Players of the Stage will be performing “The Amateurs” October 25, 26, 27 at 7 pm and October 27 at 2 pm at Living Hope OPC in Wescosville, PA. The play is a fun comedy set in the 1800s and revolving around a group of American socialites. Tickets are free but must be reserved via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone, 610-923-6742. In lieu of a ticket price, an offering will be taken that will go entirely to support the Care Net Centers in the Lehigh Valley.
Since 1981 Care Net of the Lehigh Valley has been committed to providing resources that honor life and offer hope to women, men and youth who are facing challenges with pregnancy related issues or sexual integrity. There are four offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, and they strive to serve the needs of our community through a variety of services.
Players of the Stage (POTS) was started in 2000 by Beth Barshinger and her daughter Anna Barshinger Lauffer. In 2009, Sharon Barshinger Gerdes took over the artistic directorship for POTS. This year, Marian Barshinger has joined the staff as a director. She is the director for The Amateurs. 12 years later, the theater has grown to include over 60 families. Players of the Stage is a youth theater with students ages 5-18. Students come from 4 different counties around the Lehigh Valley. Players of the Stage runs a summer camp program that develops theatrical skills and give the student valuable stage experience. A unique aspect of POTS is that all their shows are staged as a benefit for charity. In the last 4 seasons, POTS has raised over $45,000 for charities. Local businesses and individuals sponsor the shows, so that POTS can offer tickets to their shows for free and then the donation is given 100% to the chosen charity.