About This Show

This series offers audiences an exclusive opportunity to hear plays – chosen from the best new writing from the U.S. and abroad – which are under consideration for future Wilma seasons, read by some of Philadelphia’s finest actors.


The Gabriels

by Van Badham

Monday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.

A surprising and relevant new play by Australian writer Van Badham, The Gabriels explores family relationships, stem cell research, the Bible, and graphic novels.

Knives in Hens

by David Harrower

Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m.

One of the most produced plays in Europe in recent years, Knives in Hens is a haunting and poetic tale of love, adultery, betrayal, and a woman’s journey from fear and ignorance to knowledge and imagination.

The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler

by Jeff Whitty

Monday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Tony-winning playwright Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q) brings Ibsen’s heroine back to life – or rather, to a literary afterlife, where she sets off on a hilarious and moving quest to break her story’s cycle with the assistance of Medea, Mammy (from Gone With the Wind), and a host of other literary characters.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: October 9, 2006 Final Performance: October 30, 2006

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