A unit of infantry women marooned in an Afghani minefield. A comic book supervillainess bent on world domination. A Revolutionary War hero who’s secretly a heroine. A Texas housewife on the edge of Apocalypse. Allentown Public Theatre presents the world premiere of Then Athena, a theatrical fantasia performed by 4 women voyaging into American myths of gender and valor. Then Athena will open at the Philly Fringe Festival September 9-11. The Lehigh Valley premiere follows in mid-fall in Allentown. Devised by a collective of APT artists in collaboration with Lehigh-Valley based director/playwright Troy Dwyer.
- Friday, Sept. 9 – 8pm
- Saturday, Sept. 10 – 12pm, 8pm
- Sunday, Sept. 11 – 2pm, 6pm
- InterAct Theatre Company, 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA (theatre entrance is halfway down Hicks Street between Spruce & Pine)
Young Shakespeareans at Theatre Cafe
On August 16, Allentown Public Theatre presents an evening of Shakespeare performed by some of the most talented young thespians in the Lehigh Valley. The evening will include readings from plays such as: Henry V, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice, plus a reading of the Shakespeare-inspired one-act, R and J, by award-winning playwright, Adam Szymkowicz. In it, two high school students rehearsing for a production of Romeo and Juliet find life pretty closely imitating art.
Actors include: Jadon Derr, Taya Derr, Elijah Siler, Ashlee Galea, Mark Yowakim, and Abigail Schoepple.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 16, 7pm
WHERE: Hava Java Cafe, 526 N. 19th St., Allentown
SUGGESTED DONATION: $5