithwaite
Starring Tony Braithwaite, Will Dennis and Tracie Higgins, with Dan Matarazzo on piano

Tony Braithwaite and a shameless cast of characters skewer the political left, right and center in a virtual experience that audiences are loving! Real voter interviews, pandamic parody, press conference puns, and even a Trump vs. Nixon sing-off make for a comedy revue perfectly matched to the current climate. Special guest appearance by Ambler Mayor, Jeanne Sorg

Streaming now through our Act II Virtual Theatre. Place your ticket order by 4PM to watch that day. You’ll receive an order confirmation email first, and by 5PM will receive a second email from ActII – Admin with your unique link to watch the show. Or, select a future watch date!

We’ll add a bonus 3 days to your selected watch date in case your plans change. One person per ticket, please! 

Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You?

Streaming Now!
Written by Tony Braithwaite
Directed by Mary Carpenter
Starring Tony Braithwaite

A young teacher arrives in front of high school freshmen boys for a combined class – Religion and Sex Ed! Drawing from his own experience, master  storyteller Tony Braithwaite shares a view into the real lives of the teens and their hilarious observations, unfiltered questions, and heartfelt personal stories.

Returning from the West Coast acting scene, “Mr. Braithwaite” arrives at his high school alma mater – a Jesuit school for boys. In his inimitable style of storytelling, he shares his 12 years’ of memories as a teacher learning alongside the honest and awkward young men who are finding their way in both the classroom and the world outside.

‘Didn’t Your Father’ was filmed before a live audience at the Playhouse during a sold-out extended run several seasons ago.

“This show is hilarious, and it is brilliant, but most of all it is a show that should not be missed.” – Broadway World

A Very Act II Playhouse Holiday Special

Streaming Now!
Written by Tony Braithwaite, Howie Brown, Sonny Leo and Anne Wechsler
Directed by Tony Braithwaite
Starring Tony Braithwaite, Howie Brown, Sonny Leo and Anne Wechsler

An Act II Playhouse Premiere! What happens when you tilt the traditional holiday songbook on its end? Join Tony Braithwaite and a chorus of Playhouse favorites – Howie Brown, Sonny Leo and Anne Wechsler – in a non-angelic comedy cabaret that will help you find your holiday spirit!

The triple-threat talents of Tony, Howie, Sonny and Anne have delighted audiences in the past during hit shows at the Playhouse including cabaret performances in Making Spirits Bright, Behind the Music – Holiday Tunes, and Oh, What Fun. Howie Brown last appeared in Making Spirits Bright, Sonny Leo last appeared in Souvenir, A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins, and Anne Wechsler last appeared in Biloxi Blues. 

Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End

Streaming NOW through Jan 28 ONLY!
Written by Margaret Engel and Allison Engel
Directed by Robert Barry Fleming
Starring Jessica Wortham

With wisecracking charm, iconic humorist Erma Bombeck takes us through her journey from homemaker, to popular syndicated columnist, to feminist crusader and more. Starring Louisville-based performer Jessica Wortham, this one-woman show is a frank, poignant look at Bombeck’s ambition to define herself beyond the roles of wife and mother—while still embracing how these “ordinary” things can bring extraordinary joy. This production was produced by Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Moonlight and Magnolias

March 23 - April 25, 2021
Written by Ron Hutchinson

In the glamour era of Hollywood, filming of “Gone With the Wind” has run amok, and producer David O. Selznick decides the only way to save the movie is to fire everyone, lock himself in a room for 5 days with a new director and screenwriter, and hope his project can be resurrected. Moonlight and Magnolias is the imagined story behind a true event – what actually happened behind those office doors that turned a 1000 page novel into one of the highest grossing films of all time?     

Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers

May 18 - June 27, 2021
Written by Neil Simon

Teen brothers who recently lost their mother are forced to leave Brooklyn and live with their grandmother in the far-flung reaches of Yonkers. While their father looks for work to pay for medical bills, their Uncle Louie gets involved with gangsters and Aunt Bella plans to marry her theater usher boyfriend, the boys are scheming how to get the family back to Brooklyn. “Neil Simon’s work has enjoyed a resurgence in New York,” said Artistic Director, Tony Braithwaite, “and Act II has a long-standing tradition of producing his plays. Our audience loves them as much as we do because the characters are always authentically funny.” 

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.