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Feb 13 - 17 2018

Kensington Fragments: Selections from The Olde Man and the Delaware River


In Ernest Hemingway's famous novel, 'The Old Man and the Sea,' the titular figure (named Santiago) says, "my big fish must be somewhere." Fisherman Santiago dedicates his life towards finding the fish that will change the tide of his life and career for the better. Santiago's story is one of fighting the odds, of maintaining perseverance in the face of extreme obstacles. The Renegade Company will use Hemingway's novel as a starting point to ask what is the “big fish” for the community? What are the greatest individual goals of community members? What is the larger goal of Kensington? How do we work towards achieving these goals while also understanding the obstacles in the way? Renegade has been working with residents in the Kensington neighborhood that have relationship to substance abuse and addiction as well as homelessness.

Renegade will be presenting a series of outdoor pop-up performances in Kensington and Center City igniting the conversation on how we treat and perceive the homeless and those that have relationship to substance abuse.

Pop Up Performances in Northeast Philadelphia, Center City - Free
2/13, 2/16, 2/17

  • Tuesday, Feb 13th 1pm- Rittenhouse Square
  • Tuesday, Feb 13th 2pm- Across From City Hall (Love Park)
  • Friday, Feb 16th 12pm- Rosa's Pizza (25 S 11th Street)
  • Friday, Feb 16th 1pm- Jefferson Station (11th Street and Filbert Street)
  • Friday, Feb 16th 2pm- Blue Line Train (Starting at Jefferson Station, Going West to 69th Street Station)
  • Friday, Feb 16th- 3pm- 30th Street Station
  • Saturday, Feb 17th 12pm Emerald Street Bridge (Emerald Street/Lehigh Avenue)
  • Saturday, Feb 17th 1pm Steak N Beer (2769 Kensington Ave)
  • Saturday, Feb 17th 2pm- McPherson Square (Kensington Ave and F Street)
  • Saturday, Feb 17th 3pm- Allegheny El Stop (Allegheny Avenue/Kensington Avenue)


Conceived by
Mike Durkin
Performances by
Residents of Port Richmond
Estimated Run Time
30 Minutes
Show Type
Philly Theatre Week
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