The Philly Fan

"Those who follow sports, and probably those who don't, will delight in this show... an unerringly accurate, witty depiction of the Philadelphia addy-tude toward sports."
–Philadelphia Inquirer
"Heartfelt, funny, sports trivia-filled piece – exuberantly brought to life..."
–Associated Press
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The Philly Fan

By Bruce Graham
Directed by Joe Canuso
Conceived and Performed by Tom McCarthy

The Philly Fan is a one man tour-de-force where two time Barrymore Award winner Tom McCarthy takes audiences on a hilarious journey through the last fifty years of Philadelphia’s sports history, and the frustrations therein.  Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer as “a theatrical love letter to the knowledgeable, unapologetic, demanding but ultimately forgiving [Philly] fans.”  This production is an in-your-face, tell-it-like-it-is romp through the eyes of a hard core sports fan, who is accustomed to seeing sure-thing victories turn into “oh-my-God-they-blew-it” defeats.

June 11 – June 23 2013

A Father's Day Tradition

Studio X
1340 S. 13th St.
(13th and Reed Sts.)


Tailgate in Exile at The Philly Fan

Grab a beer! Grab some Grub!
Hang out with your favorite Philly Fans!

Theatre Exile wants to give you the most ramped up theatrical experience worthy of the most hard-core fans. Select performances will welcome sports personalities such as Sal Paolantonio and Ray Didinger to hang out with audiences for post-show discussions. In addition, every night Exile will host a unique and creative gourmet food truck serving our patrons street treats beginning one hour before each performance. And, as always, we will be serving ice cold refreshments at our concessions table.  So come down to South Philly’s only professional theatre company in the hottest neighborhood for a party, and for one of the funniest shows in town. Check our special events list for detailed information about our guests and nightly food trucks.