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Yuletide Improv Celebration at Theatre Cafe

assmess yuletideCelebrate the season with APT at Theatre Cafe on December 15 at 7 pm. Join us for a hilarious jamboree with APT actors and members of The Associated Mess, the Lehigh Valley’s first improv comedy troupe. They’ll do several sketches, each spoofing, twisting, and totally warping a popular Christmas tale. Santa may put coal in their stockings ’cause they’ll be naughty … and nice!

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New APT Artistic Director—Anna Russell

1726104286_workshoppedEarlier this year, APT’s founding Artistic Director, Joshua Neth, decided to take some time away from the company and recommended Anna Russell to fill his place.  After collaborating on projects at Touchstone Theatre in Bethlehem, he knew her working style, her artistic vision, and her dedicated energy would be a great fit. Now Russell and APT have developed a season we are excited to present. Meanwhile we’re happy Neth has stayed on board as Assistant Artistic Director.

Russell shares her perspective: “There is a word,” she says, “for art that looks beyond itself toward a higher truth on behalf of the people: public. Since its conception, Allentown Public Theatre has been committed to creating high-quality art that not only pushes boundaries and ‘makes people talk,’ but is also accessible to all.

“As Artistic Director, I intend to continue to strengthen our commitment to this mission. We will stretch ourselves creatively, we will engage difficult issues, and most importantly, we will never lose touch with the public we intend to serve. As director Anne Bogart has said, theatre is a ‘gym for the soul;’ so let’s both, artist and audience alike, begin the work-out.”

What to watch for in 2016!