AMBLER, PA.: Act II Playhouse has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring seven productions.
The season will start with Tuesdays with Morrie (July 10-29), by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. Based on the book by Albom, the play follows an old man and a young man learning life’s greatest lessons.
Next up will be Neil Simon’s Biloxi Blues (Aug. 28-Sept. 23), an autobiographical comedy about a young man who learns all about sex, love, and war at boot camp. DJ Gleason will star and Tony Braithwaite will direct.
Following will be Collected Stories (Oct. 23-Nov. 18), by Donald Margulies, a drama about a short story writer trying to mentor her student who winds up creating a rival.
Just in time for the holidays will be Steve Murray’s This Wonderful Life (Dec. 4-30), a comedic adaptation of the iconic holiday film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The one-man show will star Braithwaite.
Next will be Mark St. Germain’s Becoming Dr. Ruth (Jan. 22-Feb. 17, 2019), about the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a woman who fled the Nazis and became a successful sex therapist.
Following will be Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year (March 19-April 14, 2019), a romantic comedy about 24-year affair that takes place once a year at an inn.
The season will conclude with Café Puttanesca (May 14-June 9, 2019), with music and book by Michael Ogborn, and book by Terrence J. Nolan, a musical comedy about three “ladies of the evening” who sing songs and tells jokes in post-war Amsterdam.
Founded in 1998, Act II Playhouse produces new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals.