ACCESS: People’s Light

39 Conestoga Road, Malvern PA 19355 | 610.644.3500

People’s Light makes plays drawn from many sources to entertain, inspire, and engage our community. Their plays and programs bring people together and provide opportunities for reflection, discovery, and celebration.

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Please contact the People’s Light box office directly to purchase tickets. Showtimes and shows may vary, please visit the People’s Light website.

Shakespeare in Love | February 26 – March 29, 2020
Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. Low on funds and out of ideas, the young playwright finds his muse in Viola de Lesseps, a beautiful, intelligent noblewoman with dreams of the stage. Will and Viola begin a passionate affair that becomes the inspiration for Shakespeare’s next play, Romeo and Juliet.

Hold These Truths | March 18 – April 19, 2020
Gordon Hirabayashi, University of Washington student and practicing Quaker, struggles to reconcile his fervent belief in the U.S. Constitution with the government’s orders to incarcerate all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast. His work ultimately leads to the 1943 Supreme Court case, Hirabayashi v. United States.

Bayard Rustin: Inside Ashland | May 13 – June 7, 2020
Chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and openly gay Civil Rights activist, Bayard Rustin was nearly written out of the history books. This world-premiere musical play soars with African-American spirituals and offers a glimpse into a transformative moment for young Rustin — his 1944 prison sentence in Ashland, Kentucky. As he incites nonviolent protests against prisoner segregation and refuses to hide his sexuality, Rustin is branded a “troublemaker.”

Mary Jane | June 24 – July 19, 2020
Mary Jane, a single mother with a chronically ill two-year-old son, draws strength from the unwavering community of women surrounding her. Pulitzer Prize Finalist Amy Herzog’s new play is a beautifully intimate portrait of love, grace, and resilience.