Harriton Theater Shows

2019-2020 Shows

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Peter And The Starcatcher: November 21-23

As the prequel to Peter Pan, Peter And The Starcatcher is an immersive, intimate experience that tells a magical tale with mermaids, pirates, and starstuff

The Winter One-Acts 2020: January 8-11

The Winter One-Acts are a collection of student-directed plays, that this year, feature six spectacular shows that offer some crazy plots and silly scenarios.

Bait and Tackle – Written and Directed by Henry McCullough, Riley Wexler, and Emily Wright
Synopsis: When Gwendolyn Jane Louise begrudgingly agrees to work at Whistlin’ Joe’s Bait and Tackle, she accepts that her summer will be filled with monotonous work. However, she soon finds out that small towns hold the biggest secrets. Big, swampy secrets.

Confession – Written by Bobby Keniston and Directed by Noah Shelanski
Synopsis: Model student Connor K wakes up one morning to find himself in his high school’s conference room, being interrogated by the principal. How he got there, Connor doesn’t know, but the principal is insistent that the only way out of the room is for Connor to confess to a crime that he couldn’t have committed — in fact, he doesn’t even know what he is being accused of!

Dinner with the MacGuffins – Written by Chris Sheppard and Jeff Grove and Directed by Julia Green
Synopsis:  At first glance, James MacGuffin’s life seems 110% normal: he has a girlfriend, delightfully annoying parents, and a crazy old grandpa who barely knows his left from his right. Yet in a wall-shattering turn of events, James comes to realize that his reality is about as far from ordinary as you can get. Relationships are altered, secrets are revealed, and the viewers learn a thing or two about audience etiquette.

The Eye of the Beholder – Directed and Adapted for the Stage by Iqra Ataf, CJ Bowser, and Maren McDonnell
Synopsis: Janet Tyler has undergone her eleventh treatment (the maximum number legally allowed) in an attempt to look normal. Unable to bear the bandages any longer, Tyler pleads with the doctor and eventually convinces him to remove them early, leading to a face reveal you will never forget…

I Think He Killed His Wife… – Written and Directed by Maxwell Leis
Synopsis: When a wife-killer (Charles) strikes again, a sheriff and their team of deputies must hunt down the perpetrator.

Variations on the Death of Trotsky – Written by David Ives and Directed by Kristiana Filipov
Synopsis: “On August 21st, 1940, a Spanish Communist named Ramon Mercader smashed a mountain-climber’s axe into Trotsky’s skull in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City. Trotsky died the next day.” This play is an often humorous, occasionally philosophical account of what happened in the hours between the smashing and Trotsky’s death. 

9 to 5: March 26-28

Based on the movie of the same name, 9 to 5 features three unlikely friends that take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can’t do, even in a man’s world. Set in the late 1970s, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

2018-2019 Shows

Sherlock Holmes

HTC’s Sherlock Holmes tells the story of a one of a kind detective and his many clients, cases, and stories. Be prepared for a night of finding clues and unraveling mysteries.

The Winter One Acts

A series of student-directed plays.

Young Frankenstein

A frightening creature created from old body parts comes to life during an experiment…What could possibly go wrong?

2017-2018 Shows

Comedy of Errors

Comedy of Errors is an early Shakespearean play about 2 pairs of twins – and the mayhem that occurs when these sets collide. These mishaps are sure to leave the whole audience laughing!

The Winter One Acts 

The Harriton Theater Company’s Winter One Acts are student directed short shows ranging from comedies to drama.

The Atco Diner Written and Directed by Emma Johnson,

– the quirky story of young love in a small diner, in the middle of nowhere

Mirror, Mirror  directed by Analyn Sil and Anna Fleming – A modern spin-off of Snow White, including a sarcastic narrator, a ditzy princess, a rich prince, a sassy mirror, and an evil stepmother who learns a thing or two about outer beauty.  

Fourteen directed by Emily Sinrod and Kate Seltzer,  – Alice Gerstenberg’s 1920’s one-act social satire tells the story of a dinner party that must be salvaged when numerous guests cancel. 

Behind The Mask directed by Hannah Goldman with Musical director Keren Katz,

– A story about what you don’t see when you look at someone

Drivers Test directed by Zoey Greenberg, -A clever comedy by Don Zolidis illustrating what happens when the person giving your driver’s test is completely insane.

Sorry, Wrong Number directed by Rachel Bershad and Harleigh Myerovich -While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Gypsy

Gypsy, a classic 1959 American musical, focuses on the memoirs of a striptease artist, Gypsy Rose Lee, and her mother, who is often seen as the ultimate “backstage mother.

2016-2017 Fall and Spring Shows

Museum

In the course of the day art lovers, skeptics, foreigners, students, lost souls, fellow artists, and of course, museum guards walk through the show.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

This story of women and the men who pursue them is a touching adaptation on the verge of all-out musical hilarity.

2015-2016 Fall and Spring Shows

Working

This examination of people from all walks of life proves that it’s more than just a job for the average working American.

How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying

Power, sex, ambition, greed…. It’s just another day at the office in this classic satire of big business.