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Act 1 Productions

Act 1 is DeSales University’s highly-acclaimed performing arts company and features professional-caliber productions. In addition to our film festivals and choral and dance concerts, the coming theatre season includes an exciting list of plays and musicals.

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Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. This imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, set two years after the novel ends, features middle-sister Mary Bennet as its unlikely heroine. Tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades, Mary longs for the chance to be the champion of her own story. As the family gathers to celebrate Christmas, the arrival of the shy Arthur de Bourgh sparks bookish Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love. A clever and charming tale brimming with holiday warmth, humor, and romance, Christmas at Pemberley will delight Austen fans and new-comers alike! (Ages 8+)

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"How lovely it will be to celebrate Christmas

together as a family again." The show

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captures the essence of family and

Christmas spirit. "I would be so very happy if you shared it with me Ms. Bennet."

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You see our wonderful Christmas tree set is truly 

amazing. "I know I'm meant to be the middle sister

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and everyone expects that I shall care for mother and father until

they die and mr. Collins takes

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possession of Longbourn and I end up in

someone's attic." This is a great way to

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spend your holiday season. "What should I do? Sit." Come join us

at Christmas at Beverly and you get to

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join in and relive the essence of Pride

and Prejudice, a love and true story and

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you get to join it in this wonderful

Christmas spirit.

We have a slate of plays and musicals featuring characters exploring their hearts and attempting to direct the trajectories of their lives. 
  • We open the season with William Inge’s Picnic which explores the complacency of middle age versus the yearnings of youth. 
  • We follow that with the frolicsome Dames at Sea, a rarely-produced and wonderful musical love story about big breaks and big dreams.
  • For Christmas, we’re offering the Pennsylvania premiere of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a delicious holiday sequel to Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice.
  • In the spring semester, we’ll produce the haunting Chekhov masterpiece The Cherry Orchard.
  • In March, our senior theatre majors will present the delightful and timely The Princess King.
  • Our season finale will explore the search for the extraordinary in the Broadway blockbuster Pippin — another Act 1 premiere. 

We hope you’ll join us! 

Upcoming Events

Feb 20
The Cherry Orchard
The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts 8:00PM
Feb 21
The Cherry Orchard
The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts 8:00PM
Feb 22
The Cherry Orchard
The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts 8:00PM

The Labuda Center for Performing Arts

The Labuda Center for the Performing Arts is home to most Act 1 events. It is completely handicapped accessible, and features the 473 seat Main Stage Theatre and the 187 seat Schubert Theatre.

GPS Location: 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18032

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Gift Certificates

A unique and wonderful gift idea, gift certificates can be purchased by show, season, or by denomination.

Order online or call the box office at 610.282.3192.

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Act 1 Productions
Labuda Center for Performing Arts

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