2018 - 2019 Season


spring 2019

Of Government

Directed By: Brooke O’Harra

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

Original music by Joe White

Starring: Whitney Barrett, Ciara Brown, Tia Denby, Annie Fang, Gabriela Juarez Salcedo, Sophie Lee, Nancy Rosenberg, Susset Tamayo, and Brea Watkins

Praise for the play: 

"You know you're in for something extraordinary when even the turn-off-your-phone announcement is wonderful. Before Alex Borinsky's school-pageant-styled Of Government begins, we're plied with cookies and pie—each, we are assured, P.T.A.-made... If ever a political play were huggable, this would be it... Borinsky can write like blazes—and he likes to prove it—so amidst the forest of naturalistic dialogue, huge gouts of monologue suddenly rear up. Tawny goes loquaciously mad in one scary scene, which seems necessary to the plot, but how to explain Beth Dixon's aria about a small town losing its grocery store? Who cares! It's a comic masterpiece, and all I can say is it seemed necessary at the time. But all this hilarity does not disguise the fury at the show's core." Helen Shaw, Time Out

fall 2018

Come and Go production photo

Beckett Shorts

Directed By: Marcia Ferguson

Bruce Montgomery Theatre

November 1-4, 2017

Join us for a performance of Samuel Beckett’s rarely seen short plays, including a screening of his one and only film (entitled Film), starring Buster Keaton. These extraordinary, tragicomic short plays – Footfalls, Rough for Theatre I, Come and Go, Catastrophe, and his film Film – are full of humor, darkness, and humanity reduced to its essence.  Join the Theatre Arts and the Cinema and Media Studies Programs for an unprecedented collaboration, as we engage Beckett’s legacy in two dimensions, live and onscreen. Opening night will be followed by a reception and post-show discussion/Q&A, with Timothy Corrigan from Penn’s Cinema and Media Studies Program, and Tina Brock, Artistic Director of the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, a long-standing and heralded Philadelphia theatre company dedicated to Absurdism.


Mother's Voice ..... Whitney Barrett
May ..... Veeha Verma

Rough for Theatre I

A ..... Adam Ritter
B ..... Shaun Moran

Come and Go

Flo ..... Whitney Barrett
Ru ..... Meera Menon
Vi ..... Mackenzie Holmes


Director ..... Michael Jonathan
Assistant ..... Mackenzie Holmes
Protagonist ..... Shaun Moran
Vocie of Luke ..... Adam Ritter