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George & Co.

Oct 8 - 17

Runtime TBA



Final HOLDEN A“Compelling … the entire production holds you in a disturbing grip.” – The New York Times 

“It’s very inspiring to me that acts of fiction can feel so consequential – that art is not just for inspiring dinner conversations, but can bound into the world like a slobbering beast.” – Director, Anisa George


A tragicomic piece, plumbing a darker dimension of J.D. Salinger’s novel, The Catcher in the Rye. A few obsessive super-fans have taken up residence in Salinger’s private writing bunker. Unbeknownst to the reclusive author himself, their mission to get Salinger to publish once more spirals into a bonfire of longing and delusion


Led by writer­–director Anisa George, George & Co. creates madcap and messy, ensemble-created theater. Previous shows have been nominated for “Best Ensemble” (Edinburgh Fringe) and named “Pick of the Philadelphia International Festival of Arts” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

Directed by Anisa George  Written by Anisa George in collaboration with the ensemble: Jaime Maseda, Matteo Scammell, Scott Sheppard, Bill George, Adele Goldader Sound Alex Bechtel Dramaturg  Madeline Charne Costumes Rebecca Kanach  Lights Seth Reiser  Set Nick Benacerraf  Props Cem Ozdeniz

HOLDEN is supported by a grant from the Wyncote Foundation, Amaranth Foundation, W. Beall Fowler, a residency at FringeArts, and developed, in part, at the Ice Factory 2015, a program of New Ohio Theatre.

Special Features:

Themed menu items at La Peg!

Food Pairing:

A Swiss Cheese Sandwich For Phonies– aged comté croque monsieur, caramelized onion béchamel, ham, house made brioche, salad or make it a croque madame (add a fried egg)

Drink Special:

The Catcher In The Rye– rye whisky, bitters, pastis

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*Due to an unforeseen conflict, FringeArts unfortunately has to move the start time of the Sunday, October 11th performance of HOLDEN from 8pm to 3pm.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have already bought tickets and are unable to make the matinee work with your schedule, we will gladly exchange them for another date.  Kindly call our box office at 215-413-1318 so we can take care of you.

Thank you so much for you patience and understanding in this matter.