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Drucie McDaniel in "Becoming Dr. Ruth" by Mark St. Germain, at Act II Playhouse in 2019.

Act II Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Season

The lineup will feature a new sketch show with music by Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs.

AMBLER, PA.: Act II Playhouse has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring seven productions.

The season will kick off with Kalamazoo (July 9-Aug. 4), by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger, a romantic comedy about two older people trying their hand at online dating hoping for a second shot at love. The cast will include Carla Belver and Mary Carpenter will direct.

Next up will be Greater Tuna (Aug. 27-Sept. 22), by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams, a satire about small-town life. Tony Braithwaite will direct.

Following will be James Still’s Looking Over the President’s Shoulder (Oct. 22-Nov. 17), the true story of the butler who oversaw four presidencies. David Bradley will direct.

The season will continue with Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins (Dec. 10-Jan. 5, 2020), by Stephen Temperely, the true story about the infamously bad singer’s journey to becoming a music legend. April Woodall and Sonny Leo will star, and Braithwaite will direct.

Next will be Together Again for the First Time (Jan. 14-Feb. 2, 2020), created by and starring Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs. The sketch show will feature Owen Robbins on piano.

Neil Simon’s Chapter Two (March 24-April 19, 2020) will be next, about a young widower and a recent divorcée taking a second chance on love. Braithwaite will star, and Tom Teti will direct.

The season will close out with Pippin (May 19-June 14, 2020), with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Roger O. Hirson. The musical is about a young prince finding his place in the world.

Founded in 1998, Act II Playhouse produces new, classic, and contemporary plays and musicals.

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