Plays, concerts, dance performances, art exhibitions, workshops, classes, and more...the arts live at PACA. From modern classics to contemporary hits, to works by local playwrights, PACA is Erie's home for theatre with an edge.

PACA not only produces our own events but we also act as a host venue for other organization's artistic endeavors. By opening our doors and sharing our resources we give these groups the ability to present their work in a professional and exciting atmosphere.

Upcoming Events at PACA

We will be kicking off our 2022-2023 season with HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH in September 2022. More details to come.
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GIDION'S KNOT by Johnna Adams
1505 State Street, Floor 2, Erie, Pennsylvania 16501
January 7, 2022 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
January 8, 2022 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 14, 2022 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 15, 2022 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 21, 2022 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm

January 22, 2022 @ 8:00pm - 10:00pm
GIDION'S KNOT by Johnna Adams

"…resonant…[a] particularly eloquent study of people caught between the competing demands of reason, morality and family…harrowing…a narrative that is as elegant as it is chilling." —Washington Post 

Starring: Nora Schillinger & Kate Neubert-Lechner 
Directed by Lisa Simonian 

Over the course of a parent/teacher conference, a grieving mother and an emotionally overwhelmed primary school teacher have a fraught conversation about the tragic suicide of the mother's son, Gidion. Gidion may have been bullied severely—or he may have been an abuser. As his story is slowly uncovered, the women try to reconstruct a satisfying explanation for Gidion's act and come to terms with excruciating feelings of culpability