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Arden Theatre
Between Market and Arch Streets in Old City Philadelphia 40 N. 2nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Clybourne Park

January 26 – March 18, 2012

By Bruce Norris

Directed by Edward Sobel

On the Arcadia Stage


Clybourne Park__ tells the story of a house, a neighborhood and the people who have come and gone over five decades. This daring comedy, leasing characters and property from the 1959 classic A Raisin in the Sun, unearths that gentrification is not just black and white.

The play contains adult language and themes including occasional profanity. Controversial ideas about race and class are explicitly discussed.


March 8 – April 15, 2012

By Edmond Rostand

Translated and Adapted by Michael Hollinger

Adapted and Directed by Aaron Posner

On the F. Otto Haas Stage

The most legendary nose in literature gets a makeover with this American adaptation of the French classic. Will Roxane fall for Christian’s dashing looks or Cyrano’s daring poetry? Find out in this play full of wordplay and swordplay that’s been an inspiration to writers and lovers for centuries!   _

The play is recommended for ages 6th grade and older.

Tulipomania_: _The Musical

_**May 24 – July 1, 2012** 

Book, Music and Lyrics by Michael Ogborn

Directed by Terrence J. Nolen

On the F. Otto Haas Stage

Before we had the subprime mortgage crisis, Holland had the Tulip bulb bubble. Six strangers in an Amsterdam hash bar recall this seedy story of love, sex, money, and power. From the writer and composer of Café Puttanesca and Baby Case comes a new musical that gets high off our financial lows.

The play contains depictions of casual drug use.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's <em>The King and I</em> Three-Day St. Paddy's Festivities Pub Crawl <em>The 39 Steps</em> <em>The Phantom of the Opera</em> <em>Happy Birthday</em> <em>Jurassic World: The Exhibition</em>