September 9th – 12th, 2021 TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Theater of the Seventh Sister is so pleased to collaborate again with The Orpheus Theater Company!

“I have greatly admired both Tyler and Katherine’s work now for the last four years, have produced three of Tyler’s plays and have used both as actors in several of our productions. Looking forward to further collaboration and also watching their continued growth and success as artists and as a company.” – Cynthia Charles, Executive Director, Theater of the Seventh Sister.

Penthesilea: The Woman Who Killed Achilles will be a collaborative, live, main stage production with The Orpheus Theater Company, Theater of the Seventh Sister and Historic Rock Ford. Directed by Jeremiah L. Miller and stage managed by Alyssa Keshel, performances will be held outdoors at Historic Rock Ford, 881 Rockford Rd, Lancaster, PA 17602, on Thursday, September 9th, Friday, September 10th, Saturday, September 11th and on Sunday, September 12, 2021. ALL Performances will begin at 7:30 pm.

General Admission: $20 – Ages 17 and under: $10 (Thursday evening is a pay what you will preview)

Audiences are asked to bring their own lawn chairs, blankets, beverages and snacks, and dress according to the weather.

We encourage you to purchase your tickets online: Click Here!
Tickets at the door: cash or check only please.

In case of a rainout, when possible, ticket holders may exchange for another night.

CDC guidelines will be adhered to.

The play will be performed without intermission. 

Restrooms are located up a pebble walkway and a clean port a john is located off of the parking lot.

Achilles has killed Hector and all of Troy mourns. Elsewhere the new Queen of the Amazons, Penthesilea, must atone for the death of her sister. As the daughter of Ares, where else should she do this than on the battlefield?
Come back to ancient Greece and play with the gods under the stars this September with The Orpheus Theater Company and Theater of the Seventh Sister!

Playwright – Tyler Rossi

Director – Jeremiah Miller

Production Stage Manager – Alyssa Keshel


Penthesilea – Benny Benamati

Helen/Aphrodite – Gabrielle Sheller

Paris- Nick Rainville

Cassandra – Katherine Rossi

Achilles – Sam Shea

Zeus/Priam – John Rohrkemper

Hera/Andromache – Krissy Wolanin

Ares/Ajax – Addison Metz

Athena/Hecuba – Cynthia Charles

Theristes – Josh Dorsheimer

Amazonian/Fighter 2 – Payton Becker

Fighter 1 – David Keshel

Fighter 3 – Alyssa Keshel

Production Staff

Fight Choreographer – Jeff Wolfthal

Costume Deign – Katherine Rossi & Alyssa Keshel

Dramaturg – Payton Becker

Prop – Alyssa Keshel

Technical Direction – Barry Fritz

Sponsored by

Barbara Barden Dance Series 2021 information coming soon!

Performances subject to change.


Theater of the Seventh Sister receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.