PHILADELPHIA: Arden Theatre Company has announced its 2021 programming, which will be presented virtually. The spring lineup will feature original shows that will be available to stream February through May. Streaming tickets will be available for $30 per household and will go on sale starting Nov. 2.
“We can’t wait to welcome you back to the theatre when it is safe to do so,” said producing artistic director Terrence J. Nolen in a statement. “Until then, we will be offering several projects on our digital stage as a way to stay connected. With these different productions, we will create a wide range of experiences, explore new mediums, and continue to bring great stories to life with inspired and inspiring Philadelphia artists.”
The 2021 digital programming will begin with the Arden Cabaret Series (Feb. 8-21, 2021), featuring songs and memories performed by Joilet Harris and Mary Martello.
Next up will be 74 Seconds…To Judgment: A Radio Play (March 8-21, 2021), by Kash Goins, about a jury of six unable to decide on whether a case is justifiable homicide. Originally produced at the Arden in 2019, Goins and director Amina Robinson reunite to create a new radio drama version.
The Arden Cabaret Series (March 20-April 11, 2021) will return with an original cabaret by performer, composer, and lyricist Robi Hager.
The digital season will close out with Nilaja Sun’s No Child (April 27-May 9, 2021), a one-person show about the American education system and the need for enhanced arts programming for young people. Taysha Canales will star, and Justin Jain will direct.
The Arden’s previously announced productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, the world premiere of R. Eric Thomas’ Backing Track, and Into the Woods will be moved to the 2021-22 season. Also included in next season will be School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh. The remainder of next season, plus Arden Children’s Theatre, will be announced at a later date.
Arden Theatre Company, founded in 1988, brings educational productions and programs to the artists, audiences, and students of the greater Philadelphia region.
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