Venue Details

4 Star Starred
Plays & Players Main Stage Theatre
Between Spruce & Pine and between 17th and 18th Streets 1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-592-9560
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Too terrible. Just don't attend
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2 reviews
4 stars
attended Oct 19 2013

While I thought the actors did a good job as actors, I did not care for the way the story of the play unfolded. I thought it was too long and attempted to introduce too many issues. Overall, though, I had a good experience at Plays & Players...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 26 2013

The secret reveals the damage and the struggles homosexuals experience. Marcus portrayed the confusion of a young man dealing with the secret and wanting to know, if it was passed down from his father or is it just him. When questioning everyone...continued

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1 review
6 stars
attended Oct 27 2013

Wasn't bad. Enjoyed the play

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Website

http://www.playsandplayers.org/season/201314-2/

Quotes & Highlights

Marcus is an engaging, gently provocative, universal tale. And, yes, it’s sweet.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“[McCraney] writes with a passion and urgency that can’t be faked.”—The New York Times
“The greatest piece of writing by an American playwright under 30 in a generation or more.” —Chicago Tribune
“These are spiritual works that thrum with vitality, whether it’s joyous or melancholy, told in vigorous language that artfully folds together slangy vernacular with bursts of haunting poetry.” —Variety

About the Ticket Supplier: Plays & Players

Plays & Players began in 1911 as a social club devoted to expanding and developing new theater experiences for and by its membership. The first President, Maud Durbin Skinner, was the wife of the famed American actor Otis Skinner. The Plays & Players Theatre, then called the “Little Theatre of Philadelphia,” first opened its doors in 1913. The theatre wes founded by Beulah E. Jay and her husband Edward G. Jay, Jr. with acquaintance F.H. Shelton in an effort to produce “American plays of ideas,” an underrepresented genre at the time. During its 100 years of performing, Plays & Players theater company has produced innumerable notable performances — some of the most noteworthy being the world premiere of the acclaimed Broadway play Stalag 17 in 1949, and a childhood performance by actor Kevin Bacon in Member of the Wedding in 1974. The first season of Plays & Players included An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde and The Learned Ladies by Moliere, both still popular plays today.