Announcing Our 2021-22 Season

We are so excited to safely welcome you back to the Wilma Theater’s home in Philadelphia for another season of bold, exciting theater.

OUR 2021-22 SEASON

MINOR CHARACTER

SIX TRANSLATIONS OF UNCLE VANYA AT THE SAME TIME

CREATED BY NEW SALOON
TEXT BY ANTON CHEKHOV
TRANSLATIONS BY MARIAN FELL, LAURENCE SENELICK, PAUL SCHMIDT, CAROL ROCAMORA, MILO CRAMER, AND GOOGLE TRANSLATE
DIRECTED BY YURY URNOV

Oct 5-24, 2021

“HYSTERICAL, INVENTIVE, AND BRILLIANT” -New York Theatre Review

We are pleased to welcome back audiences with Minor Character, a joyful and music-filled comedic kaleidoscope. A band of actors come together to perform a warm-hearted yet bittersweet look at love, longing, and the limitations of language. 

THE CHERRY ORCHARD

BY ANTON CHEKHOV
DIRECTED BY DMITRY KRYMOV

April 12-May 1, 2022

A STUNNING NEW PRODUCTION FROM “ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST THEATREMAKERS” (New York Times)

The New York Times recently called Dmitry Krymov “one of the world’s finest theatermakers.” For this new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, the world-renowned Russian director collaborates with the Wilma’s acclaimed HotHouse Acting Company to blast apart one of theater’s enduring masterworks. 

What is it like to lose your home?
The Cherry Orchard
centers around a Russian family grappling with the potential foreclosure of their estate, and a community in transition as the old makes way for the new. Volleyballs and sunflower seeds fly, while a giant mechanical train station flipboard tells the future … plus more surprises await in Krymov’s inventive re-interpretation.

FAIRVIEW

BY JACKIE SIBBLIES DRURY
DIRECTED BY JAMES IJAMES

May 31-June 18, 2022

WINNER, PULITZER PRIZE FOR DRAMA

The Frasier family is preparing to celebrate grandma’s birthday, cooking dinner, drinking wine, and hiding secrets. But what starts as a sitcom about a Black family explodes into a raucously brilliant look at race in America.

How do we view each other fairly?
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play will spark passionate debates, but also crucial transformations. In its stunning and much-discussed final moments (no spoilers!), the audience is invited to step past what’s comfortable and into a more equitable space.

SHOWS ARE CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO BE PRESENTED AT THE WILMA THEATER IN PHILADELPHIA
STREAMING OPTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SELECT PRODUCTIONS

WHY SUBSCRIBE TO OUR 2021-22 SEASON?

  • Be part of the safe return of live theater to Philadelphia!
  • Get first pick of seats! (Yes, we are back to assigned seating!)
  • Pay no fees on your order!
  • Subscribers enjoy unlimited free ticket exchanges. (Upgrade charges may apply.)
  • Get WilmaPerks – exclusive offers from restaurants and other businesses!

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Click here to watch a welcome video from Lead Artistic Director James Ijames

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

Click here to learn more about our various season packages, and to see the calendar of performances.

PLEASE CONSIDER ADDING A DONATION

Ticket sales only cover 30% of the costs of our productions. The rest comes from incredible foundations, businesses – and individuals like you!  Please consider adding a donation to your subscription order. Your investment in our vision makes our bold, adventurous art possible.

SAFETY PLAN

We are committed to providing a safe environment for everyone to see live theater, following all local, state, union, and national guidelines. Click here to see our safety protocols for Minor Character. We have also limited our capacity, mandated vaccinations for our staff, and updated our air ventilation system, using MERV-13 filters and increasing air from the outside. We have also been regularly surveying our guests, and our latest data suggests that more than 99% of you are vaccinated. (Thank you!) Our safety protocols for Cherry Orchard and Fairview will be announced a month before their first performances.

SEATING CHART

Click here to view a seating chart for our 2021-22 Season. We have reduced our seating, and have added additional accessible and companion seating.

STREAMING

We plan to stream the first two shows of our season, Minor Character and The Cherry Orchardand subscribers can use their tickets to stream. We’ll announce further details soon!

HELP WITH PARKING

Through our partnership with SpotHero, you get easy access to many parking lots throughout Center City, mere blocks from the Wilma.

LATEST UPDATES ON OUR INCLUSION, DIVERSITY, EQUITY, ANTI-RACISM, AND ACCESS WORK

Since we posted our response to the We See You White American Theatre Coalition in September 2020, we have continued todo the important work of creating new policies, practices, and procedures to make our organization more inclusive and equitable for artists, staff, and audiences. Click here to see the latest updates.

ARE YOU A STUDENT, A THEATER ARTIST, AN EDUCATOR, OR UNDER 40?

We offer discounted subscription options for students, industry, educators, and those under 40-years-old. Click here to request a discount.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Click here to contact our box office.

Titles, dates, and creative teams subject to change.

WILMA THEATER LEADERSHIP

Morgan Green, James Ijames, Yury Urnov, Co-Artistic Directors
Leigh Goldenberg, Managing Director
Blanka Zizka, Artistic Director Emeritus

THANK YOU TO OUR FUNDERS

‘The Cherry Orchard’ has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

The Cherry Orchard’ was made possible with generous support from the Mart Foundation.