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October 7, 2013

Two World-Premiere Plays Written By Local Playwrights Run Through October 20 At The Adrienne Theatre

Luckiest Kid by Martha Kemper runs concurrently with The Music You Remember at the Adrienne through October 20. (Photo by Sarah R. Bloom, a 2013 White Pines Exchange Sponsored Artist)

Philadelphia’s local theater scene thrives at the Adrienne Theater in Rittenhouse Square — home to such resident troupes as InterAct Theatre Company, Amaryllis Theatre Company Flashpoint Theatre Company and MacGuffin Theatre and Film Co.

Now on stage, local production company White Pines Productions joins the cache of Philadelphia theater groups to employ the Adrienne.

For the first time, the group has staged two original plays by local playwrights with all local actors. Running concurrently, both Jerry Perna’s The Music You Remember and Martha Kemper’s Luckiest Kid will play on the second stage at the theater though October 20.

Developed by White Pines, both plays are nearly memoirs, each fictionalizing personal journeys during the lives of the playwrights.

Perna’s The Music You Remember, is a mid-life spectacle of an obsessive man, who is forced to examine the assumptions which have guided his life — assumptions born, for the most part, out of the music and culture of the 1960s.

Luckiest Kid is a one-woman play written by and starring Martha Kemper with a Grecian-style chorus of six actors who dance, sing passages from Euripides’ The Bacchae. The story line resembles a Greek drama, too, with its dramatic arc.

Tickets to both plays are available online and run $20.

Want a deal? Attend on Monday, October 14 to score $15 tickets during the productions’ industry night.

The Music You Remember and Luckiest Kid
When: Through October 20
Where: Second Stage at The Adrienne, 2030 Sansom Street
Cost: $20; industry night, $15
More info: www.whitepinesproductions.org

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