February Theater Guide: What’s Opening On Stages This Month in Philadelphia
BrainSpunk Theater presents a classic by iconic playwright Arthur Miller (Death of a Salesman, The Crucible). All My Sons opened on Broadway in 1947, and won Miller a Tony and Drama Critics Circle award. It tells the story of the Keller family, in a post-WWII American town. The father, Joe Keller (played by Jaron Battle), is forced to confront dark secrets when his son falls in love with the daughter of his former business partner, who, it warrants mentioning, is in jail. Feb. 22–March 9, $15, Sky Box at the Adrienne Theater, 2030 Sansom St.
Lantern Theater Company brings the Roman epic of envy and political power, The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, to Philadelphia. The political thriller follows Caesar from his rise to power to, well, you probably already know how it ends. Tony Award nominee Forrest McClendon stars as the protagonist. Feb. 6 – March 16, $20 – $38, Saint Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets.
Fishtown/Kensington theater troupe B. Someday Productions and Light Thief Productions team up to take Romeo & Juliet where it’s never gone before: space! Romeo And Juliet In Space: A Space Opera Burlesque follows the star-crossed lovers in a divided galaxy far, far away, where “one man, the Duke, stands in the way of total annihilation for the human race and his health is failing. A boy and a girl fall in love, bringing the ruling Montague and Capulet houses to the brink of war.”Feb. 6-8 and Feb. 12-15, 9 p.m., $18, Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia’s most irreverent theater troupe, the Dumpsta Players, returns for an homage to the disco era like only they can do it. The group describes Discotastrophe as “30 minutes of feathered hair, polyester, tube tops, fashion no-nos, questionable hookups and glitterama.” Wed., Feb. 19, 11 p.m., $1.99, Bob & Barbara’s, 1509 South St.
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