Portrayed on Broadway and in film, Les Miserables relates the horrific struggles of living during the 1830 French Revolution. Likewise, Giordano’s opera relates the true story of André Marie Chénier, a French poet and victim of the perilous years of the first French Revolution. Known for his sensual, emotive poetry, he was guillotined for alleged “crimes against the state”, just three days before the end of the Reign of Terror. Dramatic highlights include Maddalena’s heartbreaking aria “La mamma morta” as heard in the popular film “Philadelphia” starring Tom Hanks, and Chénier’s, “Improvviso”, his passionate vision of France.
Tickets range from $18 to $30. Use Code “NHCCM14” for $5 off
In Timelines, Tangle’s aerial dance theater presents a highly kinetic meditation on female bodies in time. A dancer swings on the pendulum of a giant clock as it ticks down moments. An acrobat echoes life evolving on earth millennia ago, rising from the ocean and into the air via body contortion and aerial rope. Two vaudevillians can’t quite resolve their comic timing on the trapeze. And a daydreaming secretary in a 1950s office escapes to a radical future in which people connect in profoundly different ways. Past, present, and future collide in a drama of swinging trapezes and suspended fabric.
Tickets are $20, $5 discount for CC and NH members, as well as students, artists, and seniors, use code “CCNH15.”
Writers, performers, and artists of all kinds will gather with members of the Philadelphia community to celebrate the legacy of actor Reuben Mitchell. Attendees are invited to bring their own picnic dinner, blankets, mats, and a dessert to share. We’ll spend the first hour eating and meeting and the second with new comedies from The Foundry. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uniting Colleges Through Tap is a Philadelphia-based tap dance company comprised of dancers from surrounding Philadelphia and New Jersey colleges, with a focus on entertaining audiences while educating on the history of tap. Their annual spring concert will focus on tap’s place in Philadelphia’s history. Come and join us as we discover and dance through some interesting facts about the city of Philadelphia. Other performers appearing through-out the weekend are: Tap Team Two, Darrell Williams, Men On Tap, Tap Ties and many more!
Tickets are $20, $5 discount for Christ Church members.
Show runs 90 minutes.
For ticket purchases call 215-432-6861 or visit www.UCTT.net
The Head and The Hand presents ON FINDING BEN FRANKLIN: A STORYTELLING JOURNEY THROUGH SPACE & TIME
Thursday, March 27th @ 6:30pm
It’s popular “fact” that Ben Franklin was laid to rest in the Christ Church Burial Ground in 1790. But as the Philadelphia storytelling collective The Savage Detectives have sleuthed, a person of interest acquiring all of the attributes of Franklin’s wit and charisma has surfaced during many historical and political watershed moments in American history. Through a fusion of music and storytelling, join The Savage Detectives as they take you on a journey through time and space to find Ben Franklin.
Tickets range from $10-$20. Show runs 60 minutes. 20% discount for CC or NH members, type code “NeighborhoodHouse” when purchasing tickets. For ticket purchases call 267-702-6744 or visit their site.