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Beacon Theatre Productions

Spotlighting critical moments of the past to show the way to a better future
Upcoming Shows

Our Mission

To reach emerging audiences through accessible, affordable

theatre that uses critical moments of the past to show the way to a better, more equitable future.


Six Locations during Philly Theater Week 
1. Thursday, April 4th at 7:30pm
Venice Island Performing Arts
7 Lock St. Philadelphia, PA 19127*
*Metered parking at this location

2. Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church of God
6001 Germantown Avenue., Phila., PA 19144

3. Saturday, April 6th at 2:00pm
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St. Philadelhpis, PA 19103
4.Thursday, April 11th at 7:30pm
Braid Mill in Germantown

441 High St., Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Friday, April 12th at 7:30pm
Lil'Filmmakers in Roxborough

6156 Ridge Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19128

6.  Saturday, April 13th at 6:00pm and 8:00pm
Fleisher Memorial in South Philly

719 Catharine St., Philadelphia, PA 19147

Graphic Design: Jen Jaynes

Creative Team

Director: Lois Abdelmalek 

Playwright: Curt Himmelberger

Stage Manager: Brittany Delaware

CAST clockwise from top left

Thutmose - Joyous Whitfield

Hatshepsut - Lois Abdelmalek

Aakhep - Cleo Townsend  

Senemut - Curt Himmelberger

Isis - Brittany Fauzer

Ahmose - Andrea Spruill​

The Germantown Avenue Dramatic History Walking Tour

A fundraiser for Beacon Theatre Productions. Click button below for tickets

Date: Saturday, April 20th 

Time: 11:00 am 

Meeting Location: 5100 Germantown Avenue

Suggested Donation Price:
$15 Adults

$10 kids 3 to 12 years old

Free: Children 2 and under


Tour Facilitator: Gigi McGraw is a local artist specializing in local history and community engagement. 

Please dress in layers. April's weather is unpredictable.

Raindate: Saturday, April 27th 11am


Take a walk back in time as we travel on Germantown Avenue pin-pointing some of the cultural highlights along a one-mile stretch of this three hundred and thirty-seven years old thoroughfare. Learn about artists, activists, activities, and astute thinkers who lived, worked, and created along this great road. Experience reenactments detailing events from the historically significant Negro Achievement Week which occurred April 1928 and was described as the "Harlem Renaissance coming to Germantown." This sixty-minute walking tour includes a 10-minute rest stop at Uncle Bobbies, an independently, Black owned coffee shop and bookstore, and concludes with a guided tour at Wyck one of the oldest extant historic homes in Germantown.

The Germantown Avenue Dramatic History Walking Tour supports Beacon Theater Productions a 501 c3 dedicated to providing theater shows about real-life people, places, and events to marginalized or underserved populations through free and "pay as you can" performances.


I am filled with gratitude for the many amazing collaborations with artists, audiences, and supporters I have enjoyed for the past 10 years. The impact of Beacon’s work was realized in diverse communities through the input and creativity of many committed individuals and partnering organizations.

Georgina Bard, Founding Artistic Director

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