Philadelphia Theatre Company Scores Knock-Out with Inventive Fundraiser Play Brawl

Philadelphia Theatre Company Scores Knock-Out with Inventive Fundraiser Play Brawl

Philadelphia Theatre Company is ready to pull a one-two punch with an inventive theatre benefit the company debuted last season. In the vein of Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance, PTC’s Play Brawl returns on Friday, May 10th with local celebrities and stars living out their dreams on stage alongside professional actors. Instead of standard speeches and silent auctions, the competitors will act their hearts out while audience members vote for the winning performance through tax-free donations on a mobile bidding app.

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Azuka Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Boycott Esther by Philadelphia Playwright Emily Acker from May 1-19, 2019

Azuka Theatre Presents the World Premiere of Boycott Esther by Philadelphia Playwright Emily Acker from May 1-19, 2019

Azuka Theatre presents the world premiere of Boycott Esther by Philadelphia playwright Emily Acker. In an urgent response to the #metoo movement, Acker's new work chronicles the aftermath of a young woman's career once her boss, a Hollywood mogul, becomes enmeshed in a workplace sexual misconduct scandal. In a world where information is spread and opinions are formed in the click of a mouse, this hilarious drama begs the pressing question, what is our collective capacity for forgiveness?

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Philadelphia's Top Chefs Fire Up Signature Dishes and Street Food at East Passyunk Flavors on the Avenue Street Festival

Philadelphia's Top Chefs Fire Up Signature Dishes and Street Food at East Passyunk Flavors on the Avenue Street Festival

East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District presents Flavors on the Avenue street festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The city’s first big food festival of the spring will feature five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun – on East Passyunk Avenue from Broad to Dickinson streets.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents Philadelphia Premiere of Kilroy's List Pick How to Catch Creation March 22 - April 14

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents Philadelphia Premiere of Kilroy's List Pick How to Catch Creation March 22 - April 14

Philadelphia Theatre Company follows The Bridges of Madison County with the Philadelphia premiere of a new work from Christina Anderson. In a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage, PTC introduces local audiences to the talents of rising star Christina Anderson and her stunning new play How To Catch Creation, Philadelphia Theatre Company’s pick from the 2017 Kilroys List.

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Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of UNTITLED by Inua Ellams April 24 - May 12, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of UNTITLED by Inua Ellams April 24 - May 12, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre presents Nigerian-British playwright Inua Ellams’ UNTITLED in its American premiere, directed by Jerrell L. Henderson. UNTITLED is a monologue play in two parts, with one actor playing twin brothers born on Nigeria’s Independence Day. But on the night of their traditional naming ceremony, one infant brother cries out and refuses to be named plunging him into a life of chaos.

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Azuka Theatre Presents the Philadelphia Premier and New Professional Production of BOB: A Life in Five Acts Feb 27 to March 17, 2019

Azuka Theatre Presents the Philadelphia Premier and New Professional Production of BOB: A Life in Five Acts Feb 27 to March 17, 2019

Azuka Theatre presents the return of the Virginia & Harvey Kimmel New Professionals Production with the Philadelphia Premiere of BOB: A Life in Five Acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. BOB chronicles the highly unusual life of Bob and his lifelong quest to become a "Great Man." The play is a comedic exploration of American mythology and values, the treacherous pursuit of happiness, and discovering what it means to be truly "great." This everyman tale is directed by Michael Osinski, who previously directed Azuka’s Moth.  This new professional’s production features the rising talent of Paul Harrold, Sabriaya Shipley, Frank Jimenez, Claris Park and Dan D’Albis. BOB runs from February 27 to March 17, with opening night set for Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm.

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Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2nd Annual Philly Theatre Week with 100 Events February 7 to 17, 2019

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2nd Annual Philly Theatre Week with 100 Events February 7 to 17, 2019

Theatre Philadelphia proudly announces the return of Philly Theatre Week with 81 organizations, 100 events and 315+ performances between February 7 to 17, 2019. This new 10-day celebration will showcase the vibrant and diverse theatre scene in the tristate region, and help make theatre even more accessible to the community. Participating organizations range from professional regional theatres, to local community theaters, to self-producing artists, and everything in between.

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Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premier of Box Clever by Monsay Whitney February 6 to 24, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premier of Box Clever by Monsay Whitney February 6 to 24, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre presents English playwright Monsay Whitney’s Box Clever for its American premiere, directed by Artistic Director Tom Reing. In a women’s shelter in London, headstrong, mouthy and maybe a little crazy Marnie struggles to take care of her four-year-old daughter in a moving and relevant dark comedy. This edgy two-hander stars Inis newcomer Ruby Wolf as Marnie, and Inis alum Rachel Brodeur playing all other roles. Previews begin Wednesday, February 6, with opening night on Friday, February 8.

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Azuka Theatre Continues to Champion Local Philadelphia Voices with New Playwrights' Group Featuring Production Commitment

Azuka Theatre Continues to Champion Local Philadelphia Voices with New Playwrights' Group Featuring Production Commitment

Hot on the heels of receiving the Independence Award for Outstanding Production of a New Play (The Gap by Emma Goidel) at The Barrymore Awards, Azuka Theatre announces a new writers’ program designed to develop new works by Philadelphia playwrights. Azuka has long been a champion for local voices and this new writer’s group represents the next level of support. New Pages gives local playwrights a unique writer-centric space to develop their work. Based on the needs and processes of the individuals in the group, New Pages seeks to support Philadelphia playwrights from the spark of an idea to a production-ready script. Azuka Theatre has committed to producing one play per season by a writer from this group for the next three years, beginning in its 2019-2020 season. This is the first writers group in Philadelphia to make a commitment for full productions, and Azuka hopes to not only foster playwrights as they build full bodies of work, but to help them deepen their roots in the Philadelphia theatre community.

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Philadelphia Artists' Collective Presents 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford March 28 - April 14, 2019 at Philadelphia Boy's Choir

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Presents 'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford March 28 - April 14, 2019 at Philadelphia Boy's Choir

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC) continues its 2018-19 season with ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford.  Jessica Bedford will direct a cast of thirteen actors – Monroe Barrick, Brandon Castillo, Trevor Fayle, Nathan Foley, Stephanie Hodge, Annette Kaplafka, John Lopes, Eric Mills, David Pica, Ebony Pullum, Amanda Jill Robinson, Abdul Sesay and Josh Totora.  Theatre critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets by contacting the PAC box office at (267) 521-2210. The show runs Thursday, March 28 through Sunday, April 14, 2019

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