ADAPT!

A WORLD PREMIERE
Written and Directed by Blanka Zizka
March 22, 2017April 22, 2017

Events

Portraits of People On The Move
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

During the run of Adapt!, The Wilma Theater will remount Jennifer Baker’s exhibition PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE ON THE MOVE, originally presented as a companion to Cardell Dance Theater’s “Supper, People on the Move,” choreographed by Silvana Cardell. The exhibit features first-person stories and photo portraits of individual Philadelphia immigrants from Argentina, Pakistan, Honduras, Italy, Albania, Iraq, Haiti. and elsewhere -- journeys undertaken for many different reasons,  traversing many different landscapes, and completed with many different consequences.

Join us for an opening reception of the exhibit before the first performance of Adapt! on Wednesday, March 22 at 6:30pm.

Lobby Talks
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MARCH 22 - APRIL 22, POST SHOW

As one of the first audiences to see Adapt!, we invite you to join artists and staff in the lobby following the performance for informal conversation about the play. What resonated with you? How does Lenka’s journey relate to larger issues in the world today? Grab a beer or a glass of wine and share your thoughts with us.

Beer Night
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Opening Night
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
A Forum for What?: American Theater and Politics Today
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 7:30pm

At a moment when our country is experiencing great political uncertainty and change, what role should the theater play in our political landscape? During the run of Adapt!, the Wilma will assemble a panel of American theater-makers from Boston to DC to dig into these questions, and more. In this panel discussion, discover what responsibility we have as an industry to participate in politics and what the limits of our scope are. This discussion is FREE and open to the public.

“Once written, a play is only half done, and it is never complete and itself until it has been performed in a theatre. Theatre is an art form so social that, more than any other art form, it depends on having a public existence, and that means it is at the mercy of cultural conditions." - Vaclav Havel, "Second Wind," 1968

Soundtrack to Immigration: An Evening of Music from ADAPT!
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

In partnership with HIAS Pennsylvania and Intercultural Journeys, the Wilma presents an evening of music and tales, exploring an immigrant’s journey. Enjoy a rich array of music from the world premiere of Adapt! with the stories of Philadelphian immigrants. This event is FREE and open to the public with suggested donations at the door of $10 with all proceeds donated to HIAS Pennsylvania.

Young Friends pre-show reception
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

Start your weekend off right with the Wilma’s Young Friends! Join us for a 7pm reception before the performance with complimentary food and drinks. After the show, the reception continues, with a chance to mingle with the cast, Wilma artists and staff, and fellow young audience members.

Coffee Chat
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

Chat with literary staff about Adapt! and enjoy complimentary coffee from Saxbys Coffee following Wednesday’s matinee performance

Open Captioning
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 2:00pm