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A Number
May 15 June 9
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 "stunning" (The New York Times) and suspenseful exploration of identity, parenthood, and the ethics of human cloning. 

What's Interesting:

  • A Number is a thrilling and fast-paced 70-minute play, featuring two actors playing four characters.
  • Though not dystopian, it takes place in a near-future version of our society in which human cloning is possible. Think: Netflix’s Black Mirror or The Twilight Zone.  
  • A Number debuted at the Royal Court Theatre in London in 2002, starring Michael Gambon and Daniel Craig.
  • Playwright Caryl Churchill is known for experimental theatre that tackles the sociopolitical themes of the day. The play was written during a time of public controversy and debate over the ethics of cloning.
  • Churchill is widely considered one of the greatest living English-language dramatists of the last century.


Recommended for ages 12+. No intermission.

May 15-June 9, 2019 By Caryl Churchill Directed by Eliza Baldi Leonard C. Haas Stage
Cast and Creative Team
Caryl Churchill
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Enhance Your Experience
Scoop on Wednesdays

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

AfterWORDS – expanded!

Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Tuesday and Thursday evening performances, and Saturday matinees, excluding previews.

May 21, 23, 25, 30; June 1, 4, 6

The Farmhouse Bistro

Dinner & A Show

Packages are available for prix fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday—Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.

Brunch Packages

Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order

Access Night

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

Relaxed Performance

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

Open Caption

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 & Sensory Tour

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