2018-2019 Season

Tommy and Me
by Ray Didinger

Directed by Joe Canuso

August 8, 2018 — August 26, 2018
The Media Theatre 104 E. State Street, Media, PA

Featuring Tom Teti, Matt Pfeiffer, Frank Nardi Jr. and Simon Kiley

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.

Production Sponsor
Bruce and Giuliana Zallie and Zallie Supermarkets

Title Sponsor
Media Real Estate

Associate Producer
NovaCare Rehabilitation

Media Sponsors
SportsRadio 94 WIP

Show Sponsors
Bradford White Water Heaters
Fellini Cafe of Media

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by Itamar Moses

Directed by Matt Pfeiffer

November 29, 2018 — December 3, 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 Itamar Moses explores the chemistry between smart, damaged people and what happens when they lose control of the science.

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

Opening Night Sponsors: Anna Maria and Richard Di Dio

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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An Oak Tree
by Tim Crouch

Directed by Joe Canuso

February 14, 2019 — March 12, 2019
Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street

Featuring Pearce Bunting

An Oak Tree is a darkly comic and moving play about loss, the power of suggestion, and the magic of the mind. A parent loses a child, a stage hypnotist loses his mojo, nothing is what it is. It’s like they’re in a play – but they don’t know the words. Theatre Exile favorite Pearce Bunting is joined by a new actor each night, who walks on stage having neither seen nor read a word of the play they’re in… until they’re in it. A breathtaking performance exploring a unique relationship – between a hypnotist and his subject, between one actor and another, and between an audience and the play itself.

Opening Night Sponsors: The Kelly Group at Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, Paradiso Restaurant, Deb Miller

There will be a new second actor every performance including Taysha Canales, Jennifer Childs, Leonard Haas, Catherine Slusar, and Brian Anthony Wilson.

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Among the Dead
by Hansol Jung

Directed by Deborah Block

May 2, 2019 — May 26, 2019
Theatre Exile, 1340 S 13th Street

Featuring James Kern, Bi Jean Ngo, Claris Park & Cathy Simpson

Ana is a Korean American who travels to Seoul in 1975 to retrieve her recently deceased father’s ashes. Luke is a young American soldier fighting in the jungles of Myanmar in 1944. Number Four is a Korean comfort woman camping out on a bridge in Seoul in 1950, waiting for the return of the young American soldier who fathered her daughter. Three separate time periods collide in a small hotel room in Korea, mediated by a shape-shifting Jesus. Among the Dead is a dark comedy about a family broken apart by betrayed promises, and finding each other again through SPAM, journals, and Jesus. Mostly Jesus.

For mature audiences only. Includes drug use, gunshots, sexual violence, smoke, and the use of herbal cigarettes.

Opening Night Sponsors: Marj Rosenblum, Paradiso Restaurant, Deb Miller

Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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Whisper's Gone
by MJ Kaufman

Directed by Rebecca Wright

June 22, 2019 — June 30, 2019
Hawthorne Park, Stephen Girard Park, Marconi Park, Dickinson Square Park

With support from the William Penn Foundation
Season Sponsors: Bruce and Giuliana Zallie from Zallie Supermarkets
Honorary Producers: Linda and David Glickstein

World Premiere

A 55-minute, free outdoor performance in four parks!

Nine-year-old Bailey is having a really fun summer until her older sibling Whisper disappears. Camp counselors and parents are thrown into confusion but Bailey knows where Whisper went. It all has to do with a top-secret time travel mission. Does she know enough about time travel to find them? The funny and heartwarming story of Whisper’s Gone touches on family dynamics, divorce, growing up transgender, sibling loyalty, and, of course, time-travel.

Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, bring a friend, bring your family, join us for Whisper’s Gone at a neighborhood park!

FREE! For adults and children (ages 7 and up).

Saturday, June 22, 11am – Hawthorne Park, 12th & Catharine
Saturday, June 22, 5pm – Hawthorne Park, 12th & Catharine
Wednesday, June 26, 7:30pm – Stephen Girard Park, 21st & Shunk
Thursday, June 27, 7pm – Marconi Plaza, 13th & Oregon
Sunday, June 30, 11am – Dickinson Square Park, 4th & Tasker
Sunday, June 30, 5pm – Dickinson Square Park, 4th & Tasker

Rain Dates
Sun, June 23, 5pm at Hawthorne Park
Fri, June 28, 7pm at Marconi Plaza
Sat, June 29, 3pm at Stephen Girard Park

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