Arden Theatre Co. Announces First Three Shows of 2017–18, 30th Anniversary Season

Arden Theatre Company announces the first three shows of their 2017–18, 30th Anniversary Season and continues their mission to present great stories by great storytellers.

Producing Artistic Director Terrence J. Nolen says, “We are thrilled that our 30th Anniversary season includes some of our most treasured artists. We’ve premiered eight plays by Michael Hollinger throughout our history, and next season we will produce our first Michael Hollinger musical, TouchTones, which is written with composer Robert Maggio. TouchTones will be directed by Emmanuelle Delpech, who directed this season’s acclaimed production of The Legend of Georgia McBride.

Kevin Meehan (left) and Jing Xu (right) in Arden Theatre Company’s production of John. // Photo by Mark Garvin.

“Raelle Myrick-Hodges, a former Arden professional apprentice who also directed Two Trains Running for the Arden in 2015, comes back to direct Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Since our first season in 1988, adaptations of great literature have been a cornerstone of the Arden’s artistic mission. This beautiful novel is adapted by Lydia Diamond, whose play Stick Fly was produced by the Arden in 2013.”

“Finally, A Doll’s House is a play that I’ve long wanted to direct. I will be co-conceiving this production with designer Jorge Cousineau, one of our region’s most brilliant theatre-makers.”

Two additional mainstage productions and two Arden children’s theatre productions are yet to be announced.

Luner Lowdown: “The choices for the Arden’s 2017–18 season are unique yet at the same time appropriate for both the company and audiences. LoT is looking forward to the announcement of the final four productions within the 30th Anniversary season.”

Three and five-show mainstage subscriptions are now on sale for the 2017–18 Season and range in price from $93 – $200. Call the Arden Box Office at 215.922.1122, order online at www.ardentheatre.org, or visit the box office at 40 N. 2nd Street in Old City, Philadelphia.


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Feature Photo: Mary Tuomanen as Puck, and Eliana Fabiyi as Fairy in Arden Theatre Company’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. // Photo by Mark Garvin.
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