2020-21 Season Announced!

THE WOLVES

Opening NOV 27th!

The Terrence McNally Award is back!

Applications open Dec 1

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Awarded the 2020 Pew Project Grant!

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Events for Nov 2020

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
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It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

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From Paige Price, Producing Artistic Director

Hi everyone,

It’s the beginning of the theatre season!  Normally, we would be inside, welcoming you to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre as we celebrate our first Opening Night of the Philadelphia Theatre Company season.

Of course, that isn’t possible right now, but we are choosing to embrace this new normal. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to tell you that not only are we still here for you, we’re going to bring the entire 20-21 season TO you – and find creative ways to connect you with the artists that are so crucial to bringing us joy right now.

On behalf of the staff and Board of Philadelphia Theatre Company, we invite you to Turn On, Tune In and join us for a full slate of digital and virtual experiences.

Available (free) to viewers until November 8, is Sinclair Lewis’s satire It Can’t Happen Here, a radio play starring David Strathairn.  We join over 100 theatres nationwide in offering this timely version of Lewis’s 1935 novel that follows the rise of a demagogue who becomes president of the United States by promising to return the country to greatness.

Thanksgiving weekend – Black Friday, in fact – we’re excited to bring you our virtual production of the Pulitzer finalist The Wolves.  The cast is filming right now. Check out the show page!

We’re also excited for you to get to know Jeffrey Page, who recently joined PTC as our new Resident Artist. Jeffrey is a director and choreographer with an eclectic and impressive background, so I’ll just give you the key words: UArts, Broadway, Beyoncé, Mariah, So You Think You Can Dance, Juilliard, Columbia and Broadway (again).  We can brag on his accomplishments all day, but I can’t wait for you to meet him, because he’s really special.

Jeffrey and I had a conversation about the first project he’s undertaking – the re-imagination of the Terrence McNally New Play Award.

When it was first created, the Award recognized new plays that celebrated themes central to McNally’s work; social justice, queer rights, and the transformative power of art. McNally was a provocateur, and his work was sly and subversive. In 2021, the McNally Award promises to push the conversation forward in a way that follows McNally’s artistic mission and will be awarded to a Philadelphia playwright.

A word from Emily Zeck, Managing Director

2020 is teaching us to be way more flexible than we even thought possible, and along with programming we’re applying the spirit of flexibility to pricing. We’re excited to announce that every ticket and every subscription across the 2020-21 season is Pay What You Can. You name the price. We’ll count on you to support the art that adds value to your life while making sure it can be available to everyone regardless of means.

If you’re an ongoing Philadelphia Theatre Company subscriber – first, we miss you – you’ve been automatically renewed for this season without any financial obligation, and you’ll get all of the details in the mail soon. Click here for our new FAQ page. And of course we’re always happy to answer questions directly.

Thank you for letting us be part of your lives this year, and we all can’t wait to welcome you again into our second home – the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.

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We’d like to thank IBX and Comcast NBCUniversal for their continued support this season. Also shouting out to PNC Arts Alive, Wyncote and William Penn Foundations, and directly supporting The Wolves, we thank Davis Polk & Wardwell, PECO, CHG Charitable Trust and the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation.

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