AMBLER, PA.: Act II Playhouse has announced its 2016–17 season, featuring comedy both topical and timeless as well as mystery and music.
The season begins with Electile Dysfunction, a new political sketch show written by and starring Tony Braithwaite, Will Dennis, and Tracie Higgins (Sept. 6–Oct. 9).
Next is Theresa Rebeck’s rare-stamp heist mystery Mauritius, directed by David Bradley (Oct. 25–Nov. 20).
Braithwaite returns as all of the residents of Bedford Falls in This Wonderful Life, Steve Murray’s one-man version of the Frank Capra classic (Dec. 6–24).
Another solo show follows: I Will Not Go Gently is written by and stars Braithwaite’s frequent partner in crime, Jennifer Childs, and is directed by Harriet Power (Jan. 10–29, 2017).
Next is the Tom Lehrer revue Tomfoolery, originally adapted from Lehrer’s wickedly witty songbook by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray, with musical arrangements by Robert Fisher and Chris Walker (Feb. 28–March 26, 2017).
Closing the season is Neil Simon’s acclaimed family dramedy Brighton Beach Memoirs (May 16-June 11, 2017).