Love's Labour's Lost

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WHITE PINES PRODUCTIONS, ABINGTON ART CENTER, and PULLEY & BUTTONHOLE THEATRE COMPANY announce the return of Shakespeare in the Summer with a production of Love’s Labours Lost to be presented August 7, 8, 9 & 10 2017 on the lawn of Alverthorpe Manor at the Abington Art Center. The three arts organizations are excited to once again bring an affordable opportunity for audiences of all ages to experience the beauty of Shakespeare’s language in the beauty of the great outdoors.

LAst year's production of Much Ado About Nothing

LAst year's production of Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare in the Summer works within the Original Practices style of presenting Shakespeare, meant to simulate the way Shakespeare's own company prepared his plays, and to rediscover a spontaneity, joy, and immediacy in performance. The show is cast, scripts distributed, and lines are learned without rehearsal. The actors will gather weekly to play games, study the play, learn techniques, and create an ensemble.  As Benjamin Lloyd, Executive Director of White Pines says, "we are attempting to imitate the way Shakespeare's actors prepared his plays for performance. It can be scary at first, but it brings an unmatched spontaneity to performances." Every performance is a new experience for the audience and the ensemble.

In addition, Chrissie Leech of JENKINTOWN DANCE ARTS will once again work with a children’s corps to create a dance interlude. Bridget Reilly Beauchamp, Artistic Director of Pulley & Buttonhole says, "we adore collaborating with Chrissie--her ideas are fun and challenging. She encourages the children—and the adults—to have physical fun with Shakespeare.”

LAst year's production of Much Ado About Nothing

LAst year's production of Much Ado About Nothing

Abington Art Center is looking forward to once again hosting this band of motley players. Marge Horner of AAC says, "this is the sort of thing we love here. Being able to come together with other local arts organizations to give our neighbors a chance to experience something exciting is what we're here for."

The play will be cast in May and "not rehearsals" will begin shortly thereafter. Click here to reserve tickets!

Announcing: White Pines Access

White Pines Productions announces

White Pines Access

performance creativity delivered to your location!

Private party for Philly Frindship Circle Gala

Private party for Philly Frindship Circle Gala

Today, White Pines Productions announces a new chapter: the launch of White Pines Access!

Using applied improvisation and building long-term relationships, White Pines Access provides a suite of programs delivered at host venues and all based on the following features:

  • In-depth work by White Pines’ skilled actors, teaching artists and facilitators.
  • Individually tailored programs, designed with host/partner organizations, to specifically address the needs and desires of that organization.
  • Creative content based on theatrical improvisation, promoting spontaneity, confidence, teamwork and creative problem-solving.
  • Radical inclusion, making no distinctions or assumptions about any individual’s ability to participate creatively.

White Pines Access programs include: 

Creative Corporate Training. Team-building, collaboration and communication

for companies and organizations.

Creative Corporate Training at Freedom Valley YMCA

Creative Corporate Training at Freedom Valley YMCA

School Residencies. Dynamic in-school performing arts, animation and

creativity programs for any age group.

White Pines students on a field trip!

White Pines students on a field trip!

 

Stepping Out! Creative programs for adults with disabilities: acting, improv,

and original devised theater productions.

An acting class for people with disabilities.

An acting class for people with disabilities.

The Senior Theater Initiative. Residencies in low-income senior centers,

creating theater from the lives and memories of senior citizens.

Director of Senior Programs Jerry Perna works with an actor at a White Pines senior theater residency. 

Director of Senior Programs Jerry Perna works with an actor at a White Pines senior theater residency. 

Private Parties and Galas. Improv shows, Living Clue and custom-designed entertainment

for your party, gala or event.

A private party for a bat mitzvah reception.

A private party for a bat mitzvah reception.

“White Pines is based on the skills of our resident ensemble, the improv group called Bright Invention,” explains Executive Director Benjamin Lloyd. “As improvisers, we are trained to create theater magic for anyone, anywhere, with no material support required except a place to perform, teach, or facilitate!”