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 Easter Rising 100 years ago, stops in Philly as part of a limited U.S. tour. The play was first performed at the Abbey, Ireland’s national theater, in 1926. On Friday there’s a cast meet-and-greet after the performance.
Grounded @ InterAct Theatre Company at the Drake | Through October 23
Kittson O’Neill plays The Pilot, a role Anne Hathaway is tackling for the upcoming movie version, in InterAct’s production of Grounded. The story is about a fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy leads to an assignment operating military drones in the Nevada desert.
Molly Sweeney @ Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5 | Through October 15
Theater critic David Fox calls Molly Sweeney playwright Brian Friel a “master craftsman” and describes the Irish Heritage Theatre production as a “finely acted version.”
Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life @ Penn’s Landing Playhouse | Through November 20
The Manzari Brothers and the all-female Diva Jazz Orchestra join Maurine Hines (Gregory’s brother) in this autobiographical song-and-dance show written by Hines and filled with showtunes from his long Broadway career.
The Legend of Georgia McBride @ Arden Theatre Company’s Arcadia Stage | October 13 to November 27
Dito van Reigersberg, better known as his alter-ego Martha Graham Cracker, plays Miss Tracy Mills in Matthew Lopez’s music-filled comedy, directed by Emmanuelle Delpech and starring Matteo Scammell as an Elvis impersonator-turned-reluctant drag queen.
A Night at the Blue Parrot @ Arden Theatre Company’s Studio Theatre | October 14-15
Emmy and Barrymore Award winner Michael Ogborn channels his days as a cabaret performer at Philly’s Blue Parrot as part of the Arden Cabaret Series. Bass player Andrew Nelson, who’s also in the Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret, will accompany.
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