Single tickets to the Arden Theatre Company’s 2018-19 season will go on sale to the public on August 15, 2018. The exciting lineup of regional premieres and engaging productions offer Philadelphians a chance to see great stories by great storytellers in a dynamic, award-winning theatre.
Arden Theatre Company’s 2018-19 Season
Book by Edna Walsh
Music and Lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
Directed by Terrance J. Nolan
F. Otto Haas Stage
September 20-October 21, 2018
The Tony Award-winning musical set on the streets of Dublin, as an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music.
A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2
By Lucas Heath
Directed by Tracy Brigden
October 24-December 9, 2018
Following the Arden’s acclaimed production of A DOLL’S HOUSE comes this scathingly funny follow-up to Ibsen’s masterpiece. Fifteen years have passed since Nora famously slammed the door. And then there’s a knock. Nora has returned. Featuring Grace Gonglewski, Steven Rishard, Joilet Harris, and Grace Tarves.
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Terrance J. Nolen
Bob and Selma Hogan Studio Theatre, Hamilton Family Arts Center
November 8-December 16, 2018
Embraced by audiences and hailed by critics, Scott Greer returns in this moving, insightful, and hilarious one-man show that examines what makes life worth living, followed a sold-out run last season.
Adapted from the book by E.B. White
By Joseph Robinette
Directed by Whit MacLaughlin
F. Otto Haas Stage
November 28-January 27, 2019
Join the Arden for a heart-warming story of a special friendship between a lovable pig and everyone’s favorite spider. Wilbur, Charlotte, and their barnyard friends have never been more delightful than in this wonderful tribute to one of the greatest stories for children ever written.
74 SECONDS…TO JUDGMENT
By Kash Going
Directed by Amina Robinson
January 17-March 3, 2019
A jury of 6 has been deadlocked for over a week—struggling to decide what is “justifiable homicide”—in this powerful and provocative new play by Philadelphia playwright Kash Goins.
GEM OF THE OCEAN
By August Wilson
Directed by James Ijames
F. Otto Haas Stage
February 27-March 31, 2019
Set in 1904, this first installment of August Wilson’s Century Cycle journeys to Pittsburgh’s Hill District and tells a mystical story of freedom, justice, and redemption.
AUGUST WILSON’S HOW I LEARNED WHAT I LEARNED
Co-Conceived by Todd Kreidler
Directed by Malik’s Oyetimein
Bob and Selma Horan Studio Theatre, Hamilton Family Arts Center
March 7-April 14, 2019
In this solo show, the late playwright August Wilson shares stories about his first jobs, first loves, and his encounters with racism in this theatrical memoir that charts one man’s journey of self-discovery through adversity.
Based on the book by Robert Louis Stevenson
Adapted for the stage by Toby Hulse
Directed by Doug Hara
April 3-June 2, 2019
Emily—a young girl with big dreams—transforms her living room into the wild seas, in this retelling of the classic pirate tale. Let your imagination set sail, as Emily joins Long John Silver in a world of buccaneers, buried treasure, and swashbuckling adventure!
By Paula Vogel
Directed by Rebecca Wright
F. Otto Haas Stage
May 22-June 23, 2019
Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel’s critically acclaimed play with music is about the creation of the controversial Yiddish play GOD OF VENGEANCE and is a joyful celebration of art and love.
Single ticket prices start at a variety of prices, with discounts available for groups of 15 or more, seniors, students, military, and educators. Call the Arden Box Office at 215.922.1122, visit www.ardentheatre.org or visit the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.
ABOUT ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY: Founded in 1988, Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to bringing to life great stories by great storytellers–on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Seven productions are staged each season as part of the Mainstage series and two productions through Arden Children’s Theatre, the city’s first resident professional children’s theatre program. New work is produced through the Independence Foundation New Play Showcase. The Arden’s Education Department includes: Arden for All (AFA), a theatre access and education program for underserved young people; Arden Drama School, the after-school, Saturday, and summer camp classes for students in grades pre-K-12; Teen Arden, an immersive after-school access program for Philadelphia-area based teenagers; and the Arden Professional Apprentice Program, a nationally renowned comprehensive theatre management training program. The Hamilton Family Arts Center is the new facility dedicated to education programs and new play development. The Arden has received numerous honors including 70 awards and 367 nominations from the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The Arden is a winner of four “Theatre Company of the Year” designations (Philadelphia Inquirer), six Philadelphia Magazine “Best of Philly” awards and three “Best of Philly Kids” awards, the City Paper’s Reader’s Choice Award and the prestigious “Great Friend to Kids Award” from the Please Touch Museum for Arden Children’s Theatre work. For accessibility efforts, the Arden was named a “Keystone of Accessibility” by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Arden Theatre Company is a professional, nonprofit 501(c)(3) theatre company and a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the League of Resident Theatres, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Old City Arts Association. The Arden also participates in The Barrymore Awards, a program of Theatre Philadelphia.