Inis Nua Theatre Company Presents American Premiere Of Swallow By Stef Smith April 26 To May 14, 2017

 Inis Nua Theatre Company Presents American Premiere Of Swallow By Stef Smith April 26 To May 14, 2017

Inis Nua Theatre Company ends the 2016-2017 mainstage season with the American premiere of Swallow by Stef Smith. From Scotland, Swallow follows three lives intricately connected and the quiet, traumatic struggles of being human. Swallow was a 2015 Fringe First Winner and received the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award. The Scotsman called the play, “An elegant and glowing piece of twenty-first century magic realism.” Swallow opens at the Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) on April 28th, with preview performances on April 26th and 27th.
 

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Azuka Theatre Continues Sold Out Season With World Premiere Of Sh_theads By Philadelphia Playwright, Douglas Williams

Azuka Theatre Continues Sold Out Season With World Premiere Of Sh_theads By Philadelphia Playwright, Douglas Williams

Following a record, at-capacity run of How We Got On, Azuka Theatre continues their 2016-2017 “pay what you decide” season with the world premiere of Sh_theads. Developed in partnership with PlayPenn, playwright Douglas Williams and director Kevin Glaccum examine a down-and-out bike shop in lower Manhattan and the lives of the people who love to work there. Stuck between facing their own arrogance and bankruptcy, this group of scrappy cyclists fight to save the only home they’ve ever known - their bike shop.
 

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Theatre Exile Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of Lost Girls By John Pollono This February

Theatre Exile Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of Lost Girls By John Pollono This February

Following five Barrymore wins, Theatre Exile continues their 20th anniversary season with Lost Girls by John Pollono. This hard-hitting drama is the story of three generations of women struggling to rise above their limited prospects, in a world indifferent to their struggles, to prevent history from repeating itself. The show is directed by Exile’s Founding Artistic Director Joe Canuso and features an ensemble cast with Catharine Slusar, Trevor William Fayle, Sean Bradley, Molly Ward, Amy Frear and Susanne Collins. The show is presented with support from Honorary Producer Louis Bluver and Season Sponsor Zallie's ShopRite Supermarkets.

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Philadelphia Artists' Collective Presents Philadelphia Premiere of The Captive During Fringe Festival

Philadelphia Artists' Collective Presents Philadelphia Premiere of The Captive During Fringe Festival

Fresh off of four Barrymore Award nominations, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective returns with The Captive by Edouard Bourdet, from September 1 through 20, 2015, during the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. This well-mannered tragedy will tackle issues of sex, domesticity and class manners. Deeply controversial in its time, productions of this 1926 play were censored, and its producers and actors jailed.The Captive will be produced inside Society Hill’s Physick House at 321 S. 4th Street. The historic townhouse in fact will be the perfect co-conspirator as the secrets and heated private moments unfold. The PAC co-founder Dan Hodge directs the talented cast led by well-known Rachel Brodeur and newcomer Chase Byrd.

The Captive starts previews on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 and opens on Thursday, September 3, 2015. The show runs for a total of 14 performances through Sunday, September 20, 2015. All shows are at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale for $25 (or $20 with student identification or under 25) by calling (215) 413-1318 or visiting www.fringearts.com/event/the-captive.

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Philadelphia Theater: Philadelphia Artists' Collective Brings Classic Pirate Tale to Stage with The Fair Maid of the West

Pirates, barmaids, swashbucklers ho! Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents Thomas Heywood’s The Fair Maid of the West from April 1-18, 2015 at Broad Street Ministry (315 S. Broad Street). Guts and glory storm the stage in full leather boots in this sweeping adventure tale of sublime silliness. Join us for dashing heroes, treacherous villains, plucky heroines and love on the high seas!

This English Renaissance comedy, dating back to 1631, uproots traditional gender roles of the early Modern Period as a barmaid with a heart of gold wields a sword, outwits her enemies, and becomes a pirate queen. 

Charlotte Northeast directs a stellar cast lead by Barrymore Award winner Rachel Camp as Bess, the Fair Maid of the West who will stop at nothing to be with Adam Altman's Spencer.  There's love, danger and enough buffoonery to warm any heart.

Tickets are $20 (general admission) and $15 (with student identification) and available by visiting www.philartistscollective.org.

ABOUT PAC

Philadelphia Artists' Collective is dedicated to creating unique theatrical events that celebrate our humanity: through the lens of rare classical theatre, and through multidisciplinary collaboration. We stage our plays with engaging and visceral clarity, presenting classical stories full of human complexity that bring audiences to the edge of their seats. By collaborating with artists from other disciplines we seek to encourage the development of a common vocabulary, and to promote arts awareness in the Philadelphia community.

Founded in 2008 by Damon Bonetti and Dan Hodge, the PAC’s first evenings were staged readings of plays. Since then, we have presented six full productions: John Webster’s Duchess of Malfi (2010), Pierre de Marivaux’ Changes of Heart (Spring 2012), August Strindberg’s Creditors (Fall 2012), Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens (Spring 2013), Eugene O’Neill’s The Sea Plays (Fall 2013), and Friedrich Schiller’s Mary Stuart (Spring 2014).