Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The second season of the theater's Community Matters kicks off with a play written by a Jesuit priest.
Editor's note: The following information comes from People's Light and Theatre. Community Matters is a series of free events presented in partnership between People’s Light and numerous local organizations to spark dialogue about vital issues in our community. Performed readings of new plays are the centerpiece of each evening. This second season of Community Matters includes new scripts focused on athletics and head injuries, elderly care and illness, bullying and identity, as well as public education and race. The readings include How to Write a New Book for the Bible on March 25, Headstrong on April 29, The Transition of Doodle Pequeῇo on May 13 and No Child… on June 17, 2013. A lively discussion led by local panelists will follow …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Phelan, a fixture in local theater, died Tuesday after a long battle with cancer, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday the death of Ceal Phelan, a longtime member of People's Light and Theatre Company: She first came to PLTC in 1981, and over the years she acted, taught and directed plays there. Phelan's husband, director and actor Peter DeLaurier, is in the current production of A Winter's Tale at PLTC. He was at his wife's side when she died: As Ms. Phelan listened and briefly hummed with the somber tones, a tear ran down her cheek and she quietly stopped breathing, he said. Read the full obituary at the Philadelphia Inquirer, which also has a photo of Phelan.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Richardson plays every role in "This Wonderful Life," currently running at People's Light and Theatre.
Actor Jerry Richardson stars in This Wonderful Life as George Bailey ... and Old Man Potter... and even little Zuzu. In fact, Richardson plays all 32 roles in the show, which is running through Dec. 22 at People's Light and Theatre. We reached out to Richardson to ask about the perks and challenges of such an undertaking. Malvern Patch: Is this the largest number of roles you've taken on in one production? Jerry Richardson: Absolutely—this is the only one-man show I have ever done. Normally, I play one role, which is plenty challenging in and of itself. I think the one-man show genre presents a unique set of challenges to the actor. Hopefully we are successful navigating them here! How do you prepare to play 32 roles in a one-man show…