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Apr 1 - 10 2022

Backing Track

Arcadia Stage at Arden Theatre Company Get Directions

In this new play by acclaimed satirist R. Eric Thomas, a change is in the air for a family after an unexpected loss. Mel, mother of Avery and Jessica, tries to reclaim her place in a gentrified neighborhood while her kids learn firsthand how to balance their own lives. Praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda as “one of the funniest writers,” R. Eric Thomas’s play contemplates what it means to start over again.

Philly Theatre Week Availability:

Friday, April 1, 8:00 pm - 10:30pm

Wednesday, April 6, 2:00pm - 4:30pm; 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday, April 8, 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Saturday, April 9, 8:00pm - 10:30pm

Additional Information:

Accessibility: The Arden is for Everyone. Arden Theatre Company complies with all applicable federal, state and local statutes and laws to ensure accessibility to individuals with disabilities who use our facilities. When inquiring about Accessibility Services and Policies at the Arden, or if there is an Accessibility Service you do not see listed here, please call the box office at 215.922.1122, or email [email protected]

COVID: Vaccination Requirement. All patrons who visit Arden Theatre Company and / or attend performances must be fully vaccinated by the date of their visit. Patrons can show either paper or electronic documentation (including photo of vaccination card) paired with a valid government-issued photo ID. For patrons who are unable to be vaccinated, they will be required to provide proof of ONE of the following instead of evidence of vaccination: Negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken within 6 hours of the performance start time. The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test. At home tests will not be accepted. Negative COVID-19 PCR test performed by a medical provider within 72 hours of the performance start time. The test results must clearly show the date and time of the test.

Health and Safety While in our buildings, we require audience members and staff to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth, including while seated watching performances. The 2022 Season has been scheduled so that for most weeks only one performance is running at a time. This will allow for less congestion and more space in the Lobby preshow and at intermission. If you are feeling sick, please stay home. Our staff and artists are expected to do the same.

Additional Performances: For additional performance times and tickets, click here.


Estimated Run Time
2 hours 20 minutes with intermission
Show Type
Live EventComedyDramaLGBTQ+World PremierePhilly Theatre Week


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