FEBRUARY 6TH - 16TH, 2020
THE 3RD ANNUAL
P H I L LY THEATRE W E EK PRESENTED BY THEATRE PHILADELPHIA
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PLAN YOUR PHILLY THEATRE WEEK EXPERIENCE The 2020 Philly Theatre Week showcases over
75 companies and 300 performances! Use this downloadable guide to find out what's happening between Feb. 6th-16th. Events are sorted by Free, $15, and $30 price points. Plus, check out descriptions, locations, regions, and tags. Looking for a solo show? A comedy? An interactive performance? Something happening beyond Center City? You'll find all of that here!
MORE WAYS TO PLAN VISIT WWW.PHILLYTHEATREWEEK.COM: You'll find a searchable, visual calendar of all things on stage from the 6th-16th. GET THE "WHAT'S ON STAGE" NEWSLETTER: Delivered to your inbox! Sign up for our email list to receive daily updates during theatre week. Plus, go behind the scenes with artists, performers, and more. SHARE YOUR STORIES: Use #phillytheatreweek to share your Theatre Week experience, and to see what else audiences are discovering.
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2020 PARTICIPATING COMPANIES 1812 Productions 5 Shorts Project of CultureTrust Philadelphia Acting Without Boundaries The Agency Bureau Ants on a Log Arden Theatre Company Argent Combat Automatic Arts Azuka Theatre Beacon Theatre Productions The Bearded Ladies Cabaret Bright Invention Bristol Riverside Theatre Bucks County Playhouse Capacity Interactive Chris Davis Curio Theatre Company Dani B Productions Delaware Theatre Company Directors Gathering Dramatists Guild of America EgoPo Classic Theater FringeArts Hella Fresh Theater The Hum'n'bards The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium Indecorous Theatre Productions Inis Nua Theatre Company InterAct Theatre Company Jenna Kuerzi and Val Dunn Jillian Jetton Julia Kershetsky Juniper Productions Kaleidoscope Cultural Arts Collective Kelly McCaughan Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts Lantern Theater Company
Leah Stein Dance Company Lightning Rod Special LMDA Magda Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Temple University Page By Page People's Light Philadelphia Artists' Collective Philadelphia Dramatists Center Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre Philadelphia Theatre Company Philly Improv Theater Players Club of Swarthmore PlayPenn Quintessence Theatre Group Raw Street Productions Rutgersâ€“Camden Theater Ruth and Estelle The Savoy Company Sewer Rats Productions The South Camden Theatre Company The Stagecrafters Theater The Strides Collective Team Sunshine Performance Corporation Teatro del Sol Temple Theaters Theatre Contra Theatre Exile Theatre in the X Tiny Dynamite Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater Tribe of Fools Unattended Baggage Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center Walnut Street Theatre The Wilma Theater
EVENTS BY PRICE: FREE EVENTS
5 SHORTS PROJECT OF CULTURETRUST PHILADELPHIA Our Stories - 5 Shorts Project Theatre Presentation
AZUKA THEATRE FAT HAM by James Ijames, a New Pages reading
Saturday, 2/15 at 1:00pm
Saturday, 2/15 at 12:00pm
PhillyCAM 699 Randstead St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Proscenium Theatre at the Drake 302 S Hicks St Philadelphia, PA 19102
An intimate film screening of the live performance of Our StoriesTheatre Presentation.
A reading of a new play by James Ijames, as part of Azuka's New Pages public reading series. Juicy’s family has been raising and barbecuing pigs for three generations but all Juicy wants, is to get his online degree in Human Resources and get as far away from pigs as he can. But his dreams are halted when his mother and his uncle’s wedding use up all his tuition money and the ghost of his father shows up and tell him to kill his Uncle. In this raunchy and brutally funny take on Hamlet I’m exploring toxic masculinity, cycles of violence and the efficacy of tragedy for black people. Spoiler alert…I don’t really think Black folks need tragedy.
Drama, Film Screening of a Play, CENTER CITY ACTING WITHOUT BOUNDARIES Journeys Saturday 2/8 at 2:00pm Kimmel Center Rendell Room 300 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA, 19102 Journeys, a celebration of life, love, and the enduring human spirit that keeps us all moving forward. This musical collage will travel through the best of AWB, and the many journeys that we all take in life. There will be a talk back after the performance. Musical, CENTER CITY THE AGENCY BUREAU Designing Immersive Experiences: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Theater Saturday 2/8 at 2:00pm FringeArts Conference Room 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19106 Wondering how to start in immersive theater? Join us for this interactive panel with Philadelphia's very own immersive creators and producers. The group will be sharing best practices, lessons learned, and the future of immersive theater in Philadelphia. Experimental, Panel or Discussion, Industry Networking Event, CENTER CITY ANTS ON A LOG CURIOUS: Think Outside the Pipeline! Sunday, 2/16 at 11:00am Children's Community School 1212 S 47th St Philadelphia, PA 19143 A family-friendly eco-musical about clean energy, community, and kids with big ideas. Recommended for grades 1-7 and adults! Curious is a fun and thought-provoking musical written and performed by Philadelphia's music duo, Ants on a Log. The story centers around two young siblings as they organize their community to fight for clean air. With clever, catchy, original music, people of all ages will leave feeling hopeful, energized, and singing along. Comedy, Family, LGBTQ+, Musical, CENTER CITY
Comedy, Drama, Reading, CENTER CITY BRIGHT INVENTION Improvathon 2020 Saturday, 2/15 from 10am - 5pm Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center 37 South 42nd St Philadelphia, PA 19104 It's back! Bright Invention's epic display of "endurance improv", in which we improvise nonstop until we raise our fundraising goal for our nonprofit partner - this year the West Philadelphia Skills Initiative! Stop by throughout the day and enjoy our brand of fun longform improvisation, with special guests playing in each hour, and help support an amazing organization. West Philadelphia Skills Initiative transforms the lives of people living in West Philadelphia with high quality training for extraordinary jobs: "connecting employers seeking talent with West Philadelphians seeking opportunity." Comedy, Improv, WEST PHILADELPHIA CAPACITY INTERACTIVE Rethinking Arts Marketing for the 21st Century: Understanding Arts Buyers’ Media Habits & Influences Friday, 2/7 at 10:00am Wilma Theater 265 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 In today’s crowded landscape, arts organizations must prioritize patrons’ attention, engagement, and loyalty. In 2019, Capacity Interactive worked with arts organizations across the U.S. and Canada to survey over 18,000 recent ticket buyers. The main goals were to understand their media habits and influences when deciding to purchase tickets to arts events. This session will reveal more results of the Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study and explore the flywheel model of engagement, which illustrates that effective marketing is about creating delight and reducing friction. Using data and case studies, this session will help you reimagine your organization's marketing and outreach practices. Panel or Discussion, Industry Networking Event, CENTER CITY
CHRIS DAVIS Your Sunday Best
JENNA KUERZI AND VAL DUNN Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism
Sunday, 2/16 at 8:00pm Plays & Players Theatre 3rd floor, Blackbox 1714 Delancey st. Philadelphia, PA 19103
Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 7:00pm Monday, 2/10 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 7:00pm
Hosted and curated by Chris Davis, Your Sunday Best is an evening of variety comedy featuring Philly's finest actors, stand-ups, and musicians. FREE!
Fergie's Pub Second Floor 1214 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Comedy, CENTER CITY
Join Johnny Depp, preteen heart-throb turned wino forever, for a retrospective on every film in his entire career, even the ones we didn't watch, in order to ask... what happened? Bring your Edward Scissorhands poems, your Gilbert Grape anecdotes, and Jack Sparrow memorabilia to toss onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual and part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: A Retrospective features rum, throwing things at random intervals, and "fabulous" prizes.
DANI B PRODUCTIONS Brilliant: Staged Reading of a New Musical Monday, 2/10 at 7:30pm 118 North 118 North Wayne Ave. Wayne, PA 19087 A Staged Reading. Written by Dani Tapper and Philip Brown, Composer/Lyricist Dani Tapper, Musical Director Jason Neri, Directed by Megan O'Brien. Musical, Reading, Food and Drink Included with Ticket, WAYNE, PA DRAMATISTS GUILD OF AMERICA & PAGE BY PAGE How to Submit So Your Plays Get Produced Sunday, 2/9 at 10:30am Wilma Theater 256 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 A workshop designed for playwrights to help them have greater success getting their plays produced. Award-winning playwright and Dramatists Guild Regional Rep for New Jersey will provide tips and best practices for ensuring that your submission is the one that gets noticed and selected. Panel or Discussion, Workshop, Food and Drink Included with Ticket, Industry Networking Event, CENTER CITY FRINGEARTS Theater Job Fair
Comedy, Devised, LGBTQ+, Happy Hour, CENTER CITY JILLIAN JETTON Heat Wave Saturday, 2/15 at 4:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 4:00pm Bartram's Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19143 Your body is with you, every moment of every day of your life - receiving information, responding to stimuli, riding a wave of emotions. If we practice listening to our bodies, what will we be able to hear? Voices from the past? The land under our feet? Each other? This February, in the dead of winter, we invite you to venture outside as we take you on a journey through your insides. This piece takes place both outside and inside, and the audience will be moving throughout. Some provisions for warmth will be provided, and layers are encouraged! If you have any questions about accessibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Devised, Experimental, World Premiere, Ambulatory / Immersive, WEST PHILADELPHIA OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Art Meets Climate Change Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm (Philadelphia Ethical Society) Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm (William Penn House)
Monday, 2/10 at 3:00pm
Philadelphia Ethical Society 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA 19103 (2/8)
FringeArts 140 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia PA 19106
William Penn House 1919 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA (2/15)
Connecting theater professionals with professional theaters. Front of House and Production technicians are encouraged to attend.
Readings of five short Climate Change plays. Plays developed by Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, presented by The Arctic Cycle and Poetic People Power. Authors are Philip Braithwaite, Jordan Hall, Elspeth Tilley, Mary Ann Karanja, and Stephen Sewell. Director/ Producer: Jean Haskell. Followed by discussion and action planning.
Happy Hour, Industry Networking Event, CENTER CITY
Panel or Discussion, Reading, Social Justice Issue, CENTER CITY
FREE EVENTS PAGE BY PAGE & LMDA Theater Artist Speed Dating Online Monday, 2/10 at 7:30pm
FREE EVENTS PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Human Nature with Randie Welles
Sunday, 2/9 at 8:30pm
This online speed dating event is co-sponsored by LMDA and Page By Page in order to facilitate collaboration between dramaturges and other theater artists in the Philadelphia-area. Before the event, participants will be invited to email a one page resume to the organizers. The organizers will make the resumes available in-advance to all participants via DropBox. On the day of the event, there will be a moderated online discussion about the role of dramaturgy in different collaborative processes, as well as, an opportunity for each participant to talk a little about themselves and the projects they are currently working on. After the event, using the contact information on resumes, artists are encouraged to reach out to one another to create collaborations for local projects!
Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Four storytellers share and show personal moments from their lives. Comedy, Improv, CENTER CITY TEAM SUNSHINE PERFORMANCE CORPORATION ¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! OR WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE!
Industry Networking Event, ONLINE
Friday, 2/14 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:00pm
PHILADELPHIA ARTISTS' COLLECTIVE & THEATRE IN THE X In Splendid Error
Pearson Hall Theatre Lang Performing Arts Center 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
Monday, 2/10 at 7pm Proscenium Stage at The Drake 302 S Hicks St Philadelphia, PA 19102 This historical drama examines the friendship between abolitionist John Brown and statesman Frederick Douglas, delving into the small decisions that sometimes change the world. Classics, Drama, Black History Month, Reading, CENTER CITY THE PHILADELPHIA SHAKESPEARE THEATRE Shakespeare In Love: Open Mic Poetry Night Thursday, 2/13 at 6:00pm The Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor (Skyline Room) Philadelphia, PA 19103 From Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes, and more, we’re celebrating the greatest love poets from around the world on the most romantic day of the year! The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, in partnership with The Free Library of Philadelphia, invite you to listen or perform some of the greatest works of romantic literature in The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Skyline Room, featuring sweeping views of the beautiful city skyline at night. Choose your favorite famous love poem, monologue, or scene to perform, or simply enjoy the performances of the night as an audience member! All are welcome during this Open Mic Night highlighting the greatest love poets of our time. Admission to this event is free, but advance registration is required. Open Mic performances may not exceed 3 minutes; content must be by a known author and related to the topic of love. Not sure what to perform? Visit The Free Library of Philadelphia’s Literature Department to unearth all of the greatest love poems and authors! Classics, Valentine's Day, Open Mic, CENTER CITY
¡BIENVENIDOS BLANCOS! OR WELCOME WHITE PEOPLE! is a bilingual theatrical production that explores the role of “whiteness” in the contemporary Cuban and Cuban-American experience. Created through a multi-year collaboration between Cuban and American artists, BIENVENIDOS focuses on a recurring pattern in Cuban history: the dream of independence and sovereignty thwarted by a necessity to please and appease the “white man.” From the Spanish Conquest to today’s influx of American tourists and businesses, Cuba’s racial, economic, and political history is littered with hardships and compromises that have had a direct and long-lasting impact on the lives of its people on and off the island. BIENVENIDOS attempts to capture the particularities of this impact, touching on themes of survival, immigration and the diasporic experience, looking towards the past to understand the complexities of the present. BIENVENIDOS premiered in Philadelphia in 2018 to critical and popular acclaim, receiving six Barrymore nominations, including Best New Play. In this remount, Team Sunshine will reunite the BIENVENIDOS creative team at Swarthmore College for two performances. Devised, Valentine's Day, Bilingual, SWARTHMORE TEATRO DEL SOL La Fabrica New Play Development Series Workshop Reading Monday, 2/10 at 7:00pm The Bob & Selma Studio at Hamilton Family Arts Center 62 N 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19016 La Fabrica is an incubator to develop new Latin work by a local Latin playwright. During Theatre Week we will showcase this new work in a reading that will be open to the public. We will be announcing our 2019-20 new play and playwright soon. Reading, Bilingual, CENTER CITY
EVENTS BY PRICE: $15 EVENTS
TEMPLE THEATERS Temple/Theatre Philadelphia Raise Your Voice Symposium
AUTOMATIC ARTS HURT and other possibilities
Tuesday, 2/11 at 6:00pm
Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 6:00pm & 8:00pm
Temple Performing Arts Center 1837 N Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19122 An event championing theater created by people of color, LGBTQ+ and female-identifying artists—giving students, alums and the professional community an opportunity to connect, network, and thrive. Panel or Discussion, Workshop, Food and Drink Included with Ticket, Industry Networking Event, NORTH PHILADELPHIA THEATRE CONTRA The Twilight Saga: New Moon - A Live Reading Monday, 2/11 at 7:00pm Tattooed Mom - 2nd Floor 530 South Street Philadelphia PA 19147 Love. Passion. Werewolves. Vampires. Dakota Fanning. Theatre Contra brings to life one of the greatest love stories of all as Bella struggles to decide between Edward and Jacob. One Night Only! Comedy, Drama, Valentine's Day, Reading, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
The McPherson Mansion on the School of Circus Arts Campus 6454 Greene Street Philadelphia, PA 19119 Finding religion while begging not to be fired, wishing your father would not say those things, and a child's fantasy over a relative's eyes occupy 3 new short works of theater. Plus a film poem. Comedy, Drama, World Premiere, NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA BEACON THEATRE PRODUCTIONS Under the Bonnet Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm Second Baptist Church of Germantown 6459 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119 A World Premiere play about Lucretia Mott - A tenacious woman who spent her life fighting for the rights of women and African Americans in the early 19th Century. She co-founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and was a co-organizer of the first Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York, igniting the fight for women’s suffrage.
Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:00pm
A moderated panel discussion will follow the performance with Jean Warrington, Executive Director of Historic Fair Hill; Dr. Deboniar Oates-Primus, Assistant Professor of English at Community College of Philadelphia and Coordinator of CCP's Diversity Fellowship Programs; and Shelli Pentimall Bookler, author of Under the Bonnet.
Community Education Center 3500 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104
Drama, Family, Philadelphia Premiere, American Premiere, World Premiere, Black History Month, Panel or Discussion, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
THEATRE IN THE X West Philly Play - Community Convening
Come play with Theatre in the X as they create an original piece with West Philadelphia in mind. Panel or Discussion, Workshop, WEST PHILADELPHIA UPTOWN! KNAUER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Opera tutti! The True Story of Cinderella Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N. High St. West Chester, PA 19380 Take an operatic romp through this slightly fractured fairy tale! Performed annually to an almost cult following at Westminster Choir College, The True Story of Cinderella is a comic, oratorio style, mini opera. The composer, the late Warren Martin was a beloved professor at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. The cast is comprised of 12 singers, one narrator and a pianist. West Chester is well represented in our talented cast! Starring our own Catherine Friedman as Cinderella! Opera, WEST CHESTER
BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE King Lear Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/15 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday 2/16 at 3:00pm Bristol Riverside Theatre 120 Radcliffe Street Bristol, PA 19007 Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, King Lear is an epic tale of sorrow, forgiveness, madness, and reconciliation. Led by director Eric Tucker, New York’s acclaimed Bedlam Theatre comes to BRT with a fresh interpretation of this Shakespeare classic. Classics, Drama, Experimental, BUCKS COUNTY
CHRIS DAVIS One-Man Nutcracker
THE HUM'N'BARDS The Artists' Temple
Thursday, 2/6 at 6:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 4:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 4:00pm
Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 8:00pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 8:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 8:00pm
Free Fringe Bar at Radiokismet 448 n. 10th street Philadelphia, PA, 19123 You know the Nutcracker ballet, but what if the ballet was performed by only one man? If the daughter Marie, little boy Fritz, creepy uncle Drosselmeir, the mice, the Sugar Plum fairy, were all channeled through one actor. Chris Davis is proud to bring you One-Man Nutcracker, a re-telling of the original E.T.A. Hoffman Nutcracker Story and the Ballet, retold within his unique theatrical lense. Comedy, Experimental, CENTER CITY DELAWARE THEATRE COMPANY Outside Mullingar Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm Delaware Theatre Company 200 Water Street Wilmington, DE 19801 From the author of Doubt comes a romantic comedy set in rural Ireland. Anthony and Rosemary are lovelorn farmers who haven’t got a clue when it comes to love. These hopeless singletons will need to overcome a bitter land feud, familial rivalries and their own romantic fears to find happiness. Full of dark humor and poetic prose, John Patrick Shanley’s tenderhearted portrait reminds us it’s never too late to take a chance on love. Drama, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE HELLA FRESH THEATER Osceola Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm Papermill Theater 2825 Ormes Street Philadelphia PA 19134 Anne is a housewife and mother of three in Eastern Nevada. Leland is her simple brother-in-law who was kicked in the head by a horse. For Leland's 40th birthday, Anne takes Leland hunting near the ghost town of Osceola. Comedy, Drama, Experimental, World Premiere, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
Front Street Dive (above The Victoria Freehouse) 10 S Front St Philadelphia, PA 19106 Patti LuStoned, Jeremy Adam and Quinton J. Alexander are ready to lead you on the path to ascension. The Artists’ Temple takes a look at cults - what draws people in, what kind of mythology they teach, and what people are willing to do to achieve eternal greatness. Optional Audience Participation. Comedy, Devised, Experimental, LGBTQ+, Musical, World Premiere, Interactive, CENTER CITY THE IDIOPATHIC RIDICULOPATHY CONSORTIUM Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:30pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday 2/15 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:30pm The Bethany Mission Gallery 1527 Brandywine Street Philadelphia, PA 19130 This re-envisioned remount of the 2017 IRC production will feature updated costume and set design, celebrating the wild and free-spirited 1960’s with ample nod to the unspooling of communication post 2016 US Presidential election. Unraveling amid two hundred works of outsider art, the collection will be open to the public prior and following each evening’s performance. Classics, Comedy, Experimental, Absurdist, NORTH PHILADELPHIA INDECOROUS THEATRE PRODUCTIONS Romeo & Juliet Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/9 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/16 at 7:30pm Mascher Space Cooperative 2519 Germantown Ave Philadelphia, PA 19133 This modern production focuses on the conflict between the older generation fighting to keep the status quo, and the younger characters trying desperately to find their place in this toxic environment. Romeo and Juliet are young adults desperately searching for a light in the darkness only to have their hopes crushed by the violent world their parents have created. Does this sound relevant to you? Come see this play performed by modern bodies with their modern understandings. Classics, Drama, LGBTQ+, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
$15 EVENTS INIS NUA THEATRE COMPANY A Hundred Words For Snow Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake 302 South Hicks Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 When 15-year-old Rory’s geography teacher father dies suddenly, she decides to pursue his lifelong dream and journey to the North Pole. Following the route he planned and the advice of the great explorers before her, Rory packs a rucksack and her father’s ashes for a journey of love, loss, and endless snow. From one of England’s most exciting new voices. Directed by Claire Moyer. Starring Satchel Williams. Drama, American Premiere, CENTER CITY JULIA KERSHETSKY Too Legit. To Quit Wednesday, 2/12 at 8:00pm The Cabaret Space at the Philly Improv Theater 2030 Sansom Street, Second Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 Too Legit To Quit is a duo created by classically-trained sopranos Julia Kershetsky and Nicole Renna. After meeting each other in a musical years ago, they realized their love for singing legitimate musical theatre was too strong not to share. Come hear many of the musical theatre classics sung with a twist — guy duets?! Belt songs sung classically?! Who knows? But you should come and find out. Comedy, Musical, World Premiere, Cabaret, CENTER CITY
$15 EVENTS KALEIDOSCOPE CULTURAL ARTS COLLECTIVE Khepera Saturday, 2/15 at 7:30pm The Kline Theater at the Historic Church of the Advocate 2121 Gratz Street Philadelphia, PA 19121 Khepera takes the audience on a magical journey as the ancestors empower four very different women—the Daughters of Africa—to uncover their authentic selves and take their rightful place in the world. These women have forgotten the story and beauty from which they were born; they have forgotten their purpose. On the way to greatness, each woman encounters the psychological tests, emotional workouts, and spiritual development necessary to be de-programmed of the brainwashing incurred by the societies in which they live. Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, Black History Month, NORTH PHILADELPHIA KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Grey Rock Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 300 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 Grey Rock tells the story of a young Palestinian so enamored with the 1969 American moon landing that he muses, "shouldn't Palestine, the land of prophets, also have a presence on the moon?" Without money or technology, but with the help of his bemused West Bank neighbors, he sets out to build a space shuttle. Knowing full well that he can't succeed with this impossible task, the young man is visited by American heroes who guide him on his mission. Director and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi creates a humorous, fantastical play exploring how US culture has permeated and influenced Palestinian culture. The 5 member cast of actors from across Palestine (including renowned theater/screen actor, Khalifa Natour) perform Grey Rock in English. Comedy, Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, CENTER CITY
JUNIPER PRODUCTIONS Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn Sunday, 2/16 at 5:30pm Trolley Car Cafe 3269 S Ferry Rd Philadelphia, PA 19129 ONE NIGHT ONLY! Karl Marx is in the house, and he has some things he needs to get off his chest. Performed throughout the USA and in the UK by celebrated Philly actor Bob Weick, Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn, is a freewheeling and entertaining show,. Weick delivers a tour-de-force performance. Karl Marx as never seen before! Drama, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
KELLY MCCAUGHAN Catholic Guilt Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103 SEX, MORTAL SIN, THE hot BODY OF CHRIST, COSMIC BOWLING! Kelly will take you to church in this comedic journey of her religious experience. Blending comedy, music, and your sinful participation, Catholic Guilt examines the power of religion and the effect it can have on one's psyche. All souls and religions welcome! *For mature audiences only* Comedy, Devised, CENTER CITY
$15 EVENTS LEAH STEIN DANCE COMPANY Body Practice and Performance Workshop with Leah Stein Saturday, 2/15 at 1:00pm The Art Room Studio 2329 S. 3rd St Philadelphia, PA 19148 As part of Philadelphia Theatre Week, theatre artists from on and off the stage are invited to partake in improvisational body-based practices. Rooted in Leah Stein Dance Company’s history of Deep Listening and the voice-movement continuum, facilitator Leah Stein will tailor the experience for those involved in theatre. In the two-hour workshop, participants will dive deep into solo, duet and group scores, move in and out of witnessing and performing, and play with language. Seasoned performers as well as those who are new to voice/movement practice are welcome - no prior dance experience required. Experimental, Workshop, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA LEAH STEIN DANCE COMPANY Secondary Succession Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm The Art Room Studio 2329 S. 3rd Street, 2nd floor Philadelphia, PA 19148 Solo performance created and performed by Leah Stein inspired by recovery and regeneration, navigating physical and emotional realms though the body with objects, text, movement and voice. Experimental, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
$15 EVENTS PHILADELPHIA DRAMATISTS CENTER A Thin Line Between Love & Hate Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm The Rotunda 4014 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19104 The second in the Philadelphia Dramatist Center's series of Philadelphia Theatre Week showcases, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate presents a night full of world premieres all about love, hatred, obsession and how most of us don't know the difference. Eat your hearts out Beatrice and Benedick! Comedy, Drama, World Premiere, Valentine's Day, WEST PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY Everything Is Wonderful Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 3:00pm Suzanne Roberts Theatre 480 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19146 An Amish couple exhibits an act of unfathomable forgiveness after their two sons are killed in a car accident. Upholding the tenets of their faith, they take in Eric, the wayward young driver of the car. But the accident brings home their eldest daughter, Miri, who was excommunicated five years earlier, and Eric’s presence cracks open the family’s secret history. As the family struggles to cling to their way of life, they are forced to find a way forward inside their insular community, practicing mercy and forgiveness to heal the wounds of the past. Drama, CENTER CITY
MAGDA The Cock Painter
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Family Business Featuring NYTEShift Saturday, 2/15 at 10:00pm
Friday, 2/7 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 6:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 6:00pm
Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Free Fringe Bar at Radiokismet 448 N. 10th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123
This dope-ass comedy troupe comprised of multi-talented racial minorities takes the PHIT stage one a month for a full block of improv, sketch, stand-up, and more! Straight up “haha’s” for days. Just a few Americans trying to express ourselves.
Magda San Millan paints life-size images of men being devoured by their own penises, based on classical masterpieces. This solo show uses stand-up comedy, dream analysis and psychoanalysis to elaborate on human stench, sexuality and sadness. Magdalene San Millan is a performing artist who makes original work that romances many genres: dance, theater, visual art, seminar, stand up comedy and punk highbrow experience. She received an Independence Fellowship in 2017 for her Fringe Festival show: feral wild girl child. Experimental, Comedy, CENTER CITY
Comedy, Improv, CENTER CITY PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Hoffman + No Diggity Wednesday, 2/12 at 9:00pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Come to PHIT Wednesdays in December to check out veteran improv team Hoffman and the super fun No Diggity hosted by Tia! Comedy, Black History Month, Improv, CENTER CITY
$15 EVENTS PHILLY IMPROV THEATER The N Crowd
$15 EVENTS PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Riot in Rittenhouse
Thursday, 2/7 at 7:00pm
Thursday, 2/6 at 9:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 9:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:30pm
Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Every Friday night since 2005, The N Crowd has taken your suggestions and played improv games with a rotating cast of hilarious performers. The N Crowd was called “Philadelphia’s premiere improv troupe” by Philadelphia Style Magazine. After more than 10 years and 600 shows, The N Crowd is still going strong with sold-out shows every week.
Sketch comedy about New Philadelphia—not what we were, but what we’re becoming. A show about Philadelphia by Philadelphians, but also by non-Philadelphians, but also by people who lived here but moved. This is getting confusing—just get down here before the theater gets turned into luxury condos.
Comedy, Improv, CENTER CITY PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Rom-Com Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:30pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 5:00pm & 7:00pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Forget everything you know about love and discover it all once again with Not Yet Rated: An Improvised Rom-Com! Using the classic tropes of romantic comedies the cast will create a completely improvised unlikely love story based on your suggestion of a title. Featuring Hopeless romantics, Klutzes, Uptight Bosses, Players, Journalist on Assignment, Free Spirits, and love, actually! Will they or won’t they, do they or don’t they, will they again? Not yet Rated. No script. No props. No objections. Comedy, Valentine's Day, Improv, CENTER CITY PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Philly Song Jawn with Sean Saturday 2/8 at 10:00pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philly’s only parody song showcase and competition. Host Sean Devaney Sullivan has recruited Philly’s best singers to be judged live by world renowned recording artists. The tunes are familiar, but the lyrics are definitely not. Cast your vote live and see who advances or gets their vocal chords replaced with beef jerky. Comedy, Musical, CENTER CITY
Comedy, CENTER CITY PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Smitten: A Valentine's Sketch Comedy Show Thursday, 2/13 at 8:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 9:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:30pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 A Valentine's themed sketch comedy show. Comedy, CENTER CITY PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Study Hall: Improv Inspired by Lectures Sunday, 2/9 at 7:00pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Study Hall combines lessons and laughs in one hilarious hour never seen before and never to be seen again. Drexel University’s Professor Michael Yudell and guest professors from area colleges will lecture on a wide variety of topics and the hilarious cast will warp each lecture into outrageous scenes on the spot! Don’t be late to Study Hall! Comedy, Improv, CENTER CITY PHILLY IMPROV THEATER The Team Up Friday, 2/7 at 9:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 9:30pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Mixing amazing storytelling, quick wits, hilarious chaos and a dash of audience participation, an elite cast of the city’s best improvisers create shows that are never seen before and will never be seen again. Comedy, Improv, CENTER CITY
PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Thank You, Places Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 5:00pm & 7:00pm Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 Thank You, Places is a completely improvised musical performed at Philly Improv Theater every Saturday night! From scene to music to lyrics, everything is made up on the spot. Come see the opening and closing night of a brand new musical created just for you! Comedy, Musical, Improv, CENTER CITY PLAYERS CLUB OF SWARTHMORE Next to Normal Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Players Club of Swarthmore 614 Fairview Ave. Swarthmore, PA 19081 Diana lives with bipolar depressive disorder. Her illness has affected everyone and nearly torn her family apart. A powerhouse American rock musical that explores contemporary issues in society. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Drama, Musical, SWARTHMORE
RAW STREET PRODUCTIONS Matt & Ben Thursday 2/6 at 7:30pm (Bittersweet Kitchen - BYOB) Saturday 2/8 at 7:30pm (Bittersweet Kitchen - BYOB) Thursday 2/13 at 7:30pm (Connie's Ric-Rac) Friday 2/14 at 7:30pm (Connie's Ric-Rac) Saturday 2/15 at 7:30pm (Connie's Ric-Rac) Bittersweet Kitchen 18 S. Orange St. Media, PA 19063 Connie's Ric-Rac 1132 S. 9th St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 A delightfully venomous snapshot of a pivotal moment in history - how it all began for two Hollywood golden boys (now famous for tabloid coverage of on-again-off-again romances, big budget smashes and flops, and their "Project Greenlight.") The tale begins in 1996, in their run-down apartment in Somerville, Massachusetts. When the script that would change their lives drops mysteriously from the heavens, the laughs come at a manic pace as the bright young dreamers (portrayed by female actors) realize they're being tested by a higher power. Before Good Will Hunting, before J-Lo, before the Oscar…meet Matt & Ben. Comedy, Philadelphia Premiere, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA / DELAWARE COUNTY
QUINTESSENCE THEATRE GROUP Rachel
RUTGERS–CAMDEN THEATER Hamlet
Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm Sunday 2/9 at 3:00pm Wednesday 2/12 at 7:30pm Thursday 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/16 at 3:00pm
Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:30pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm
Sedgwick Theater 7137 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA 19119 Angelina Weld Grimké’s American classic depicts an AfricanAmerican family at the turn of the 20th century striving to find life, liberty, and happiness in a Northern city. Haunted by her family’s Southern past, Rachel, an ambitious high-school graduate, struggles to find a vocation, love and hope in the face of systemic racism, ultimately choosing to reject marriage and motherhood. Inspired by the writing of Chekhov, Grimké’s Rachel opened in New York on April 25, 1917, and was the first play by an AfricanAmerican author with an all-black cast to be performed before an integrated audience. Classics, Drama, Black History Month, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
Rutgers–Camden Theater 314 Linden Street Camden, New Jersey, 08102 Called home from university to find his life turned upside down, his mother remarried and his uncle on the throne, Hamlet must avenge his father’s murder but is paralyzed by the prospect. This classic tragedy of indecision is the story of the most famous, and perhaps the greatest character of western drama. Classics, Drama, CAMDEN
$15 EVENTS RUTH AND ESTELLE Ruth and Estelle's A Sequins of Fortunate Events Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/9 at 7:30pm Monday, 2/10 at 7:30pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:30pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:30pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:30pm Sunday, 2/16 at 7:30pm The Bagel Place 404 Queen St Philadelphia, PA 19147 Ruth and Estelle's A Sequins of Fortunate Events tells the story of two best friends who move to The Big Apple in the summer of '69 with nothing but a box truck and a dream. Along the way they find their home and an unexpected, but wildly successful career in Greenwich Village. Come enjoy a bagel and a cocktail while Ruth and Estelle take you back in time and regale you with the hilarious tales of their past. Comedy, Devised, LGBTQ+, Musical, World Premiere, Valentine's Day, Happy Hour, Improv, CENTER CITY SEWER RATS PRODUCTIONS Sex, Drugs, & Heartache Saturday, 2/8 at 6:30pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 6:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 6:30pm Saturday, 2/16 at 2:00pm & 6:00pm
$15 EVENTS THE SOUTH CAMDEN THEATRE COMPANY, INC. Abigail 1702 / A Twice Told Tale - A Regional Premiere Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm The Waterfront South Theatre 400 Jasper Street Camden, NJ 08104 Abigail/1702 is ten years after the harrowing and tragic events of the Salem witch trials. Abigail Williams—the lead accuser who sent twenty people to their doom as a young girl—now lives under an assumed name on the outskirts of Boston, quietly striving to atone for her sins. When a handsome stranger arrives claiming to be a sailor in need, Abigail takes him in and love starts to grow between the two. But their contentment is short-lived, for someone else is coming for Abigail. The Devil is demanding Abigail’s soul, and a debt will be paid—but first, Abigail must make peace with the woman she most wronged. Drama, Family, Philadelphia Premiere, CENTER CITY THE STAGECRAFTERS THEATER White Guy on the Bus by Bruce Graham Friday 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday 2/9 at 2:00pm Thursday 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday 2/16 at 2:00pm The Stagecrafters 8130 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19118
Inspire Art Space 1646 Ridge Ave Philadelphia, PA 19130
A morality tale and a straight- out thriller, the play is a perceptive commentary on race and class in America. Masterfully written by the renowned area author.
Sex, Drugs and Heartache is two one-act plays, each dealing with the challenges of relationships and breakups. “Lucy Isn’t Real” By Leah Lawler is the story of a young woman struggling with the human manifestation of her own insecurity. “You May Not Know Until You’re Finished With It” by Spencer Ventresca is the journey of three friends and their evolving relationships as two of them embark on a psychedelic trip.
Drama, CHESTNUT HILL
Comedy, Drama, World Premiere, Valentine's Day, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
THE STRIDES COLLECTIVE Whirlpool by Jonathan Edmondson Friday 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday 2/9 at 7:00pm Thursday 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/15 at 8:00pm The Iron Factory 118 Fontain St Philadelphia, PA 19122 Two young men who, after not seeing each other for years, reconnect at a party. Weaving in and out of time from high school to present day, Whirlpool examines key moments of adolescent friendship and exploration of sexuality. It's an honest look at a tumultuous time in life and examines our ability - or inability - to move on from our past. Drama, LGBTQ+, Philadelphia Premiere, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
THEATRE EXILE Babel by Jacqueline Goldfinger
TRIBE OF FOOLS You Shouldn't Be Doing What You're Doing On That LADDER
Saturday 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday 2/16 at 3:00pm
Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm
Theatre Exile 1340 S. 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 A talking stork, lesbian moms, and the power to build your own baby. In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which traits their child will have and what behaviors it is likely to exhibit. With rapid advances in reproductive technology today, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West.
200 Spring Garden Unit C Philadelphia, PA, 19123
TINY DYNAMITE Valentine's Day 2020, with Tiny Dynamite
Impossible tasks. The inability to get out of bed in the morning. The overwhelming feeling of "what's the point?" Peter Smith and Charlotte Northeast team up to create a show about what it's like living with depression that takes place on three very different sized ladders. Join Peter on top of the ladder to find the humor, the struggle and the complicated humanity of living with depression.
Friday, 2/14 at 7:00pm
Comedy, Devised, World Premiere, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
Manayunk Brewing Company Upstairs 4120 Main St Philadelphia, PA 19127
UNATTENDED BAGGAGE The Bed Show
Comedy, Drama, LGBTQ+, World Premiere, SOUTH PHILADELPHIA
Looking for an extra cheesy night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join A Play, A Pie, and A Pint at Manayunk Brewing Company for our annual “brilliantly casual”™ one-night only event. We’re bringing you a fresh serving of LOVE, including a new collection of love scenes, poetry, tweets, and pet appreciation. Join us for good times, big laughs, and a look at modern love, whether you’re single, coupled up, or it’s complicated! As part of A Play, a Pie, and a Pint, every ticket comes with a slice of pizza and a beverage: beer, wine, or soft drink. Theatre Week ticket is bar seating/standing room only. Comedy, LGBTQ+, Philadelphia Premiere, Valentine's Day, Happy Hour, Food and Drink Included with Ticket, NORTHWEST PHILADELPHIA TONGUE & GROOVE SPONTANEOUS THEATER In Bed Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:00pm & 9:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Plays & Players' Skinner Studio 1714 Delancey St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 For Valentine's Day (and month!), tell us something interesting that happened to you in or around a bed. As always, T&G will use your responses to improvise a funny and touching exploration of life and relationships. This show is for everyone! Coupled, single, poly, straight, gay, fluid or other. Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or rail against it! This show is for you because it's about you -- you anonymously share your experience, which inspires your unique performance. Comedy, Drama, Valentine's Day, Improv, CENTER CITY
Saturday, 2/8 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm (Fishtown) Friday, 2/14 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm (West Philly) Addresses and location information sent upon purchase of tickets 24 hours prior to performance. The Bed Show is an immersive site-specific talk show where participation is strongly encouraged! Philadelphia newcomer Sean Pollock with co-host, Nuria Hunter will cover all things "bed culture:" the history of beds, bed horror stories, the mattress industry to personal relationships to beds, sleep, love, sexuality, and intimacy. Did we mention its performed in an actual bed in someone's apartment? Think of it as the sleepover party you never had. An unforgettable night of intimate storytelling that brings the audience into the experience through a series of different games. Trust us, this is not your mother's talk show. 24 hours before each performance, ticket holders will be sent the address for their specific location. Seating may be limited, we highly encourage you to bring a pillow or cushion to sit on. Comedy, Devised, LGBTQ+, Philadelphia Premiere, Site Specific, NORTH PHILADELHPIA, WEST PHILADELPHIA UPTOWN! KNAUER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER The Linda Ronstadt Experience Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N. High St. West Chester, PA 19380 American Idol finalist Tristan McIntosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Supported by a superb backing band, Tristan’s formidable vocal talent and stage presence will transport you a time when Linda Ronstadt ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular female vocalists in music history. WEST CHESTER
EVENTS BY PRICE: $30 EVENTS
UPTOWN! KNAUER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER Opera tutti! The True Story of Cinderella
1812 PRODUCTIONS Together Again for the First Time
Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm
Wednesday 2/12 at 6:30pm Thursday 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/16 at 2:00pm
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center 226 N. High St. West Chester, PA 19380 Take an operatic romp through this slightly fractured fairy tale! Performed annually to an almost cult following at Westminster Choir College, The True Story of Cinderella is a comic, oratorio style, mini opera. The composer, the late Warren Martin was a beloved professor at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. The cast is comprised of 12 singers, one narrator and a pianist. West Chester is well represented in our talented cast! Starring our own Catherine Friedman as Cinderella! Opera, WEST CHESTER
WALNUT STREET THEATRE Grace for President Saturday, 2/8 at 11:00am Sunday, 2/9 at 11:00am Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 When Grace doesn’t see a female face on a poster of US presidents, she decides to be the president of her class at school. But she soon realizes that she has entered a tough race where being the best candidate doesn’t always mean being the most popular. Grace for President is a fun introduction to the electoral system, and teaches the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought. Family, Musical, CENTER CITY
Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103 Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs take the stage for a new double act with original material culled from their years-long partnership and a fab set list featuring everything from musical theatre to disco! Comedy, Cabaret, CENTER CITY ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY My General Tubman Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 6:30pm Arden Theatre Company Arcadia Stage 40 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia PA 19106 A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, My General Tubman is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she continues to have today. Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, American Premiere, World Premiere, Black History Month, CENTER CITY ARGENT COMBAT Heart of Violence: Intro to Unarmed Stage Combat & Theatrical Swordplay Saturday, 2/15 at 3:00pm St. Mary’s Church at Hamilton Village 3916 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA 19104 All experience levels welcome! All of Argent Combat’s classes place emphasis on a nonviolent approach to stage violence as well as the actor’s rights and responsibilities when required to perform fight scenes. This workshop is a fun way for curious artists and enthusiasts to try two different stage combat disciplines: Unarmed and Single Sword. Both classes in this course will begin with a physical warm-up and are taught by Fight Directors Canada- and Society of American Fight Directors-certified instructor, J. Oliver Donahue. Workshop,WEST PHILADELPHIA
THE BEARDED LADIES CABARET Bon Voyage to the Beards: A Trestle Inn send-off party
BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE One-Man Stranger Things: A Parody
Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm
Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm
The Trestle Inn 339 N 11th St Philadelphia, PA 19107 The Bearded Ladies are leaving for a New Zealand tour. Come wave a hanky on the proverbial shore while we prepare the (also proverbial) ship for sail. Party with us for a last local gig in a shared time zone, and brace yourself for upcoming photo spam from 18 hours ahead. Featuring Beard faves Cookie Diorio and Messapotamia Lefae and punch that packs a punch. See you at the Trestle Inn! Comedy, LGBTQ+, Musical, Drinks Included with Ticket, CENTER CITY BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE Forever Young Thursday, 2/6 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Bucks County Playhouse 70 S. Main Street New Hope, PA 18938 Set in a basement retreat in the Midwest, five men relive the music of their lives with loads of laughs and songs in a sentimental journey of a lifetime.
Bucks County Playhouse 12 W Mechanic Street New Hope, PA 18938 One-Man Stranger Things delightfully fuses all the characters, dialogue, elements from this Netflix sensation into one superb, upside-down experience. When a 12-year-old boy goes missing, his mother searches for him, but soon the supernatural underbelly of the town begins to churn. Comedy, BUCKS COUNTY CURIO THEATRE COMPANY I <3 Alice <3 I Thursday, 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Curio Theatre Company 4740 Baltimore Avenue Philadelphia PA 19143 Two exceptional, opinionated women are spotted kissing each other in Dublin’s Crumlin Shopping Centre in this surprisingly funny and heartfelt new work. Now they’re in a show ... reluctantly. Defying stereotypes, they’re here to share with the audience something they’ve never dared show before. They are very nervous. And it shows. This new work from Ireland is a beautiful love story about two women called Alice.
Comedy, BUCKS COUNTY
Comedy, LGBTQ+, Philadelphia Premiere, Valentine's Day, WEST PHILADELPHIA
BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE One-Man Star Wars Trilogy
EGOPO CLASSIC THEATER Fool For Love
Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:30pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:30pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm
Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 3:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 3:00pm
Bucks County Playhouse 12 W Mechanic Street New Hope, PA 18938 Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind show. Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes - no costumes, props, sets - all the characters, music, ships, and battles. Comedy, BUCKS COUNTY
Latvian Society Theater 531 North 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19123 Love and loathing. Desire and disgust. This is the eternal dance which Eddie and May are powerless to escape. Bound together by a pact from their youth, the two lovers chase each other across the desert, meeting in hotel rooms like atomic particles destined for collision. Fool for Love, the 1984 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and winner of the Obie Award for Best New Play, offers a searing portrait of the annihilation wreaked on others in the name of love. Classics, Drama, NORTH PHILADELPHIA
$30 EVENTS LANTERN THEATER COMPANY The Vertical Hour
FRINGEARTS Blue Heaven Comedy Festival, Late Night Blocks Friday, 2/7 at 9:45pm Saturday, 2/8 at 9:45pm FringeArts 140 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19106 FringeArts welcomes some of the most exciting new voices in comedy to Philadelphia for two nights of provocative performances, multimedia stand-up, dynamic sketches, and more. Join us in Blue Heaven if youâ€™re ready for a weekend filled with laughter, ready to engage deeply with socially relevant, comedic works, and ready to experience the latest generation of artists redefining what contemporary comedy looks like in America. Comedy, Experimental, LGBTQ+, Improv, CENTER CITY
INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY Man of God Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday 2/9 at 2:00pm Tuesday 2/11 at 7:00pm Wednesday 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday 2/16 at 2:00pm Proscenium Theatre at The Drake 302 S. Hicks Street Philadelphia, PA 19102 A funny feminist thriller about the moment you realize the male gaze is watching you. Four Korean-American teenage girls are on a Christian mission to Bangkok. They couldn't be more different, and they made this trip for different reasons -- but when they discover a camera hidden in their hotel bathroom, they're definitely gonna get their revenge. Inspired by true events, Anna Moench's "captivatingly creepy comedy" (LA Times) explores just how invasive, pervasive and perverse the male gaze can be. Comedy, Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, CENTER CITY
Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 6:30pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm & 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm Lantern Theater Company 923 Ludlow Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 A brilliant and charismatic American war correspondent-turned-professor is set to marry into an accomplished British family. But is she too much of a renegade to fit in? Renowned British playwright David Hare lays bare the shifting alliances of a family trying to come together and the past secrets that may keep them apart. Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, CENTER CITY LIGHTNING ROD SPECIAL Big Bad Funtime Bash Saturday, 2/15 at 7:00pm Maas Space (Garden Entrance) 1320 N. 5th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Join Lightning Rod Special at their annual Big Bad Funtime Bash. Fresh off their home-run year in 2019 (Critics Pick shows! Best of Philly and Barrymore wins! New York Times Best of 2019 Theatre list!) the creators of "The Appointment" and "Underground Railroad Game" are having a party. Win big, bad, funtime prizes. Bask in unusual and uncanny performances. Sumptuous food, wet drinks, raucous raffles, and emboldened dancing await you... Doors open at 6pm. Performances start promptly at 7pm. Cabaret, raffles, and auction will all wrap by 9pm. Dancing and drinking will continue into the night. Comedy, Experimental, Musical, Food and Drink Included with Ticket, NORTH PHILADELPHIA PEOPLE'S LIGHT The Children Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm People's Light Steinbright Stage 39 Conestoga Road Malvern, PA 19355 Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, the three friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama. Comedy, Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, MALVERN
$30 EVENTS PLAYPENN AND DIRECTORS GATHERING Theatre Week Bake-Off for Playwrights and Directors
Saturday, 2/15 at 1:00pm
WALNUT STREET THEATRE Thurgood
Painted Bride Art Center 230 Vine St Philadelphia, PA 19106
Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/7 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:30pm
Calling all daring theater artists and theater-lovers! Join us for a special Theatre Week Bake-Off. At this immersive daylong retreat, led by Julia Bumke and Jill Harrison, we’ll help you create something new and irreverent in collaboration with a team of makers.
Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
Whether you're an emerging artist, an avid theatergoer, or a seasoned pro, this event will encourage you to jump outside your comfort zone in a playful and supportive atmosphere. It’s a great way to meet potential future collaborators—and to remember why you love theater in the first place. Workshop, CENTER CITY THE SAVOY COMPANY Gilbert & Sullivan's Guide to Courting Saturday, 2/15 at 7:00pm Concierge Ballroom 30 South 7th Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Explore Gilbert & Sullivan's topsy turvy version of love with a live performance and cocktail event! Each ticket comes with 3 full cocktails made by The Alchemist Society's Jackie Cusack to enjoy while watching The Savoy Company perform some of Gilbert & Sullivan's best works. Classics, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Happy Hour, CENTER CITY WALNUT STREET THEATRE A Woman of No Importance Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 7:00pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 8:00pm Wednesdays, 2/12 at 8:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Walnut Street Theatre 825 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 A beautiful, wealthy, American woman travels to England seeking to marry a titled aristocrat. The incomparable Oscar Wilde employs this deceptively simple plot to masterfully mock British society—and the Englishness of the English. In this classic comedy of manners, Wilde holds an unfiltered mirror up to the bourgeois life of Victorian England, while extolling the virtues of robust—and refreshing—American values. Cultures clash, long-held secrets are exposed, and A Woman of No Importance has the final word, as the master of biting wit satirizes the roles we play. Classics, Comedy, CENTER CITY
Meet Thurgood Marshall: Lawyer. Civil Rights Activist. The first African American Supreme Court Justice. In the acclaimed Broadway play Thurgood, you have a seat at a fictional lecture on his life given by Marshall at his alma mater, and experience his transformation from a young and spirited dissenter to a pensive Justice full of wisdom. From his early days as the civil rights lawyer to his appointment to the highest court in the land, Thurgood Marshall stood for justice while lifting the standing of his race, and all Americans. Drama, Black History Month, CENTER CITY THE WILMA THEATER Describe The Night Thursday, 2/6 at 7:30pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 6:30pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:30pm Friday, 2/14 at 7:30pm Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm The Wilma Theater 265 S Broad St Philadelphia, PA 19107 Describe the Night explores the blurred lines between lies, history and conspiracy theories, as it tracks back and forth across 90 years of Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. Rajiv Joseph’s sharp-witted dialogue and historical juxtapositions bring to mind Tom Stoppard’s and Tony Kushner’s best works. An epic fantasy that weaves historical figures into imagined happenings of the past, featuring a Putin-esque KGB officer, the play deftly incorporates the tension and intrigue of a spy thriller with a touching dive into the realm of magical realism. Another featured character, writer Issac Babel, executed by Stalin after his work was deemed anti-Soviet, was a profound influence on Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who herself defected from her native Czechoslovakia to escape persecution by the Soviet government. She is inspired by the way DESCRIBE THE NIGHT “touches upon the ambivalent and mysterious nature of art. It is hard to overstate how funny, smart and powerfully engaging it is.” Comedy, Drama, Philadelphia Premiere, CENTER CITY
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Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week from February 6th-16th. Join the celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that...
Published on Jan 22, 2020
Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week from February 6th-16th. Join the celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that...