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A jury of 6 has been deadlocked for over a week — struggling to decide what is "justifiable homicide." The powerful and provocative new play 74 Seconds...to Judgement, written by Philadelphia playwright Kash Goins, is directed by Amina Robinson.
One hotel suite, two wives, three girlfriends, four tenors, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It's 1930s Paris and just hours away from "The Concert of the Century!" But love affairs, bedroom hijinks, mistaken identities, and opening-night chaos have producer Henry Saunders desperate to try just about anything for the show to go on. From comic genius Ken Ludwig, and starring Frank Ferrante, get ready for A Comedy of Tenors, an uproarious comedy filled with slamming doors, unbridled passion, and madcap hilarity on an operatic scale!
Fifteen-year-old Christopher is on a mission. After the untimely death of his neighbor's dog, the brilliant but unique boy is compelled to investigate the crime. See the world through Christopher's eyes as he embarks on an extraordinary journey where he challenges assumed truths and discovers life-changing secrets. Based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel and winner of of the Tony Award for Best Play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling, heartwarming, and uplifting adventure story for every one of us.
When we last saw Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, she was slamming the door on life as she knew it and embarking on a brave, bold, and shocking new world as a woman on her own. Fifteen years later, she's returned to that same door, with a high-stakes game of unfinished business on her mind. Featuring the same characters from Ibsen's groundbreaking masterpiece, the Tony Award-nominated A Doll's House by Lucas Hnath is directed by Tracy Brigden.
In this one-person tour de force, a man attempts to cure his mother's depression by creating a list of the best things in the world. The list grows as he progresses from childhood ("ice cream") and adolescence ("Star Trek") to college ("surprises") and marriage ("falling in love"). But when life deals a bitter blow, the list proves to be helpful to the son in ways that it could never be for the mother. The exhilarating Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter.
Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson is the first chronologically in the playwright's powerful 10-play series dramatizing the African American experience in the Twentieth Century.
The play is a powerful, mystical play set in 1904 in Pennsylvania's Hill District. At a local mill, a black man is accused of stealing a bucket of nails. But rather than confess to a crime he didn't commit, he jumps in the river and becomes a martyr to his co-workers. Riots break out and the workers begin to strike. Against this turbulent backdrop, another young man named Citizen Barlow arrives at the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old healer who is the keeper of tradition and history for her people. She sends Citizen on a spiritual journey aboard the slave ship Gem of the Ocean — where he must learn about his ancestors and then face the truth about himself.
It's 1989 and Manfred Lum, renowned for his basketball hustle in Chinatown, tries to talk his way on to a college team destined for a "friendship" game in China. Coach Saul blocks him hard, but Manfred rebounds and launches himself on a journey to a homeland he's never known. Bouncing between Beijing and San Francisco, between 1971 and 1989, the clever The Great Leap by Lauren Yee looks at America's arm's-length relationship with Communist China and the post-Cultural Revolution through a story about two generations of basketball players. Smart, funny and heart-pumping,The Great Leap will have you on your feet for the final buzzer.
Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form an unlikely bond. Each is searching for his own brand of forgiveness, but as their friendship develops, Naz accidentally exposes an unexpected source of Dr. Banks's guilt. How might a CIA propaganda operation over 30 years ago have contributed to Getee's death?
Inspired by true events, the world-premiere play Heartland, written by Gabriel Jason Dean, is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions.
From the late August Wilson, one of America's greatest playwrights and creator of award-winning titles like Fences and Jitney, comes this autobiographical tour de force. In his one-man show, Wilson takes us on a journey through his days as a young poet: his first few jobs, a stint in jail, the support of his lifelong friends, and his encounters with racism, music, and love as a struggling writer in Pittsburgh's Hill District. Originally performed by Wilson himself, How I Learned What I Learned is a heartfelt theatrical memoir — charting one man's journey of self-discovery through adversity, and what it means to be a black artist in America.
In the mid-1960s, a black queer feminist writer's life is changed when her girlfriend tells her some unexpected news. Fifty years later, the reverberations of that moment still echo in the lives of four individuals in the rapidly changing city of San Francisco. Christina Anderson's stunning and complex examination of the universal act of creation — creation of life, of family, of art — spans space and time to inspire a new generation of makers and lovers.
Hype man Verb has been backing up front man rapper Pinnacle since they were kids. Adding beat-maker Peep One to their group sparked a flame and now the interracial trio is flexing serious hip-hop muscle. But when an unarmed black teenager is shot by police, it forces the group to navigate issues of friendship and race. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (How We Got On), Hype Man asks: what does it mean to be an ally, and who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice?
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's captivating new play with music Indecent took Broadway by storm in 2017. Inspired by the true story of Sholem Asch's controversial play God of Vengeance and the passionate artists who risked their lives to perform it, this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama is a fierce indictment of censorship and a joyful celebration of art and love.
Adapted and directed by Simon Reade
Private Tommo Peaceful is going to die tomorrow. A young WWI soldier, Tommo faces the firing squad at dawn and marks the hours by recalling memories from his short but wonderful life, long before the dreadful horrors of war. By Michael Morpurgo, the celebrated author of the Broadway hit War Horse, the moving, funny and heartbreaking one-man play Private Peaceful tours the US for the first time, serving as a timely reminder, now 100 years later, of the heroic sacrifices of WWI veterans. Given impressive 5-star reviews by numerous British newspapers, don't miss this powerful Philadelphia premiere.
In this lyrical, romantic tale, two teens fall in love too quickly and too deeply; the well-known story seems always fresh and new as the star-crossed lovers fly heedlessly toward tragedy.
A layer of bulletproof glass won't protect superstar Chinese take-out owners from the gentrification consuming the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philly. When a trendy food co-op opens nearby, the Wu's and their customers initially see it as a hipster annoyance, but as tensions mount, they begin to recognize the intrusion as an act of war. Tinged with genuine humor and pathos, Josh Wilder's play Salt Pepper Ketchup examines the very human consequences of neighborhood redevelopment — who benefits and who gets chewed up and spit out?
In one of the poorest cities in America — Reading, Pennsylvania — a group of down-and-out factory workers struggle to keep their present lives in balance, ignorant of the financial devastation looming in their near futures. Set in 2008, this new play's crux is knowing the fate of the characters long before it's even in their sights. Based on Lynn Nottage's extensive research and interviews with real residents of Reading, Sweat is a topical reflection of the present and poignant outcome of America's economic decline.