(Malvern, PA) – People’s Light presents the Scottish company Visible Fictions’ production of Jason and the Argonauts running March 12-April 4, 2015. Douglas Irvine directs. People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org.
Visible Fictions arrives at People’s Light in this “sly, silly, sophisticated, and altogether winning take on an ancient Greek myth” (The New York Times). Two actors portray over 25 characters with boundless energy and numerous action figures in the tale of Jason and his crew as they journey to the other side of the world to bring home the Golden Fleece. The production is aimed at anyone from age 9 and beyond and is guaranteed to entertain kids as well as adults with fond memories of the original book and film.
Douglas Irvine, Visible Fictions’ Artistic Director said “I’ve never forgotten the thrill of seeing the Harryhausen film version for the first time as a child. The purity, inventiveness, thrills and scares it and the original story offer is something I want to pass onto new audiences.” Visible Fictions is recognized in the UK and internationally for creating innovative and dynamic theatrical productions for young people. Since 2006, the show has toured the UK, Canada, Australia, and the U.S. (including New Victory Theatre in New York).
Producing Director Zak Berkman recalls “We first met Doug Irvine in Glasgow in January 2014 and immediately discovered a kindred spirit for theatre that excites people of all ages. We’re thrilled to bring Jason and the Argonauts to Malvern. It’s silly, ingenious, and lands in the sweet spot that allows multiple generations to enjoy a beautiful story together. “
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Enjoy a prix fixe dinner and a show package for $73 (Wed, Thurs, Sat matinee, Sun eve) and $82 (Fri, Sat eve, Sun matinee) at The Farmhouse Bistro prior to Wed-Sun evening performances. That’s a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! If you already have tickets, you can add dinner for just $37 (children up to 16 years of age are $16). Dinner and a show packages are available through the box office or online at PeoplesLight.org.
Jason and the Argonauts previews on Thursday, March 12 at 7 pm and Friday, March 13 at 7 pm. The play opens on Saturday, March 14 and runs through Sunday, April 4th.
Single tickets start at $27. For tickets, call the Box Office at 610.644.3500. Special discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase group tickets, call 610.647.1900 x111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three-play packages are still available for the 2014-2015 season and start at $99. Productions include Jason and the Argonauts (March 12-April 4, 2015), Biloxi Blues (April 29-May 24, 2015), How to Write A New Book for the Bible (June 3-28, 2015), and Stella & Lou (July 15-August 23, 2015). Visit peopleslight.org or call 610-644-3500 to order.
Actors, prices, productions, performance dates and times are subject to change. Additional service charges will apply. Contact the Box Office for more details.
DISCOUNT for our readers! Readers of Philly Burb Moms will get a special discount offer for the current production of Jason and the Argonauts that runs through April 4, 2015 on our Steinbright Stage. This is a fun family show that has received great feedback and we think you will enjoy this production. The discount can be applied with the promo code PARENT. Tickets are $25 when purchased with this code. Approximate run time is 65 minutes with no intermission. This show is best enjoyed by ages 8 and up.
ABOUT PEOPLE’S LIGHT
Now in its 40th season, People’s Light, a professional, not-for-profit theatre in Chester County, Pennsylvania, makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. We extend our mission of making and experiencing theatre through arts education programs that excite curiosity about, and deepen understanding of, the world around us. These plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration. Founded in 1974, we produce seven to nine plays each season, in two black box theatres with 340 and 160 seats respectively, mixing world premieres, contemporary plays, and fresh approaches to classic texts for our 7-Play, Discovery, and Teen Series.
Douglas Irvine, Director
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Artistic Director of Visible Fictions. He has directed many productions for the company, including Jason and the Argonauts which has frequently toured the USA, Canada, and Australia; Shopping for Shoes which has toured across the USA, Canada, Ireland and Germany; Curse of the Demeter, (a site-responsive piece on The Tall Ship in Glasgow); Peter Pan, a co-production with the Children’s Theatre Company which ran in Minneapolis, and then toured to various theatres across Ireland and the UK; and Zorro. He was also co-creator of the Bill’s New Frock and The Red Balloon, both of which toured the US and Canada extensively. Most recently he directed the large-scale, outdoor production Cargo with Iron Oxide and the Edinburgh Mela, Clockwork, a co-production with Scottish Opera, the country’s national opera company, and The Hunted.
Simon Donaldson, Actor
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Gideon and the Woodentoppers, Immaculate (Tabby Cat), The Not So Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo (Vox Motus), Curse of the Demeter (Visible Fictions), Turbo Folk (Oran Mor) 200, (Oran Mor), The Ching Room (Citizens), Fly (Everyman), Big Baby (Visible Fictions), Elf Analysis (Oran Mor), Don Quixote (Theatre Modo), Use Once and Destroy (Squidge), Zlata’s Diary (Communicado) and The Tempest (Creation Theatre). His BBC Radio credits include The Penalty, The Incomplete Works of Dave McCabe, McLevy, Rebus, Maigret, The Heart of Midlothian, Almost Blue, The Gowk Storm, Dr Korczak’s Example, Westway, The Great Escape, Westway, Book at Bedtime, Coalition, and The Pearl. Film/Television: Outpost, Black Sun, Paperboy and No More Shall we Part. Training: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
Tim Settle, Actor
People’s Light debut. Theatre Includes: Tim has worked for Visible Fictions on their productions Where The Wild Things Are and The Pearl. Other theatre work includes the role of Mr. Farthing in Kes (Perth Theatre), Touchstone & Adam in As You Like It (Oxford Shakespeare Festival) and Angelo & Pinch in Comedy Of Errors (Cambridge Shakespeare Festival). He has also worked with Scottish Opera on their production of Twelve Days Of Christmas. Radio includes The Home Front (BBC).
JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS
Thurs, March 12
Fri, March 13
Sat, March 14
Sun, March 15
Fri, March 20
Sat, March 21
Sun, March 22
Thurs, March 26
Fri, March 27
Sat, March 28
Sun, March 29
Wed, April 1
Thurs, April 2
Fri, April 3
Sat, April 4
Community Night (C)
Opening Night (O)
Open Caption (OC)
Access Night (A)
7 pm (C)(P)(A)
7 pm (P)
2 & 7 pm (O)
2 &7 pm
7 pm (OC)
2 (OC) & 7 pm
2 & 7 pm (A)
2 & 7 pm
2 & 7 pm
7 pm (A)
2 & 7pm
|Dates: March 12- April 4,2015
Location: People’s Light
39 Conestoga Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Tickets: Single tickets start at $27. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or
Actors, prices, productions, performance dates and times are
Contact the box office for more details.
Public Contact Information
Box Office: 610.644.3500
Groups: 610.647.1900 x111
ActorPRODUCTION TEAMSimon DonaldsonTim Settle
*Member, Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors & Stage Managers.
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