Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkin will be staged on Friday, March 31, 2017

Part of the EPAC on the Edge series

Creative Works of Lancaster PA Council for the Arts

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce EPAC on the Edge, a new cooperative staged reading series that will continue the theater’s mission of producing thought-provoking material while embracing the community.

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkin will be staged on Friday, March 31, 2017, co-produced by Creative Works of Lancaster. Appropriate is the tale of estranged family members forming an eccentric clan that comes together to work through the estate of a recently deceased relative. The play makes the family (and audience) ask questions about race, family, legacy, and identity — questions all the more relevant in today's political climate. Read more

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EPAC would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who made this show possible.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2017 season sponsor is Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA.

EPAC's 2017 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

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March 31 at 8 PM
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April 27 - May 13

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A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, the rock musical Hair tells the story of the "tribe," a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila, and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement as America searched for answers in a sea of purple haze. The American musical would never be the same. Hair was the show that defined a generation as it captured the youthful anti-establishment ethos of the late 60s and early 70s. Controversial and edgy, Hair has lost none of its bite as it entertains the mind as well as the spirit.

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Give 20 at Iron Hill

Gather your party and join the EPAC family for a meal at Iron Hill Brewery on Wednesday, March 29. Please provide the Give 20 coupon to your server and Iron Hill will donate 20% of your food purchase to the theater!

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For more details, please see our events page. We look forward to seeing you for a fun night out!

Youth Programming

Center Stage Theater Camp

Jul 10 - Aug 4

EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp returns for its twelfth year, giving campers entering grades 1-7 in the fall a chance to experience the theatrical process with a newly designed hands-on approach.

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EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp is designed to inspire creativity, exercise the imagination, promote artistic confidence, and explore unique and exciting ways to tell enriching stories through the theater arts. Our professional staff will nurture individual talents in an environment rich with creative collaboration and team-building concepts. This program is designed to help the young creative mind both onstage and in the classroom environment.

Auditions Announcement

EPAC's Got Talent

Auditions: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 11 am

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Last Year's Production

EPAC is looking for singers, dancers, actors, jugglers, magicians, or others to audition for "EPAC's Got Talent" on Saturday, April 29, 2017, beginning at 11am. Please prepare an act up to 3-1/2 minutes long. Applicants are required to provide all props, music, or any other necessary materials for their act. A CD player will be provided within the audition room. Applicants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditions are open to young performers ages 6 to 18.

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LancasterOnline Podcast

Listen to LNP's Theater Geeks hosts Jane Holahan and Mary Ellen Wright, talk to EPAC's Artistic Director, Edward R. Fernandez about the 2017 season.

Our Upcoming 2017 Season

Join Us in 2017

We are preparing another season of great theater for you. In each of next year's shows, the leading character goes on a life-changing journey. Some of the journeys lead to love and joy. Some lead to a greater appreciation for our common humanity. As in real life, some do not end happily. Each of these plays and musicals tells a compelling story about how the choices we make in life help us discover who we really are. Let's explore all that we can.

Our Season Sponsors

Our Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Our Season Sponsor

Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA

Our Season Media Sponsor

Help EPAC continue to provide 'theater that matters' by becoming a sponsor!

As a nonprofit community based theater organization EPAC is committed to remain a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities. The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is a prime opportunity for artistic expression and community conscious business enterprise to form a meaningful partnership. Allow our passion to partner with your financial support and together we will achieve a lasting artistic legacy for future generations to cherish! Check out all of our sponsorship and advertising opportunities.

As a nonprofit community based theater organization the Ephrata Performing Arts Center (EPAC) is committed to remain a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities by providing affordable thought provoking theater entertainment that matters.
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2017 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2017 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2017 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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