2018/2019 Season

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Drama Desk for Outstanding Music and Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The East Coast Premiere of a new play from The Kilroys List. 

Don’t miss the final show in this exciting season!   

How to Catch Creation

“I wanted my first full season with Philadelphia Theatre Company to focus on complex narratives and female characters who are reconciling their dreams with their realities. Each play illuminates the emotional lives of everyday women who could live across the street, ride the subway next to us, or brush by us on the sidewalk. I hope these stories trigger in our audience an empathy for people we might not think about on a day to day basis, but who move about in the world right next to us. It’s our job, as theatre makers, to elicit empathy – to portray stories in a manner that makes audiences step into the shoes of the people they see on stage. And just maybe, that translates to the real world.”

Paige Price, Producing Artistic Director

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March 22 – April 14, 2019

Christina Anderson’s stunning and complex examination of the universal act of creation—creation of life, of family, of art—spans space and time to inspire a new generation of makers and lovers. In the mid-1960s, a black, queer, feminist writer’s life is changed when her girlfriend tells her some unexpected news. 50 years later, the reverberations of that moment still echo in the lives of four individuals in the rapidly changing city of San Francisco. From the acclaimed Kilroys List, a gender parity initiative to increase representation for women and trans playwrights.

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It’s not too late to join us for the rest of the season! You can purchase a Flex Pass, which gives you 4 tickets that you can use in any combination to attend one of our remaining mainstage shows. Or, if you purchased a single ticket to Sweat, you can add on the remaining two shows for 50% off! Call our box office at 215.985.0420 if you’d like to take advantage of either of these great offers.

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What happened this season?





October 12 – November 4, 2018</span

Reading, Pennsylvania. A valley town of fiercely proud families who worked for generations in the plants and factories of a thriving county seat. Unions rule, well-paying jobs are coveted and politics are personal. As the ground beneath the feet of the workforce shifts, the men and women of Reading are powerless while their livelihood, legacies and relationships become dismantled as rapidly as the machines on which they worked. Based on Lynn Nottage’s extensive research in Reading, Sweat shares the fear, tragedy and hopefulness of a community being forced to accept inevitable change.  

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One Night Only Sneak Peek

Monday, November 26th @ 7pm

This is a Subscriber & Donor Sneak Peek: an inside look into plays for the 2019-2020 45th Anniversary season. The evening includes up to 8 excerpts from 8 shows under consideration, in a staged reading format.  Admission is free for Subscribers, Members and Donors, but tickets are available to the general public for $15.

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A Dream Is A Wish: Princess Holiday Concert

Two performances only. December 16, 3p and 6p* All seats $35.

The sold-out holiday show from last season is coming back – join us for this live concert sing-along!  Cinderella is having a celebration with her friends and the newest young princess wants to learn from the others how to be the best she can be as she grows up. A Dream Is A Wish features over 15 holiday and popular movie-musical songs, including the titular song, “A Dream Is A Wish,” plus “Let It Go,” “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland” and “When Will My Life Begin?” Prince and Princess costumes encouraged!

*The 6pm performance is a sensory-friendly performance for all ages!

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An Evening With Jason Robert Brown

January 26th, 2019

For this unique performance/conversation, Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown will discuss the process of bringing the Bridges of Madison County to fruition along with performing songs from the score alongside Sarah Gliko and Gregg Goodbrod, the stars of PTC’s production.  He will also perform works from his new album How We React and How We Recover.

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February 8 – March 3, 2019


Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy, looks forward to a rare four days alone on her Iowa farm when her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, what happens in those four days may very well alter the course of Francesca’s life.

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