Acting Improv Workshops!
Interested in exploring acting, or just looking for a fun evening out? Join Iron Mountain Stage Company for an improvisation/ acting workshop. In a supportive environment we will explore some basic improvisation, movement and acting exercises. No experience necessary; we welcome beginners! Ages 18-95! No registration required; Free (donations are accepted)
Suburban Trends article about the partnership between Weis and Iron Mountain; two local non-profits working together!
POSTPONED: Spring 2020 Show: "The Delval Divas"
Written by: Barbara Pease Weber; Directed by: Caroline von Glahn
SHOW DATES: TBD. Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. Light refreshments available.
TICKETS: $15/person; $13 for Seniors/Students/Weis members (Supporter level and up).
Reservations are suggested, but tickets may also be purchased at the door. To reserve tickets, please call 973-962-9007 or visit www.ironmtn.org
Synopsis: Stella Wild, MBA, Rosemary Adams, JD/MBA, Linda Robertson, M.D.,Ph.D., and Beth Ziegler, MBA, have some things in common. Besides being educated, successful, professional women, they also share the same address. It isn't a swanky high rise apartment building or a beachfront condo - they reside at the Delaware Valley Federal Correctional Facility, a low-level security prison for white and "pink" collar criminals. With the Warden in one pocket and their cell block guard in another, the "Divas" continue to indulge their lavish and luxurious lifestyles until Beth is prematurely released and a murderess moves in to her place. Adding insult to injury, the Department of Corrections has announced its intention to close the Delval facility due to mismanagement and relocate inmates to the less-than-glamorous Black Rock Federal Prison.
How do the Divas save Deval, solve a murder and reunite on a Roman holiday? Who ever said that crime doesn't pay?
Prior Iron Mountain Productions at The New Weis Center
Fall 2019 - "Bloody Murder"
Written by: Ed Sala; Directed by: Patty Sullivan
Synopsis: A group of the usual British murder-mystery types gather for a weekend retreat at the sumptuous country estate of the esteemed Lady Somerset. There’s the major who served in India; the inebriated, fading actor; the innocent ingenue; the exotic lady in red; the mysterious Chinese gentleman; the rich dowager aunt; and her faithful maid and worthless nephew. Suddenly one of them dies of poison! Well, of course. Oh, what fun! But wait...Her Ladyship refuses to summon the police! She says she won’t go through all of this again. All what again? And why were they all invited here in the first place? Is this actually just another formulaic, all-to-predictable mystery story? Or is something diabolically...different? Agatha Christie meets Pirandello, as characters rebel against their author. It’s bloody murder!
Spring 2019 - "Death and Taxes!"
Written by: Pat Cook. Directed by: John Santalla
Synopsis: Ever wonder what goes on at a small-town city council meeting? In Hendricks, they're looking for a murderer. Mayor Kathleen Lyles boldly announces that the meeting will be more like a coroner's jury than the usual round of arguments. Not only was a man murdered, but he was an employee of the IRS. "Somehow I don't feel that bad!" Carl Johansen says, as the sheriff clamps the cuffs on him, making him the prime suspect. Slowly it becomes apparent the entire city council had seen the man, and each of them seems to be hiding something. Who murdered the stranger? Was it Cora Sedgewick, who was still dizzy at the time from stepping on a rake and being thumped in the face with its handle? Or newspaper editor King, who's right on the spot to report the facts, if he could only find a pencil? Or maybe the mayor herself, who was doing her laundry in the back of city hall? Adding to the fun... the audience can see the scene of the crime and question the suspects!
Audiences shared the holiday magic as Iron Mountain presented a special mix of holiday traditions, stories and songs, with a special handbell choir performance by the Harmony Bells!
Fall 2018 - "The Savannah Sipping Society!"
Written by: Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten. Directed by: Caroline Von Glahn
Synopsis: In this delightful, touching, and laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate - and an impromptu happy hour - and decide it's high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years! Over the course of six months, filled with laughter, hilarious misadventures, and the occasional liquid refreshment, these middle-aged women successfully bond and find the confidence to jumpstart their new lives. Together, they discover lasting friendships and a renewed determination to live in the moment—and most importantly, realize it’s never too late to make new old friends.
Spring 2018 - "Dixie Swim Club"
Written by Jones Hope Wooten, directed by Jill McDonald.
Synopsis: In this charming and touching comedy, 5 southern women, whose friendship began years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on 4 of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.
Winter 2017 - "A Holiday Mix"
Audiences shared the holiday magic as Iron Mountain presented a special mix of holiday traditions, stories and songs, with a special bell choir performance!
Fall 2017 - "Men are Dogs"
Iron Mountain's second production at their new home base was the laugh out loud adult comedy: "Men are Dogs", written by Joe Simonelli and directed by John V. Santalla. The playwright made a special appearance at one of the performances and delighted the crowd with a question and answer session.
Synopsis: Cecelia is a successful psychologist who runs a support group for single and divorced women. She's got troubles of her own, but it's her ensemble of neurotic patients who provide the action when a "volunteer" role-player becomes the hapless victim of their not-inconsiderable ire.
Fall 2016 - "The Witch in 204"
Iron Mountain Stage Company presented their first show at Weis in the Fall of 2016: “The Witch in 204”, a comedy written by Barbara Pease Weber. Barbara is a (somewhat local) Pennsylvania writer who Iron Mountain has come to know over the past several years, as they have performed three other of her comedies (Delval Divas, HOGWASH!, Seniors of the Sahara.) The show was directed by Ringwood resident and Iron Mountain Trustee Jill McDonald, stage managed by Marijane Santalla, and performed by talented local amateur actors.
Synopsis: Latch your windows! Bolt your door! Beware of The Witch in 204! You know your property value has plummeted when a witch moves in next door! But that’s not retired schoolteacher Sylvie Goldberg’s only trouble. Sylvie’s hopes of living happily-ever-after with Eugene, the “otherworldly” gentleman of her dreams, soon dissipate when the witch next door, Bella, turns out to be Eugene’s mysterious former paramour, who proceeds to wreak havoc on Sylvie and Eugene’s wedding day as the uninvited guest.
We are proud to partner with Iron Mountain Stage Company, a non-profit performing arts company bringing community theater to our area continuously since 1993. They perform a spring and fall play at Weis, with performances in our main building. They are also a featured guest during our summer and school break camps, guiding children through improv, sound and movement activities that help them build confidence and tap into their creativity. Iron Mountain also presents acting/improv workshops and a lovely multi-cultural holiday show.
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Want to be part of the theatre fun - but not onstage? It takes more than actors to put on a show!
Iron Mountain would is looking for people to help backstage or production work - as well as new members! If you are interested in volunteering your time to help with the upcoming production of "Bloody Murder" this fall, please reach out: via Facebook message; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 973-962-9007.
Information on future shows will be posted ASAP. Please contact Iron Mountain with any questions: www.ironmtn.org or 973-962-9007.
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spring Improv workshop has been postponed. The rescheduled dates will be posted when available. Please contact Iron Mountain with questions: www.ironmtn.org or 973-962-9007.