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Interactive Theater Builds Community through Improv

A new kind of interactive theater that offers potential healing impact for individuals and groups has arrived in Central Pennsylvania. River Crossing Playback Theatre (RCPT) is an ensemble trained to build community through the improvisation of real life stories. The ensemble will perform September 2 at the Lancaster YWCA and will lead a sampler workshop on September 24 at the York Friends Meetinghouse, where participants can perform their own story on stage.

Through the art of improvisation, audiences participate with RCPT in creating a new story that recognizes and celebrates both the differences and the common ground in communities throughout Central Pennsylvania. Often involving social themes, RCPT’s performances and workshops can be a catalyst for both challenging and celebrating the life of community groups, religious groups, professional groups and families.

Based in the lower Susquehanna River Valley, RCPT was formed in 2007 to serve the Healing York Initiative. The ensemble performs throughout Central Pennsylvania and beyond.

Location: YWCA of Lancaster, 110 North Lime St., Lancaster 17602 and York Friends Meetinghouse, 135 W. Philadelphia St., York 17401. For more information, call 888-440-0693, email [email protected] or visit