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2022-2023 Season

Join us for a season filled with hope, humor, and Theatre Exile's signature grit!

2 Show Subscriptions for the 2022-2023 Season now available!

If you missed the first production of our three-show season, there’s still time to be a subscriber! Two-show subscriptions now available, with all the savings and perks of a three-show subscription.

SUBSCRIBERS, CHOOSE YOUR DATES TODAY! Click on each show below for a full list of performance dates and further information.

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The Light

by Loy A. Webb

Directed by J. Paul Nicholas

Featuring Ang(ela) Bey & Abdul Sesay

February 2 – 26, 2023

Opening Night: February 8, 2023

Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Not every marriage proposal goes as planned. What started as the happiest day of a loving couple’s lives quickly unravels when ground-shifting accusations from the past resurface. What The New York Times calls “compelling” and “visceral”, The Light by Loy A. Webb is a real-time rollercoaster ride of laughter, romance, and despair that uncovers how the power of love can be a healing beacon of light.

 

Abandon

By James Ijames

Directed by Brett Ashley Robinson

Featuring Melanye Finister & Brenson Thomas

April 27 – May 21, 2023

Opening Night: May 3, 2023

Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Luella is alone. She is haunted by the ghost of her son. Joshua is alone. He has been kicked out of his house by his brother. One winter night these two people collide into each other. Luella is looking for redemption; Joshua is looking for family. By the next morning, these two lonely souls are meshed together into an American Family in its truest sense. A world premiere by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright James Ijames, Abandon is sometimes violent, sometimes healing with a gossamer veil that separates the worlds of the living and the dead and shame and acceptance.  

SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIGHT & ABANDON FOR AS LITTLE AS $30.

 

Previously this season:

Wolf Play

by Hansol Jung

Directed by Deborah Block

October 27 – November 20, 2022

Opening Night: November 2, 2022

Theatre Exile, 1340 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

A woman, longing for a child, finds a Korean boy looking for a new home on a Yahoo chat board.  Her wife is a promising boxer on the verge of a pro-debut.   The boy’s original adoptive father was all set to hand him over to a new home… until he realizes that the boy would have no “dad”. Caught in the middle, the child launches himself on a lone wolf’s journey of finding a pack that he can call his own. 

What The New York Times called “thrilling…probing and playful”, Wolf Play by Hansol Jung is a messy, funny and disturbing theatrical experience about the families we choose and unchoose.