2017 - 2018 Season

The 2017/2018 Season will feature William Shakespeare's All's Well that Ends Well directed by Cary Mazer in November, the Penn Plays Project in February, 2018 and an adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 in March to be directed by Jim Schlatter.


spring 2018


Directed By: James Schlatter

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

Theatre Arts spring mainstage production of 1984 will be directed by Dr James F. Schlatter, running March 22-24, 2018. 

A small company of actors engages George Orwell’s terrifying and terrifyingly contemporary vision of a world of mindless conformity, inescapable surveillance, and absolute allegiance to state power. Only one man, who lives almost entirely inside his own skull, and one young woman, who fiercely if clandestinely also claims her “ownlife”, stand together against totalitarian obliteration. Do they stand a chance? Do two plus two make four? Come and find out.

Tickets on sale through the Annenberg Center box office:

(215) 898-3900


New dates: Thursday, March 22 through Saturday, March 24. 

March  22 @ 7pm.    March 23@7pm.   March 24 @ 2pm and 7pm. 

Free tickets to Penn students with ID for the matinee performance on March 24. Tickets available while supplies last and must be picked up at the Annenberg Center box office during regular business hours.

Please note: All tickets for Wednesday's performance can be exchanged  for any other performance at the Annenberg Center Box Office, pending availability.

fall 2017

All's Well that Ends Well

Directed By: Cary M. Mazer

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

Helena, a doctor’s daughter, wants nothing more than to marry Bertram, the young Count of Rossillion.  Bertram wants nothing more than to join the beautiful young noblemen in the King’s court in Paris, and then to find glory on the battlefield.  Both of them get what they want … or do they?  Parents have died; the King stands at death’s door.  Young people make grievous mistakes; their elders look back at the mistakes they made in their youth, and then make a few more.  Is love enough, when life leaves you scarred?  It all ends well in Shakespeare’s troubling not-quite-comedy … or does it?

Performances on November 9, 10 and 11 at 8pm and a matinee on November 12 at 1pm.

Tickets available through the Annenberg Center box office at (215) 898-3900 or online at annenbergcenter.org