Lionheart Presents Our 2021 Season
The Lionheart Theatre Company is excited to announce our 2021 season, marking the 21st anniversary of Lionheart.
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.
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!
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.
“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.
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.
Lionheart 2022 Season Announcement
“A Streetcar Named Desire”
March 4-20, 2022
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by R. Chandler Bragg
The play reveals to the very depths the character of Blanche DuBois, a woman whose life has been undermined by her romantic illusions, which lead her to reject—so far as possible—the realities of life with which she is faced and which she consistently ignores. The pressure brought to bear upon her by her sister, with whom she goes to live in New Orleans, intensified by the earthy and extremely “normal” young husband of the latter, leads to a revelation of her tragic self-delusion and, in the end, to madness.
“A Bad Year for Tomatoes”
May 6-22, 2022
By John Patrick
Directed by Tanya Gilmer
A hilarious play dealing with the very funny misfortunes of a famous television actress who seeks to “get away from it all” in a small New England town.
July Kids Show – TBD
July 14-17, 2022
“On Golden Pond”
September 9-25, 2022
By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Scott Rousseau
This classic comedy/drama about love, reconnection and family is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway and later became the Academy Award winning film we all know and love. This powerful story with its compelling characters remains an inspiring celebration of the universal challenges we all face, and the ultimate triumphs of life, love, and family.
October Dinner Theatre Murder Mystery at The Crossing
“A View from the Bridge”
November 4-20, 2022
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Darci Wells
Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his immigrant cousins to America. But when one of them falls for Eddie’s young niece, Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes an unspeakable secret—one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.
“The Lion in Winter”
December 8-18, 2022
By James Goldman
Directed by Brandi Kilgore
It Is Christmas 1183 in King Henry of England’s palace in Chinon, France. Sibling rivalry, adultery and dungeons are under the tree in this modern-day classic that tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free for all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom.