Crowded Kitchen Players' critically acclaimed adaptation of A Shropshire Lad will be presented at The IceHouse in Bethlehem, PA February 20-22, 2015 as part of the ongoing IceHouse Tonight series.

A Shropshire Lad will also be presented February 27 “ March 1 at a location to be announced.

The production is a narrative adaptation of A.E. Housmans timeless verse about the life of a young man in the pastoral land along the Welsh-English border in 1889.

The play is set in a pub of the era, and includes traditional Welsh ballads and folk dances as the residents of a small village exchange tales of love and loss, of romance and war, of birth and death, all in a winters evening.

A Shropshire Lad features many of the Crowded Kitchen Players ensemble, including David "OZ" Oswald, Dan Ferry, Pamela Wallace, Patti Squire, Rebecca Burroughs, Paula Kline, Alex Racines, Libby Ross, David Fox, Ryan McNamara, and Goran Zdravkovic, along with newcomer John Cusumano.Poster compressed

Housmans 63 poems were adapted into dialogue and action by director Ara Barlieb.

Five word dances, which marry several short verses with Welsh folk dances, have been choreographed by Sarah Thomas.

The show has been called "an exquisite production from start to finish" by Lehigh Valley Stages critic. The Morning Call reviewer wrote, "The char¬ac¬ters‰”‰a vari¬ety of peo¬ple from all walks of life‰”‰spend-ing the evening carous¬ing at a bar, speak the poetic verse aloud as if talk¬ing among them¬selves, inter-spersed with danc¬ing and singing."

The show will be presented February 20 and 21 at 8 PM, and Sunday February 22 at 2 PM.

Tickets are $18, $14 Senior, and $8 Students.

Details about the second weekend of performances will be announced soon.

The IceHouse is located on Sand Island, 56 River Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018. For tickets and directions, visit the website or call 610-395-7176.