Act 1 Productions

Welcome to our 2018-2019 season!

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.


Upcoming Performances:  


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! 



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