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Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Che...

Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The Wilma Theater --> https://goo.gl/29FF2p Photo by Bill Hebert.

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    Save your seat for the 2018/2019 Season! Check out the new Wilma 4 Play Packages: - Reserve your seats for all four productions - Save on tickets - Experience living, adventurous art at The...
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Jul 08

The Wilma Theater added 2 new photos.

Blanka Zizka speaking today at THE RETURN OF DIONYSUS - Tribute to THEODOROS TERZOPOULOS. HotHouse Company member Justin Jain spoke on Friday. A true honor for The Wilma Theater to be invited to the grand re-opening of the Ancient Theatre in Delphi!!

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    The Wilma Theater added a new photo.
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Jul 02

Come into the @goodkarmaphilly and get out of...

Come into the @goodkarmaphilly and get out of the heat with our COOL AC and even COOLER Iced dandelion drink! 🌸❄️

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    Come into the @goodkarmaphilly and get out of the heat with our COOL AC and even COOLER Iced dandelion drink! 🌸❄️
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Jun 28

The Wilma Theater shared University City Scie...

Congratulations to Artistic Director Blanka Zizka, who was honored last night as one of the six immigrant entrepreneurs to join the University City Science Center's Innovators Walk of Fame. Check out the video below to learn more. (Blanka's segment is at 2:20)

    University City Science Center
    Missed last night's event? Check out this video to learn more about the six immigrant entrepreneurs to join the 2017 class of the Innovators Walk of Fame!
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Jun 26

“It is a show about whether and in what way d...

“It is a show about whether and in what way do we need irony right now as a political or social approach. You will hopefully learn more about the kinds of drag you are doing every day to get through your long life. What audiences — gay and straight — will get is a good time, a bit of healing and a strong drink.” - John Jarboe You Can Never Go Down The Drain is now playing through July 1. #mxrogers #neighbeardhood

    John Jarboe is Mx. Rogers in 'You Can Never Go Down The Drain'
    As the Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor" is released, Philly's John Jarboe and the Bearded Ladies are examining another way into the truths and myths of Mister Rogers' kindness in a nonbinary drag setting with "You Can Never Go...
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Jun 22

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, ...

“Drag and cabaret is a space for permission, right? Let’s be loose, let’s really be ourselves by being someone else. I think Mr. Rogers is a space for permission of feeling.,” - John Jarboe Read more of the WHYY interview at the link below. You Can Never Go Down the Drain is now running through July 1.

    Philly cabaret artist offers neighborly homage to Mr. Rogers
    "When I was very young, I had a dog that I loved very much. Her name is Mitzi. She got to be old, and she died," confessed Fred Rogers in the 1970 "Death of a Goldfish" episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." "When she died, I cried."
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Jun 21

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the W...

John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV

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    John Jarboe is ready to play pretend on the Wilma's main stage. 'You Can Never Go Down the Drain' is now running through July 1: https://goo.gl/So65DV
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Jun 19

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborho...

This week, Mx. Rogers comes to the neighborhood.

    Philly's queer cabaret examines the truths (and myths) of Mister Rogers' signature kindness
    The first black-and-white frames of Morgan Neville's Won't You Be My Neighbor show the familiar Fred Rogers at the piano, coolly attempting to place value and meaning on his approach to communicating with children by way of modulation. As a trained classical composer, he knew that some key changes could be managed with ease, and others could not.
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Jun 18

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma The...

We are pleased to announce that The Wilma Theater is one of the recipients of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage's 2018 project grants. The grant will fund THERE, an ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, which adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan’s book-length poem 'There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other' and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba. The work will premiere as part of the 2019 Fringe Festival. #PewArtsGrants

    THERE
    An ensemble-devised work, led by Blanka Zizka, adapts Lebanese American poet Etel Adnan's book-length poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other and contemplates existential questions of personal and community identity and conflict, in an environment created by Berlin-based artist Rosa Barba.
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Jun 18

Sometimes you need to take a look around...af...

Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.

    The Wilma Theater
    Sometimes you need to take a look around...after you watch this video of course. You Can Never Go Down The Drain runs June 20 - July 1. Come be our neighbor this summer at the Wilma.
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Jun 13

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to ...

John Jarboe and The Bearded Ladies return to the Wilma on June 20th in this Mr. Rogers-inspired cabaret.

    Inspired by Mr. Rogers: Bearded Ladies' latest queer cabaret promises it won't mock Fred
    Fred Rogers is having a moment. The creator of PBS's Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, who died in 2003, is the subject of the buzzed-about documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor?, the in-the-works biopic You Are My Friend starring Tom Hanks, and You Can Never Go Down the Drain, a new performance at the Wilma Theater.
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Jun 12

Won't you be our neighbor? Join us at the Wil...

Won't you be our neighbor? Join us at the Wilma this June with The Bearded Ladies for a musical healing ritual You Can Never Go Down The Drain. Begins June 20.

    The Bearded Ladies Cabaret presents You Can Never Go Down The Drain | The Wilma Theater
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Jun 12

Spots are still open for Camp Wilma! Campers ...

Spots are still open for Camp Wilma! Campers as young as 6 can explore living, adventurous art this July through August. Learn more --> https://goo.gl/XCScHB

    The Wilma Theater
    Spots are still open for Camp Wilma! Campers as young as 6 can explore living, adventurous art this July through August. Learn more --> https://goo.gl/XCScHB
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Jun 11

The Wilma Theater added 3 new photos.

Tonight at the Wilma, meet the folks of Philly Thrive and join the fight for a cleaner, healthier, safer Philadelphia at A Breath of Fresh Air: Benefit Concert hosted by Philly Thrive. Artists Brian Ratcliffe, Rachel Camp and Pax Ressler will host an evening with local musicians (including HotHouse Company members Matteo Scammell & Sarah Gliko) singing powerful songs of environmental and social justice.

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