September 5–8, 2019
Candy Delaney is a “New Orleans queen” approaching her dreaded 35th birthday. While Candy is looking for romance, her newest pickup is looking for his next drink. Audiences are welcomed into Candy’s apartment, champagne in hand, for this stunning portrait of unrequited love. This rarely seen Tennessee Williams chamber play is coproduced with Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.
“Among Williams’s greatest artistic gifts was his ability to awaken compassion for the misfit and the lovelorn by revealing the poetry in their souls.” The New York Times
$20 / 45 minutes
EgoPo Classic Theater revitalizes the great classics of theater and literature through adventurous and physically dynamic stagings that re-awaken the essence of the original work. EgoPo emphasizes a highly physical approach to acting and vocal performance, aiming to create visceral theater that compels the attention and imagination of the audience. Through the innovative use of space and theatrical form we create unforgettable theatrical events that envelop audiences.
Overall, we seek to make theater that is innovative, challenging, and of the highest possible quality. We seek to develop new audiences and broaden the attendance of existing ones. We seek to represent and enhance Philadelphia as a city proud of its cultural risk-taking.
Winner of 2017 Barrymore Awards for Best Evolving Theater and Best Production for Chekhov’s The Seagull, EgoPo has staged over thirty productions nationally in New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Chicago, and San Francisco; internationally in Indonesia and Croatia; and on National Public Radio. And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.
EgoPo Classic Theater does not offer advisories about the subject matter in our productions, as sensitivities vary from person to person. Additionally, this show includes some unconventional seating options. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness, stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog), or accessibility and seating that might have a bearing on your audience experience, please contact us at 267-273-1414