Open Stage of Harrisburg Season 28

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by Bruce Norris
April 11 – May 3, 2014

Directed by Donald L. Alsedek
The Angino Family Theatre at Open Stage of Harrisburg
Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings at 8PM
Sunday Matinees at 2PM
Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

On two separate afternoons, 50 years apart, a modest bungalow on Chicago’s northwest side becomes a contested site in the politics of race

September 1959: Russ and Bev are moving out to the suburbs. They’ve inadvertently sold the house to the neighborhood’s first black family and ignited a community showdown.

September 2009: the neighborhood is ripe for gentrification and the house is again changing hands. This time to a young white couple with plans for demolition and a knack for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. These hilarious and horrifying neighbors pitch a battle over territory and legacy that reveals how far our ideas about race and gentrification have evolved—or have they?

b>In a provocative nod to A Raisin in the Sun, Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris examines what happens when home becomes a battleground.

Open Stage's Court Street Series
presents a staged reading of


On Oct. 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and tied to a fence in the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die. He died six days later. A month after the murder the members of Tectonic Theater Project traveled to Laramie and conducted interviews with the people of the town. The Laramie Project was a cultural pulse-taking that told of the personalities and events of the murder and its aftermath.

Ten years later, Tectonic members returned to Laramie to find out what has happened over the last ten years. Has Matthew's murder had a lasting impact on that community? How has the town changed as a result of this event? What does life in Laramie tell us about life in America 10 years later?

Open Stage produced THE LARAMIE PROJECT in 2001. Join us for the epilogue of this important story.

May 9 & 10 at 8pm
The Angino Family Theatre at Open Stage of Harrisburg



directed by Stuart Landon
Join us for a musical adaption of the the famous fabtasy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Bring the whole family to see all your favorite characters including Bilbo, Gandalf, Thorin, Gollum, and Smaug! Starring the OSHKids Performance Company.

Four performances only!
May 16 at 7pm
May 17 at 11am and 7pm
May 18 at 2pm



“Since its founding in 1983, Open Stage of Harrisburg has earned a reputation for presenting thought-provoking shows written by award-winning playwrights aided by stellar casts and visionary direction.” – The Patriot-News

OPEN STAGE OF HARRISBURG is a professional regional theatre located at 223 Walnut Street on the Street Level of the Walnut Street Garage in Downtown Harrisburg. Open Stage is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the non-profit, professional theatre.

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$25-35 Regular Admission
$21 Student Admission
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