Arcadia University Theater

The mission of Arcadia University Theater is to provide our students and the community with a season of productions that demonstrate the rigorous four-year sequence of course studies in the theater program at Arcadia University.

Five Plays for $40Rabbit Hole, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Harvey, and fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life, plus as a bonus event: the staged reading of Perry Q. Pumpinog. Call 215-572-2112 or complete the membership form to subscribe. Members enjoy complete flexibility with their chosen dates. We are unable to offer refunds.

2013-14 Theater Productions

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit HoleWritten by David Lindsay-Abaire

Oct. 10-20
Oct. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 8 p.m.
Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20 at 2 p.m.
MainStage Theater

Becca and Howie Corbert have a picture-perfect family life, until their 4 year old chases their pet dog into the street. This drama traces the parents’ harrowing struggle, as they seek a way up the sheer walls of their pit of grief without destroying their relationship in the process.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Midsummer NDWritten by William Shakespeare

Nov. 14-24
Nov. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8 p.m.
Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24 at 2 p.m.
MainStage Theater

Blame it on the fairies—who manipulate hapless humans, resulting in hilarious chaos. When love’s potions misfire, lovers nearly go berserk from thwarted affections, while a troupe of thespians step into an actor’s nightmare. Join us and be reminded once again why Shakespeare’s classic comedy is a perennial favorite!

Perry Q. Pumpinog

PerryQWritten by Linda Larson
Adapted for the stage by Jim Bergwall 

Dec. 6-8
Dec. 6, 7 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 7, 8 at 2 p.m.
BlackBox Theater

A staged-reading of a delightful new script for young audiences. Poor Perry, a two-toothed little monster, is given the challenge of a lifetime: to prove he’s the rightful heir to the throne of the land. The king, his Dad, assigns him the daunting task of securing three near-impossible prizes. He bravely sets out on his quest, unaware that his jealous siblings are working against him in ways he can’t begin to imagine! Perfect for kids.


HarveyWritten by Mary Chase

Feb. 20 – Mar. 2
Feb. 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & Mar. 1 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 22, 23 & Mar. 1, 2 at 2 p.m.
MainStage Theater

Elwood P. Dowd’s invisible friend—a six-and-a-half-foot tall rabbit—is an embarrassment for his sister Veta, with her society friends. In a moment of exasperation, she colludes to get her brother locked away in a sanitarium for the mentally challenged. But the plan backfires when Veta herself is seen as delusional. The hilarity doesn’t let up from there!

fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life

fmlWritten by Sarah Gubbins

Apr. 3 - 13
Apr. 3, 4, 5 10, 11, 12 at 8 p.m.
Apr. 5, 6, 12, 13 at 2 p.m.
MainStage Theater

Jo’s junior year in high school is upended when she becomes the victim of a gay-bashing. Unexpectedly, what saves her from spiraling downward is a novel assigned in English class: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers. Through the book’s main character, Jo finds a kinship that helps her navigate the rough waters of being a misunderstood outsider.

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