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Apr 2 - 10 2022

New World Rising!

Downtown Philadelphia, 11th and Pine Get Directions

It is the final decade for humans to redress our impact on the planet. Since you attended an eye-opening environmental lecture several years ago, you have joined the fight against the many-headed hydra of climate change with increasing fervor. But no matter how many marches, letters to politicians, protests, donations, and local and global campaigns you organize, it seems the forces against you only grow stronger. You're tired and frustrated, and the world is on the brink. You decide the time for nonviolence is over.

New World Rising! made headlines in late 2021 when a spate of explosions targeting heavy-polluting corporations and corrupt politicians ripped across the country. Inspired by aggressive forebearers Earth First! and Earth Liberation Front, NWR used anonymous publications, coded briefings, and pirate radio to activate self-organizing collectives willing to "inflict economic damage on those profiteering from destruction of the Earth." You have tracked down passionate members of the growing but secretive Philadelphia cell, and you are joining them to take down a local target. But however strong your ideals, the risks are great, and your own future hangs in the balance.

Part immersive performance, part audio play, part walking tour, this roughly 60 minute single audience member ambulatory adventure is back after its sold-out run in the 2021 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. A smartphone is required to access audio and written instructions guiding you through downtown Philadelphia.

Philly Theatre Week:
Saturday, April 2, 11:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30pm - 1:30pm; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday, April 3, 11:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30pm - 1:30pm; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Monday, April 4, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Friday, April 8, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Saturday, April 9, 11:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30pm - 1:30pm; 2:00pm - 3:00pm; 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sunday, April 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm; 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Additional Details:

Accessibility:  Performance requires audience to walk 1 mile over an hour-long performance.

After registering, you will receive additional information from Linnea Bond!


Estimated Run Time
Roughly 1 hour
Show Type
Live EventOutdoor EventDevisedExperimentalPhilly Theatre Week


Downtown Philadelphia, 11th and Pine
11th and Pine
Philadelphia, PA
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