CURRENT SEASON

TO MY UNBORN CHILD: 

A LOVE LETTER FROM FRED HAMPTON

by Richard Bradford

featuring Richard Bradford as Fred Hampton

Directed by John Doyle

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On the eve of the 48th anniversary of Fred Hampton's murder by Chicago Police, Iron Age Theatre remounts the acclaimed 2017 Fringe production of Richard Bradford's To My Unborn Child, A Love Letter from Fred Hampton. Then one man show freezes time on the horrible morning of December 4, 1969 and gives Chairman Fred  an hour to share his ideas, passion and dreams with a contemporary audience.

Join us on December 3, to remember the founder of the Rainbow Coalition, a revolutionary and dreamer who stood for all of the people power ideals of the Black Panther Party. The show, starring Richard Bradford,  starts at 7pm at the Community Education Center at 3500 Lancaster Ave.

Fred Hampton, Black Panther, Founder of the Rainbow Coalition and victim of police violence. Hampton was murdered at 21 in his home by Chicago police as he lay next to his pregnant lover. Iron Age Theatre freezes a moment in time so that Hampton can share his unique vision, his hope-filled dreams and his brilliant analysis of American issues of race, economic justice, and human dignity with his son. This play is part of the Iron Age Theatre Radical Thinkers stable of original works. Written by Iron Age Theatre core member, this world premiere will challenge and inspire.

$20 / 75 minutes / December 3 / 7pm

Community Education Center 3500 Lancaster Ave Philadelphia

Get Tickets!!!  iron-age-theatre.ticketleap.com/to-my-unborn-child-commemoration-2017/

Walk by the Fire and Die in Your Sleep

by Daniella Vinitski
Directed by John Doyle

Featuring Richard Bradford and Niya Colbert

One of seven plays in an evening of theatre fostering healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias.

Thursday, Nov 2nd at 7:30pm
Friday, Nov 3rd at 7:30pm
Saturday, Nov 4th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, Nov 5th at 2:00pm & 7:30pm

The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

http://thebridgephl2017.brownpapertickets.com/

Featured Performance at The POE Arts Festival 2017

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Iron Age will present a scene from Quaker City Gothic by Ray Saraceni and additional Poe Material plus a Phrenology demonstration.

Featuring: Ray Saraceni, Anthony Giampetro and Chuck Beishl as Devil Bug.

The German Society of Pennsylvania is producing the second annual Poe Arts Festival to be held the evening of Friday, October 27 2017.

Poe, one of the most important authors this country has ever produced, continues to be influential both here and in Europe. He is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of the macabre. H

611 Spring Garden in the sponsoring German Society of Pennsylvania

Tickets: http://www.poeartsfestival.com/

 

At the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

To My Unborn Child: 

A Love Letter From Fred Hampton

by Richard Bradford

featuring Richard Bradford as Fred Hampton

Directed by John Doyle

Fred Hampton, Black Panther, Founder of the Rainbow Coalition and victim of police violence. Hampton was murdered at 21 in his home by Chicago police as he lay next to his pregnant lover. Iron Age Theatre freezes a moment in time so that Hampton can share his unique vision, his hope-filled dreams and his brilliant analysis of American issues of race, economic justice, and human dignity with his son. This play is part of the Iron Age Theatre Radical Thinkers stable of original works. Written by Iron Age Theatre core member, this world premiere will challenge and inspire.

$20 / 75 minutes

Ethical Society of Philadelphia 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sept 6 at 8pm

Sept 7 at 5pm

Sept 10 at 4pm

Sept 14 at 7:30pm

Sept 16 at 2pm + 5pm

Sept 17 at 6pm

Sept 18 at 7pm

Sept 22 at 7pm

TICKETS: http://fringearts.com/event/unborn-child-love-letter-fred-hampton/

 

MARX IN SOHO

by Howard Zinn

Featuring Bob Weick

Directed by John Doyle

Howard Zinn's MARX IN SOHO is back! On the eve of Marx's 200th birthday, with Das Capital turning 150, Bob Weick returns to the Philly Fringe, where the national tour began in 2004! "Inspiring, relevant, powerful" MARX IN SOHO shows a humane alternative to the capitalism that rules our government and our world. RESIST!

A Deb Miller Pick for One of the Best of the Fringe 2017 in DELCO Times

$15/ 70 minutes

 

Ethical Society of Philadelphia 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103

 Sept 6 at 6pm

Sept 7 at 7:30pm

Sept 10 at 6pm

Sept 14 at 5:30pm

Sept 16 at 3:30pm

Sept 17 at 8pm

Sept 18 at 5pm

Sept 22 at 8:30pm

Tickets: http://fringearts.com/event/marx-soho-howard-zinn/