Before Thelma met Louise, before Rosie discovered riveting, there was Nora, one of the most shocking, scandalous and true-to-life female characters ever created. She begins Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House a blinkered housewife and mother, content to serve and adore her husband, the seemingly upright Torvald. But when she discovers that there's more to her marriage than meets the eye, she undergoes a transformation so earth-shaking, it continues to move audiences profoundly today. Maybe that's why this modernist masterpiece is still among most performed plays in the world. Now the Arden Theatre Company presents its bold take on Ibsen's powerful, groundbreaking drama in Philadelphia.
Step back in time with the outrageous antics of Groucho Marx! Frank Ferrante recreates his New York, London, and PBS triumph as the legendary actor, comedian and personality in this fast-paced comedy packed with songs, stories and inspired audience interaction. See the show called "Artful!" by The New York Times and "Nothing short of masterful!" by the Chicago Tribune when Ferrante brings An Evening with Groucho to Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope.
It's everyone's favorite boy-meets-girl, plant-eats-world love story, and it's coming to the Players Club of Swarthmore. Little Shop of Horrors takes you on a musical journey through the streets of Skid Row, to a struggling flower shop where a bloodthirsty plant from another world eagerly awaits its next victim. Full of delightfully demented humor, this long-running off-Broadway musical comedy is based on Roger Corman's B-movie and was later turned into a Broadway show and an Academy Award-nominated film starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin. Now you can enjoy a night of bloody good fun at this show with a pop-rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman, featuring songs like "Skid Row," "Somewhere That's Green," "Feed Me" and "Suddenly, Seymour." Get ready to eat up this fun musical ... if it doesn't devour you first.
Louisa May Alcott's beloved novel blossoms on stage as a musical. Little Women follows the adventures of the remarkable March sisters -- budding author Jo, practical Meg, sweet Beth and romantic Amy -- who're coming of age during the Civil War under the care of their doting mother. A touching tale of young love, achieving your dreams and the enduring power of family, this song-filled adaptation at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, New Jersey is designed for the entire family to enjoy. The show's original New York run starred Tony-winner Sutton Foster (Younger), who was nominated for both a Drama Desk and a Tony Award for her performance as Jo.
Valentyn can't decide which is worse -- the teenage anguish of his unfulfilled love for Ashley or the dire predicaments of both their parents. Throw in an ice cream truck, a possible soft core porn movie and some of the most bizarre uses of taxidermy and you get this funny and endearing picture of young love and middle-aged longing. Get transported to a claustrophobic Welsh town by way of Philadelphia when Love, Lies & Taxidermy comes to the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake.
How far will you go to get what you want? Will you be the same person if you do? When 20-something star sex blogger and memoirist Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to sex, and they inch closer to getting what they want, each must confront the dark side of ambition and the challenge of reinventing oneself when the past is only a mouse-click away.