Welcome to the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre!

We are excited to announce that the Verna Leith Theatre will once again host productions in 2022!

General Theater Information:  Seats are $15 each with evening performances beginning at 8 pm and matinees beginning at 2 p.m. - see the show schedule below for details.  Tickets are available by ordering online, by calling (814) 927-6655, or by email (emailed reservations are not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation by return email or by phone). There is a $2.55 per ticket online Eventbrite processing fee. 

 

Theater 2022 - Vanya and Sonia

Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Friday, July 8, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 8:00 pm

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. By: Christopher Durang

Tickets: $15.00

Order tickets online by selecting the date above or clicking Ticket Page for a list of all available tickets.

There is a $2.55 per ticket online Eventbrite processing fee. 

Theater 2022 - KNOX

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Friday, July 15, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

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

Order tickets online by selecting the date above or clicking Ticket Page for a list of all available tickets.

There is a $2.55 per ticket online Eventbrite processing fee. 

Theater 2022 - CLARION (1)

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. By: Eddie McPherson

Tickets: $15.00

Order tickets online by selecting the date above or clicking Ticket Page for a list of all available tickets.

There is a $2.55 per ticket online Eventbrite processing fee. 

Theater 2022 - BROOK

This brand-new musical version of the timeless classic takes you down the rabbit hole with the ever-curious Alice to a land of zany adventures where nothing is as it seems. The White Rabbit, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the Mad Hatter, the Caterpillar, the Mock Turtle, the mysterious Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts, and all your favorites from Lewis Carroll’s beloved books make this a magical, tuneful, and over-the-top entertaining musical for the whole family! Courtesy of: Theatrical Rights Worldwide

Tickets: $15.00

Order tickets online by selecting the date above or clicking Ticket Page for a list of all available tickets.

There is a $2.55 per ticket online Eventbrite processing fee. 

Theater 2022 Completed (1)

Great Gift or Memorial for a Loved One

The Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre is offering the purchase of name plates to be attached to either a seat ($250) or to a plaque ($100) hung on the wall of theater.  All contributions are tax deductible. Please call us for more information.

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Sawmill Theatre History

In 1981, the Sawmill Theatre was opened in the museum section of the old Sawmill, using church pews and camp chairs for seating. Soon the need for a larger theater was evident.  In 1984, the Verna Leith Sawmill Theatre was constructed with monies from the Appalachian Regional Commission and Pennsylvania State Appropriations. First of it's kind in the Eastern U.S., the theater's unique hexagon shape and harmonious blend with the natural settings earned designer William Snyder the 1984 design award from the Arts Architectural Commission of Pennsylvania. Details such as professional lighting, side decks, ticket office, and interior restrooms were added in 1988. Theater patrons find themselves seated on newly refurbished seats from the Silver Fox Playhouse in Foxburg.  Offering mystery, comedy, and major Broadway musicals, Northwestern Pennsylvania theater groups perform from late May through mid-September.