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Stew performing in "Notes on a Native Song," presented by the Wilma and FringeArts. (Photo by Earl Dix)

Wilma Theatre to Revive ‘Passing Strange’ in 2017-18 Season

The Philly theatre will also present a world premiere by Christopher Chen and ‘Blood Wedding’ by Federico García Lorca.

PHILADELPHIA: The Wilma Theater has announced its 2017-18 season, containing three productions. All three will take place in the newly renovated Wilma building, now called Wilma at Aurora.

The season will open with Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca, translated by Nahuel Telleria (Oct. 25-Nov. 19). The play takes place on the morning of a wedding, when a former lover of the bride appears, reigniting a family blood feud. Hungarian director/choreographer Csaba Horváth will lead the production, which will feature the Wilma’s HotHouse Company of actors.

Then the Wilma will present the Tony-winning musical Passing Strange, by Stew and Heidi Rodewald (Jan. 10-Feb. 18, 2018). The movie follows a young black man as he journeys from South Central Los Angeles to Europe. Tea Alagić will direct.

Next will be the world premiere of Passage by Christopher Chen (April 18-May 13, 2018). The play is described as a fantasia on E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India. Wilma artistic director Blanka Zizka will direct the HotHouse company.

The Wilma Theater presents contemporary and adventurous work.

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