AUGUST 14th and 15th

Tickets on sale July 14th

An innovative virtual production directed by Deb Schrager

Produced by JMT and Methacton Community Theater

From Dramatists: When an elevator falls in a major city, nine lives intersect in surprising ways, both comic and tragic—through love and sex, poetry and dentistry; in offices, homes, and hotel rooms. Jill longs for Steve, who’s engaged to Barb, who hooks up with Peter, who’s already having an affair with Nan, who’s married to Marty, who subscribes to Elevator World. Meanwhile, nine stories off the ground, Deborah meets Tanya—who’s hoping to get pregnant with Hal—and a little miracle changes hands. By turns hilarious and profound, HOPE AND GRAVITY traces the barely perceivable threads that connect us all.

Proceeds from this production will be donated in support of BLACK LIVES MATTER


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“…brilliantly structured and hilariously written…” —Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“A satisfying, crowd-pleasing puzzle play, with nine scenes in two acts, but not in chronological order.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Some of the scenes are laugh-out-loud funny; others are tenderly poignant.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

“There’s a thrill in chasing this plot—it’s always tantalizingly ahead of you—and finally nailing it." —WHYY Philadelphia

“[It’s] Michael Hollinger at his best: witty banter, well-turned phrases, and genuine characters make us laugh; then something unexpectedly wonderful and mysterious lifts us to a new level. Gravity tugs us downward but hope allows us to soar, as HOPE AND GRAVITY shows.”


 Hope and Gravity is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.


April 2021

Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub

Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub

TWELFTH NIGHT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, a Concord Theatricals Company, 229 West 28th Street, 11th Floor, New York, NY 1001. Phone (212) 598-2204. Email:

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