Mr. Burns, a post-electric play
By Anne Washburn
October 21, 22, 28 & 29, 2016
After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share
a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of
"The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory.
Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcoms plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold on to its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.
A paean to love theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.
Sense and Sensibility
By Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen
February 17, 18, 24 & 25, 2017
A playful new adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel follows
the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters
--sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne--
after their father's sudden death leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. Set in gossipy late 18th-century England, with a fresh female voice, the play is full of humor, emotional depth, and bold theatricality. Sense and Sensibility examines our reactions, both reasonable and ridiculous, to societal pressures. When reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
One More River to Cross: A Verbatim Fugue
Adapted by Lynn Nottage
May 12, 13, 19 & 20, 2017
Between 1936 and 1938, the Federal Writers' Project gathered
over 2,300 interviews with former slaves. Pulitzer-winner
Lynn Nottage has collected and condensed these interviews into
a theatrical exploration of the history of slavery in the United States. By resurrecting these slaves' stories onstage, Nottage resurrects the voices of people who for so many years had none, and she create a space for the contemplation of the enduring effects of slavery in America. Presented in partnership with Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown.
The Angry Grammarian
Music and Lyrics by Jeffrey Barg
Book by David Lee White
One Night Only! June 24, 8pm! Don't Miss Out!
Pulley & Buttonhole Theatre Company announces our 2016-2017 Season!
We believe in the power of story--of our need as humans to hear and be heard.
This season is based on that belief, and on the belief that we all have a story worth telling.