Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, a staunch Nazi believer, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the reality and consequences of their parents’ actions. Led by the eldest sibling, 14-year old Lore (striking newcomer Saskia Rosendahl), they set out on a harrowing journey across a devastated country to reach their grandmother in the north. After meeting the charismatic Thomas, a mysterious young refugee, Lore soon finds her world shattered by feelings of both hatred and desire as she must learn to trust the one person she has always been taught to hate in order to survive. Lush cinematography and an evocative, haunting mood infuse this unconventional take on the Holocaust legacy with unforgettable impact.
“A fiercely poetic portrait of a young woman staggering beyond innocence and denial, it’s about the wars that rage within after the wars outside are lost.” – The Boston Globe
In the 19th Street Theatre
1 hour and 48 minutes
Friday & Saturday, May 24 & 25 @ 5:00, 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 26 @ 1:00, 4:00, 7:00 pm
Monday, May 27 – Thursday, May 30 @ 5:00, 7:30 pm
Mud is an adventure about two boys, Ellis and his friend Neckbone, who find a man named Mud hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios-he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper, who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow.
A wonderful, piquant modern-day variation on “Huckleberry Finn.” – The New York Post
2 hours and 10 minutes
Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 23 @ 4:45, 7:30 pm
Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27 @ 2:45, 8:00 pm
Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30 pm
Wednesday, May 29 @ 8:15 pm
Thursday, May 30 @ 7:30 pm
We begin in 2011 in Lahore. At an outdoor café a Pakistani man named Changez (Riz Ahmed) tells Bobby (Liev Schreiber), an American journalist, about his experiences in the United States. Roll back ten years, and we find a younger Changez fresh from Princeton, seeking fortune and glory on Wall Street. The American Dream seems well within his grasp, complete with a smart and gorgeous artist girlfriend, Erica (Kate Hudson). But when the Twin Towers are attacked, a cultural divide slowly begins to crack open between Changez and Erica. Changez’s dream soon begins to slip into nightmare: profiled, wrongfully arrested, strip-searched and interrogated, he is transformed from a well-educated, upwardly mobile businessman to a scapegoat and perceived enemy. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a story about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.
2 hours and 10 minutes
Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27 @ 12:00, 5:20 pm
Tuesday, May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Wednesday, May 29 @ 5:45 pm
Thursday, May 30 @ 5:00 pm
Frances (Greta Gerwig) lives in New York, but she doesn’t really have an apartment. Frances is an apprentice for a dance company, but shes not really a dancer. Frances has a best friend named Sophie, but they aren’t really speaking anymore. Frances throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. Frances wants so much more than she has but lives her life with unaccountable joy and lightness. FRANCES HA is a modern comic fable that explores New York, friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption.
1 hour and 26 minutes
City Arts: Summer Camp provides children ages 7–11 with a unique opportunity to learn about art, music, dance, and theatre from local artists and performers. Civic Theatre of Allentown—in collaboration with: The Allentown Art Museum, The Baum School of Art, Community Music School, Miller Symphony Hall, and Repertory Dance Theatre—will participate in the camp.
The camp runs from June 24 – June 28, and tuition costs $210. Register by April 30 to get a $15 discount. Students must be dropped off at Community Music School at 9 AM, and then picked up from The Baum School of Art at 4 PM.
Age Range: 7 – 11
Start Date: June 24, 2013
Days/Times: Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 4 PM
Register by clicking here.
Civic Theatre has a limited number of need-based scholarships available for its children’s theatre school. The Betty T. Muir Theatre Scholarship. It was established in 2001 in memory of Elizabeth T. Muir, a professional actress and devoted Lehigh Valley theatregoer who appeared on the Civic stage in 1947 in The First Mrs. Farsier.
Application for a theatre school scholarship consists of the application form, documentation of financial need, and an essay from the potential student.
Download an application by clicking here: Muir_ScholarshipForm.