Fables, Shakespeare Coming to Steel River in October

POTTSTOWN PA – Expect to hear the sounds of kids’ laughter Sunday (Oct. 3, 2021), and the chortles of adults Oct. 8 and 10 (Friday and Sunday) as Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High St., presents a free children’s show and a Shakespeare comedy, respectively, on its stages this month. The mix offers “something for everyone in the family,” its representatives say.

These events have been added to The Posts calendar.

Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables

The Sunday shows at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. feature “Aesop’s (Oh So Slightly Updated) Fables,” which playhouse Managing Director Rita Pederson said are being offered “to the community free of charge through the generous support and funding by the Porter Broward fund of the First Presbyterian Church in Pottstown.”

“They’re all here,” the playhouse website boasts: “the characters you love, including the tortoise and the hare, the fox and the grapes, the dog and the bone, and others. This is a fun, fast-paced show sure to delight children of all ages.

Families must request their free reservations for Aesop’s Fables on the website, here.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Shakespeare classic “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is scheduled at Steel River on Oct. 8 (Friday) at 7 p.m. or Oct. 10 (Sunday) at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at its box office or online, here.

“What happens when four lovers and a troupe of amateur actors find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies?,” the playhouse website asks. “The fairies manipulate the humans while engaged in their own domestic intrigue, causing confusion and humorous results. This play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular, and our cast brings it to life with a fresh take on the action.”

Got interest and time? Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities abound at Steel River, for those with lots of time as wells as those available only selectively. For more information about them, or answers to questions about the playhouse or its productions send and e-mail to info@steelriver.org.

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