Theater

Where Philadelphia - - The Guide -

ACADEMY OF MU­SIC— Built in 1857, this Na­tional Historic Land­mark is the old­est known con­tin­u­ously op­er­at­ing opera house in the na­tion. This

month: “The Body­guard,” Feb. 21-26; “The Cu­ri­ous In­ci­dent of the Dog in Night-Time,” Feb. 28-March 5. www.kim­mel­cen­ter.org. 240 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999. Map 1, H6

AR­DEN THE­ATRE COM­PANY— This ac­claimed Old City theater presents ev­ery­thing from beloved mu­si­cals to provoca­tive world pre­mieres to time­less theater clas­sics. This month: “John,” through Feb. 26. www.ar­denthe­atre.org. 40 N. Sec­ond St., 215.922.1122. Map 1, K4

FRINGE ARTS— Housed within a vin­tage 1903 pump­ing sta­tion, Fringe Arts fea­tures a 232-seat theater. Ex­pect world-class in­ter­na­tional artists and cut­ting edge per­for­mances from this con­tem­po­rary arts col­lab­o­ra­tive. www.fringearts.com. 140 N. Colum­bus Blvd., 215.413.9006. Map 1, L4

IN­TER­ACT THE­ATRE COM­PANY— The po­lit­i­cally-ori­ented In­ter­Act The­atre Com­pany pro­duces new and en­gag­ing plays that ex­plore so­cial, po­lit­i­cal and cul­tural is­sues. www.in­ter­actthe­atre.org. The Drake Theater, 1512 Spruce St., 215.568.8079. Map 1, G5

KIM­MEL CEN­TER FOR THE PER­FORM­ING ARTS— This el­e­gant en­ter­tain­ment com­plex houses mul­ti­ple stages in the hub of Philadel­phia’s Av­enue of the Arts. www.kim­mel­cen­ter.org. 300 S. Broad Street, 215.670.2300. Map 1, H6

LAN­TERN THEATER COM­PANY— The Lan­tern’s pro­duc­tions evoke thought­ful dis­cus­sion long af­ter the plays have ended. This month: “In­formed Con­sent,” through Feb. 12. www.lanternthe­ater.org.

St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Lud­low streets, 215.829.0395. Map 1, I5

PAINTED BRIDE ART CEN­TER— This funky venue fea­tures ex­per­i­men­tal theater, dance, mu­sic and visual arts by some of the world’s cut­ting- edge artists. This month: “Salsa Caliente: Valen­tine’s Day Edi­tion 2017,” Feb. 11; Se­cret Show: Doug Greene, Feb. 27. www.paint­ed­bride.org. 230 Vine St., 215.925.9914. Map 1, K3

PHILADEL­PHIA THE­ATRE COM­PANY— Based at the Suzanne Roberts The­atre, this re­gional theater com­pany presents con­tem­po­rary theater fo­cus­ing on the Amer­i­can ex­pe­ri­ence. This month: “Hav­ing Our Say,” through Feb. 19. www.philadel­phiathe­atre­com­pany.org. Suzanne Roberts The­atre, 480 S. Broad street, 215.985.0420. Map 1, H7

THE WILMA THEATER— The Wilma Theater of­fers cut­ting- edge, in­no­va­tive plays that en­cour­age con­tem­pla­tion and re­flec­tion on the com­plex­i­ties of ev­ery­day life. This month: “Con­stel­la­tions,” through Feb. 5. www.wilmath­e­ater.org. The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., 215.546.7824. Map 1, H6

WAL­NUT STREET THE­ATRE— As Amer­ica’s old­est con­tin­u­ously op­er­at­ing theater, this the­atre has a 200-year his­tory of bring­ing clas­sics to the stage. This month: “Garfield: The Mu­si­cal with Cat­ti­tude,” Feb. 3-18; “Laugh­ter on the 23rd Floor,” through March 5; “The Gift,” Feb. 21-March 19. www. wal­nut­streetthe­atre.org. Wal­nut Street The­atre, 825 Wal­nut St., 215.574.3550. Map 1, J5

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