Have a laugh on the Emerald Isle! The Cripple of Inishmaan is coming to EPAC!

June 8 – June 17

True to its Irish nature, The Cripple of Inishmaan is a dark yet surprisingly touching comedy-drama by Martin McDonagh. Set in a remote Irish village in 1930s, things get a little crazy when a Hollywood film crew shows up to make a documentary of the island.

In the midst of all the hype, "Cripple" Billy Claven is eager to make a name for himself. He hopes to escape poverty, boredom, and the cripple stereotype. And what better way than to become a star? Is this "Cripple" Billy's big break? Or is it all a bunch of Blarney?

Reserve your tickets today!

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

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor is American Legion, Post 429

EPAC's show sponsor is Tellus360.

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.

Coming Soon


June 8 at 7:30 PM
June 9 at 8 PM
June 10 at 8 PM
June 14 at 7:30 PM
June 15 at 7:30 PM
June 16 at 8 PM
June 17 at 2 and 8 PM
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(717) 733-7966


Special Upcoming Event

EPAC's Got Talent
Saturday, May 20

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Join us for a celebration of local youth as they display their best and brightest talents on the EPAC stage! Featuring children from EPAC's Kids4Kids program, EPAC’s Got Talent is reminiscent of a talent show, showcasing the skills of kids from Lancaster and surrounding counties

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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.

Register now!

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.

Due to the popular demand and overwhelming request, EPAC’s Center Stage Summer Theater Camp will now open camp registration to students entering grades 8 and 9. We will also extend the 10 percent discounted rate for anyone who registers by April 30*.

*please note this only applies to new registries. We cannot pro-rate to those registries already registered.

Auditions Announcement


Sunday, May 21

The Ephrata Performing Arts Center will be holding auditions for the musical comedy Hairspray. The auditions will take place on Sunday May 21st from 1 PM till 8:00 PM and Monday evening from 6:30 - 9:00 PM at The Ephrata Performing Arts Center. We are especially looking for African - American performers and a young actress to play the character of Tracy Turnblad.

Read more on our auditions page.

Coming Soon


July 20 - August 5

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The 1950s are out, and change is in the air! Hairspray, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire – to dance on the popular "Corny Collins Show." Will her dream come true? Reserve your tickets today!

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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.
Ephrata Performing Arts Center - Theater that matters
Box Office
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Ephrata Community Park
Ephrata, PA 17522

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PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2017 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2017 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2017 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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