15 Excellent Performing Arts Shows In Philadelphia This September

Our picks for the best in Philadelphia theater and dance this month...

Summer officially ends on September 22 but the fun’s just beginning on Philly stages.

In addition more than 150 performing arts shows at the 2018 Fringe Festival, a host of major local companies kick off their seasons with new and classic theater.

This month, arts-lovers can spend their evenings with cutting-edge dance, side-splitting theater or heart-stopping circus art.

These are a few performing arts shows we’re looking forward to this September.

Eccentricities of a Nightingale

Eccentricities of a Nightingale at Idiopathic Ridiculopathy ConsortiumPhoto courtesy Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium

An absurdist take on Tennessee Williams' play from Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium.

Eccentricities of a Nightingale

When:September 4-23 (select dates)
Where:Bethany Mission Gallery, 1527 Brandywine Street
Cost:$25

www.idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org

Kill Move Paradise

The Wilma Theater launches its season with a timely play about Black victims of police killings.

Kill Move Paradise

When:September 4-23 (select dates)
Where:The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost:$33-$48

www.wilmatheater.org

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

Irving Berlin's timeless romantic comedy comes to the Walnut Street Theatre.

Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn

When:September 4 - October 21 (select dates)
Where:Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street
Cost:$20-$97

www.walnutstreettheatre.org

Mary Rose

Mary Rose at Woodlands CemeteryPhoto by Ashley Smith

Purveyors of classic theater Philadelphia Artists' Collective take audiences on a site-specific theater adventure by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie.

Mary Rose

When:September 5-22 (select dates)
Where:The Woodlands Mansion, 4000 Woodland Avenue
Cost:$20

www.philartistscollective.org

Jeanne/Jean/John/Jawn

JeanneJeanJohnJawn by Almanac Dance Circus TheatrePhoto courtesy Almanac Dance Circus Theatre

Enjoy circus and theater in the garden with Almanac Dance Circus Theatre.

Jeanne/Jean/John/Jawn

When:September 6-16 (select dates)
Where:Maas Building, 1325 N. Randolph Street
Cost:$25

www.thealmanac.us

Fly Eagles Fly

In time for the NFL champion's title defense, a new play finds the humor in Eagles fandom.

Fly Eagles Fly

When:September 6-22 (select dates)
Where:Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 341 S. Hicks Street
Cost:$15-$25

www.fringearts.com

2018 Fringe Festival

Hundreds of thrilling performances of theater, dance, comedy and other performing arts hit venues across the city in the annual Fringe Festival.

2018 Fringe Festival

When:September 6-23
Cost:Free-$35

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Hapgood

Lantern Theater Company presents Tom Stoppard's engrossing tale of Russian spying.

Hapgood

When:September 6 - October 14 (select dates)
Where:Lantern Theater Company, 923 Ludlow Street
Cost:$28-$45

www.lanterntheater.org

In the Forest

Get lost in an immersive new work by feminist acrobatic collective Tangle Movement Arts.

In the Forest

When:September 12-15
Where:The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Cost:$14-$20

www.tangle-arts.com

Caen Amour

A production of Caen Amour for Fringe FestivalPhoto by Orpheas Emirzas

Internationally acclaimed choreographer Trajal Harrell returns to Philadelphia with a mesmerizing consideration of late-19th-century erotic shows and the roots of modern dance.

Caen Amour

When:September 13-15
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$35

www.fringearts.com

The undergird

Meg Foley culminates a multi-year investigation of choreographic technique with a four-person show about grief.

The undergird

When:September 13-16
Where:Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American Street
Cost:$29

www.fringearts.com

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd

Two major modern choreographers revisit the work of an innovator lost to the 1980s AIDS epidemic.

Variations on Themes from Lost and Found: Scenes from a Life and other works by John Bernd

When:September 14-16
Where:Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street
Cost:$35

www.fringearts.com

manger

A production of "Manger"Photo by Ursula Kaufmann

The new Philadelphia Museum of Dance presents a delectable piece by French choreographer Boris Charmatz ahead of its day-long performance on October 6 at the Barnes Foundation.

manger

When:September 22-23
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$35

www.fringearts.com

Humans

Circa at the Annenberg Center of the Performing ArtsPhoto courtesy Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Australian contemporary circus pioneers Circa push the boundaries of human capabilities in heart-stopping performances.

Humans

When:September 28-29
Where:Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut Street
Cost:$29-$49

www.annenbergcenter.org

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