Orphans

Written by Lyle Kessler
Directed by Joe Canuso
April 9, 2020 — May 3, 2020

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

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Season Sponsors Bruce and Giuliana Zallie & Zallie Supermarkets

Show sponsor – Louis Bluver

Two brothers in 1980s North Philadelphia with no family, direction or support have made a life that barely works. When one kidnaps a wealthy grifter, the brothers begin a journey in their lives with the father figure they never knew they needed.

Thursday, April. 9 7:00 PM (Preview)
Friday, April. 10 8:00 PM (Preview)
Saturday, April. 11 8:00 PM (Preview)
Sunday, April. 12 3:00 PM (Preview)
Tuesday, April. 14 7:00 PM (Preview)
Wednesday, April. 15 8:00 PM (Opening Night)
Thursday, April. 16 7:00 PM
Friday, April. 17 8:00 PM
Saturday, April. 18 8:00 PM
Sunday, April. 19 3:00 PM (Post-Show Discussion)
Wednesday, April. 22 7:00 PM
Thursday, April. 23 7:00 PM (Post-Show Discussion)
Friday, April. 24 8:00 PM
Saturday, April. 25 8:00 PM
Sunday, April. 26 3:00 PM
Monday, April. 27 7:00 PM (Industry Night)
Wednesday, April. 29 7:00 PM
Thursday, April. 30 1:00 PM
Thursday, April. 30 7:00 PM
Friday, May. 1 8:00 PM
Saturday, May. 2 8:00 PM
Sunday, May. 3 3:00 PM

“Orphans” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company

William Zielinski (Harold) William is thrilled to be returning to Theatre Exile, where he last appeared in An Oak Tree and Ideation. Recent theatre includes: Sweat (People’s Light), Hapgood and Don’t Dress for Dinner (Lantern Theatre), Glengarry Glen Ross and Three Sisters (Harbor Stage Company), Hand to God (PTC), and West Side Story (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival). Film and TV: Dispatches From Elsewhere, The Immortal Jellyfish, Dead Man Down, Do No Harm, Flikken Maastricht (Dutch TV), The Wire, The Lovely Bones, and Shot in the Heart. Bill is an eight-time Barrymore nominee, and was a member of four Barrymore-winning ensembles. He splits his time between Philadelphia and Amsterdam.

Joe Canuso (Director)

Robin Stamey (Lighting Designer)

Katherine Fritz (Costume Designer)

Michael Kiley (Sound Designer)

Samantha Dugan (Stage Manager)

Carter O’brien Ford (Production/Facilities Manager) – started as a teen fellow at the Hedgerow Theatre and continued his theatrical education at Gloucester County Institute of Technology in their Performing Arts-Acting Program. Since then he has received a BBA in Arts & Entertainment Management from Pace University-NYC, directed Blood Knot here in Philadelphia and the first U.S. workshop of Rotterdam in NYC. As a technical director he started with numerous student productions in Philadelphia and NYC before moving onto the Atlantic City Ballet Tour, Frigid NY, and Soho Playhouse. He still tours as a lighting designer, workshops the plays he writes, and performs as a storyteller & improviser. He’d like to thank Theatre Exile for accepting him into their family and his family for accepting… well, keeping him in their… well, his family. Thanks!