Show: LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART
Theater: OLD ACADEMY PLAYERS
Theater Website: https://oldacademyplayers.org/
Show runs: 03/08/2019 to 03/24/2019
Philadelphia, PA — Old Academy Players proudly presents LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART by prolific American playwright Terrence McNally. This drama, directed by Rob Rosiello, produced by Nancy Ridgeway with set design by T. Mark Cole, will run March 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2019, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.; Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
July 1991, siblings sister and brother Chloe and Sam, and their spouses John and Sally, spend an explosive Fourth of July weekend together. After the death of her brother from AIDS, Sally has inherited a beach house in The Pines, an exclusive gay community on Fire Island. Family relationships, unspoken fears, and forbidden longings are revealed despite the desperate sense of individual isolation, all set against the revelry of partying neighbors celebrating personal and patriotic freedom.
Terrence McNally (born November 3, 1938) is an American playwright, librettist, and screenwriter who has won many awards including: multiple Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Lucille Lortel Awards, Obie Awards, an Emmy, and a Pulitizer Prize. Written in 1991 LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART won both the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play and the Lucille Lortel Award Winner, Outstanding Play in 1992. McNally believed that a play provided a forum for the ideas and feelings that could lead a society to decide to heal and change itself. David Richards, in The New York Times, called LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART “fascinating and ultimately quite touching”.
Old Academy’s amazing cast includes: Caitlin Riley as Sally Truman, Danielle Foley as Chloe Haddock, Darin DeVivo as John Haddock, Eric Rupp as Sam Truman.
Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Parking for all performances is free. Ticket price is $20 per person. Buy tickets online at www.oldacademyplayers.org/. Old Academy welcomes groups! Take advantage of group discount pricing ($17 per person with 15 or more people in a group). Call 215-843-1109 for more information and tickets.
Old Academy Players, where Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky made their stage debuts, is a non-profit community theater located at 3544 Indian Queen Lane in East Falls (Philadelphia), the urban village on the Schuylkill River. Constructed in 1819, the Old Academy building has been the OAP home since 1932. Old Academy Players has provided continuous community theater since 1923 and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Theater Address: 3544 Indian Queen Lane Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19129 (Map It)
Theater Phone: (215) 843-1109
Theater Amenities: Heated/Air Conditioned, Parking Lot
Purchase tickets online: https://oldacademyplayers.org/