American Idiot takes the EPAC stage this summer.

July 21 - August 6

Three young men seek to make a mark for themselves amid the difficulties of a post-9/11 world.

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"Theatre Review: ‘American Idiot’ at the Ephrata Performing Arts Center"

Julia Glowacki, PA Theater Guide

American Idiot opened in 2009 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre and in 2010 moved to Broadway, where it went on to win two Tony awards and a Grammy during its 122-show run. Adapted from a concept album by successful recording artists Green Day, American Idiot follows the lives of three young men searching for meaning in their lives as they keep running into troubles at every turn.

"'American Idiot' teaches a tough societal lesson"

Michael C. Upton, The Ephrata Review
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Written by Green Day vocalist Billie Jo Armstrong, who performed in portions of the show’s original run, and Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer, the American Idiot score includes all songs from Green Day's 2004 Grammy-winning album of the same name, which explored the harsh realities of a post-9/11 American existence.

The show is directed by Richard Repkoe, who will bring young Johnny, Will, and Tunny to life in this moving production called "gorgeously wrought" by The New York Times. American Idiot takes a definitive look at post-9/11 America that mirrors The Beatles’ Abbey Road and brings to life a timeless message of the effects of war on the youth of our country. "American Idiot is the seminal rock opera of our time," says Repkoe. "It's commentary resonates with many generations as it outlines the changes from a pre to a post 9/11 America. The dreams, frustrations and passions that many feel, no matter what age, are thrust upon the stage with never ending energy and a message that we are all sharing these hopes and desires while mourning the loss of the American dream."

At the 'American Idiot' Black Carpet Premiere in Ephrata, they wore their punk finest

Watch EPAC go on the road with American Idiot and LancasterOnline.

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

EPAC's Show Sponsors are Fine Living Lancaster and The 1.21

EPAC's Partial Show Sponsor is The Hill.

EPAC's Opening Night Party Sponsor and Opening Night Party is at the The Hill.

EPAC's 2016 season sponsor is 12:34 MicroTechnologies.

EPAC's 2016 season media sponsor is Blue Ridge Communications.

Take home a keepsake poster commemorating American Idiot

Now is your chance to purchase an original, limited-edition piece of art to bring the theater into your home or office! An American Idiot poster is the perfect keepsake for any theater or Green Day fan and will make a powerful visual statement. Each poster is $10 and will be signed and numbered by the artist to verify its authenticity.

Take home a keepsake poster commemorating American Idiot .

Only 20 of these artworks will be produced, so act now to secure a piece of EPAC history that you and your family will cherish for years to come!

Once purchased, your artwork will be available for pickup at the theater from July 21 to August 6, 2016. Shipping is not available. Simply bring your email confirmation of purchase when you come to pick up your poster.

American Idiot Black Carpet Event

EPAC and Fine Living Lancaster to Host Black Carpet Event to Launch American Idiot Wednesday, July 20 th at 6:00 p.m. Guests are invited to dress in their punk rock best, walk the black carpet, and enjoy themed food, drinks, and activities that evening.
Visit our events page for details.


Creative Team

Director - Richard M.Repkoe
Asst. Director - Bob Breen
Stage Manager - Jamie Latshaw
Choereography - Kristin Pontz
Music Director - Zach Smith
Set Design - Mike Rhoads
Set Design - Mike Wiltraut
Lighting Design - Jeff Cusano
Costume Design - Kate Willman
Sound Design - Mike Wiltraut
Poperties - Robin Schelling
Video Effects - Andy Babin
Lightboard Operator - Ben Rosenzweig
Lightboard Operator - Kylie Corcoran

The Band

The Band: The1.21 - Mark Pontz


Johnny - Sean Deffley
Tunny - Jessie Hoffman
Will - Adam Dienner
St.Jimmy - Justin Monick
Heather - Sydne Lyons
Whatshername - Heidi Carletti
Extraordinary Girl - Alyssa Dienner
Soldier Boy / Joshua - Seth Walker

Lauren Adkins
Taylor Luckenbill
Chelsea Barnett
Meredith Stone
Cody Page
Preston Cuer
James Barksdale
Jeff Fisher
Kyle McCleary
Jeremy Ebert

American Idiot is sponsored by:

Show Sponsors

Fine Living Lancaster and The 1.21

Partial Show Sponsor

The Hill

Opening Night Party Sponsor and Opening Night Party

The Hill

Season Sponsor

12:34 MicroTechnologies

Season Media Sponsor

Blue Ridge Communications



More Information


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Address (Physical)
320 Cocalico Street, Ephrata Community Park
Ephrata, PA 17522

Address (Mailing)
PO Box 173
Ephrata, PA 17522
2018 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2018 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
2018 Season Media Sponsor
Blue Ridge Communications

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