Press Releases

12.13 Season Announcement

March, 2012
Contact: Johnny Van Heest, Public Relations Manager
215.893.9456 ext. 102 |

THE WILMA THEATER Announces the 2012 – 2013 Season

20th Anniversary of Angels in America Part Two, a ferociously funny Off-Broadway Hit, a North American Premiere, and a sassy look at growing up gay and African-American

PHILADELPHIA – The Wilma Theater is pleased to announce the four plays that will make up its upcoming 2012 – 2013 Season. Following our spring production of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the Wilma will open its 2012 – 2013 season with the 20th Anniversary of Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika by Tony Kushner, directed by Blanka Zizka. Angels in America will be followed by the new Off-Broadway comedy Assistance, by Leslye Headland, and the North American Premiere of Under the Whaleback, by English playwright Richard Bean, directed by Blanka Zizka. The Wilma will close its 2012 – 2013 Season with the subversive Bootycandy, by Robert O’Hara.


by Tony Kushner   
directed by Blanka Zizka   
September 12 – October 21, 2012 
Press Night: September 19, 2012
“The most thrilling American play in years!” (The New York Times)

by Leslye Headland    
January 2 – February 3, 2013
Press Night: January 9, 2013
“Theatrical equivalent of a triple-shot espresso, bristling with propulsive nerviness and high style!” (Los Angeles Times)

by Richard Bean
directed by Blanka Zizka    
March 6 – April 7, 2013
Press Night: March 13, 2013

by and directed by Robert O’Hara     
May 15 – June 16, 2013
Press Night: May 22, 2013
“Funny, smutty, and entirely subversive!” (The Washington Post)

Special Events

Throughout the season, the Wilma will announce free readings which offer audiences previews of plays, chosen from the best new writing from the U.S. and abroad. Audience members will also have opportunities to attend special chats with members of the artistic team and Onstage Conversations on themes related to the season’s plays.

Subscriptions & Tickets

Subscription prices range from $32 – $220, with Flex Subscriptions available that give subscribers the flexibility to choose performance dates over the season. Special discounts are available on subscriptions for seniors, students, and educators.  Subscriptions are available by calling 215.546.7824, visiting The Wilma Theater box office located at 265 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, or online at  Single tickets for the 2011 – 2012 Season go on sale July 1st.

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art. We engage artists and audiences in imaginative reflection on the complexities of contemporary life. We present bold, original, well-crafted productions that represent a range of voices, viewpoints, and styles