Shortly before his passing at the age of 86, influential gardener and horticulturalist Frank Cabot recounts his personal quest for perfection at Les Quatre Vents, his 20 acres English style garden and summer estate. Nestled amongst the rolling hills of the Charlevoix County in Quebec, Les Quatre Vents has become one of the world’s foremost private gardens. Created over three generations, it is an enchanted place of beauty and surprise, a horticultural masterpiece of the 21st century. Through the words of Cabot and his family, and with the participation of gardening experts and writers, the lm looks back at this remarkable man’s personal story and the artistic philosophy that gave birth to one of the greatest gardens in the world. Tuesday, April 2 at 7 pm.

This film is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world.
Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash with their acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower last year. The studio returns this year with Modest Heroes, an ambitious anthology of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today. Together, the stories (Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, Invisible) explore ideas of heroism in everyday life, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds in this unforgettable showcase that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future. Two chances to watch at our Crybaby Matinees on Thursday, April 4 or 11 at 11 am.
Join us for our ongoing series This Really Happened... featuring some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers on stage. With a rotating cast of storytellers, the show is always fresh. Audience members can also claim a spot in the show and share a "two-minute tale" at the open-mic at the end of each show, for up to six audience members. Hosted by Joey Novick , each show will be one hour long with no intermission, followed by the open mic segment of “two-minute tales." The cast for the Friday, April 5 show includes Angela Cobb, Andy Christie, Paul Lyons, and David Winston.
Gloria (Julianne Moore) is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floor, joyfully letting loose at clubs around Los Angeles.  After meeting Arnold (John Turturro) on a night out, she finds herself thrust into an unexpected new romance, filled with both the joys of budding love and the complications of dating, identity, and family.

From Academy Award-winning director Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience) comes a sophisticated romantic comedy that shows love can strike at any time, relationships are never simple, and nothing can get you down as long as you keep dancing. Opens Saturday, April 6!
“The “C” is for comedy says Dwayne Dunlevey with a “wink, wink” and a twinkle in his eye. “Since it’s a show for adults, it’s nice to know you can’t go too far. Then, it’s all up to God anyway.” It was in 2010 that Dwayne premiered the first ever The “C” Word to a standing room only audience at the famed Harlan’s cabaret. The sometimes bawdy, always personal show received high praise from audiences who cited the show’s quality and authenticity. Writer and Producer Dwayne Dunlevy created the show as a way to bring live theatre in the form of Stand-up comedy back to New Hope and Lambertville. Joining Dwayne on stage this Saturday, April 6 will be special guests Mike Dialto and Matt Haymes.
There are two ways of handling a dangerous, raging river: you can surrender and let it carry you away, or you can swim against the flow. For The Secret Sisters, there was a point after the release of their last record when they could have chosen to do neither – instead, sinking to the bottom as the weight of the world washed away their dreams. They went from touring with Bob Dylan to losing their label, purging their team, filing bankruptcy and almost permanently trading harmonies for housecleaning. But there’s a mythical pull to music that kept sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers moving forward, and they came out with a biting and beautiful third LP, produced by Brandi Carlile, You Don’t Own Me Anymore. Their first as New West signees, it’s a document of hardship and redemption, of pushing forward when it would be so much easier to drown in grief. And it’s a story about how passion and pure artistry can be the strongest sort of salvation – how art is left, like perfect grains of sand, when everything else has washed away. Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 pm.
Last Chance!
WOMAN AT WAR closes Thursday!
Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.
April Concessions Specials

Receive one package of any candy free with the purchase of an entree OR buy one package and get one free!
AND DON'T MISS:
MOVIES, COMEDY, & LIVE MUSIC
COMING SOON
Princeton Environmental Film Festival: THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET filmmaker screening
There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all – every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It's a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York's history and people along the way.

Something of a modern-day Thoreau, Matt gave up his former engineering job, his apartment, and most of his possessions, sustaining his endeavor through couch-surfing, cat-sitting and a $15-per-day budget. He’s not sure exactly why he’s doing it, only knowing that there’s no other way he’d rather spend his days. Executive produced by Oscar® nominee Jesse Eisenberg, The World Before Your Feet is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

This screening is presented in partnership with the Princeton Environmental Film Festival , which is presented by the Princeton Public Library. Director Jeremy Workman and subject Matt Green will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A session. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person. Friday , April 12 at 7 pm.

To reserve tickets, please call 609-466-1964.
CALL OF THE FOREST:
THE FORGOTTEN WISDOM OF TREES
The Art of Living Well series
The science and enchantment of the global forest provides us with answers to modern dilemmas. ‘Call Of The Forest – The Forgotten Wisdom Of Trees’ is a documentary featuring scientist and acclaimed author Diana Beresford-Kroeger. The film follows Diana as she investigates our profound biological and spiritual connection to forests. Her global journey explores the science, folklore, and restoration challenges of this essential eco-system. She shares the amazing stories behind the history and legacy of these ancient forests while also explaining the science of trees and the irreplaceable roles they play in protecting and feeding the planet. Tuesday, April 16 at 7 pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in The Art of Living Well series:

Tuesday, April 30
INQUIRING NUNS

Tuesday, May 14
MANTRA: SOUNDS INTO SILENCE
with post-film discussion with Suzin Green

Tuesday, May 28
BARAKA
THE LAST WALTZ
Films That Made Music
 Martin Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars -- including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison -- take the stage for "The Band's" 1976 farewell concert.
Thursday, April 18 at 7 pm.

All screenings are at 7 pm. Upcoming films in Films That Made Music series:

Thursday, May 30
PURPLE RAIN

Thursday, June 20
GIMMIE SHELTER

Thursday, July 18
PINK FLOYD'S THE WALL
Tickets coming soon!

Thurs, August 15 & Thurs, August 22
WOODSTOCK
Tickets coming soon!
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
Family Matinee
In the second live-action Muppets film, intrepid journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo snag an assignment reporting on a British jewel heist. Arriving in England, the trio settles in at the raucous Happiness Hotel and seeks out socialite Lady Holiday, the victim of the theft. Soon Miss Piggy appears, intending to work for Lady Holiday, but she ends up being framed by the aristocrat's scheming brother, Nicky. Kermit and company work to clear Piggy's name.
Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, May 25 at 4:30 pm
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 pm
THE RED BALLOON & WHITE MANE

Saturday, July 6 at 4:30 pm
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Tickets coming soon!

Saturday, August 3 at 4:30 pm
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Tickets coming soon!
AS YOU LIKE IT
From Stage To Screen
 Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind. Rosalind is banished, wrestling with her heart and her head. With her cousin by her side, she journeys to a world of exile where barriers are broken down and all can discover their deeper selves. Director Kimberley Sykes (Dido, Queen of Carthage) directs a riotous, exhilarating version of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy from The Royal Shakespeare Company.
Wednesday May 15 at 7 pm and Saturday, May 18 at 4:30 pm.

Upcoming films in From Stage to Screen series:

Wednesday, July 10 and Saturday, July 13
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
Tickets coming soon!

Wednesday, July 24 and Saturday, July 27
ROMEO AND JULIET
Tickets coming soon!
THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER
Family Matinee
In the second live-action Muppets film, intrepid journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo snag an assignment reporting on a British jewel heist. Arriving in England, the trio settles in at the raucous Happiness Hotel and seeks out socialite Lady Holiday, the victim of the theft. Soon Miss Piggy appears, intending to work for Lady Holiday, but she ends up being framed by the aristocrat's scheming brother, Nicky. Kermit and company work to clear Piggy's name.
Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 pm

Saturday, May 25 at 4:30 pm
WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Saturday, June 22 at 4:30 pm
THE RED BALLOON & WHITE MANE

Saturday, July 6 at 4:30 pm
THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Tickets coming soon!

Saturday, August 3 at 4:30 pm
BACK TO THE FUTURE
Tickets coming soon!
Crybaby Matinees
Crybaby Matinees take place every Thursday at 11 am, though not all films will be programmed in advance.
Upcoming dates in the series:
April 4: MODEST HEROES
April 11: MODEST HEROES
April 25: Film TBD
May 2: Film TBD
May 9: Film TBD
COMEDY, PERFORMANCE, FAMILY IMPROV, & BRUNCH CLUBS COMING SOON
Show Up, Kids: Interactive Family Friendly Improv
Following sold out runs in NYC, LA, and the UK, Peter Michael Marino's critically acclaimed "Show Up, Kids!” makes its Hopewell premiere! When the main attraction doesn’t show up, Pete enlists the kids to help create a comedy show from set to sound, plot to props, and costumes to characters. What could possibly go wrong? This entirely unique, improvised family show for kids 3-10 years old puts a comedic twist on the traditional kids’ show.

★★★★★ “A fantastic performance! Marino handles the unpredictability of working with children in an improvised environment with great skill and grace!” Backstage on the Fringe

Saturday, April 13 at 12 pm
Brunch Club featuring cellist Dan Kassel
Join us for a delicious and entertaining brunch with a performance by cellist Dan Kassel. Enjoy a sumptuous buffet with an array of delectable food items while listening to the uplifting tunes! Emotionally provocative and layered in symphonic warmth, Dan Kassel's solo cello music brings this classical instrument to new heights. Using an acoustic cello, Dan bridges the gaps between Klezmer and Irish folk, Indian classical and down-tempo electronic music, levity and suspense. His ability to use technology to loop and layer his instrument into expansive tapestries of sound is impressive, but the element that really stands out is the cello's deep and moving resonance. His work has been featured by WXPN, NJ.com and other independent blogs, and his piece, "Moonslice," won an Honorable Mention in 2014's International Songwriting Contest.

A performance only ticket is available. To purchase, select mezzanine seats at check out or call our box office at 609-466-1964 for assistance. 
Sunday, April 14 at 11 am.

Mark you calendars for future Brunch Clubs:

Mother’s Day Brunch ft. live music by O'Neill & Martin
Sunday, May 12 at 11 am

Brunch ft. live music by Bill Flemmer
Sunday, July 21 at 11 am featuring musical highlights from the 1970s
Tickets coming soon!

Brunch ft. live music by Bill Flemmer
Sunday, August 18 at 11 am featuring musical highlights from the 1980s.
Tickets coming soon!
Italian Bred
with Candice Guardino
Writer, actress, and storyteller Candice Guardino is quickly making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her creative brand of comedy and family humor is captivating audiences by embodying multi- dimensional characters she creates. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island, Candice’s family always spoke at full volume. But they weren’t fighting, “that’s just how they communicated.” Within this 85 minute Theatrical Comedy, Candice slips in & out of her family impersonations as she cooks up a full meal of growing up Staten Island. The stories in “Italian Bred” are derived from Candice’s real childhood experiences. She recounts her upbringing by impersonating her family’s unique personalities, especially that of her outspoken, Grandma Frannie’s unfiltered words & wisdom. Friday, April 26 at 8 pm.

There is an optional 6 pm Supper Club ticket available for Tables 1 through 15. Upgrade your ticket to a $70 Supper Club ticket at check out. Supper Club ticket includes a ticket to the performance. Menu info on website.
Interactive Mantra Meditation Concert with Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar
This concert offers us a rare opportunity to experience authentic, traditional mantra chanting by a world-renowned master of naada yoga, the yoga of sound, as a vehicle of spiritual attainment and as a healing art. Sri Shyamji will play the tambura and chant mantras especially designed to create soorya akaasha, a spacious state of deep peace and contentment. Soorya akasha opens the mind and heart to profound meditative states.

Sri Shyamji Bhatnagar is a master of naada yoga, the creator of Microchakra Psychology and the founder of InnerTuning® systems. His international network of students and professionals learn his methods in New York City, New Hope, PA and throughout Europe.

Please note: in order to create a special environment for this performance, concessions sales will be limited to beverages. Concessions sales will cease 5 minutes before the performance begins. This program is a part of Hopewell Theater's ongoing The Art of Living Well series featuring inspiring films, speakers and interactive discussions exploring ways of cultivating serenity, meaning and a deeper connection to one’s self and the world. 
Saturday, April 27 at 8 pm
This Really Happened... Storytelling at HT
Join us for our ongoing series This Really Happened... featuring some of the most hilarious and moving storytellers on stage. With a rotating cast of storytellers, the show is always fresh. Audience members can also claim a spot in the show and share a "two-minute tale" at the open-mic at the end of each show, for up to six audience members. Hosted by Joey Novick , each show will be one hour long with no intermission, followed by the open mic segment of “two-minute tales." The cast for the May 3 show is to be announced.
Friday, May 3 at 8 pm.

Bread and Puppet present Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis
Diagonals are created from the leaning power of hurt verticals," says Peter Schumann, founder and director of Bread and Puppet Theater, which will present their new play, Diagonal Life: Theory and Praxis, at Hopewell Theater on May 9th. We inhabitants of Western modernity are no strangers to verticality, from the architecture of our cities, to the "ladder(s) of success" we're asked to scale, to the incessant wakefulness required of us, postponing the horizontal pleasures of sleep. Bread and Puppet's Diagonal Life presents the diagonal as a potent and promising opposition to the dominating verticality of our culture. Puppeteers long ago realized that the most aesthetically radical movements for puppets are diagonals, because these movements are cannot be sustained by human actors or dancers for more than a moment. (Gymnasts upsidedown themselves frequently and with ease, but diagonal positions remain inaccessible without the use of puppet.) Diagonal Life brings all the bewildering, beguiling, and downright funny possibilities and implications of diagonality to life with song, dance, magic, mechanism, and stunning cardboard and paper maché puppets painted in Peter Schumann's exuberant, slapdash expressionist style.

The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side. Besides rod-puppet and hand puppet shows for children, the concerns of the first productions were rents, rats, police, and other problems of the neighborhood. In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.
Thursday, May 9 at 8 pm
Family Fun Concert:
Little Rockers
WE’RE LITTLE ROCKERS…
…and we believe that everyone has musical ability in them at any age. Everyone loves music! Whether or not you think you can sing, dance or play an instrument, you can participate in our music classes for kids. So if you want to make music…LET IT BE ROCK!

Little Rocker's music programs are designed to introduce children and adults to the world of music using group participation and directed performance. They are designed to encourage children, parents, siblings and friends to bond through musical experiences, movement, musical craft making and music games.
Saturday, May 18 at 12 pm.
Comedy Night:
Gastor Almonte and Friends
Gastor keeps busy. He is an award-winning stand up comedian, storyteller, writer, and host. He's appeared on Comedy Central's This Is Not Happening, Risk! podcast and the Story Collider Podcast. Timeout magazine named him one of your "New Comedy Obsessions." He's been featured on The New York Comedy Festival, The People's Impov Theater's SoloCom and Cinderblock Comedy Festival. His new album, Immigrant Made, was released in February 2019.
Friday, May 31 at 8 pm
Connection Beyond *LIVE*
The VIP Experience
with Medium Marisa Liza Pell
One of the nation’s most detailed mediums brings a riveting interactive experience to audiences nationwide with a performance inspiring laughter, tears, and astounding detail. Experience LIVE readings from the other side during this event – individual messages that are sure to leave you thrilled and amazed! You may have seen or heard Ms. Pell on CBS, FOX News, NBC and many major radio programs. Saturday, June 1 at 8 pm.

VIP TICKETS INCLUDE:
  • Priority seating
  • VIP Q&A EXPERIENCE: “Anything you’ve always wanted to ask a Medium,” similar to a director forum after a show. This won’t be a time for any psychic readings or questions about being read.
  • Two movie passes to any Hopewell Theater film, good from from June to August.
  • $25 Gift Certificate To Create Yourself Salon & Spa in Allentown, NJ (Good for Any Service)
  • Buy One Unlimited Ride Pass Get One Free from iPLAY America in Freehold, NJ


*Please Note: This show is a theatrical experience. Purchasing a ticket does not guarantee an individual reading. VIP and/or priority seating does not increase the chances of being read. Anyone may be read in any section.*
Summer Stars Theatre Camp
Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 19
Kids, get ready to take the stage at Hopewell Theater - you are cordially invited to join our Summer Stars theater camp! Every afternoon will be filled with fun, hands-on theater arts activities exploring character, movement, costuming, and backstage jobs. The program will lead up to and prepare campers for the final big show at the end of camp, the "Showcase" where every camper will have a part, performed at Hopewell Theater. All campers will also have the opportunity to "meet-the-actors" after HT's children's theater production of My Mother, The Astronaut the week of camp (includes two free tickets to the show for camper and parent/guardian). 

Camp begins each day at 1:30 pm. Late-afternoon snack and supplies will be provided, included in registration cost. Pick up time is between 5 pm - 5:30 pm. Late afternoon snack will be provided in standard and vegetarian options each camp day for every registered camper. All late afternoon snacks will not contain nuts. Camp is appropriate for 1st through 7th graders. There will be an afternoon Summer Stars showcase at 4:30 pm on Friday, July 19. 
LIVE MUSIC COMING SOON
Nellie McKay
British-American singer-songwriter & Broadway performer
Saturday, April 13 8pm
XPN Welcomes Chris Smither
"Weathered singing and unhurried picking" - Rolling Stone
Saturday, April 20 8pm
Max Weinberg's Jukebox
Get ready to party! Audience members pick the set list in real time! Meet and Greet tix available.
Thursday, April 25 7:30 pm
Sam Reider and the Human Hands
Virtuoso jazz and bluegrass musicians from Brooklyn, NY
Friday, May 10 8:00 pm
XPN Welcomes The Felice Brothers with Johnathan Rice
American folk rock/country rock band from the Catskills
Sunday, May 12 7:30 pm
Damien Jurado
with Anna St. Louis
Singer/Songwriter touring new album In The Shape Of A Storm
Wednesday, May 22 7:30 pm
Carbon Leaf
Blending rock, folk, Celtic, bluegrass and Americana traditions into a high-energy style
Thursday, June 6 7:30 pm
Sarah Dash: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin
 Sarah Dash shares stories from her friendship with Aretha Franklin and sings songs from Aretha's songbook.  
Saturday, June 15 8:00 pm
Tom Rush
Iconic Folk star with
distinctive guitar style
Saturday, June 29 8:00 pm
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Celebrates Dave Brubeck's Centennial
Sons of Cool Jazz great Dave Brubeck bring their unique inventiveness to HT
Saturday, July 20 8:00 pm
Sloan Wainwright
Folk music luminary who defies standard categorization
Saturday, July 27 8:00 pm
The Bailsmen
Hot Jazz and Gypsy Swing group from New York City
Thursday, August 8 7:30 pm
Danielia Cotton
Hopewell's own returns to HT!
Saturday, September 7 8:00 pm
Steve Forbert and the New Renditions
Respected singer/songwriter with new book and album
Saturday, September 14 8:00 pm
Tameca Jones
Rising Austin, TX star with a " big, sweet, soulful voice"
Friday, September 27 8:00 pm
Jonah Tolchin
Artfully occupies the gulf between old-school tradition and contemporary appropriation
Saturday, October 12 8 pm
Live music that spans the sonic spectrum. Indie, foreign and classic cinema. Satisfying snacks and personable people. Here at Hopewell Theater, they all come together. Join us for an upcoming event . Or join us for real and become a member to receive special perks and privileges. Either way, you’re in for a selectively eclectic experience.