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A Number
May 15 June 9
"It may be the most riveting hour you spend" at the theatre.

— Philly Life & Culture 

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". 

 

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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.

May 15-June 9, 2019 By Caryl Churchill Directed by Eliza Baldi Leonard C. Haas Stage
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Audience Reactions
"Riveting." "Just astounding." "I'm still thinking about it a week later." Churchill's take on the near-future has audiences talking!
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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.

June 5

AfterWORDS – expanded!

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

The Farmhouse Bistro

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.

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+.

Pre-Performance Guide

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

What's the Buzz?
"Stunning, thought-provoking, and thrilling. Churchill avoids academic exercise—instead, she cleaves her drama to the parent/child relationship, that fraught bond so central to Western theater."
Broad Street Review