“. . . But the seventh sister turned her gaze, seeking a fresh vision.”

Theatre of the Seventh Sister announces this season’s Barbara Barden Dance Series.

The show’s theme will be “Dancing with the Bard” in celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary.

This two day festival will feature works from dance studios, companies, and independent choreographers reflecting upon or inspired by the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare.  The show will also incorporate actors/poets reading selected segments between dances.  Dances may also be set to the spoken word.

Dress Rehearsal November 18th

Shows November 19th at 7:30PM & 20th  at 2:30PM

All performances will be held at Lancaster Country Day School’s Steinman Theatre.

Choreographers that are interested in participating in the series may contact Priscilla Kaufhold at 717-606-2360, dressndance@comcast.net  or Melissa Goodling at ravenstudio119@gmail.com


Shaking Up Shakespeare Camp 2016


The 30-Minute As You Like It!

You’ve heard of the 30-Minute Hamlet, well join the fun as TSS’s Shakespeare Campers tackle one of Shakespeare’s favorite love stories, As You Like It, the 30 minute version! 

Date: Friday, July 22, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm

Place: The Steinman Theatre at Lancaster Country Day School

725 Hamilton Road, Lancaster, PA 17603

Admission: Free 

Donations to the theater gratefully accepted

Camp Director: Kristin Wolanin 

Assisted by Lily Delle-Levine  &  Diane Wilikofsky

Co-produced by: Theater of the Seventh Sister and Lancaster Country Day School

Dear Friends of TSS,

I am so pleased to be able to say that my home city, Lancaster, PA, currently offers a lot of different theatre experiences. And I am proud to be able to give much of the credit for this robust theatre scene to a small group of local artists who came together in 1989. They were joined by a shared mission: to draw Lancaster theatergoers away from the comfort zone of mere entertainment and toward theater that explored the big questions. They were the founders of Theater of the Seventh Sister.

Nearly three decades later, the new members of our artistic ensemble carried TSS’s founding vision into the 2015-2016 Season. We took theatergoers into exciting territory by premiering the original plays of two local playwrights, Paul Hood and John Reshetar. For our mainstage production, we transported audiences to Ireland with Frank McCourt’s The Irish… and How They Got That Way. SkibereenThrough storytelling and song, our performers were so successful that one audience member from Ireland told us that, for a couple of hours, we had relieved her homesickness!

As we plan for next season, to once again, create a beautiful patchwork of inspiring theater, we demonstrate our founding vision of “seeking”, but we cannot do it without your help. Therefore, I ask you to consider two things. First, that Theater of the Seventh Sister is an artistic pioneer that offers an invaluable service to this community. Secondly, that you might offer a generous contribution to help support Theater of the Seventh Sister’s 2016-2017 Season.

With your help, Seventh Sister now turns and beholds a new season. Thank you for making this possible!


Cynthia Charles

Executive and Artistic Director

Mail contribution to: Theater of the Seventh Sister

 PO Box 276, Lancaster, PA 17608-0276

or visit  www.seventhsister.com/donate to make a tax-deductible contribution online. Thank you!

Compelling. Thought-Provoking. Theater.