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February 01, 2018

New 10-day festival is devoted to region's theater scene

In total there will be 80 events and 268 performances

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Passing Strange at Philadelphia Theatre Week "Passing Strange"/Philadelphia Theatre

Through explorations of identity that cross the globe, both the musical "Passing Strange" and the book "Another Brooklyn" shine a light on the complexity of coming-of-age. During Philadelphia Theatre Week there will be a discussion on both.

Thursday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 18, will be the first-ever Philly Theatre Week, organized by Theatre Philadelphia.

The 10-day festival will showcase the region's vibrant and diverse theater scene. 

In total there will be 80 events and 268 performances. Tickets for each will either be free, $15 or $30.

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Philly Theatre Week will include world and regional premieres, Black History month-themed events, Valentine's Day-themed events, classic theater, physical theater, academic and community performances, and much more.

Find the full list here.

Events and performances will take place in Philadelphia, the surrounding suburbs and New Jersey.

“We wanted to make a big and impactful statement about the importance of theater in our city and region. Like Philly Beer Week, Center City Restaurant Week or Philly Tech Week, we wanted to have a festival that celebrated theater alongside our city's other flagship events that are nationally known and recognized," said Leigh Goldenberg, Theatre Philadelphia's Executive Director.

Philly Theatre Week

Thursday, Feb. 8 through Sunday, Feb. 18
Free, $15 or $30 per performance
Various locations in the region