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The Captive

Philadelphia Artists' Collective

Sep 1 - 20 2015

Runtime TBA


Physick HouseMap

The Captive_Philadelphia Artists' CollectiveIrene is unhappy. Her quiet devastation sparks a chain of events that will shake the foundations of her otherwise tidy world. Deeply controversial in its time, we present this mannered tragedy in Society Hill’s historic Physick House. From the PAC. Previous Fringe hits: The Rape Of Lucrece, The Sea Plays, and Creditors.


There will be no late seating for this production


At the PAC we’re dedicated to creating unique theatrical events that celebrate our humanity: through the lens of rare classical theatre, and through multidisciplinary collaboration. We stage our plays with engaging and visceral clarity, presenting classical stories full of human complexity that 1598-ecdd48b18c30f938cb1876d391ee1087
bring audiences to the edge of their seats. By collaborating with artists from other disciplines we seek to encourage the development of a common vocabulary, and to promote arts awareness in the Philadelphia community. Founded in 2008 by Artistic Directors Damon Bonetti and Dan Hodge, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (the PAC) was immediately recognized for our innovative offerings. Our first presentations in 2008 were one-night-only staged readings of rare classical plays, including John Webster’s THE DUCHESS OF MALFI and Sophocles’ OEDIPUS THE KING. Since that time, we have produced commissioned readings at partnering organizations including Arts Alliance, Chemical Heritage Foundation, Drexel University, the National Constitution Center, Princeton University and Broad Street Ministry. In October 2010, we produced our first full-scale production, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI. This production was critically acclaimed and paved the way for the PAC’s continued success. Since that time, we have produced eight additional full-scale productions (most recently a co-production of BLOOD 1598-83bfbc221469efe6bb63e9d1765121d7WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca with the Mandell Professionals in Residence Program at Drexel University in 2014 and THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST by Thomas Heywood in 2015). Today, the PAC remains dedicated to producing rare classical works and serving our unique demographics. Through engaging productions and community outreach, we meet Philadelphia’s needs for exceptional art and for true, quality classical theatre.

“PAC tackles issues of sex, domesticity, and class manners. Performed in The 1926 production in New York stirred a lot of controversy—what kind of conversations will it start in 2015?” -Brendan Farrell, Phindie

“It’s a play that was considered such a scandal during a 1926 premiere that the entire cast was arrested for indecency. Now, the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective is bringing The Captive to this year’s FringeArts Festival via the Physick House at 321 South 4th Street.” – Bryan Buttler, G-Philly

$25 / 100 minutes

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