Love, Lies and Taxidermy

by Alan Harris

Directed by Tom Reing

From Wales; American Premiere

“…Harris spins a piece of very funny popular theatre about the need for dreams, seizing the initiative when all seems lost and bringing people together.”—The Guardian

Valentyn can’t decide which is worse—the teenage anguish of his unfulfilled love for Ashley or the dire predicaments of both their parents. Throw in an ice cream truck, a possible soft core porn movie and some of the more bizarre uses of taxidermy for a funny and endearing picture of young love and middle-aged longing, brought to life in a claustrophobic small town in Wales.

Presented at the The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 S Hicks Street, Philadelphia.
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Dates and Showtimes

Wed 2/14 7pm Preview
Thurs 2/15 7pm Preview
Fri 2/16 8pm Opening Night
Sat 2/17 8pm
Sun 2/18 2pm
Wed 2/21 7pm The Takeaway*
Thurs 2/22 7pm
Fri 2/23 8pm
Sat 2/24 8pm
Sun 2/25 2pm
Wed 2/28 7pm The Takeaway
Thurs 3/1 7pm
Fri 3/2 8pm
Sat 3/3 8pm
Sun 3/4 2pm

*The Takeaway is a post-show exploration of the play’s themes and relevant events by guest scholars and theater practitioners.

Book Tickets


Joseph Teti Valentyn/and Others
Francesca Piccioni Ashley/and Others
Seth Reichgott* Jacub/and Others

*Appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity.


Chris Haig Set Designer
Amanda Jensen Lighting Designer
Eleni Delopoulos Costume Designer
Zachary McKenna Sound Designer
Avista Custom Theatrical Services Props Designer
Tom Reing Director
Alex Donnelly Production Manager/Stage Manager
Joe Daniels Technical Director

Show Sponsor


Francesca Piccioni

Seth Reichgott

Joseph Teti