Arden Theater

my general tubman
City Life

You Need to See Philly Author Lorene Cary’s Play, My General Tubman, at the Arden

It has been almost 30 years since West Philadelphia-bred Lorene Cary made it onto the radar of the literary world thanks to Black Ice, a […]

Things to Do

Arts List: 5 Reasons to Go to the Theater

John @ Arden Theatre Company| Through February 26 Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker’s John follows a young couple from Brooklyn on a weekend trip to […]

Things to Do

THEATER REVIEW: The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Arden is Drag 101

Can an edgy, cult art form be reimagined for mainstream audiences? Should it be? I pondered this while watching The Legend of Georgia McBride, Matthew Lopez’s middle-of-the-road comedy […]

Things to Do

Drag Queens Take Center Stage at the Arden in The Legend of Georgia McBride

Unless you’re immersed in the Philly theater scene, you probably know Dito van Reigersberg only as Martha Graham Cracker, a hirsute drag queen with an […]

Things to Do

Arts List: 6 Reasons to Go to the Theater

The Plough and the Stars @ Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre | October 13-16 Abbey Theatre’s revival of The Plough and the Stars, set during Ireland’s […]

Things to Do

Arden Theatre Company Dominates Barrymore Nominations With 24 Nods

On Monday morning, Theatre Philadelphia announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, and the highly competitive list illustrates just how […]

Things to Do

8 Plays and Exhibits To See This Week

The Secret Garden @ Arden Theatre Company | Though Sunday, June 26 Based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 novel, this musical tells the story of […]

Things to Do

REVIEW: Funnyman at the Arden

What’s the old theater saying — every clown wants to play Hamlet? Or maybe it’s scratch a comic, and you’ll find a sad, angry man. Either […]

Things to Do

Philly Theaters Take On Classic Mythology in Radically Different Ways

They’re the tales you learned in freshman year of high school: Of Aphrodite and Antigone, of gods and goddesses too numerous to actually remember (I […]

Things to Do

Metamorphoses Beautifully Highlights Theater’s Role in Our Search for Meaning in Life

Yes, there’s a 2,600-gallon pool in the middle of the Arden Theater right now, and, of course, that’s what catches everyone’s attention the minute they […]

Things to Do

Arden Theatre Company’s Latest to Be Set in a 2,600-Gallon Pool

If you know the work of Mary Zimmerman, the theatre artist whose play Metamorphoses opens the season of Philly’s Arden Theatre Company this year, you know […]