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The Brownings

Sam Henderson/Orbiter 3

Nov 29-Dec 9

Runtime TBA

Cost TBA


“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

$25 general / $17.50 members
$15 student & 25-and-under

Read the digital playbill here.

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.

Nerd Out

Join Orbiter 3 after two performances of The Brownings for conversations on mental health and the state of new plays in Philadelphia.

Unraveling Codependency
Following the 2pm performance on Sunday, Dec 3
Ariana Zeno of the Mazzoni Center will speak on codependency and mental illness in intimate relationships. Facilitated by playwright Jacqueline Goldfinger.

Orbiter 3 in Conversation
Following the 8pm performance on Friday, Dec 8
ORBITER 3 company members discuss the collective’s mission, practices, productions, and future, and the state of new local plays in Philadelphia. Moderated by playwright Quinn D. Eli.

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