A friend is seeing Alan Cumming’s one-man adaptation of Macbeth at Ethel Barrymore Theatre tomorrow evening. If you’re not visiting Broadway this weekend, there’s still no reason not to take to the theater. Bucks County has plenty of stage offerings.
Newtown Arts Company is continuing their production of Cheaper by the Dozen through April 24, while Actors Net and Langhorne Players both open shows.
Actors Net presents Enchanted April through May 12. The adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel, set in 1920’s Italy, follows four Englishwomen seeking excitement while on holiday. This could be welcomed balm for Downton Abbey fever.
Langhorne Players opens God of Carnage tomorrow and runs through May 4. The play promises to study the reaction of two sets of Brooklyn parents to a playground altercation between their sons. As always, Langhorne Players presents sophisticated theater you’re unlikely to see produced elsewhere in Bucks County. I look forward to reviewing God of Carnage soon.
Bucks County Theater opens In the Mood on Tuesday, April 23. The musical revue – think Big Band sounds and swing dancing – runs through April 28.
There are a wide variety of offerings. I’m still a wee bit jealous that I’m not going to Macbeth –Alan Cumming! Performing all the parts! – but can certainly take in some great theater without leaving Bucks.
— Jodi Thompson