2018-2019 Season

Wed, 09/05/2018

Theatre Exile Announces the 2018/2019 Season!



by Itamar Moses
directed by Matt Pfieffer
November 29-December 23, 2018

Performed at The Drake Theater,  302 South Hicks Street

How does a computer scientist hook up with a molecular biologist? He blinds her with science, of course. When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This deft and imaginative new ROM-comedy shows that even the most sophisticated algorithm may freeze in the face of life’s infinite possibilities.

"Dramatically compelling and refreshingly hilarious." - LA Weekly


An Oak Tree

by Tim Crouch
directed by Joe Canuso
February 14-March 10, 2019
Philadelphia Premiere

Performed at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street

An Oak Tree is a darkly comic and moving play about loss, the power of suggestion, and the magic of the mind. A parent loses a child, a stage hypnotist loses his mojo, nothing is what it is. It’s like they're in a play – but they don’t know the words. Theatre Exile favorite Pearce Bunting is joined by a new actor each night, who walks on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play they’re in… until they’re in it. A breathtaking performance exploring a unique relationship - between a hypnotist and his subject, between one actor and another, and between an audience and the play itself.
“It is like watching your own heart being mugged. You know exactly how it is happening, but you still can’t prevent it.” — The Guardian

Among the Dead

by Hansol Jung
directed by Deborah Block
May 2-May 26, 2019
Philadelphia Premiere

Performed at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street

Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is the name of a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus who first shows up as a bellboy. Among the Dead is a dark comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises, and finding each other again through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus.

“With this outraged, deeply compassionate play, Ms. Jung is kicking, and expanding our understanding.” - The New York Times

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