Announcing our 20116-2017 Season
A Runaway, a Soldier, and a Snowball Fight.
by Leah Lawler
The culminating production of the PDC@IronAge residency. and world premiere, A Runaway, a Soldier and a Snowball reveals the tense, comedic surreality in Boston, 1770 in the days leading up to the Boston Massacre. Crispus Attucks, runaway slave, engages Sam Adams, a bumbling British soldier and a barkeep named Fergus each with a different agenda. Lauded as a martyr of the American revolution, sometimes history glorifies unfair murder as an act of defiance. History's first black casualty of political oppression, A Runaway, a Soldier and a Snowball fight mixes comedy and tragedy to drive home a message about the dangers of racism, the need for love and the indiscriminate nature of violence.
One of Deb Miller's Top 15 picks for the 2016 Fringe.
JaRon C Battle and Ned Pryce
Stage Manager Abby TOll
At Fergie's Pub
The Return of Fringe Wraiths
At various Venues around the Fringe in September
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.
Three Reading/Performance Hybrid Events to Honor the Assassination of Fred Hampton
December 4 @ 7pm @ The Drake Lobby
December 5 @ 7 @ % Saints Distillery in Norristown
December 6 @ 8 @ Wooden Shoe Bookshop on South Street in Philadelphia.
Endgame by Samuel Beckett