12 Great Plays Hitting Philadelphia Stages This September

You won't want to miss this month's great theater...

Philadelphia’s theater season kicks off this month, with venues across the city hosting performances of dozens of plays.

The 2017/18 season brings world premieres and timeless favorites to Philly while the annual Philadelphia Fringe Festival includes more than 100 plays from independent theater-makers and international artists.

There’s so much to choose from, but here a few theater shows you won’t want to miss this September.

Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano

The play that launched absurdist theater gets a hilarious treatment by masters of absurdity Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium.

Eugene Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano

When:September 5-24
Where:Bethany Mission Gallery, 1527 Brandywine Street
Cost:$15-$25

www.fringearts.com

Seventy IV Seconds… To Judgement

GoKash OnStagePhoto courtesy Kash Goins

After a series of successful independent productions, GoKash OnSTAGE begins its run as resident theater company at the Arden Theatre with a biting look at justice in America.

Seventy IV Seconds… To Judgement

When:September 6-24
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$35

www.ardentheatre.org

Iphigenia At Aulis

After making waves at previous Fringe Fests with accessible adaptations of lesser-known theater classics, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective sets sail with a site-specific staging of this Greek tragedy.

Iphigenia At Aulis

When:September 7-22
Where:USS Olympia, 211 S. Columbus Boulevard

www.fringearts.com

Red Velvet

A stirring true story of black Othello in 1820s London opens a new season from Lantern Theater Company.

Red Velvet

When:September 7-October 8
Where:Lantern Theater Company, 923 Ludlow Street
Cost:$26-$45

www.lanterntheater.org

HOME

HOMEPhoto courtesy FringeArts

An entire house gets built on stage in this Fringe Festival show exploring the way we make a home.

HOME

When:September 13-16
Where:Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street
Cost:$15-$35

www.fringearts.com

These Terrible Things

Fringe Festival favorites The Berserker Residents join forces with the University of the Arts for a madcap staging of an invented Victorian crime drama.

These Terrible Things

When:September 14-23
Where:Caplan Studio Theater, 221 S. Broad Street
Cost:$10

www.fringearts.com

Ruggedly Jewish: An Evening With Bob Garfield

Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia

Avenue of the Arts stalwart the Philadelphia Theatre Company launches its new-look season with a one-man comedy show from NPR host Bob Garfield of On The Media.

Ruggedly Jewish: An Evening With Bob Garfield

When:September 15-16
Where:Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25-$50

www.philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

Cymbeline

Photo by Daniel Kontz

Shakespeare goes al fresco (food trucks and all!) with Revolution Shakespeare at their annual production in South Philly’s Hawthorne Park.

Cymbeline

When:September 20-30
Where:Hawthorne Park, 1200 Catherine Street
Cost:Free

www.revolutionshakespeare.org

Cabaret

Arden Theatre Company transports us to a nightclub of Weimar Germany with a lavish staging of the classic musical.

Cabaret

When:September 21-October 22
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$37-$52

www.ardentheatre.org

A Period of Animate Existence

Pig Iron Theatre Company's A Period of Animate Existence | Photo by Maria Baranova

Pig Iron Theatre Company returns to the Fringe Festival with their largest production yet, a devised extravaganza of music and theater investigating life in an era of technological change.

A Period of Animate Existence

When:September 22-24
Where:Pig Iron Theatre Company, 1417 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$15-$49

www.fringearts.com

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