People's Light and Theatre Company
Leonard C. Haas Stage
39 Conestoga Road|
|Coordinates||40°02′42″N 75°31′57″W / 40.0449°N 75.53249°W|
|Capacity||Leonard C. Haas Stage- 350, Steinbright Stage- 170|
|Current use||Professional theatre|
People's Light is a professional, not-for-profit theatre in Chester County, Pennsylvania .
The People's Light campus is located on 4.7 acres (0.019 km2) of what was once a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) tract granted by William Penn to the Malin family in 1709. Part of this tract of land was occupied by the George Washington's troops after the Battle of Brandywine. The barn that houses the Leonard C. Haas Stage of the theatre was renovated in 1978 by Knabb Assiciates. The residence was built in 1790 and was used as a private boys' school, which was the first school in East Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania. Today it houses The Farmhouse Bistro, a French bistro-style restaurant owned by the theatre, and The Farmhouse at People's Light, an event venue. People's Light is the third owner of the property, following artist Gager Philips, who owned the property in 1936.
The original site of the theatre was Strode's Mill, in East Bradford Township, Pennsylvania. The mill was built in 1721 and has had a number of uses. Originally used as a grist mill, it is currently being used as an artist's gallery and residence.
- The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
- Sleeping Beauty: A Musical Panto by Pete Pryor & Samantha Reading
- The Road: My Life with John Denver by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
- Surviving Twin written and performed by Loudon Wainwright III
- The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder
- I and You by Lauren Gunderson
- The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Dwayne Hartford, based on the novel by Kate DiCamillo
- Project Dawn by Karen Hartman
- Moon Over Buffalo by Ken Ludwig
- Carnahan, Peter (4 February 2002). A Gathering of Actors: The People's Light & Theatre Company in Cyprus and Hungary. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4628-0298-2.