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Beyond Philly Events for Philly Theatre Week

Philly Theatre Week is such a big event, it can’t be contained in Philadelphia alone! Here are just a few of the events you can catch if you’re looking to explore outside of the city:

Savannah Sipping Society

DCP Theatre 
Friday, April 1, 8:00pm; Saturday, April 2, 8:00pm; Sunday, April 3, 2:00pm
Four unique Southern women, drawn together at a Happy Hour, successfully bond and find the confidence to jump-start their new lives in this joyful and surprisingly touching comedy.


Twelfth Night - a Musical Adaptation

Jenkintown Music Theatre
Friday, April 1, 8:00pm; Saturday, April 2, 8:00pm; Sunday, April 3, 2:00pm; Friday, April 8, 8:00pm; Saturday, April 9, 8:00pm; Sunday, April 10, 2:00pm
Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, this musical adaptation of Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola, a young heroine who disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls hard for a Duke.


Hold These Truths

People's Light
Wednesday, April 6, 7:30pm; Thursday, April 7, 7:30pm; Friday, April 8 7:30pm; Saturday, April 9, 8:00pm
Steven Eng plays real-life activist Gordon Hirabayashi (and 37 other characters!) in this critically acclaimed solo play. Marked by hope, humor, and an irrepressible zest for life, Gordon’s journey of resistance ultimately leads to the famous Supreme Court case Hirabayashi v. United States—a legacy that continues to resonate today.


Three Tall Women

Players Club of Swarthmore
Friday, April 1 8:00pm; Saturday, April 2 8:00pm
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Edward Albee’s play is considered a masterwork of modern theater. Directed by Bohdan Senkow, the production lays bare the truths of our lives as an elderly woman reflects on her life with a mixture of shame, pleasure, regret, and satisfaction.



Menopause The Musical

Bristol Riverside Theatre
Friday, April 1, 8:00pm; Saturday, April 2, 2:00pm & 8:00pm; Sunday, April 3, 3:00pm
Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace bra AND memory loss, hot flashes, night sweats, not enough sex, too much sex and more! This joyful musical parody set to classic tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s will have you cheering and dancing in the aisles.


Janet Wide Awake: The Hedgepeth-Williams Dream

Passage Theatre Company

Friday, April 1, 7:30pm; Saturday, April 2, 3:00pm; Sunday, April 3, 3:00pm
Written and performed by both theatre professionals and students from Hedgepeth-Williams Middle School of the Arts, the show tells the story of Gladys Hedgepeth and Berline Williams, challenged the Trenton school formerly known as Junior High No. 2 and its policy of segregation after their children were not admitted due to their race. 
For a full list of events, check out phillytheatreweek.com!
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