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On stage at area theaters — drama, comedy, farce and more

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Act II Playhouse: A screenwriter-turned-professor attempts a comeback in “the biz” as Act II’s 2015-16 season opens with “According to Goldman” Sept. 8-Oct. 11. The theater is at 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Tickets range from $25-$36. Discounts are available for subscribers, students, groups of 10 or more and seniors 65+. For show times, go to www.act2.org or call (215) 654-0200.
Montgomery Theater: Two sets of parents meet to resolve an altercation between their 11-year-old sons, but rum spoils the discussion. “God of Carnage” runs Sept.-Oct. 4 at the theater, 124 Main St., Souderton. Admission ranges in price from $24-$35 for single tickets. Tickets are available at www.montgomerytheater.org or by calling (215) 723-9984, ext. 10.
DCP Theatre: The deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself and four couples are about to blunder into a farce of miscommunication. “Rumors” by Neil Simon takes the stage at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 4-13, and at 8 p.m. Sept. 17-19. The opening weekend features a wine and cheese Director’s Reception. Tickets are $15, $13 for seniors. The theater is at 795 Ridge Road, Salford Township. Call (215) 234-0966 or see www.dcptheatre.com.
Bristol Riverside Theatre: The one-woman interactive comedy “Late Nite Catechism” appears on the stage at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10, 8 p.m. Sept. 11, 2 and 8 p.m. Sept. 12, and 3 p.m. Sept. 13. Tickets start at $30, $15 for students. Visit www.brtstage.org or call (215) 785-0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.

 Ben Dibble, Megan Nicole Arnoldy and Paul Schaefer in Cole Porter’s High Society at Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Ben Dibble, Megan Nicole Arnoldy and Paul Schaefer in Cole Porter’s High Society at Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Genesius Theatre presents the high-flying Soxties comedy “Boeing-Boeing” Friday, Sept. through Sunday, Sept. 13 (Curtain time is at 7:30 p.m. each night. Matinee performances are offered at 3 p.m. on two Sundays, Sept. 6 and 13. Tickets are Friday/Saturday/Sunday – all seats $20 and Wednesday/Thursday — $15. Go to www.genesiusdifference.org or call 610-373-9500 card fees apply. Tickets also available at the door. The play is rated G. (minor adult situations comedy) Genesius Theatre is handicapped accessible and there is free parking (limited spaces available) next to the theater. For more information, call the theater at 610-371-8151.
Footlighters Theater: Footlighters Theater opens its 2015-16 season with the zany Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The play opens on Sept. 11 and runs for three consecutive weekends. Tickets and more information are available at www.footlighterstheater.com or call the box office at 610-296-9245. Footlighters Theater is located at 58 Main Ave., Berwyn.
People’s Light & Theatre: People’s Light opens its 41st season with Arthur Miller’s All My Sons running Sept. 9 through Oct. 4. Miller’s masterwork centers on the Keller family in the wake of World War II as secret romances, explosive betrayals, and the loss of a loved one threaten to unravel their lives. People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern. For tickets, call 610-644-3500 or visit peopleslight.org.
Rainbow Comedy Playhouse: Over the River and Through the Woods runs through Oct. 15. Every Sunday Nick Cristano makes the trip from NYC across the Hudson to Hoboken, New Jersey, just to have dinner with his grandparents. Parents and siblings have moved away, but he remains to carry on the Sunday tradition. This time he must tell them he has been offered a promotion he can’t refuse in Seattle, Washington. There are plots and ploys to get him to stay. In the end, the loving grandparents know he must go and live his life. Laughter and heart are the prefect ingredients that make this story so much fun. The cost ranges from $30 to $55 per person and includes meal, show, tips and tax. For reservations call 800-292-4301 or go online to Rainbowcomedy.com. Rainbow Comedy Playhouse is located at 3065 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise.
Wilmington Drama League: Memphis the Musical will be presented Sept. 11-27. This is the Delaware premiere of the exuberant Memphis, a winner of many Tony awards, including Best Musical. Set in the 1950s, it’s a story about the power that love and music has on the soul. The theater is located at 10 W Lea Boulevard, Wilmington, Del.; wilmingtongramaleague.org.
Azuka Theatre: “Lights Rise on Grace,” opens Nov. 4, 1636 Sansom St, Philadelphia. For information, call 215-563-1100.
Colonial Playhouse: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Sept. 11-26, located at 522 W. Magnolia Ave., Aldan. For information call, 610-622-5773.
Flashpoint Theatre: 1636 Sansom Street, Philadelphia. For information, call 215-665-9720.
Hedgerow Theater: “Bullshot Crummond,” through Oct. 11, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley. For tickets, call 610-565-4211.
Lantern Theatre Company: “Photograph 51,” Sept. 10-Oct. 11. For information, call 215-829-9002.
Media Theatre: “Gypsy,” opens Sept. 23, 104 E. State St, Media. For information call, 610-891-0100.
Players Club of Swarthmore: “Noises Off.” Sept. 18-Oct. 3. For information, call 610-328-4271, or visit www.pcstheater.org.
Theatre Exile: 1340 South 13th St, Philadelphia. For information, call 215-218-4022.
Walnut Street Theatre: Cole Porter’s “High Society,” opens Sept. 8-Oct. 25, 825 Walnut St., Philadelphia. For tickets, call 215-574-3550.
Wilma Theater: “Antigone,” Oct. 7-Nov. 8, 265 South Broad St, Philadelphia.

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