Sam Henderson/Orbiter 3
December 1 at 8:00pm
“This ensemble of artists is the real deal and is creating some serious art that is challenging and inspiring.” Philadelphia Magazine
“As I wrote, I noticed I didn’t really care about the historical Brownings at all. I much preferred these other characters: two great artists, inextricable from each other and in permanent conflict, yearning for a reconciliation that’ll never come.” Sam Henderson of Orbiter 3
Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning write, love, hate, fight, slam dope, and have weird sex in this immoderate re-telling of the great love of the 19th century. The Brownings is an unconventional, rudely comic exploration of the purpose of art and the nature of love.
Written by Sam Henderson Directed by Harriet Power Performers James Ijames, David Ingram, Charlotte Northeast
About the Artists
Orbiter 3 is a radical experiment in new play theater, focused on sustainability and empowering the playwright as lead artist. Their productions embrace artistic risk, local artists, and the playwrights vision.
Sam Henderson is a member of Orbiter 3, a Philadelphia producing playwright’s collective. Recent productions include 100 and Damned Dirty Apes (2015 FringeArts Festival). Sam is an alumnus of InterAct Theatre’s Core Playwrights Program and the Foundry, Philadelphia’s premier lab for emerging playwrights.