Events

Events are made possible through the generosity of our production sponsor, PECO
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Beer Tasting: Hamlet
Friday, March 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Join us for a pre-show beer tasting in our lobby from 7-8pm with Naked Brewing Company - complimentary for ticket-holders to that evening's performance!

Directors Gathering Dialogue
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00pm

Immediately following the performance, Directors Gathering will sit with Hamlet director and Wilma's Founding Artistic Director Blanka Zizka for an audience-led convesation to discuss her work with the play and the behind-the-scenes process of making Hamlet.

Opening Night: Hamlet
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:30pm
Post-Show Chat: Hamlet
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 10:30pm

Learn more about the production through discussions with artists and audience members following the performance.

Drexel University Event
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 5:30pm

Students, staff, and faculty of Drexel University are invited to a private complimentary dinner reception for Drexel ticketholders and guests at The Wilma Theater, starting at 5:30. After the performance, guests are invited to a post-show backstage tour with Production Manager Clayton Tejada.  See behind the scenes and learn about the design elements of the production. Tickets are just $10 for students with ID and $25 for faculty, staff, and guests. To reserve your tickets to the reception and performance please call our box office at 215.546.7824 or email tickets@wilmathetaer.org.

Post-Show Chat: Hamlet
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 10:30pm

Learn more about the production through discussions with artists and audience members following the performance.

Young Friends Night: Hamlet
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm

For audience members 40 and under, this performance includes a complimentary pre-show food and drink reception at the Wilma from 7-8pm!

UArts Event
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 5:30pm

Students, staff, and faculty of the University of the Arts are invited to a private complimentary dinner reception for UArts ticketholders and guests at The Wilma Theater, starting at 5:30. After the performance, guests are invited to a post-show conversation with director Blanka Zizka. Learn about her work with the play, her company of actors, and the behind-the-scenes process of making Hamlet. Tickets are just $10 for students with ID and $25 for faculty, staff, and guests. To reserve your tickets to the reception and performance please call our box office at 215.546.7824 or email tickets@wilmathetaer.org. 

Post-Show Chat: Hamlet
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 5:00pm

Learn more about the production through discussions with artists and audience members following the performance; complimentary coffee provided!

Street Art – Onstage and On the Street
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 10:00pm

Join us after the performance of Hamlet for a lively conversation between Wilma Dramaturg Walter Bilderback, street artist CERA (whose work is seen in the Wilma lobby and on the set of Hamlet), and Conrad Benner, curator of the popular Streets Dept blog as they discuss the history of street art and its role in city life.

Open Captioned Performance: Hamlet
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:00pm
Q1 and the Meanings of Hamlet
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

In 1823, a nobleman found a strange document in the closet of the family estate: a version of Hamlet which pre-dated the two versions scholars and performers had been using for a century, which differed radically from those versions in both plot structure and language. Q1, as the text is known, has been declared a rough draft, a piracy, and a pre-Shakespearean "ur-Hamlet," among other things. Q1 had a large influence on the Wilma Theater’s cutting of Hamlet. In his recent book, “Hamlet After Q1,” UPenn scholar Zachary Lesser examines how the improbable discovery of Q1 has forced readers to reconsider accepted truths about Shakespeare as an author and about the nature of Shakespeare's texts and offers new insights on what we think we mean by Hamlet. Please join Wilma Dramaturg Walter Bilderback and Professor Lesser for a stimulating conversation about the history and influence of this mysterious quarto