The Sawmill Center Calendar includes festivals & events, theater performances, & classes.

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  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
    All day
    07-07-22-07-09-22
    170 Theater Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217, USA

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    By: Christopher Durang

    Troupe: Punxsutawney Theatre Arts Guild

    Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

    Tickets: $15.00

    Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre at 170 Sawmill Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217

    Contact the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts at 814-927-6655 or info@sawmill.org

    Reviews: “Broad comic acting is raised to the level of high art…deliriously funny…a heedless good time.” —NY Times. “…riotous…the show’s a ton of fun even if you can’t tell your Seagull from your Uncle Vanya…This is the kind of full-on comedy that’s sadly rare on Broadway.” —NY Post. “Hugely entertaining…few contemporary playwrights have proven as deft as Durang at mining both the absurdity and the dangers of human folly…in its own deliciously madcap way, the new work offers some keen insights into the challenges and agonies of twenty-first-century life.” —USA Today. “Everyone has a monologue that is nothing short of hilarious. (You’ll find yourself using that word a lot.)…You’ve only spent a weekend with these people, but you might want to spend the rest of your life with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”—Huffington Post.

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  • Noodles
    All day
    07-14-22-07-16-22
    170 Theater Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217, USA

    Noodles

    Presented by: Knox Community Theater

    Ned is the 30-ish son of Ma and Pa Boodle whose efforts to introduce girlfriends to his family don’t turn out very well. His family is somewhat “colorful”-his mother is a June Cleaver type at her homiest; his father is pretty clueless; his grandpa manages a cat (rescue) house; and his sister Lulu is a hypochondriac with an equally germ-o-phobic boyfriend, Luke. Also there’s the ever-helpful Jack, who resides in a cardboard appliance box in the middle of the Boodle living room, and the neighbor, Mrs. Doodah-Doodah. But Ned’s latest introduction of a lady friend to the family is different. Elaine sees what few others see in the family Boodle. Why? Ned was once a close part of this daffy bunch, perhaps even a little daffy himself at one time. But something has changed him. Can Elaine help? Can Ned help his family cross over into his world? With understated humor, the final scenes just might help you view your own crazed flesh and blood with a knowing smile, a kinder eye and an open heart.

    Tickets: $15.00

    Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre at 170 Sawmill Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217

    Contact the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts at 814-927-6655 or info@sawmill.org

     

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  • Virgil’s Family Reunion
    All day
    07-21-22-07-23-22
    170 Theater Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217, USA

    Virgil’s Family Reunion

    By: Eddie McPherson

    Presented by: Clarion Community Theater

    Sometimes, everything that can go wrong will. It’s summer and time for backyard fun and the semi-annual Sludge family reunion. The morning of the relative disaster begins with the snooty neighbor next door, Chambers, who warns the Sludges that she plans to draft a petition for eviction because the Sludge’s noxious, weed-infested landscape does not promote a safe and attractive community. Scrambling to get the plastic silverware polished and fried chicken on the grill, Eloise considers Chambers’ threats empty threats until an officer shows up to arrest Harley Wayne, Eloise’s husband, for trampling Chambers perennial garden with his four-wheeler. The barbeque heats up when Virgil and Margaret have their first real lovers spat and Ellard, Virgil’s best friend, proposes to Virgil’s sister using visual aids, and the 95-year-old matriarch of the family announces her plans to elope with her new boyfriend, Mr. Perky. The bedlam continues in this hilarious but true account of the worst family reunion in the history of the Sludge’s nutty family tree.

    Tickets: $15.00

    Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre at 170 Sawmill Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217

    Contact the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts at 814-927-6655 or info@sawmill.org

     

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  • Virgil’s Family Reunion
    All day
    07-28-22-07-30-22
    170 Theater Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217, USA

    Virgil’s Family Reunion

    By: Eddie McPherson

    Presented by: Clarion Community Theater

    Sometimes, everything that can go wrong will. It’s summer and time for backyard fun and the semi-annual Sludge family reunion. The morning of the relative disaster begins with the snooty neighbor next door, Chambers, who warns the Sludges that she plans to draft a petition for eviction because the Sludge’s noxious, weed-infested landscape does not promote a safe and attractive community. Scrambling to get the plastic silverware polished and fried chicken on the grill, Eloise considers Chambers’ threats empty threats until an officer shows up to arrest Harley Wayne, Eloise’s husband, for trampling Chambers perennial garden with his four-wheeler. The barbeque heats up when Virgil and Margaret have their first real lovers spat and Ellard, Virgil’s best friend, proposes to Virgil’s sister using visual aids, and the 95-year-old matriarch of the family announces her plans to elope with her new boyfriend, Mr. Perky. The bedlam continues in this hilarious but true account of the worst family reunion in the history of the Sludge’s nutty family tree.

    Tickets: $15.00

    Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre at 170 Sawmill Lane, Cooksburg, PA 16217

    Contact the Cook Forest Sawmill Center for the Arts at 814-927-6655 or info@sawmill.org

     

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