Theater events to check out in Philadelphia this week

Arden Theatre Company. | Photo: Sari A./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on April 23, 2019.

If you're a theater fan, mark your calendars: there's plenty to do when it comes to stage performances in Philadelphia this week, from a classic pirate's tale to improvised "art."

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Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man

Tomorrow night, "Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man" takes center stage at The Wilma Theater. "Equal parts irreverent comedy and emotional journey into family dysfunction, this world premiere, commissioned for Wilma’s HotHouse Company, examines with horror and humor the lasting effects of personal trauma," according to the event's organizer.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.
Price: $16.50
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Catch a performance of "Untitled" at the Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake. The play, written by Inua Ellams, centers around Nigerian twins, one of whom refuses to be named.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 7 p.m.
Where: Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 1512 Spruce St.
Price: Free-$12.50
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The God Project

Join 1812 Productions at Plays & Players Theatre for the premiere of the comedic play, "The God Project." It's the story of Swedish furniture employees tackling the concept of "some assembly required." See how they put things together with a wrench and Sunday school remembrances.

When: Thursday, April 25, 8 p.m.
Where: Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.
Price: $14 
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Treasure Island

Enjoy an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale at the Arden Theatre Company. It focuses on Emily, a young girl who transforms her living room into the high seas and embarks on a pirate adventure.

When: Friday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Arden Theatre Company - Arcadia Stage, 40 N. Second St.
Price: $10-$18
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Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater Presents Art

What would be the title of a work based on a transformational moment in your life? Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater uses your title for inspiration and improvisation and creates scenes, monologues and "living paintings." The price of admission also includes complimentary wine and cheese.

When: Friday, April 26, 8 p.m.
Where: Horan Studio at Arden Theatre’s Hamilton Center, 62 N. Second St.
Price: $9.50
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