The exhibition, Local Mill Makes Good: Celebrating 75 years of American Theater at the Bucks County Playhouse, tells the story of this historic New Hope landmark. It opens this weekend and can be viewed through March 2.
Local Mill Makes Good traces the Bucks County Playhouse's impact on American theater as well as the regional economy and cultural life.
“Bringing together a collection of diverse material, including rare photographs and footage, and artwork by Charles Child, Ben Solowey, Al Hirschfeld, Robert Beck and others, this exhibition celebrates the players, productions and producers who made the Playhouse a legend, from its birth in 1939 to its recent rebirth as the leading professional theater in the area,” according to information from the museum.
The exhibit is curated by David Leopold, who has organized exhibitions for the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Berlin's Filmmuseum.
There will be a curator’s lecture on Nov. 12 from 1 to 2 p.m. Click here for details.
"The Bucks County Foundation is invested in our educational framework and our ability to tell compelling stories about Bucks County history through our exhibitions and programs," said museum Director and CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover. "We appreciate this support and the opportunity to give the Playhouse a forum outside of its performance hall."
The James A. Michener Art Museum is located at 138 South Pine St.