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  • Sponsor: Bucks County Playhouse
  • Co-Sponsor: The Playhouse Youth Company presents: ALiEN8
  • Location: Bucks County Playhouse
  • Dates: Aug 4 - 6 2022
  • Address: 70 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938
  • Phone: (215) 862-2121
  • Time: to
  • Price: Adults $27 and Children (age 18 and under) $22, including fees

A buried secret and a community determined to keep it that way, when a catastrophic event twists, breaks, and reshapes every facet of their lives, a mysterious stranger appears who seems to know them better than they know themselves.

Introducing ALiEN8, a new contemporary musical written in the style of Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, and Heathers, tells the story of a wounded town reckoning with their shame and finding connection through forgiveness. Featuring a beautiful contemporary score performed by our Youth Company Orchestra and a diverse cast of characters, ALiEN8 challenges us to think deeply about who we really are, who we want to be, and how to reconcile differences between our present and future selves.

Written by David Lee White and Kate Brennan, ALiEN8, developed with and written for teenagers, speaks to intergenerational views of gender, identity, and inclusion within an anthem of belonging, love, and acceptance.