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July 19, 2011; by Michael Chittenden

Quite a lot goes on "behind the scenes" here at EgoPo Classic Theatre, from the shows that you see onstage every year, even to this website, which very recently got a complete overhaul.  The overwhelming concensus seems to be that people are interested in all these "behind the scenes" elements...so we made this blog! Expect to hear a great deal from us in the future, by means of this very site.

Our staff is diligently working these days, getting ready for the upcoming season (and trying to deal with the heat!).  We've got a really exciting one coming up, starting off with the well-known and extremely powerful The Diary of Anne Frank.  Later in the year, we'll bring you the world premiere production of The Golem, a moving show based on stories, myths, and folkore, passed down by a group of Prague Jews, bound on a train to who-knows-where in 1940.  This new and interesting show will incorporate elements of movement, puppetry, and music.  And to close out our season, we have the not-to-be-missed A Dybbuk, a new adaptation of one of the greatest Jewish plays ever written, about a wedding celebration interrupted by a supernatural presence.

We're also bringing back a number of special events this year.  We're starting off in December with The Investigation, a staged reading of the Auschwitz Trials.  Then we'll be throwing a party in January with An Evening on the Other Side, where you're free to come and eat, drink, and have a good time.  You may even hear some behind-the-scenes information about The Golem! And speaking of The Golem...be sure not to miss our EgoPo Seders which take place concurrently with the mainstage show.  These Seders will of course take place during Passover, on April 6th and 7th.  Come celebrate with Jewish and non-Jewish friends alike in the theatre itself, then watch the show.  And what EgoPo season would be complete without our Annual Gala? Mark June 24th, 2012 on your calendars.  It's sure to be a fun night.

So as the world outside continues to change, EgoPo continues to stick to its one purpose--to bring cutting edge classic theatre to you, our audience, our family.  Thanks as always for sticking with us, and we hope to see you soon (at the shows and...of course...here now, too!).

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Maureen O'HanlonI'm so excited about your upcoming season!

Sep 4, 2011 5:28PM

Lane Savadove, Artistic DirectorThanks for the comment Maureen. I am equally excited! I actually feel privileged to be directing the two plays that I'm doing this year. Anne Frank feels like both an enormous responsibility and an enormous opportunity. We are bringing to Philadelphia the stories of her amazing journey and in doing so we are also telling about the suffering and courage of millions. We have already learned so much about the Frank family and I want to share with the audience their extraordinary journey. I want the audience to feel that what happened to the Franks can happen in any country if we do not learn our lessons and to make sure that Anne's message to the world left in her diaries is heard loud and clear. Thank you for being a part of this season.

Sep 14, 2011 4:26PM

K.O. DelMarcelleViewpoints... YES. Thank you.

Sep 22, 2011 2:31PM

SomeoneKeep up the good work! I can't wait to see your shows this season.

Sep 23, 2011 2:52PM

AhmadinejadVery excited for Anne Frank

Sep 24, 2011 12:29AM

Lane Savadove, Artistic DirectorWe are now a week from opening The Diary of Anne Frank and I couldn't be more excited and proud. The cast is wonderful and transforms the Franks, Van Daans and the others into incredibly believable and relatable characters. The story, the play and the reality of their Annex, becomes more moving every day we rehearse. We can't wait for an audience!!

Oct 10, 2011 7:39PM
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