PHILADELPHIA: Theatre Philadelphia will hold the fifth annual Philadelphia Theatre Week from April 1 to 10, 2022, with the opportunity for patrons to enjoy discounted tickets for free, $15, or $30. The 10-day festival will feature talent from across the tri-state region encompassing Delaware, New Jersey, and Philly and its suburbs, with an array of live and virtual performances, workshops, theatre-by-mail and chatroom, and exclusive ticket pre-sales. The week will feature 85 shows and events from 64 participating organizations, including professional theatres, academic institutions, community theatres, self-producing artists, and small-budget companies.
“Philly Theatre Week continues to be a special time of year when the entire theatre community, from audience to solo producers to our Center City theatre institutions, get to pointedly celebrate our world-class sector,” said Theatre Philadelphia’s executive director, LaNeshe Miller-White, in a statement. “We are thrilled to see the ongoing commitment of audiences and producers to make space for this annual event. Our kick-off event marks the first in-person event for Theatre Philadelphia since 2020. We are so excited to be able to gather again with the artistic community.”
The festivities will begin March 30 at 5 p.m. on the rooftop garden of the Kimmel Center, with sneak-preview performances by Philly Week companies. Some highlights from Philly Theatre Week 2022 include Cris Eli Blak’s The Preacherman performed by the Trailblazers Collective; Passage Theatre Company’s Janet Wide Awake: The Hedgepeth-Williams Dream; Hold These Truths, a solo play starring Steven Eng; Theatre on the Verge’s Roaring Girl (A Reading) by Thomas Middleton; Eastern University Theatre’s Still Here!; and Theatre Exile’s Saturday Mourning Cartoons by Iraisa Ann Reilly.
Partners for 2022 Philly Theatre Week include EventBrite, Kimmel Cultural Campus, and Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. Theatre Philadelphia is a leadership organization that aims to unite, celebrate, and promote the region’s vibrant theatre community.
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