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And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens

Posted September 5th, 2019

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

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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: LGBTQ+

Posted August 28th, 2019

Created and performed by queer artists, these shows explore issues of sexuality and gender identity through music, theater, comedy, and more. Come and enjoy every color of Fringe’s rainbow.

And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens
EgoPo Classic Theater
Candy Delaney is a “New Orleans queen” approaching his dreaded 35th birthday. While Candy is looking for romance, his 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. Coproduced with Provincetown Williams Fest.
More info and tickets here

Beards: A New Musical
Elana Mirella Mariani and Liberty Laferriere
Eva is a young woman in 1959 Manhattan who creates a business that pairs women with gay men to act as heterosexual couples. Beards examines themes of feminism, LGBTQ+ rights, family values, and emotional prostitution through a modern lens.
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2019 Fringe Festival Spotlight: Theater Classics in the Fringe

Posted August 27th, 2019

In creating something original and new, artists often look to the past. This year’s Fringe Festival includes a host of theatrical works based on the literary canon. Shakespeare! Homer! Ibsen! Brecht! It’s the classics, Fringe-style.

A Literal Doll House
MACHO GOAT
This deconstruction of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House features the entire play acted out by a girl playing with literal dolls. Do not be fooled: There is more to this show than meets the eye. A struggle that rings true throughout the ages. This is not a one-woman show.
More info and tickets here

An Iliad
Jason Greenfield                           
This new adaptation by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare based on Robert Fagles’s translation of The Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping monologue which captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this world classic. Directed and performed by Jason Greenfield.
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