12+ Impressive Theater Shows Hitting Philly Stages This May

The Light Princess, Saturday Night Fever and more...

The great theater shows in Philly this May offer something for every fan of great acting and storytelling.

On tap this month: a full slate of world premieres, hit comedies and foot-tapping musicals that are sure  to charm Philly audiences.

Check out our picks for May theater, below.

The Light Princess at Arden Theatre Company

The Light PrincessPhoto courtesy Arden Theatre Company

A gravity-defying fairytale continues its acclaimed run at Arden Theatre Company.

The Light Princess at Arden Theatre Company

When:April 5-June 2
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$18-$36

www.ardentheatre.org

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary at Curio Theatre Company

The Massive Tragedy of Madame BovaryPhoto courtesy Curio Theatre Company

Join Curio Theatre Company for a hilarious reworking of the Flaubert novel.

The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary at Curio Theatre Company

When:April 26-May 20
Where:Curio Theatre Company, 4740 Baltimore Avenue
Cost:$15-$25

www.curiotheatre.org

Happy Birthday at the Plays and Players Theatre

It’s love and marriage, for richer and for poorer, as 1812 Productions presents this hilarious British comedy set in Thatcher’s England.

Happy Birthday at the Plays and Players Theatre

When:April 27-May 21
Where:Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place
Cost:$28-$42

www.1812productions.org

Buzzer at Studio X

BuzzedPhoto courtesy Theatre Exile

The gentrification outside a Brooklyn apartment provides a metaphor for the strained relationships inside as Theatre Exile stages an acclaimed new play.

Buzzer at Studio X

When:May 4-28
Where:Studio X, 1340 S. 13th Street
Cost:$10-$40

www.theatreexile.org

Peaceable Kingdom at Christ Church Neighborhood House

The fifth original world premiere by playwrights collective Orbiter 3 sees a collision of cultures in early Pennsylvania as Quaker settlers meet the existing inhabitants of the New World.

Peaceable Kingdom at Christ Church Neighborhood House

When:May 10-28
Where:Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
Cost:$15-$25

www.orbiter3.org

Troilus & Cressida at the Painted Bride Art Center

Greek food and wine enhance Revolution Shakespeare’s one-night-only reading of the Bard’s drama of the Trojan War.

Troilus & Cressida at the Painted Bride Art Center

When:Sunday, May 14
Where:Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street
Cost:$15

www.revolutionshakespeare.org

Saturday Night Fever at the Walnut Street Theatre

Saturday Night FeverPhoto courtesy Walnut Street Theatre

Disco Beats hit Walnut Street Theatre in this hit adaptation of the dance-filled film.

Saturday Night Fever at the Walnut Street Theatre

When:May 16-July 16
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$20-$95

www.walnutstreettheatre.org

Gypsy at Arden Theatre Company

Photo by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Mama Rose and the songs of vaudeville fill Arden Theatre in this lavishly produced Sondheim musical.

Gypsy at Arden Theatre Company

When:May 18-June 18
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$36-$52

www.ardentheatre.org

Making History at Plays and Players Theatre

Irish history — and its historians — come to life when Irish Heritage Theatre stages a rarely seen classic from the Emerald Isle.

Making History at Plays and Players Theatre

When:May 25-June 10
Where:Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place
Cost:$15-$25

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How to Use a Knife? at Proscenium Theater at The Drake Theater

The knives are out in this cutting new play from InterAct Theatre set in the kitchen of a Wall Street restaurant.

How to Use a Knife? at Proscenium Theater at The Drake Theater

When:May 26-June 10
Where:Proscenium Theater at The Drake Theater, 302 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$10-$50

www.interacttheatre.org

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