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Aaron Posner James Sugg

Written and Directed by Original Songs by

SEPTEMBER 15 - OCTOBER 16 Arden co-founder Aaron Posner scoops up Chekhov’s tale of unrequited love, missed opportunities, and misplaced dreams and sets it down squarely in the bustle of 21st century life. This new play has been showered with awards and critical acclaim and is one of the most produced plays in the country – now it comes to Philadelphia. Contains profanity. May contain nudity.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Literature, Classics, Creative Writing

A new comedy about identity, love, and the power of transformation.

The

Legend of Georgia McBride

By

40 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Approximate run time: 2 hrs 10 mins including 1 intermission

Matthew Lopez

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STUPID F *** KING BIRD

215.922.1122 • ardentheatre.org

The irreverent, contemporary, and audacious remix of Chekhov

Production photos by Mark Garvin. Original art for Stupid F**king Bird created by Julia McNamara, used with permission. www.juliamcnamara.com. Back: Darian Dauchan in Two Trains Running, 2016. Cover: Steve Pacek as Dickon and Bailey Ryon as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, 2016.

Best enjoyed by college age and older

OCTOBER 13 - NOVEMBER 27 He’s young, he’s broke, he’s just found out his wife is going to have a baby, and now Casey has lost his gig as an Elvis impersonator. When his club brings in a drag act led by Miss Tracy Mills, Casey is given the opportunity to trade one sequined outfit for another. With Dito van Reigersberg of Martha Graham Cracker fame as Tracy, this music-filled comedy celebrates finding your voice and singing your own song. Contains occasional profanity. Includes mature themes.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: LGBT Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies

From the Pulitzer Prize winning writer of The Flick comes a new play about spirituality, relationships, and other scary stories.

john

By Annie

Baker

A young couple arrives at a bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, looking to spend a weekend visiting the historical sites of the famous battlefields. They are welcomed by a cheerful innkeeper into a home filled with tchotchkes, dolls, and other ghosts of the past. Contains occasional profanity. Includes mature themes.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Playwriting

Two Trains Running, 2015

JANUARY 12 - FEBRUARY 26 Approximate run time: 3 hrs including 1 intermission

Tickets start as low as $15 for groups of 15+!

Approximate run time: 1 hr 45 mins

Bring a GROUP The Secret Garden, 2016

40 N. 2nd St, Old City, Philadelphia

to the theatre! Matinee and Education information for High Schools and Universities.


Best enjoyed by students 9th Grade and FALLolder 2016

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by MATT PFEIFFER

Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS Music by JULE STYNE Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM

Shakespeare’s classic story of magic, mischief, fools and fairies.

MARCH 2 - APRIL 9 Approximate run time: 2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission

Student Matinees are available now. Call to book one today. We opened the Haas Stage in 1998 with this beloved comedy by William Shakespeare. Next year, Barrymore Award-winning director Matt Pfeiffer creates a vibrant new production featuring Philadelphia’s most exciting up-and-coming actors, musicians, and designers. Join us for musical celebration of the follies and foibles of human beings (and fairies) in a fresh new staging that promises to be an unforgettable midsummer adventure. Contains mature themes.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Shakespeare, Literature, Classics, Poetry

A jewel of the American theatre – the story of the ultimate stage mom.

MAY 18 - JUNE 25 Approximate run time: 2 hours 40 minutes including 1 intermission

Student Matinees available 10am weekdays

A MUSICAL FABLE Suggested by memoirs of GYPSY ROSE LEE

For group discount tickets (15+) contact Group Sales:

Five-time Barrymore Award winner Mary Martello comes to the Arden stage as the indomitable Mama Rose. Set in the fading days of the vaudeville circuit, Gypsy features a legendary score that includes “Let Me Entertain You,” “Together, Wherever We Go,” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses.” One of Philadelphia’s greatest actresses takes on Mama Rose – this promises to be a not-to-be-missed event! Includes mature themes.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS: Music Studies, Musical Theatre

215.922.8900 x129 • groups@ardentheatre.org

Group Reservations A GROUP OF 15 OR MORE RECEIVES THESE EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS: SAVINGS:

Tickets only $15-$20 for Student Groups; $25-$35 for all other groups

PAYMENT PLAN:

Hold your space with a deposit and pay the full amount closer to your visit. We’ll work with you based on the policies of your school.

PRIORITY SEATING:

Groups are seated together when making their initial

reservations.

10am weekday matinees are available for students. Call our Group Sales department at 215.922.8900 ext. 129 for more information or to make a reservation. Full performance calendars and trip planning details are available online at ardentheatre.org.

Enhance Your Arden Experience POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS: Personal conversation with the actors and artists involved in the production following every student matinee and select evening performances. EXTEND YOUR VISIT: What’s the perfect way to complete your visit to the Arden? We have ideal lunch, dinner or meeting spaces available for rental in order to tailor to your group’s specific needs! Please ask about availability and pricing. SHOW-RELATED WORKSHOPS: The Arden’s talented teaching artists visit your classroom to contextualize your student’s theatre experience, exploring the themes of the play and linking the show to your work in the classroom. Visits can happen before or after your class comes to the show – your choice!

To book a workshop, contact Group Sales: 215-922-8900, ext. 129

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