- $15 for one ticket for reserved seating (up to $33.50 value)
Dates and Times:
- Friday, January 29, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 30, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 5, at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 6, at 7:30 p.m.
Ira Aldridge stepped into the shoes of King Lear and Othello. He performed for royalty across Europe. Indeed, he was one of the most respected actors of the 1800s. But he wasn’t always so highly regarded. The son of an African American Slave, Aldrige spent his childhood in the slums of New York before rising to stardom. In Red Velvet, playwright Lolita Chakrabarti imagines events in the life of this historical figure in order to explore themes of race and resilience.
Gamut Theatre Group
From improv comedy to kids' shows to classic dramas, the Gamut Theatre Group offers a veritable feast of theater for kids and grown-ups alike. The Popcorn Hat Players, a team of actors and scriptwriters who produce original versions of classic children's stories with minimal scenery and absolutely no lengthy litigation scenes, complements the dramatic side, the Harrisburg Shakespeare Company, a troupe of seven artists who supplement the works of the Bard with similar works that are Shakespearean in content if not in authorship.
Meanwhile, the in-house comedy troupe T.M.I. specializes in long- and short-form, character-driven improv, and Stage Door productions have included radio theatre, staged readings, development of original works by local playwrights, providing theatrical experiences to the greater Harrisburg area.