Azuka Theatre's 18th Season celebrates our commitment to local playwrights by producing three World Premiere plays – all by nationally recognized and award winning Philadelphia writers - Emma Goidel, David Jacobi and R. Eric Thomas. These dynamic plays challenge you to take a closer look at what lies beneath the surface of what we consider normal – in family, and in our own memories – what happens when you question the status quo?

We continue our commitment to community by extending our innovative Pay What You Decide box office initiative for another full season!  This “try it before you buy it” model allows you to determine the value of your experience after you’ve seen the show.

This season we celebrate theater by Philadelphians for Philadelphians! We hope you’ll join us!

TICKET RESERVATIONS BEGIN AUGUST 1, 2017!


THE GAP

By Emma Goidel
Directed By Rebecca Wright
November 1 - 19, 2017

A World Premiere by a Philadelphia Playwright!
Nicole thinks she was abducted by aliens. Lee thinks Nicole is insane. But Nicole is her sister, so Lee goes on a performance art journey to discover the truth about that strange moment in their life that neither of them can exactly name. A dark comedy about family secrets, performing, and sisterhood that asks what's ultimately worse: forgetting or remembering?

EMMA GOIDEL

EMMA GOIDEL


READY STEADY YETI GO

By David Jacobi
Directed By Allison Heishman
February 21 - March 11, 2018

A New Professionals Productions & World Premiere by a Philadelphia Playwright!
In the aftermath of a hate crime, Junior High pariah Goon befriends one of the victims, Carly, the only black girl in school. While the town plans a rally "to destroy racism forever," a youthful romance blossoms and the two must navigate the pitfalls of falling in love while dealing with the town's prying eyes, especially those of Wikipedia Jones, the crime-solving son of the Chief of Police. Passive-aggressive antics, bad parental advice, and ill-informed gestures of kindness create a "White Guilt Perfect Storm" that threatens to make the course of true love a rocky road indeed.

DAVID JACOBI

DAVID JACOBI


MRS. HARRISON

By R. Eric Thomas
Directed By Kevin Glaccum
May 2 - 20, 2018

A World Premiere by a Philadelphia Playwright!
This new play by Barrymore Award-winning playwright R. Eric Thomas, is about two women and one story. At their 10-year college reunion, Aisha and Holly meet by chance. Is this the first time or has it just been a long time? They can't agree. Aisha is a black, successful playwright; she's on the cover of the alumni magazine. Holly is a white, struggling stand-up comedian; she's here for the free drinks. They both have a story that they've been telling themselves about what happened all those years ago and they're both willing to fight for the truth in the present.

 

R. ERIC THOMAS

R. ERIC THOMAS