play 5

Peaceable Kingdom

by Mary Tuomanen
directed by Rebecca Wright

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Playwright Mary Tuomanen

Playwright Mary Tuomanen

MAY 10 - 28, 2017

IN RESIDENCE AT
CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

A dark comedy about the Quaker settlement of Pennsylvania. Inspired by the famous series by Philadelphia painter Edward Hicks (1780 - 1849), Peaceable Kingdom is a fable about the longing for utopia. In a mythical Quaker colony inhabited by wild creatures both native and foreign to the Americas, the audience is offered a bird's-eye view of two cultures encountering each other for the first time. Peaceable Kingdom is also a warning: an exploration of how ecosystems are impacted by invasive species, be they squirrels, giant cats, or human beings.


PERFORMANCES

ALL PERFORMANCES @ 7:00 PM

WED MAY 10 / PREVIEW
THU MAY 11 / OPENING, SOLD OUT
FRI MAY 12 / *GFSC, TALKBACK
SAT MAY 13
SUN MAY 14

WED MAY 17
THU MAY 18
FRI MAY 19 / TALKBACK
SAT MAY 20 / NO SHOW
SUN MAY 21 / TALKBACK

WED MAY 24 / TALKBACK
THU MAY 25
FRI MAY 26
SAT MAY 27 / TALKBACK
SUN MAY 28

*GFSC: Performance accompanied by Germantown Friends School Choir

TICKETS

$25 General Public
$20 Seniors
$15 Students

Subject to availability, tickets can be purchased at the venue 1 hour prior to curtain on show days.

CONTACT
Emily Acker, Box Office Manager
emily@orbiter3.org / 610-213-4385

VENUE CHRIST CHURCH NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
20 N American Street / 215-922-1695
ADA-accessible building


TALKBACKS

Journeys Toward Consensus, Friends at Arch Street

Friday, May 12

MIGNON ADAMS
Librarian Emeritus, University of the Sciences

ANDREW ANDERSON
Executive Director, Friends Rehabilitation Program

Legacies of Neighbors: William Penn at Christ Church, Yesterday and Today

FRIDAY, May 19

REVEREND TIMOTHY SAFFORD
Rector, Christ Church

REVEREND SUSAN RICHARDSON
Assistant Minister, Christ Church

NANCY WEBSTER
Curator, Friends Historical Association

Of Lions and Lambs: The Challenges and Opportunities of Collective Movements

Sunday, May 21

DWIGHT DUNSTON
Assistant Director of Admission, Friends Central School

WALTER SULLIVAN
Director of Quaker Affairs at Haverford College

Edward Hicks & American Art

Wednesday, May 24

KATHY FOSTER
The Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Senior Curator of American Art, and Director, Center for American Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Keeping Our Woven Word: Quakers and First Nations Peoples

Saturday, May 27

NANCY WEBSTER
Curator, Friends Historical Association


THE CAST

Thomas Choinacky Native (a squirrel)
Chris Davis Leopard
Eliana Fabiyi Lamb 2
Carla-Rae* Chief Tamanend
John Jarboe* Invasive (a squirrel)
Alexandra King William Penn
Daniel Park Kid
Cathy Simpson* Lion
Stephanie N. Walters* Lamb 1

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association

THE TEAM

Apollo Weaver Set Design
Maria Shaplin Lighting Design
Rebecca Kanach Costume Design
Emily Schuman Props Design
Nicole Labadie-Bartz Stage Manager
Val Dunn Production Assistant
Shira Berger Assistant Stage Manager
Maura Krause Producer
Erin Washburn Assistant Producer


Take a peek at the all-Orbiter performance of Peaceable Kingdom at PAFA.


ACCESSIBILITY

Christ Church Neighborhood House is an elevator-equipped, ADA-accesible building. Because of the historical streets and sidewalks in Old City, modular ramps are available for entry from North American Street.

For directions and assistance, contact welcome desk staff at 215-922-1695.


SUPPORT FOR THIS PRODUCTION PROVIDED IN PART BY