Summer’s Coming & So Is Charlotte’s Web!

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Illustration by Donna Needs

Charlotte’s Web, based on the much loved children’s classic by E. B. White, is APT’s third youth production at St. Luke’s Church in downtown Allentown! This is one of our most beloved projects, where we provide FREE youth workshops and performances for our community. We hope you can be a part of it!


Cast for Charlotte’s Web!

Thanks to all who auditioned for Charlotte’s Web.  Our cast has been selected and is now in rehearsal!

Wilbur:  Emily Peiffer
Fair Official, Uncle the Pig, and Gander:  Thomas Rush
Fern:  Cheryl Moritz
Uncle Homer and Sheep:  Bill Joachim
Mr. Arable, Templeton, and Lurvy:  Justin Ariola
Charlotte:  Marian Barshinger

Free Theatre Arts Workshops for Youth

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Photo by Susan Weaver

Charlotte’s Web director Teague Fernandez,  along with APT company member Cheryl Moritz and Bayley Carl, will lead these free – and fun – workshops for kids, ages 6-12. Saturday-morning workshops are 10-11:30am on June 20, 27 and July 11, 18 at St. Luke’s Church (417 N. 7th St., Allentown). Teague and Cheryl will use improvisation games and movement activities to help participants build speaking and storytelling skills. Added bonus: participants will have a chance to audition during a workshop for parts in Charlotte’s Web.

If your child is interested in signing up for our free workshops, please e-mail

More about our play, coming JULY 24, 25, 26, 31 & AUGUST 1, 2

Fri., 6pm; Sat. & Sun., 2pm

Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette


The Children’s Literature Association named this “the best American children’s book of the past two hundred years,” and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work perfectly! READ MORE


Thank you to everyone who helped with
“True West”!

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A powerful tale of sibling rivalry by Pulitzer prize-winner Sam Shepard, featuring Jason Roth as Austin (left) and Joshua Neth as Lee (right), with Bill Joachim as the producer and Kathy Patterson as Mom.  Directed by Jim Peck.

And the rave reviews are in!  “A fascinating and powerful production,” says the Morning Call.  “True West will blow you away,” exults , whose reviewer adds: “Honestly, this show is the quality of off-Broadway.”  Lehigh Valley Press called it “an explosive comedy with superb performances and production levels that combine to be audience-shaking.” Click on the links to read reviews.

Presented as part of Touchstone Theatre’s “Spotlight on the Valley Series.” Thanks to all who participated in this collaboration and to all who attended!



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