Join Us for a Special Evening on Friday, June 14th

Following the world premiere staged reading of Douglas Lyons’ brand-new play, Pure Glitter, there we be a reception celebrating the start of our Queer Voices Staged Reading Festival and the continuation of our Pride Month programming. The purchase of your general admission ticket secures your spot in the festivities, so don’t miss out on this and the other great readings we have planned this weekend!



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EPAC is truly unlike any other theater in our area, and the work we do both on and offstage can truly be found only at EPAC. We pride ourselves on telling stories that are not only important to us, but to our community that has supported us for so long.



EPAC is so proud to host its second Queer Voices Staged Reading Festival! The festival will open with the premiere of a brand new play, Pure Glitter, by up-and-coming Broadway playwright Douglas Lyons, who also wrote Chicken & Biscuits, a play EPAC will be producing later this season.

Pure Glitter will play on June 14th at 7:30 PM, and will be followed by a talkback with Douglas Lyons. Rounding out the festival with be Stop Kiss by Diana Son on June 15th at 7:30 PM, and The Temperamentals by Jon Marans on June 16th at 2:00 PM.

Tickets for each reading are available now!

Set in the midst of the AIDS crisis in 1980’s America, this extraordinary play weaves together the lives of diverse characters facing love, loss, and political upheaval.  Part Two, Perestroika, delves deeper into the human struggle, offering a glimpse into a world where angels and prophets collide.

This deeply emotional and thought-provoking theatrical experience will leave you moved, inspired, and forever changed.


EPAC welcomes you to the dazzling world of Cabaret, a thrilling and seductive look at nightlife of 1930’s Berlin. Step into the Kit Kat Klub and immerse yourself in its intoxicating atmosphere where eager showgirls, charismatic performers, and a captivating Emcee transport you to a world of decadence, indulgence, and unbridled passion. As the dark shadows of political unrest loom, we follow the intertwined lives of American writer Cliff Bradshaw, the enigmatic Sally Bowles, and a vibrant ensemble of characters.

With iconic music, featuring songs like “Wilkommen” and “Maybe This Time,” set to a hauntingly poignant storyline, Cabaret explores the blurred lines between love, desire, and self-expression in a world on the brink.

As a nonprofit, community-based theater organization, the Ephrata Performing Arts Center (EPAC) is committed to remaining a vital part of both the Lancaster County Arts and Business communities by providing affordable thought-provoking theater entertainment.

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