Sep 19 - 21 2014
Temple Performing Arts CenterMap
“The delight of the show rests in its techniques: overhead cameras show participants forming giant pie charts, voting with torch lights in secret ballots, or forming color-coded graphs in answer to political and personal questions.”
Peter Crawley, The Irish Times
When statistics are given faces.
How many of us are teachers, top earners, unemployed? How many have saved a life, held a gun, expect to die within a year? Join us at the 2014 Fringe Festival for an unforgettable experience that’s part-theater, part-data analysis — and 100 percent Philadelphia. Developed in collaboration with FringeArts, German artist collective Rimini Protokoll’s 100% Philadelphia will bring 100 carefully selected Philadelphia citizens (non-actors) onstage to represent the city’s population of 1.5 million and our unique demographic imprint: More than 40 cast members will be African-American, half will be women, approximately 20 will be children — and that’s just the beginning. At times funny, uplifting and strikingly dramatic, 100% Philadelphia is always enlightening, a mirror of ourselves that will forever change the way we see our friends, neighbors, and strangers on the street.
To encourage all Philadelphians to participate, tickets to this extraordinary event will be pay-what-you-wish. Reserve your tickets now, starting at $1!
Sept 19 7pm performance will be CART Captioned
Sept 21 3pm performance will be ASL Interpreted
Festival Star Producer Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund
Festival Executive Producer The Virginia Brown Martin Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
Festival Producers Holly and David Stichka
Festival Assistant Producer Liza Herzog
This presentation is supported in part by PNC Arts Alive.
Artist conversation with Rimini Protokoll