Powel House

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What We Save: An historic house explores non-traditional historical narratives

Though thoroughly a part of the 18th-century architecture of Society Hill, the Powel House is more than just a historic artifact.

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Fringe in Sketch: SHADOW HOUSE

SHADOW HOUSE was an impressive immersive piece

Photo credit: RA Friedman

SHADOW HOUSE (Brenna Geffers and Philadelphia Opera Collective): 2016 Fringe review 2

This site-specific installation unravels the layers of emotion and humanity that the historic Powel House contains

Poster for Chris Davis's adaptation of APOCALYPSE NOW, 2016.

Deb Miller’s Top Picks for the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

Can’t decide what to see in the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival? Check out Deb Miller’s recommendations in her annual top picks preview.

2. Mechanical, ROMEO AND JULIET, Clay Westman, Brianna Lopez

The Mechanical Theater Discusses its New Site-Specific Take on ROMEO AND JULIET

The cast, director, and artistic director of Mechanical’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic give a sneak peek at their original site-specific adaptation.

Hannah Van Sciver is The Poet (written by Schnitzler as a male role) in Brenna Geffers’ deconstruction of LA RONDE (Photo credit: Courtesy of the Artists)

LA RONDE (Brenna Geffers): Moving around and switching around Schnitzler

A new site-specific re-envisioning of Schnitzler’s 19th-century play brings post-modern import to his now-historic examination of socio-sexual mores.

3. Mechanical, Much Ado, Meg and Gil, phot LVasile

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Mechanical): A rapid-fire current view of Shakespeare’s “merry war”

Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy is given a new look and a quick pace in Mechanical Theater’s delightful production, performed at Society Hill’s historic Powel House.

3. Loretta Vasile, Mechanical, SHE STOOPS, phto JBrough

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (Mechanical): An authentic delight!

What better place than Philadelphia’s historic Powel House for its resident company, The Mechanical Theater, to stage this historically faithful production.

The Powel House

The Powel House: Utilizing Historic PhilaLandmarks as venues for the arts

Celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015, the Powel House is hosting an array of special events in the fine and performing arts throughout the year.

Mechanical Theater’s MASQUE OF POE features Melissa Amilani in “Hop Frog” (Photo credit: Loretta Vasile)

MASQUE OF POE (Mechanical Theater): A hauntingly powerful evening of storytelling

Mechanical Theater’s Halloween-season offering, MASQUE OF POE, honors its mission of creating theatrical projects designed for Philadelphia’s unique historical settings.