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Breaking the Fourth Wall in Stupid F–ing Bird at the Arden

Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull becomes Stupid Fucking Bird in Aaron Posner’s award-winning, and very loose, adaptation. The playwright, who co-founded Philly’s Arden Theatre Company, is […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Magic Reigns in The Secret Garden at Arden Theatre

Why did it take me so long to see The Secret Garden, I wonder? Maybe I resisted because the source material is a children’s book […]

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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 […]

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REVIEW: Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

Luckily for audiences at the Arden, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates, the world-premier production playing at the Old City theater, does something that many children’s theater […]

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Arden’s New Cabaret Series Kicks Off With Jeff Coon

I love a loud, splashy musical as much as anybody – but I really lost my heart to the cabaret. It, too, is a theater […]

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House of Cards Writer Adapts Winter Classic for Arden Children’s Theater

The Arden’s production of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates hopes to cast a spell on its young theatergoers and transport families from the theater […]

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Winterfest Kicks Off With Storm Troopers Thanksgiving Weekend

If you were bummed you had to miss the kids-only Star Wars Day at Please Touch Museum a few months ago, cheer up. Bluecross RiverRink […]

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REVIEW: Equivocation at Arden Theatre Company

The deeply satirical, deeply dark, and deeply humorous Equivocation opened this Wednesday evening at the Arden’s Arcadia Stage, and the Bill Cain play is so good […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Arden Delays 2015-2016 Season Due to Pope Visit

The Arden Theatre Company announced today that it’s pushing back its 2015-2016 season due to Pope Francis’s visit at the end of September. But only by a little. […]

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The Best Family Activities in Philadelphia

Philadelphia magazine’s chock-full Best of Philly 2015 issue is on the stands just in time for you to begin plotting how to entertain the kids until they […]