THE WILMA THEATER’S 2023-24 SEASON

NOV 24 – DEC 17, 2023

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play finally arrives on stage in Philadelphia, in a celebratory new production, following its limited Broadway run! James Ijames’s riff on Shakespeare’s Hamlet is set at a BBQ in the South, and centers Juicy, who is Black, queer, and soft – and learning to love himself. “A hilarious yet profound tragedy smothered in comedy,” raves The New York Times.

NOMINATED FOR FIVE TONY AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST PLAY!

JAN 30 – FEB 18, 2024

Sasha’s 82-year-old mother has lived in Kyiv her whole life. When Russia invades Ukraine in 2022, Sasha copes with her fears by imagining her mother in increasingly fantastical situations: strategizing with President Zelenskyy, striking Russian drones with jars of pickles, and even debating with God. Playwright Sasha Denisova was inspired by her online chats with her mother to write this darkly funny and deeply heartfelt new play.

A co-production with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

APRIL 2 – 21, 2024

Three Gods come to the city of Setzuan looking for one good person. But the rules keep changing in the thrum and bustle of this shantytown, which more closely resembles 21st century Philadelphia than Brecht’s imagined ancient China. This classic parable is retold and reclaimed through the vision of director Justin Jain, working with an adaptation from playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America), original live percussive music, and members of the Wilma HotHouse Company.

JUNE 4 – 23, 2024

The early 20th century queer mystic and artist Hilma af Klint channeled hundreds of paintings through messages from otherworldly forces, hoping to communicate the mysteries of the universe. Only recently rediscovered and hailed as one of the first-ever abstract artists, she worked in obscurity during a time that was not yet ready to receive her message. This contemporary opera – with a score that mixes genres from opera, rock, pop, and musical theater – wrestles with the hubris and humility that fueled one woman’s spiritual quest.

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SPECIAL PERFORMANCES

The Let Out (post-show talkbacks)
Fat Ham – Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 pm
My Mama… – Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2 pm
Good Person… – Sunday, April 7 at 2 pm
Hilma – Sunday, June 9 at 2 pm

Relaxed Performance
Fat Ham – Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 2 pm
My Mama… – Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 2 pm
Good Person… – Wednesday, April 10 at 2 pm
Hilma – Wednesday, June 12 at 2 pm

Aurora Circle
Fat Ham – Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7 pm
My Mama … – Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 pm
Good Person… – Thursday, April 11 at 7pm
Hilma – Thursday, June 14 at 7 pm

Open Caption/Audio Description
Fat Ham – Saturday, Dec. 16 at 8 pm & Sunday, Dec. 17 at 2 pm
My Mama … – Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 pm & Sunday, Feb. 18 at 2 pm
Good Person… – Saturday, April 20 at 2 pm & Sunday, April 21 at 2 pm
Hilma – Saturday, June 22 at 8 pm & Sunday, June 23 at 2 pm