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Remembering Tommy McDonald

Mon, 09/24/2018

The entire Theatre Exile family is saddened to announce that Tommy McDonald the hero of Tommy And Me by Ray Didinger has passed away at the age of 84.

Tommy was always my favorite Eagles player growing up but I never dreamed that he would be a big part of my life many years later. When Ray brought me the story I knew that we had to produce it and it has been a revelation not just for our company but for everyone in Philadelphia who’s seen our production. 

Meeting Tommy has been an honor. If you spent any time with him you couldn’t help being caught up in his exuberant personality. Look at any picture of Tommy when he was young or when he was older and he is always smiling. And his personality jumps out at you from the photo.

Not only have we been able to bring so much joy to people over the last three years of the show’s run, but we have had the honor of being accepted by the McDonald family as one of them. Chris, Sherrie, Tish and Tommy Jr. have embraced our production and stood behind if from day one. As his son Chris has said, we were able to give their father the greatest gift of all and that is of letting him be Tommy McDonald again. I have never received a higher accolade in theater.

Joe Canuso

Fall 2018 Workshops

Wed, 09/05/2018

Theatre Exile's Fall Workshops with Deborah Block, Catharine Slusar, and Matt Pfeiffer 

James Ijames named one of the 5 Philly artists you need to see this fall

Thu, 08/30/2018

James Ijames is one of the 5 Philly artists you need to see this fall


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Review: 'Tommy and Me' yesterday and now

Fri, 06/08/2018
"Tommy and Me is as Philadelphian as cheesesteaks."

Didinger Recalls Eagles in Hershey

Fri, 06/08/2018

Didinger Recalls Eagles in Hershey


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Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger

Theatre Exile's Tommy and Me by Ray Didinger
Presented by The Media Theatre 
104 E. State Street, Media, PA

August 8-August 26

Wednesdays and Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sundays at 1pm and 5pm 

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Directed by Joe Canuso
with Tom Teti, Matt Pfeiffer, Frank Nardi Jr. and Simon Kiley
Dramaturg and script consultant: Bruce Graham


Tommy and Me is autobiographic and recounts a seminal time in Ray Didinger’s life as he helps his life-long hero, Tommy McDonald, reach his goal of getting into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
  • Tommy McDonald is a Hall of Fame football player. 
  • He was in the NFL for 12 years as a wide receiver.
  • He was drafted by the Eagles in 1957 and played on the team until 1964.
  • He was instrumental in taking The Eagles to the 1960 NFL Championship game, played at Franklin Field in Philly.
  • The Eagles won against the Green Bay Packers coached by Vince Lombardi.
Ray Didinger is an award winning sports writer. Among his many distinguished acknowledgements, he won the McCann Award which is presented by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) in recognition of long and distinguished reporting in the field of pro football. He also won six Emmy Awards as a producer and writer with NFL Films. He is the author of eleven books on sports, including his three most recent bestsellers: The Eagles Encyclopedia, One Last Read, and The Ultimate Book of Sports Movies.  Among his many media outlets, Ray is currently a host on 610-WIP all-sports talk radio, and appears on Comcast SportsNet TV as the primary analyst on Eagles Post-Game Live. 

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All performance will be held at
The Media Theatre 
104 E. State Street, Media, PA


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Completeness by Itamar Moses
directed by Matt Pfeiffer
Season Sponsor: Bruce and Giuliana Zallie from Zallie Supermarkets
Honorary Producers: June and Steve Wolfson
Associate Producers: Gayle and David Smith
November 29-December 23, 2018
The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake,  302 South Hicks Street
Featuring: James Ijames, Mary Tuomanen, Claire Inie-Richards, and Justin Rose.

Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, and the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. This incredibly seductive and ridiculously intelligent comedy by 2018 Tony Award-winner Itamar Moses explores the chemistry between smart, damaged people and what happens when they lose control of the science.

“Fearless, pointed, frequently funny, and utterly compelling." - Chicago Theatre Beat

For mature audiences only.  Contains strong language, sexual content, and nudity.

Thu (Preview) Nov. 29 7pm SOLD OUT
^^Fri (Preview) Nov. 30 8 PM ^^SOLD OUT
Sat (Preview) Dec. 1 8 PM $25
Sun (Preview) Dec. 2 3 PM SOLD OUT
Tue (Preview) Dec. 4 7 PM $25
Wed (Opening) Dec. 5 8 PM SOLD OUT
Thu Dec. 6 7 PM $35
Fri Dec. 7 8 PM $35
Sat Dec. 8 8 PM $35
*Sun Dec 9 3 PM *$35
Wed Dec. 12 7 PM $35
*Thu Dec. 13 7 PM *$35
Fri Dec. 14 8 PM $37
Sat Dec. 15 8 PM $37
Sun Dec. 16 3 PM $37
Mon Dec. 17 7 PM $37
Wed Dec. 19 2 PM $37 (added performance)
Wed Dec. 19 7 PM $37
Thu Dec. 20 7 PM $37
Fri Dec. 21 8 PM $40
Sat Dec 22 8 PM $40
Sun Dec 23 3 PM $40

^^ indicates Pay What You Can or $10 in advance
* indicates post-show discussions

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.