Pictured: Thaddaeus Peay II, Karen Siwik, Dr. Taneeka Harper, Kathryn Griffin, John George, Denise Ashe, L. James Watters
Photography by John Hawthorne
Premiering September 15-18, 2022
On the lawn of Eisenhower Science and Technology Leadership Academy (1601 Markley Street, Norristown, PA 19401)
What happens when community members of a diverse town tell a story as one?
TOWN is Theatre Horizon’s largest-scale production in our nearly 20-year history. Helmed by director Nell Bang-Jensen and playwright Michael John Garcés this new play celebrates and interrogates small town American life. Featuring music by Philly-based artist collective ILL DOOTS and featuring an ensemble of community members and professional theatre artists, TOWN will focus on Death & Eternity, Love & Marriage, and Daily Life all inspired by stories from over 130 Norristown residents.
This is an outdoor, community event! Bring your own picnic dinner or peruse the vendors and food trucks who will have food and other items available for purchase before the show. Please bring your own chairs and blankets as seating will not be provided.
Spanish translation will be available for all performances of TOWN. ASL Interpretation will be available for the performance on Saturday, September 17th. If you have specific accessibility needs, please contact the Box Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (610) 283-2230 x1
Video by Tommy Butler
Michael John Garcés
Elle.Morris & Scott Ziegler
Anthony Martinez-Briggs & Jordan McCree
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
*Appearing through an Agreement between Theatre Horizon and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Learn More About the TOWN Production
TOWN Production Photos
Photos by John C. Hawthorne
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ILL DOOTS performs at Haya Ground: A Norristown Open Mic. Photo credit: John C. Hawthorne.