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This weekend, that is!

Mark Your Calendar – Weekend of 8/29 – 8/31

Mark Your Calendar – Weekend of 8/29 – 8/31

Want to know what’s happening each weekend in Berks? Well, we’ve got your answer! Check out this weekly podcast and learn about lots of events going on in our great community.

Each week, our very own Publisher, Robyn Jones, along with Toni Reece and Brad Weisman talk about what’s happening around Berks County. You name it – they talk about it! This fun show may highlight concerts or theatrical events, local bands, family-friendly events, non-profit benefits you won’t want to miss, historical functions, or it might even highlight some local restaurants or bars you need to know about. Trust us – you’ll never say “There’s nothing to do around here!” again.

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This weekend, August 29 – August 31 featured here:

Robyn’s top picks for this weekend – this weekend it is all about the theatre!:


Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31


Friday & Saturday night at 8pm; Sunday afternoon at 2pm

Genesius Theatre, 153 N. 10th St., Reading

The 39 Steps is a classic Hitchcock movie with a spy novel twist, combined with a little romance. This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner is a real treat for anyone who loves mystery and comedy.

Enjoy the magic of theatre and watch in amazement as the cast of four performs the roles of 150 characters from heroes, villains, men, women, to children and objects, sometimes within the same scene. An on-stage plane crash, handcuffs and missing fingers will keep you on your toes all night!

Tickets: $15-25.

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Saturday, August 30 – Sunday, August 31


Saturday night from 8-10pm; Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm

Olympian Ballroom, 603 Penn Ave., West Reading

The Reading Theater Project has created a new play, Speakeasy, based on the history of Reading during the national prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s and 1930s.

Enter the Diamond Mine, a speakeasy that could be straight from Reading in 1920. They’ve got a hot jazz trio, their very own Vaudeville troupe, and bootleggers seated at the next table. Though national prohibition of alcohol had passed, Reading was living up its reputation as a wide open town. As the years passed, Reading changed. Speakeasy is a play that follows Reading from 1920 to 1933, through several characters’ stories.

Written by Sue Lange, directed by Vicki Graff, composed and musical directed by Chris Heslop, Set Design by Andrew Pochan, Stage Managed by Eileen Tarquinio.

Cast includes: Kira Apple, S. Marie DeBooth, Marie Suzanne DeBooth, Christine Cieplinski, Joel Gori, Joel Lesher, Anita Lewis, Jane Ney, Michael O’Brian, Luis Pagan-Anderson, Chris Roché, and Julia Smith.

Tickets: $20 or special packages available on website.

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