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HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
"It was before.... the origin of love...." The 2014 Tony Award winning Rock Musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH returns to Philadelphia for a one night only benefit performance Benefiting the ATTIC YOUTH CENTER NOTE THIS SHOW IS 21+ Starring the award winning reTHEATER cast Mimi Imfurst from RuPaul's Drag Race as HEDWIG Stephanie C. Kernisan as Yitzhak ABOUT HEDWIG Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking, and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is the landmark musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask that is groundbreaking and undoubtedly ahead of its time (Entertainment Weekly). This genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation, with a pulsing score and electrifying performances, tells the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage in a search for love and self acceptance.. The Attic Youth Center is the only organization in Philadelphia exclusively serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth

presented by FauxRealCo
02/2019/14 - 02/2019/14
Hype Man: A Break Beat Play
Hype man Verb has been backing up front-man rapper Pinnacle since they were kids. Adding beatmaker Peep One to their group sparked a flame, and now the interracial trio is flexing serious hip-hop muscle. But when an unarmed black teenager is shot by police, it forces the group to navigate issues of friendship and race. The latest from break beat poet and playwright Idris Goodwin (HOW WE GOT ON), HYPE MAN asks: what does it mean to be an ally, and who has the responsibility to speak up in the face of social injustice? Performances run January 25 - February 17, 2019

presented by InterAct Theatre Company
01/2019/25 - 02/2019/17
Betrayal
The heart wants what the heart wants, and so we tell each other – and ourselves – the lies needed to get it. This sophisticated drama is a devastatingly honest exploration of love, sex, marriage, and friendship. Told backwards from the end to the beginning, Harold Pinter's narrative masterpiece has spawned many imitators since its 1978 London premiere. By Harold Pinter Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

presented by Lantern Theater Company
01/2019/10 - 02/2019/17
The Best of Cocktail Plays
Be Shaken and Stirred with Juniper Productions! Join us at the Philadelphia Distilling (25 E. Allen St. - Philadelphia, PA) for dinner, drinks, and live theatre "What We Talk About" by Mark J. Costello Liquor, laughs and lasting consequences. "Out of Time" by Bill D'Agostino Losing track of time makes memories of love closer and reality much more distant. "Binders" by Alisha Adams A groom-to-be meets an unlikely guru who makes an offer that will change his life. "Disclosure" by Bill D'Agostino A ripped-from-the-headlines story about two employees planning to blow the whistle on their company. February 11 (preview) at 7:00 pm February 12 (opening) at 7:00 pm February 19 at 7:00 pm February 20 at 7:00 pm Doors at 6 pm Be the first of 50 patrons to book online and receive a free 50 ml bottle of Bluecoat Gin Order your tickets today! https://juniper-productions.ticketleap.com/best-of-cocktail-plays--philly-distilling/

presented by Juniper Productions
02/2019/12 - 02/2019/20
Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors
One hotel suite, two wives, three girlfriends, four tenors, and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930’s Paris and just hours away from "The Concert of the Century!" But love affairs, bedroom hijinks, mistaken identities, and opening-night chaos have producer Henry Saunders desperate to try just about anything for the show to go on. From comic genius Ken Ludwig, and starring Walnut favorite Frank Ferrante, get ready for A Comedy of Tenors, an uproarious comedy filled with slamming doors, unbridled passion, and madcap hilarity on an operatic scale!

presented by Walnut Street Theatre
01/2019/15 - 03/2019/03
Oleanna
Pulitzer Prize Winner David Mamet pulls us into a fierce and fiery story that foreshadowed today’s headlines. “He said, she said” reaches explosive new heights when a university professor and his student view their tutoring sessions from two drastically different perspectives. Miscommunication, manipulation, misogyny... or more? Decide for yourself in this tense and timely tale of gender politics, privilege, and power.

presented by Walnut Street Theatre - Independence Studio on 3
01/2019/15 - 02/2019/17
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
intersect10 Philadelphians Series A unique, interactive chamber music experience with members of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. Performed in the round, a host will provide background and insight on each work and lead conversations with the musicians between pieces. The performance concludes with a casual audience Q&A.

presented by Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
02/2019/20 - 02/2019/20
Married to Broadway
Looking for a unique Valentine’s Gift? Ron Sharpe & Barbra Russell first met when they were playing the young romantic leads of Marius and Cosette in “Les Misérables” on Broadway. The story they often tell is that after being married on stage hundreds of times, they decided to do it for real.   Ron and Barbra (together with one or two of their fabulous and equally talented Broadway leading actors and actresses) share their love affair with the great music of the Great White Way, performing the big show stopping numbers that are audience favorites around the world -- from Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, and West Side Story, to Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof, and – of course – Les Miz. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/m2bway/

presented by West Chester University - Office of Cultural Affairs
02/2019/15 - 02/2019/15
The Erotic Literary Salon / Adult Sex-Ed
Come hear what all of Philadelphia, the Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer have been talking about since 2008. The Erotic Literary Salon has presented as part of Philadelphia Assembled at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2018. Susana Mayer, Ph.D. is the creator and host of this comfortable and safe space to hear erotica, journals, diaries, sex memoirs, rants and more. NO CENSORSHIP. Prior to readings: Adult Sex-Ed: lead by Dr. Susana Mayer, Clinical Sexologist. You may participate as a writer, reader, storyteller, spoken-word performer, or just come to listen, enjoy and applaud. An average of 60-80 people attend (The third Tuesday of every month.) Please visit the official website for details, guidelines for reading, monthly press release, and blog. www.theEroticliterarysalon.com NSFW The Salon also has a Meetup presence.

presented by The Erotic Literary Salon
01/2019/15 - 12/2019/17
Winter Concert Series
Philadelphia's oldest continuously performing chamber music ensemble, with all current or retired Philadelphia Orchestra members and guests, performing Serenade, Op. 10 for violin, viola and cello by Ernst von Dohanyi; The Masque of the Red Death for harp and string quartet by Andre Caplet and Octet in E major, Op. 32 for clarinet, two horns, two violins, viola, cello and bass by Ludwig Spohr. Included is a reception following the concert, with refreshments and the opportunity to chat with the performers.   Tickets are available at the door or on our website.

presented by The Philadelphia Chamber Ensemble
02/2019/15 - 02/2019/17
The Duck Variations/The Dumb Waiter
Come and enjoy two one-act plays at the South Camden Theatre Company! The Duck Variations by David Mamet This play dramatizes the old adage that people who talk the most with authority about something are the ones most likely to know the least about it. In The Duck Variations,two old men discuss the ways of ducks and life, making observations that are profoundly hilarious. The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter The Dumb Waiter is a darkly comedic tale of two hit men waiting for the delivery of their next victim. It combines the classic characteristics of early Pinter — a paucity of information and an atmosphere of menace with working class small-talk all in a claustrophobic setting.

presented by South Camden Theatre Company
02/2019/08 - 03/2019/02
Awake and Sing!
Regarded as one of the most influential American plays of the 20th century, Awake and Sing! chronicles the lives of the Bergers, a Jewish family struggling to survive The Great Depression. Gritty, heartbreaking and often hilarious, Odets’ 1935 masterpiece captures both the dreams and the struggles of an unforgettable American family. Can hope survive or will reality tear the complex and loving family apart? Film, Television & Stage legends, Buzz Roddy and Lawrence Pressman join Quintessence in bringing this powerful play to Philadelphia.

presented by Quintessence Theatre Group
01/2019/23 - 02/2019/17
Three Sisters Two
Three Sisters Two by Reza de Wet Directed by Brenna Geffers Originally written in Afrikaans, the language of Dutch colonial South Africa, Three Sisters Two imagines Chekhov’s characters 20 years later with the Bolsheviks now in power. After the fall of apartheid, the privileged white class of South Africa had to redefine their position in society. De Wet uses post-revolutionary Russia as a stand-in for her own country to ask how colonial powers respond when they stand on the threshold of a new era. “A play that combines wit with deep feeling” –The Telegraph

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
01/2019/30 - 02/2019/17
Dream Girl by Elmer Rice
The New York City publishing world of the 1940’s is the setting for Elmer Rice’s romantic and comedic contemplation on the road less traveled. In the spirit of James Thurber’s 1939 short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, with a nod to Nick and Nora Charles of the famous Thin Man film series, we follow our heroine through a single day in her mundane life as a bookseller, which includes journeys to the wild land of her repressed Freudian urges. Eight performers bring to life 32 characters in this rollicking comedy, presented within the stunning backdrop of the sanctuary at St. Mary’s Church, Hamilton Village, on the University of Pennsylvania campus. Featuring: Dexter Anderson Kyle Fennie Brittany Holdahl Brian MacManus Paul McElwee Anna Pysher Tina Brock Directed by Tina Brock Costume Design: Erica Hoelscher Lighting Design: Josh Schulman Sound Design: Tina Brock February 5 – 24, 2019 St. Mary’s Church at Hamilton Village 3916 Locust Walk Phila, PA 19104

presented by Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium
02/2019/06 - 02/2019/24
Italian Bred
Italian Bred is the hilarious and heartwarming one woman theatrical comedy. It’s written by and starring Candice Guardino. It’s based on true life events and told through the eyes of a little girl growing up Italian on Staten Island. Having written down everything her loving and outspoken grandmother ever uttered, Candice slips in and out of multiple family characters while sharing the stage with virtual cameos of Emmy winner Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace), Mario Cantone (Sex & the City), Steve Schirripa (The Sopranos), and Vic DiBitetto (Mall Cop 2.)

presented by Bristol Riverside Theatre
02/2019/15 - 02/2019/16
Pete Buttigieg | Shortest Way Home: One Mayor’s Challenge and a Model for America’s Future
In conversation with Tamala Edwards, anchor, 6ABC Action News morning edition The multifaceted, 36-year-old progressive mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is a Rhodes Scholar and Harvard graduate. Nearly a decade ago he left a successful career in business to return to his “dying” hometown with a dream of reinvention. During his two terms in office, he has transformed South Bend into a model of urban renewal, served a military tour in Afghanistan, and after coming out as a gay man, has found acceptance, love, and marriage. Once described by The Washington Post as “the most interesting mayor you’ve never heard of,” Buttigieg changes all that with this frank, inspiring memoir. Pine Tree Foundation Endowed Lecture

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
02/2019/19 - 02/2019/19
An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch
directed by Joe Canuso Philadelphia Premiere An Oak Tree is a darkly comic and moving play about loss, the power of suggestion, and the magic of the mind. A parent loses a child, a stage hypnotist loses his mojo, nothing is what it is. It’s like they're in a play – but they don’t know the words. Theatre Exile favorite Pearce Bunting is joined by a new actor each night, who walks on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play they’re in… until they’re in it. A breathtaking performance exploring a unique relationship - between a hypnotist and his subject, between one actor and another, and between an audience and the play itself. “It is like watching your own heart being mugged. You know exactly how it is happening, but you still can’t prevent it.” — The Guardian

presented by Theatre Exile
02/2019/14 - 03/2019/10
Dolce Suono Ensemble - Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music I
DSE's innovative project supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts presents chamber music by American composers who were at the forefront of post-war musical culture but who are underrepresented in concert today. This is the first concert in the project, which continues March 31 with a double concert and panel discussion. Music by Irving Fine, William Schuman, Elliott Carter, Norman Dello Joio, Leonard Bernstein, and Shulamit Ran Kristina Bachrach, soprano Dolce Suono Trio Mimi Stillman, flute Gabriel Cabezas, cello Charles Abramovic, piano

presented by Dolce Suono Ensemble
02/2019/20 - 02/2019/20
Stand Up Comedy in Ambler
Don't you deserve a night of laughter? Come see up and coming comics in Ambler's Act II Playhouse.

presented by Act II Playhouse
02/2019/22 - 02/2019/23
Box Clever
In a women’s shelter in East London, Marnie is doing her best to care for her four-year-old daughter. But it would be a lot easier if she had the support of her case workers, or could finally ditch the three useless ex-boyfriends that keep hanging around her. Mouthy, headstrong and maybe just a tad crazy, Marnie is going to prove to everyone that she’s a competent mother. Because she is…isn’t she? She is, it's just the system that has failed her. Directed by Tom Reing. *While this play has moments of levity, it does tackle some difficult issues including intimate partner violence and sexual abuse. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

presented by Inis Nua Theatre Company
02/2019/06 - 02/2019/24
Crimes of the Heart
Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. The three Magrath sisters— each with grave (yet hilarious) problems— have gathered in Mississippi with their grandfather, who is living out his final hours. With a cast of young, confused, and awkward characters trying to escape the past and seize the future, Crimes of the Heart lingers in the mind long after the curtain closes. PLEASE NOTE: This show runs February 21st through March 3rd, NOT March 10th.

presented by Arcadia University Theatre Department
02/2019/21 - 03/2019/03
Bernard-Henri Lévy | The Empire and the Five Kings: America’s Abdication and the Fate of the World
In conversation with Carlin Romano, Critic-at-Large, The Chronicle of Higher Education, former literary critic The Philadelphia Inquirer and author of America the Philosophical. “Perhaps the most prominent intellectual in France today” (The Boston Globe), Bernard-Henri Lévy led the vanguard of the radical 1970s “New Philosophy” movement, a rejection of Marxism and the Left still debated today. This moralistic view culminated in 1979’s controversial Barbarism with a Human Face and continued in Testament of God, in which he advocated an “atheistic spirituality.” He is also the author the internationally bestselling Who Killed Daniel Pearl?, Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism, and The Genius of Judaism. Lévy’s latest book offers an urgent look at the vacuum created by the United States’ withdrawal from world leadership and the ambitious former empires seeking to fill it. Meelya Gordon Memorial Lecture

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
02/2019/14 - 02/2019/14
The Honeymoon Killers
Leonard Kastle, US, 1969, 107 min. VALENTINE’S DAY BYOB SCREENING Sullen, lonely, and desperate for affection, Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) joins Aunt Carrie’s Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco), a charismatic smooth talker. He could be the man of her dreams—or a degenerate con artist. Based on a shocking true story and shot in documentary-style black and white by the confident and inspired Leonard Kastle in what would be his only foray into filmmaking, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love.

presented by International House Philadelphia
02/2019/14 - 02/2019/14
Shakespeare in Hollywood
What if Puck and Oberon were to materialize on the set of a Hollywood film in the golden age of cinema? Could they possibly create more confusion and laughter than they did in the enchanted forest near Athens? Maybe if they brought a flower with them whose juice is an instant-acting love potion.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
02/2019/08 - 02/2019/23
$20 Terrarium Party- Free Drink with Ticket Purchase
This is the perfect fun night out! Come make a completely unique terrarium that suits your tastes and space. We will provide all instructions and materials including a variety of planters to select from. This is the perfect escape from the stress of the work week and an amazing date night or girls' night out. Come relax, unwind, and find out how much fun is to have a couple of drinks and "play with plants!" Whether you are a seasoned gardener or have never planted anything before, you are sure to have a great time.

presented by Kreative Adventures
02/2019/19 - 02/2019/19
YOUTH at Villanova Theatre
YOUTH Feb 5-17 By James Ijames Directed by Edward Sobel Tues-Sat 8PM, Sun 2PM A community is disrupted when a mysterious young man joins a church youth group in this extraordinary new play by “U.S. theatre’s next major voice” (Broad Street Review). Wyatt, a self-proclaimed non-believer, arrives and miracles start to occur. Youth pastor Dave and his flock of young congregants must grapple with the meaning behind these remarkable events, even as they wrestle with their own issues of identity, sexuality and faith. Barrymore, Whiting and Terrence McNally Award-winning playwright James Ijames weaves together magical realism and rousing, gospel-inflected songs in this heartfelt exploration of what it means to live and love in a world where anything is possible.

presented by Villanova Theatre
02/2019/05 - 02/2019/17