Lionheart Presents Our 2021 Season

The Lionheart Theatre Company is excited to announce our 2021 season, marking the 21st anniversary of Lionheart.

“Orphans”
January 8-17, 2021
By Lyle Kessler
Directed by Christine Trent

Two brothers, Phillip, sensitive, reclusive, never venturing out of his North Philly home and Treat, a violent pickpocket and thief, kidnap a mysteriously wealthy businessman who turns the table on the two brothers in a strange, hilarious and moving way and becomes their long-lost father figure.

“The Lower Room”
March 25-April 3, 2021
By Pat Wooley
Directed by Tanya Caldwell

This fascinating play retells the story of Jesus’ passion through the eyes of those who were the last of the followers at the Cross, and the first at the tomb: Women.

“Dearly Departed”
May 7-23, 2021
By David Bottrell & Jessie Jones
Directed by Marla Krohn

In the backwoods of the Bible Belt, the beleaguered Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious.

“Once Upon a Time at Lionheart” Youth Play Festival
July 15-18, 2021

In this youth-driven play festival, kids direct, act and run tech for this fun filled collection of ten minute “fractured fairy tales” by J.M. Wolf with the help of adult mentors.

“Nunsense the Musical”
September 10-26, 2021
By Dan Goggin
Directed by Scott Rousseau

A zany, wholesome hilarious musical revue presented by the Little Sisters of Hoboken, Nunsense is a heavenly delight!

“Bewitching”
October 21-24, 2021

This collection of spooky, chilling short plays returns for the 2021 season at Lionheart to bring some new scares and laughter to audiences.

Call for Play Submissions: “Bewitching” by The Lionheart Theatre Company

The Lionheart Theatre Company is looking for interested playwrights to submit short, 10-minute plays for consideration for Lionheart’s October Halloween play festival “Bewitching.”
 
Please note that “Bewitching” will be a live, staged performance. Lionheart is looking for plays that focus on common “spooky” themes, such as horror, the paranormal, the macabre, and general chills and thrills appropriate for late October.
 
“Bewitching” is intended for audiences 16 and up, so please keep that in mind when submitting scripts.
 
“Bewitching” will run for four performances, October 21-24, 2021. Selected playwrights will receive $40 royalties to cover the entire run.
 
Submission Requirements:
– Submitted scripts must be approximately no more than 10 minutes in length when performed.
– Submitted scripts should be for 6 actors or less.
– Submitted scripts can be new or previously produced.
 
Interested playwrights should submit scripts to Brandi Kilgore by emailing: brandi.kilgore@gmail.com.
 
Deadline for all submissions is midnight on Saturday, July 31st, 2021.
 
Playwrights will be notified by Saturday, August 7th, 2021 if their play has been selected to be part of “Bewitching.”

 

“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
November 5-21, 2021
By Christopher Durang
Directed by Myrna Feldman

Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister, Masha, returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike – and a weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.

“The Homecoming”
December 9-19, 2021
By Christopher Sergel; Based upon the book by Earl Hamner, Jr.
Directed by Perry McWilliams

Known on television as The Waltons, they’re called The Spencers in the original book, which is how they’re named here. The time is the Great Depression and the large Spencer family, living at the foot of a Virginia mountain, is struggling hard just to survive. With his father having to take the only available job a long way from home, Clay-Boy is stuck with unusual responsibility for his brothers and sisters. Just reaching manhood, Clay-Boy has a secret yearning that’s quite extraordinary for the practical, earth-bound community in which he lives. He wants to write! Will Clay-Boy’s father make it home in time to celebrate the holidays? Don’t miss out on this heartwarming family tale that celebrates love, togetherness and acceptance.