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In the near future, three identical sons confront their father over past misdeeds, with shocking consequences. From Caryl Churchill, one of the world's greatest living playwrights, comes a psychological stage thriller that will leave audiences reeling. Critics are calling it "fascinating", "intense", "skillful", "stunning", and "remarkable".
Recommended for ages 12+. The play runs 65 minutes with no intermission. Please note that our elevator is currently undergoing maintenance. There is an accessible entrance to the theatre at street level.
Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and a member of the cast. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing A Number tickets, or purchase separately here.
May 22, May 29, June 5
Facilitated post-performance discussions after Tuesday and Thursday evening performances, and Saturday matinees, excluding previews. On Thursdays, the cast will join the conversation.
May 21, 23, 25, 30; June 1, 4, 6
Dinner & A Show
Packages are available for prix fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday—Sunday performances, beginning at $85 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.
Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order
As part of our accessibility initiatives, tickets to select performances throughout the season are half-price, no promo code required. Tickets to A Number Access Night are $21.50, plus $5 fees and available online.
June 4 at 7:30pm
A relaxed performance is a live theatre experience that invites and encourages (but is not limited to) individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD, Dementia, and sensory sensitivities. Learn more about relaxed performances here.
We welcome all ages to relaxed performances, but this play is recommended for ages 12+.
June 7 at 7:30pm
An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.
June 4 at 7:30pm
June 5 at 2pm & 7:30pm
June 6 at 7:30pm
June 7 at 7:30pm
June 8 at 8pm
June 9 at 2pm & 7pm
Audio Description headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance (the set, costumes, and lighting effects, as well as the physical actions and body language of the actors) for our patrons with visual impairments. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue, so patrons won’t miss a moment of the performance.
In conjunction with this service, the sensory tour offers the opportunity to experience up close and feel certain key props and costume pieces before the performance begins. Typically 45 min before curtain. Interested patrons should register with the Box Office at 610.644.3500.
June 1 at 2pm
"This fine production... is rich with rewards."
"Churchill avoids academic exercise—instead, she cleaves her drama to the parent/child relationship, that fraught bond so central to Western theater."
"The woman sitting next to me couldn’t believe [Darrow] played both roles, and honestly, I can’t blame her... the actor deserves all praise for the remarkable (and remarkably simple) ways in which he alters his mannerisms."
"Darrow and Dossett punctuate each scene with moments of crippling intensity."
"Darrow’s skillful performance weaves subtle mannerisms and habits of speech into each of [his characters]."
"Director Eliza Baldi keeps the play crisp without racing ... beautifully paced."
The cast is "magnificent" and "impressive".
"A Number is about 65 minutes with no intermission, but it may be the most riveting hour you spend."