Northampton Press

Sunday, March 29, 2020
PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTDevon Tophoney, of Northampton, as Tully Bascom; Grace Vaughn, of Lower Macungie, as Jane; Naomi Brimer, of Bethlehem, as Mary; Bryleigh Barnhart, of Mertztown, as Fran; and Ellyanna Cooper, of Hellertown, as Pam, rehearse their lines Nov. 26 from the play “The Mouse That Roared,” to be performed 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, PRESS PHOTOS BY SUSAN BRYANTDevon Tophoney, of Northampton, as Tully Bascom; Grace Vaughn, of Lower Macungie, as Jane; Naomi Brimer, of Bethlehem, as Mary; Bryleigh Barnhart, of Mertztown, as Fran; and Ellyanna Cooper, of Hellertown, as Pam, rehearse their lines Nov. 26 from the play “The Mouse That Roared,” to be performed 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church,
Jacob Peters, of Weisenberg Township, as Professor Kokintz; Branson Barnhart, of Mertztown, Johnny Renzi, of Upper Hanover, and Jake Thomas, of Schwenksville, as Soldiers 3, 4 and 1; Avery Masenheimer, of Upper Macungie, as WAC Jill; Alessandra DaMore, of Fleetwood Borough, as WAC Debbie; Victor Ramos, of East Penn, as Soldier 2; Eli Masenheimer, of Upper Macungie, as General Snippet; Daniel Jacob Peters, of Weisenberg Township, as Professor Kokintz; Branson Barnhart, of Mertztown, Johnny Renzi, of Upper Hanover, and Jake Thomas, of Schwenksville, as Soldiers 3, 4 and 1; Avery Masenheimer, of Upper Macungie, as WAC Jill; Alessandra DaMore, of Fleetwood Borough, as WAC Debbie; Victor Ramos, of East Penn, as Soldier 2; Eli Masenheimer, of Upper Macungie, as General Snippet; Daniel

Players of the Stage

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com in Local News

Theater group set to perform Dec. 12-14

Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, presents “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie Township. The show will run 7 p.m. Dec. 12-14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 14.

Tickets for all performances are free, but reservations are required.

In lieu of a ticket price, a freewill offering will be taken to benefit Allentown Rescue Mission, which meets the needs of homeless and impoverished men in the Lehigh Valley.

Based on Leonard Wibberley’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel, the play tells the story of a tiny country, the Dutchy of Grand Fenwick, and how its citizens declared and won a war with the United States. The Dutchy of Grand Fenwick declares war after California begins selling wine with pictures of Grand Fenwick castles on the label.

The show is directed by Lindsay McClure, with Maddie Wolfe as assistant director.

McClure said the reason they decided to perform this play was that it was a great time to do another comedy.

Players of the Stage has been raising funds for Allentown Rescue Mission for more than a decade.

“We strongly believe in the work they do,” McClure said. “In 12 seasons, we have raised over $141,000 for them, and we hope to bring that total over $150,000 with this show.”

For tickets, call 610-310-7604 or email potstickets@gmail.com.

For more information about Players of the Stage, visit playersofthestage.com.