Cyndy Drue

Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm

Todd Lawson, Janice Amaya, and Maribel Martinez in Mushroom

People’s Light presents the world premiere of Mushroom, an original play from Pulitzer Prize finalist and Mare of Easttown cast member Eisa Davis. In Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, “the mushroom capital of the world,” intersecting lives of immigrant families collide when a workplace injury, an unexpected romance, and the looming presence of immigration authorities have staggering ramifications for the entire community. Mushroom runs September 14 through October 16 on the Steinbright Stage.

The New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission Program at People’s Light (NPF), following the hit plays Project Dawn, Mud Row, and Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland. NPF invites nationally renowned playwrights to immerse themselves in Southeastern Pennsylvania to create new plays that speak to both local communities and national interests.

Playwright Eisa Davis was among the first round of NPF commissioned writers back in 2013

Mushroom is performed in both English and Spanish—the first-ever bilingual production at People’s Light—with dialogue modeled on the way communities in Chester County, PA naturally move between languages. Every performance includes English supertitles for the parts of the play in Spanish, and Spanish supertitles for the parts of the play in English. Audiences are able to read these supertitles from anywhere in the theatre as translations are displayed above the audience seating on all sides of a thrust stage.

Masks are currently required indoors for everyone who visits People’s Light, regardless of vaccination status. Audience members must remain masked at all times in the theatre.

Mushroom opened on September 18, 2022 and runs through October 16, 2022. Single tickets are $47, including fees. To purchase, call 610.644.3500 or visit People’s Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road in Malvern, PA.


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