A West Philly family gathers for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt dramedy from Colman Domingo (co-author of Lights Out: Nat King Cole; star of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead). Dotty's memory is slipping as her three children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch.
Celebrate National Coming Out Day with your LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors at a pre-show reception.
October 11 at 6pm
Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and cast member André Ward. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing Dot tickets, or purchase separately here.
September 25; October 9 & 16
Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews.
September 26; October 3, 10, 17
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.
Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order.
October 18 at 7:30pm
Following the 2pm performance of Dot, Nadira Beard and Julian "Juke" Mayfield will facilitate an affinity group conversation for caregivers. This event is free and open to anyone, even if you did not attend the 2pm performance.
October 20 at 4:45pm
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.
October 15 at 7:30pm
October 16 at 7:30pm
October 17 at 7:30pm
October 18 at 7:30pm*
October 19 at 2 & 8pm
October 20 at 2 & 7pm
*Also a Relaxed Performance
To further expand access to our work, we offer select half-priced performances throughout the season. Your discount is automatically applied when purchasing tickets.
October 15 at 7:30pm
Our theatre is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome at all performances. Large-print programs, assistive listening devices, and sensory supports (fidgets, noise-canceling headphones) are always available to borrow from the Box Office. For more information, click here or call our Patron Experience team: 610.644.3500
"Affection and authentic humor."
"A tightly crafted, affectionate portrayal of people who, while eccentric, stuck, and fraught with shortcomings, attract us anyway."
"The interactions read amazingly true. Each character brings his or her powerful story to the play."
"Colman Domingo has given his hometown a wonderful gift."
“It’s such a Philadelphia story, and I wanted it to be done with so much love. I felt this company would treat it with so much respect."
"I was interested in writing that story — a family story, about how we care for ourselves and care for each other.”