Published: June 18, 2008
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HOW AM I NOT MYSELF Miro Dance Theatre presents this preview of their newest work which includes ballet, Indian and contemporary dance.Choreographed by Amanda Miller. TThu, June 26, 6:30-8:30pm, FREE , Girard College, 2101 S. College Ave., 215-962-4773.
ALMOST, MAINE In the town of Almost, Maine, nine couples experience love in very different ways. Presented as nine vignettes, some resuscitate old relationships, others feel the fiery passion of a first fling, and some the dejection of unrequited love. Directed by Brian Drillinger. Runs through June 22, $14-$17, Historic Yellow Springs, off Rt. 113, Chester Springs, 610-323-6884.
AMADEUS Mozart's music and life are celebrated in this play by Peter Schaffer. Directed by Joe Discher. Runs through June 22, $10-$84, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ, 973-408-5600.
BAIT At a "Gay Bait" singles event, best friends Justin and Charlie test the waters of the gay singles dating pool, breaking stereotypes and offering up fresh insights along the way. Fri-Sat, June 20-21, 8pm; Sun, June 22, 2pm, $10-$17.50, Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St., 215-563-7500.
THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED An estranged mother and son (she's a minister, he's a wayward youth) get the chance for reconciliation when a young writer uncovers secrets from her past. Runs through June 27, $20-$25, Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. 2nd St., 215-922-1122.
THE COLOR PURPLE Based on Alice Walker's novel and Steven Spielberg's film, this musical combines jazz, gospel and blues in its Grammy-nominated score. Runs through June 29, $28-$138, Academy of Music, Broad & Walnut sts., 215-731-3333.
THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WLLM SHKSPR (ABRIDGED) All 37 of the bard's plays come to life in this wacky, fast-paced comic show written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Directed by Jason King Jones. Runs through July 20, $16-$31, the Greek Theatre, 2 Convent Rd., College of Saint Elizabeth, Morris Township, 973-408-5600.
DRACULA: THE JOURNAL OF JONATHAN HARKER In this one-man play, Jonathan Harker reads his old diary entries and re-enacts a dark and dramatic journey to foreboding castles and unsuspecting necks.Directed by Matt Pfeiffer. Runs through June 29, $29-$46, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, 610-282-WILL.
FACING EAST At his grave site, a mother, father and their dead gay Mormon son's partner reconcile their conflicting attitudes towards their loved one's suicide. Written by Carol Lynn Pearson. Runs through June 26, 8pm, $10-$25, Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St., 215-563-7500.
FOOTLOOSE Montgomery County Cultural Center cuts loose with this pop-rock musical about teenagers trapped in a conservative town where dancing is a crime. When heartthrob Ren McCormack moves in, he inspires a booty shakin' revolution. Directed by Leigh Ann Brienza. Runs through June 29, $15-$20, Centre Theatre, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown, 610-279-1013.
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Set in Rome, 200 B.C., Steven Sondheim's wacky musical follows two lovers, a sneaky slave and an incompetent general. Directed by J.P. Parrella. Runs through June 22, $15, Old Academy Players, 3544 Indian Queen Lane, 215-843-1109.
GYPSY The ultimate show business mother pushes her daughters toward a life in the spotlight. Music by Jule Styne; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Runs through July 27, $32-$55, the New Candlelight Theatre, 2208 Millers Rd., Ardentown, DE, 302-475-2313.
HOUSE, DIVIDED When Louis Goldstein decides to embrace Jewish orthodoxy and move to Israel during the Vietnam War, his family, especially younger brother Douglas, feels betrayed. But more than 20 years later, the men are brought back together as their own young sons make some big choices. Written by Larry Loebell; directed by Seth Rozin. Runs through June 22, $15-$27, InterAct Theater Co., 2030 Sansom St., 215-568-8079.
I HAVE BEFORE ME A REMARKABLE DOCUMENT GIVENT TO ME BY A YOUNG LADY FROM RWANDA In this drama by Sonja Linden, a young Rwandan refugee begins a relationship with a middle-aged novelist. Directed by David Bradley. Runs through June 22, $29-$48, People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, 610-644-3500.
THE IRISH ... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY Frank McCourt's musical tells the story of Irish-American immigrants while celebrating the culture. Runs through June 29, $28, Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3, 825 Walnut St., 215-952-9560.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR The Premier Theatre Co. presents Tim Rice and Andrew Loyd Webber's classic rock opera with American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis starring as Judas. Runs through June 28, $13-$26, Henderson Theatre, Christian Brothers Academy, 850 Newman Spring Road, Lincroft, NJ, 732-758-1118.
THE JUNGLE BOOK Put on your loincloth and join Mowgli on his adventure, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. Expect to encounter at least one fierce evil tiger and many meddlesome monkeys. Music and lyrics by Daniel Levy; directed by Erin Mullen. Runs through Aug. 2, $29-$46, DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, 610-282-WILL.
LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Written by Oscar Wilde, this Victorian comedy follows Lady Margaret Windermere and her "unfaithful" husband. Directed by Kate Fishman. Runs through June 28, Town and Country Players, 4158 York Rd., Buckingham, 215-348-7566.
LES MISERABLES Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, this musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg tells the story of Jean Valjean, a fugitive on the run from Inspector Javert in early 19th-century France. Runs through July 13, $10-$67.50, Walnut Street Theatre, 9th & Walnut sts., 215-547-3550.
MACBETH The Arden Shakespeare Gild presents the tragedy in their rustic ampitheater. Directed by Mary Catherine Kelly. Runs through June 28, $5-$10, Frank Stephens Memorial Theatre, 2126 Harvey Rd., Arden, DE, 302-475-3126.
MARRIED ALIVE! Two couples one older, one younger sing about the good, the bad and the hideous parts of marital "bliss." Directed by Bud Martin. Runs through July 6. Runs through July 6, $30-$40, Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler, 215-654-0200.
MY LEFT BREAST In this solo work by Susan Miller, a witty and insightful queer, Jewish woman with breast cancer explores issues of relationships and identity. Runs through June 28, $10-$17.50, Mum Puppettheatre, 115 Arch St., 215-563-7500.
NEW LIGHT 2008 Green Light Productions presents this celebration of women theater artists. The night is made up of many short pieces created by and starring local leading ladies. Runs through June 22, $15, Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., 215-681-0211.
OUR TOWN Thorton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama documents the daily lives of close-knit families. The first act (Daily Life) takes place on the Arden's Haas Stage; act two (on Marriage and Love) moves to the Christ Church yard. Runs through June 22, $5-$45, Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. 2nd St., 215-922-1122.
PLAZA SUITE In Neil Simon's comedy, a single suite at the Plaza is the setting for three distinct stories: a long-married couple trying to rekindle the romance in their lives, a Hollywood exec trying to seduce a longtime friend, and a hysterical bride-to-be who won't leave the bathroom. Runs through June 28, $15, Stagecrafters Theater, 8130 Germantown Ave., 215-247-8881.
THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Prince Louis is in the market. Georgiana is a princess who's thrown from her horse and winds up at the castle gate. Twenty mattresses and one small pea later you're looking at a happily ever after. Directed by Patricia Goldberg. Runs through July 26, $10-$12, Storybook Musical Theatre, St. Joseph's University, 56th St. & Overbrook Ave., 215-659-8550.
Q: A MUSICAL REVIEW This musical revue by 25-year collaborators and life partners Dan Martin (music) and Michael Biello (lyrics) is an affirmation of life through a LGBTQ lens. Runs through June 28, 8pm, $10-$25, Walnut Street Theater, Studio 5, 825 Walnut St., 215-574-3550.
SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY Sherlock Holmes meets "The Importance of Being Ernest" in this comical show of missing jewels, master criminals and mystery. Directed by Steve Umberger. Runs through July 13, $29-$48, People's Light & Theatre Co., 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, 610-644-3500.
SOUVENIR Tony Award-nominated Ann Crumb stars as Florence Foster Jenkins, a Manhattan socialite turned tone deaf opera singer. Directed by Jesse Cline. Runs through June 29, $40, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., 215-546-7824.
SOUVENIR Tony Award-nominated Ann Crumb stars as Florence Foster Jenkins, a Manhattan socialite turned tone deaf opera singer. Directed by Jesse Cline. Runs through June 29. Runs through June 29, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., 215-546-7824.
TEN PERCENT OF MOLLY SNYDER Molly Snyder's life is one rickety roller coaster ride of mishaps, red tape and unexpected turns. Leah Walton and Tony Braithwaite star in this two-person comedy by Richard Strand. Runs through July 12, $16-$33, Montgomery Theater, 124 Main St., Souderton, 215-723-9984.
USER 927 Written by Katharine Clark Gray and presented through Brat Productions, this world premiere cyber-thriller centers on the role of digital technology and our dependency on the Internet. Directed by Michael Alltop. Runs through June 22, $25, Lantern Theater, 10th & Ludlow sts., 215-627-2577.
WIT Hovering Above the Gutter Theater Co. presents Margaret Edson's play about Dr. Vivian Bearing's battle with ovarian cancer. With few friends and no children, Bearing turns to poetry and her inner wit. Directed by Bridget Dougherty. Runs through June 28, $12-$20, 2nd Stage @ the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St., 215-525-1551.
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