2020 Philly Theatre Week February 6-16, 2020

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2020 Philly Theatre Week February 6-16, 2020

Theatre Philadelphia presents Philly Theatre Week, a 10-day celebration of artists, organizations, and audiences that have made Greater Philadelphia one of the most vibrant theatre regions in the nation. Audiences will have an opportunity to try unique events from our theatre community through a series of productions, readings, interactive events, and much more!

Because of our pride in our community and our own celebration of the arts, we would love to offer our potential guests 10% discount on room stays, during the city wide event Feb 6-16, using the code:
 

LOKALTHEATRE

Plan your Philly Theatre Week experience

First things first, if you don’t live in the city, fear not, our apartment style rooms with full kitchen and living space will make you feel like a true Philly local. Choose between our location in Old City or Fishtown and be only minutes away from most of the participating theatres.

Next step is to plan which shows to see?

The 2020 Philly Theatre Week showcases over 75 companies and 300 performances! Use this downloadable guide to find out what's happening between Feb. 6th-16th.

Events are sorted by Free, $15, and $30 price points.



Check out some of our favorites and see how close we are to the participating theaters.

FREE events

ANTS ON A LOG CURIOUS: Think Outside the Pipeline! 

 Sunday, 2/16 at 11:00am

Children’s Community School 1212 S 47th St Philadelphia, PA 19143
From Lokal Fishtown: 20 minute drive, 39 minutes train ride
From Lokal Old City: 15 minute drive, 31 minutes train ride

A family-friendly eco-musical about clean energy, community, and kids with big ideas. Recommended for grades 1-7 and adults! Curious is a fun and thought-provoking musical written and performed by Philadelphia’s music duo, Ants on a Log. The story centers around two young siblings as they organize their community to fight for clean air. With clever, catchy, original music, people of all ages will leave feeling hopeful, energized, and singing along. 

 

CAPACITY INTERACTIVE Rethinking Arts Marketing for the 21st Century: Understanding Arts Buyers’ Media Habits & Influences 

Friday, 2/7 at 10:00am

Wilma Theater 265 S Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
From Lokal Fishtown: 16 minute drive, 24 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 12 minute drive, 20 minute train ride

 In today’s crowded landscape, arts organizations must prioritize patrons’ attention, engagement, and loyalty. In 2019, Capacity Interactive worked with arts organizations across the U.S. and Canada to survey over 18,000 recent ticket buyers. The main goals were to understand their media habits and influences when deciding to purchase tickets to arts events. This session will reveal more results of the Ticket Buyer Media Usage Study and explore the flywheel model of engagement, which illustrates that effective marketing is about creating delight and reducing friction. Using data and case studies, this session will help you reimagine your organization’s marketing and outreach practices.

 

CHRIS DAVIS Your Sunday Best 

 Sunday, 2/16 at 8:00pm

Plays & Players Theatre 3rd floor, Blackbox 1714 Delancey st. Philadelphia, PA 19103
From Lokal Fishtown: 18 minute drive, 30 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 15 minute drive, 22 minute train ride

Hosted and curated by Chris Davis, Your Sunday Best is an evening of variety comedy featuring Philly’s finest actors, stand-ups, and musicians. FREE! Stick around for a drink at Philly’s oldest industry bar, Quig’s.

 

JENNA KUERZI AND VAL DUNN Johnny Depp: A Retrospective on Late-Stage Capitalism 

 Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 7:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 7:00pm Monday, 2/10 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 7:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 7:00pm

Fergie’s Pub Second Floor 1214 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
From Lokal Fishtown: 18 minute drive, 19 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 10 minute drive, 15 minute train ride, 25 minute walk 

Join Johnny Depp, preteen heart-throb turned wino forever, for a retrospective on every film in his entire career, even the ones we didn’t watch, in order to ask… what happened? Bring your Edward Scissorhands poems, your Gilbert Grape anecdotes, and Jack Sparrow memorabilia to toss onto the shrine turned dumpster fire Depp has created for himself. Part ritual and part drunken singalong, Johnny Depp: A Retrospective features rum, throwing things at random intervals, and “fabulous” prizes.

 

JILLIAN JETTON Heat Wave 

 Saturday, 2/15 at 4:00pm  Sunday, 2/16 at 4:00pm

Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd  Philadelphia, PA 19143
From Lokal Fishtown: 22 minute drive, 41 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 17 minute drive, 39 minute train ride 

Your body is with you, every moment of every day of your life – receiving information, responding to stimuli, riding a wave of emotions. If we practice listening to our bodies, what will we be able to hear? Voices from the past? The land under our feet? Each other? This February, in the dead of winter, we invite you to venture outside as we take you on a journey through your insides. This piece takes place both outside and inside, and the audience will be moving throughout. Some provisions for warmth will be provided, and layers are encouraged! If you have any questions about accessibility, please email [email protected]

 

OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT TEMPLE UNIVERSITY Art Meets Climate Change 

Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm
Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm

Philadelphia Ethical Society / William Penn House 1919 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
From Lokal Fishtown: 17 minute drive, 26 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 12 minute drive, 19 minute train ride 

Readings of five short Climate Change plays. Plays developed by Climate Change Theatre Action 2019, presented by The Arctic Cycle and Poetic People Power.  Authors are Philip Braithwaite, Jordan Hall, Elspeth Tilley, Mary Ann Karanja, and Stephen Sewell. Director/ Producer: Jean Haskell. Followed by discussion and action planning.

 

PHILLY IMPROV THEATER Human Nature with Randie Welles 

 Sunday, 2/9 at 8:30pm

Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19107
From Lokal Fishtown: 20 minute drive, 29 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 14 minute drive, 21 minute train ride  

Four storytellers share and show personal moments from their lives.

 

$15 TICKET

CHRIS DAVIS  One-Man Nutcracker 

Thursday, 2/6 at 6:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 4:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 4:00pm

Free Fringe Bar at Radiokismet 448 n. 10th street Philadelphia, PA, 19123
From Lokal Fishtown: 9 minute drive, 26 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 5 minute drive, 20 minute train ride 

You know the Nutcracker ballet, but what if the ballet was performed by only one man? If the daughter Marie, little boy Fritz, creepy uncle Drosselmeir, the mice, the Sugar Plum fairy, were all channeled through one actor. Chris Davis is proud to bring you One-Man Nutcracker, a re-telling of the original E.T.A. Hoffman Nutcracker Story and the Ballet, retold within his unique theatrical lense.

 

INIS NUA THEATRE COMPANY A Hundred Words For Snow 

Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/15 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm 

The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake 302 South Hicks Street Philadelphia, PA
From Lokal Fishtown: 17 minute drive, 25 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 14 minute drive, 20 minute train ride

 19102 When 15-year-old Rory’s geography teacher father dies suddenly, she decides to pursue his lifelong dream and journey to the North Pole. Following the route he planned and the advice of the great explorers before her, Rory packs a rucksack and her father’s ashes for a journey of love, loss, and endless snow. From one of England’s most exciting new voices. Directed by Claire Moyer. Starring Satchel Williams.

 

KELLY MCCAUGHAN Catholic Guilt 

 Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm

Plays & Players Theatre 1714 Delancey st. Philadelphia, PA 19103
From Lokal Fishtown: 18 minute drive, 30 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 15 minute drive, 22 minute train ride 

SEX, MORTAL SIN, THE hot BODY OF CHRIST, COSMIC BOWLING! Kelly will take you to church in this comedic journey of her religious experience. Blending comedy, music, and your sinful participation, Catholic Guilt examines the power of religion and the effect it can have on one’s psyche. All souls and religions welcome! *For mature audiences only*

 

TRIBE OF FOOLS  You Shouldn’t Be Doing What You’re Doing On That LADDER 

 Thursday, 2/6 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm Saturday, 2/8 at 8:00pm Sunday, 2/9 at 3:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 7:00pm Thursday, 2/13 at 8:00pm Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm

200 Spring Garden Unit C Philadelphia, PA, 19123
From Lokal Fishtown: 7 minute drive, 10 minute train ride, 21 minute walk
From Lokal Old City: 4 minute drive, 5 minute train ride, 13 minute walk

Impossible tasks. The inability to get out of bed in the morning. The overwhelming feeling of “what’s the point?” Peter Smith and Charlotte Northeast team up to create a show about what it’s like living with depression that takes place on three very different sized ladders. Join Peter on top of the ladder to find the humor, the struggle and the complicated humanity of living with depression. 

$30 TICKET

ARDEN THEATRE COMPANY My General Tubman
Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm Tuesday, 2/11 at 7:00pm Wednesday, 2/12 at 6:30pm
Arden Theatre Company 40 N 2nd St at the Arden Theatre
From Lokal Fishtown: 7 minute drive, 10 minute train ride, 21 minute walk
From Lokal Old City: 5 minute walk
A world premiere by acclaimed Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, My General Tubman is a beautiful and exciting new play about the complex journey of Harriet Tubman and the impact she continues to have today.

LANTERN THEATER COMPANY The Vertical Hour

Thursday, 2/6 at 7:00pm Friday, 2/7 at 8:00pm, Saturday, 2/8 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday, 2/9 at 2:00pm, Tuesday, 2/11 at 6:30pm, Wednesday, 2/12 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, Thursday, 2/13 at 7:00pm, Friday, 2/14 at 8:00pm, Saturday, 2/15 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, Sunday, 2/16 at 2:00pm

Lantern Theater Company 923 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

From Lokal Fishtown: 13 minute drive, 17 minute train ride
From Lokal Old City: 8 minute drive, 12 minute train ride, 17 minute walk

 

A brilliant and charismatic American war correspondent-turned-professor is set to marry into an accomplished British family. But is she too much of a renegade to fit in? Renowned British playwright David Hare lays bare the shifting alliances of a family trying to come together and the past secrets that may keep them apart.

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