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April 14, 2014

The Arden Theatre Company Brings The Classic Children’s Book Dr. Seuss’ The Cat In The Hat To The Stage, April 16-June 22

A classic children’s book by Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat, springs to life thanks to the Arden Theatre Company, starting Wednesday, April 16. It’s the beloved story of what happens to a couple of bored kids on a rainy day when their mom is away — and the title character bursts through the [...]

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April 10, 2014

The Lantern Theater Company’s Philadelphia Premiere Of Athol Fugard’s The Train Driver Opens At St. Stephen Theater, Thursday, April 10

A Philadelphia premiere, The Train Driver, an impassioned drama by acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard, comes to Lantern Theater Company , starting Thursday, April 10. Exploring the depths of despair and redemption, the drama’s storyline is primarily propelled by the character of Roelf, a working-class South African train driver who is wracked by guilt [...]

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April 3, 2014

Inspired By Real-Life Controversy, Down Past Passyunk Sparks Spirited Words And Actions At InterAct Theatre Company, April 4-27

A provocative locally inspired play, Down Past Passyunk from InterAct Theatre Company hits The Adrienne Theatre stage this week, starting April 4. A work about what it truly means to be “all American,” Down Past Passyunk is inspired by a local true-life controversy that erupted several years ago when the owner of Geno’s Steaks in [...]

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March 27, 2014

Nearly Lear Turns A Shakespeare Tragedy Into A Lighthearted Tale Fit For Kids, At The Painted Bride Art Center, March 28 And 29

If you think that Shakespeare’s King Lear — with its plot lines of jealousy, deceit and violence — is unfit viewing for kids, then you haven’t seen Nearly Lear, an imaginative interpretation of the bard’s great tragedy appearing at the Painted Bride Art Center, March 29 and 30. Presented by PA Performing Arts for Young [...]

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March 19, 2014

The Tony Award-Winning Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike Brings Zany Comedy To The Philadelphia Theatre Company, March 21-April 20

The Tony Award-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike presents absurd comedy at the Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre from March 21 through April 20. Written by acclaimed playwright Christopher Durang, the show riffs on works of Anton Chekov, taking well-known scenes and characters from the work of the famous 19th [...]

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March 18, 2014

The Wilma Theater Stages The Surrealistic Drama Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq, March 19-April 20

This spring, The Wilma Theater teams up with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel to premiere the soul-searching drama Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, beginning Wednesday, March 19. A hometown tale, the play tells the tale of a U.S. marine who returns home only to learn his lover is missing. Setting off in search of [...]

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March 12, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre’s Arsenic And Old Lace Brings Mischievous Deeds And Big Fun To The Stage Through April 27

One of America’s longest-lived stage comedies Arsenic and Old Lace brings good old-fashioned fun to theWalnut Street Theatre, through April 27. A classic farce, the story centers around two elderly church-going sisters who are well known for charitable activities. They’re beloved by townsfolk and even local police officers who are all clueless to the fact [...]

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February 13, 2014

Tony Award-Winning Musical The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess Brings Its Classic Songbook To The Academy of Music, February 18-23

George and Ira Gershwin created many memorable shows, but if you had to pick just one that stands above the rest, it’s Porgy and Bess, coming to the historic Academy of Music on Tuesday, February 18 through Sunday, February 23. Among the most famous American musicals, the show debuted in 1935, and it has been [...]

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February 6, 2014

Lantern Theater Company Puts A Japanese Twist To Shakespeare’s Great Political Thriller, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, Starting February 6

The original political thriller, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, is presented in powerful fashion when Lantern Theater Company stages the timeless drama, starting February 6. One of Shakespeare’s best-known and oft-quoted works, this play tells a timeless tale of power, friendship, honor, conspiracy and betrayal. Based on real-life events that happened in ancient Rome, its [...]

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January 27, 2014

The Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents Potent Family Drama In Tribes At The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Through February 23

The concept of being seen but not heard takes on multiple meanings in Tribes, a compelling family drama at the Philadelphia Theatre Company, through February 23. The story centers around Billy, a deaf man who lives silently among his loud argumentative family. They’re good at talking and hurling insults at one another, but not much [...]

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