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Awake and Sing!  
Sedgwick Theater Awake and Sing!
Three generations of a Jewish family share a small Bronx apartment during the Great Depression, as each family member seeks individual happiness while doing his or her part to keep the family solvent. The experience and pragmatism of the parents come into conflict with the nostalgia of the grandfather and the dreams of their children. Can hope survive, or will reality tear this complex and loving family apart? Full of humor, poetry and drama, Awake and Sing! is an American classic of Chekhovian proportions and is considered the finest play by Philadelphia native Clifford Odets. See this Quintessence Theatre production at the Sedgwick Theater in Mt. Airy.
Box Clever  
The Drake Box Clever
In a women's shelter in East London, Marnie is doing her best to care for her four-year-old daughter. But it would be a lot easier if she had the support of her case workers, or if she could finally ditch the three useless ex-boyfriends that keep hanging around her. Mouthy, headstrong and maybe just a tad crazy, Marnie is going to prove to everyone that she's a competent mother. Because she is ... isn't she? Inis Nua Theatre brings this Edinburgh Fringe Fest hit to the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake in Philadelphia for its American premiere.
The Bridges of Madison County  
Suzanne Roberts Theatre The Bridges of Madison County
This musical based on the book and movie of the same name follows Francesca Johnson, a beautiful Italian woman who married an American soldier to flee war-ravaged Italy. Every year she looks forward to the four days she spends alone on her Iowa farm as her family heads to the 1965 State Fair. When the ruggedly handsome National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid pulls into her driveway seeking directions, everything changes. With a soaring score and a heartbreaking story, The Bridges of Madison County is touching and powerful show -- experience the thrill of forbidden romance in this Philadelphia Theatre Company production at Suzanne Roberts Theatre.
Buyer and Cellar  
Montgomery Theater Buyer and Cellar
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of the beloved megastar, Barbra Streisand. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? Buyer and Cellar is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
Julius Ceasar  
The Media Theatre Julius Ceasar
Murderous political intrigue unfolds in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, a "history play" that remains intensely relevant to today's audiences. Suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. A deadly plot unfolds as he finds himself locked in a life-and-death struggle for power with his former "friends, Romans, countrymen," Brutus and Cassius, who question his motives and influence. The actions of these friends-turned-conspirators set off a civil war at the dawn of the Roman Empire. Watch the drama unfold on the stage of The Media Theatre.
The Eagle Theatre Ragtime
Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington and Emma Goldman are just a few historical figures who make cameo appearances in this soul-stirring musical set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York. And talk about timely -- this acclaimed show by Terrence McNally paints a powerful portrait of the American melting pot through three ethnically diverse characters -- a white upper-class mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring African-American musician -- whose fates become unexpectedly intertwined. Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, Ragtime's dynamic jazz and gospel-influenced score comes from the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Seussical, Rocky the Musical), and now hits all the right notes at the Eagle Theatre in Hammonton. Don't miss this iconic show that uses ragtime rhythms to paint a portrait of the people who built this country with the hopes for a brighter tomorrow.
Villanova Theatre Youth
A community is disrupted when a mysterious young man joins a church youth group in this extraordinary new play by "U.S. theatre's next major voice" (Broad Street Review). Wyatt, a self-proclaimed non-believer, arrives and miracles start to occur. Youth pastor Dave and his flock of young congregants must grapple with the meaning behind these remarkable events, even as they wrestle with their own issues of identity, sexuality and faith. Barrymore, Whiting and Terrence McNally Award-winning playwright James Ijames weaves together magical realism and rousing, gospel-inflected songs in this heartfelt exploration of what it means to live and love in a world where anything is possible.