2012-2013 Season

Join us in our 2012-2013 season for an exciting range of shows, including...

The Assassination of Jesse James

The Assassination of Jesse James

Oct 3 - 28, 2012

*JESSE JAMES WILL PERFORM AS PLANNED SUN AT 8PM!!* (get your theater in before hunkering down)
Second Story Saloon at Plays and Players Theater
1714 Delancey Place, Phila.

A posse of women takes on America’s most infamous outlaw in a deadly roadshow. There is an unnamed, unmarked, underground saloon where, between the dime shows and the strong drinks, the legend of Jesse James will be stripped down for your enjoyment. Limited seating in an environmental experience.

Read Press on the Show

"Geffers’ fascinating production" CityPaper Review

"The unique, imaginative entertainment we’ve come to expect from the smart, talented team at EgoPo" Stage Magazine

"A night in vaudeville you won't soon forget" Stage Review

"Should fascinate and entertain even a novice" Broad Street Review

"Jesse James is sure to be the hot ticket for the fall..." Broadway World Preview Article

"Intrepid EgoPo"  Philadelphia Weekly Pick of the Week

Check Out Pictures of the Show

Jesse James Show Photos

Invite Your Facebook Friends

Jesse James Event Page 

The Life (and Death) of Harry Houdini

The Life (and Death) of Harry Houdini

Mar 27 - Apr 7, 2013

Plays and Players Theater

The world’s greatest magician is about to take his final bow. 

Join us as we venture behind the curtain of Houdini’s final performance.   A mysterious magician’s assistant prepares the absinthe, the shackles, and a séance.  Houdini gasps for breath as his life flashes before his eyes.  An invisible crowd applauds. You are the audience for this magic show of life, death, and the beyond.  After a lifetime of death defying escapes, Houdini is ready for his final curtain call. You will be there to distinguish reality from fiction – if you can.

Presented as a part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Performing Arts Festival.

Sponsored by The Jacob Burns Foundation and Rowan University's College of Performing Arts.

Read Press on the Show: 

“The more I researched Houdini, the more fascinating his life became,” Geffers says. - The Metro

"Even though it was just rehearsal, the script and the cast pulled me into Houdini’s life."-PIFA Blog

Check out Production Photos: 

The Life (and death) of Harry Houdini Photos 

Uncle Tom's Cabin

Uncle Tom's Cabin

May 29 - Jun 9, 2013

Plays and Players Theater

Buy tickets now for this world premier stage adaptation featuring a cast of 15, a stunning visual design, and original sound score. 

"Reworked 'Uncle Tom' Triumphs" -Phila. Inquirer

"EgoPo’s artistic team has created a stunning design...masterfully choreographed by Paule Turner and directed by Lane Savadove" -Stage Magazine

"EgoPo’s current production meets the challenge, and in some cases downright ingeniously" -Broad Street Review

"In the 1850s, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin mobilized public opinion against slavery. But EgoPo’s stage adaptation is even more powerful" Broad Street Review #2

"EgoPo's Uncle Tom's Cabin...is right on the pulse of our country's fears and prejudices" Philly.com

"A White Mammy. A Black Simon Legree. Is Philly Ready? -CityPaper Cover Story

"I dream of living in a Philadelphia and in an America where race is [just] one factor that makes us indviduals, not the dominant [one]" -American Theater Magazine!

In 1852, Stowe's novel became an overnight sensation.  It sold millions of copies, became the best-selling book in America, and laid the groundwork for the Civil War and the end of slavery.  However, in the decades that followed, theatrical versions distorted the novel's message and fostered racial stereotypes.  EgoPo's provocative remounting, with a race reversed cast, revisits the original novel and invites a candid discussion of race in America.

Don't miss this very special theatrical production.

This play seeks to confront racism - content may be uncomfortable to some viewers.

Sponsored by Rowan University's College of Performing Arts and the Charlotte Cushman Foundation. Additional funding by the Puffin Foundation.

A Midsummer Gala

A Midsummer Gala

Jun 23, 2013 @ 4:00PM

The Double Tree Hotel
237 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

EgoPo invites you to join us for our Norwegian inspired Summer Solstice celebration!

June 23rd is the first evening of Midsummer Celebrations, or Sankthansaften in Norway. It is a time of flowers, dancing, and new life. A perfect opportunity to ring in EgoPo’s new 2013-14 Henrik Ibsen Festival. 

With Norwegian treats, drinks, and entertainment -- this will be a night you won't want to miss. A full dinner with beer and wine included. There will be live concert piano and singing, a huge silent auction and a great live auction!

Auction Items Include: 

5 day trip for two to Paris (air & hotel included) 

3 day Spa, Golf, Casino trip to Lake Tahoe (air & hotel included) 

Bill and Hillary Clinton Signed Baseball 

Great Phillies and Eagles tickets 

Dinners and Live Performances throughout Philadelphia. 

So come, drink, eat, bid, and show your support for EgoPo!

 

2012-2013 Special Events

The Speakeasy

The Speakeasy

Jan 19, 2013 @ 6:00PM

Disclosed to Members Only

EgoPo’s mid-season celebration is a secret this year. Join us for a swinging prohibition cocktail party with Vaudeville era drinks and food, meet the artists of the Vaudeville season and get the inside scoop on the happenings of our shows. Password and secret center city location will be released to those in the know shortly after New Years!

The Phollies

The Phollies

Feb 16, 2013 @ 8:00PM

Plays and Players

A night to celebrate the glamour, the art, the music, and the joy of the old time Follies. EgoPo's Phollies will feature a wide array of artists you won't want to miss. One minute your spirits will soar with a classic Italian aria - the next you'll be laughing at the antics of Carl the wonder dog. Champagne will be available throughout the show to keep you bubbly. 

Performing Race in America

Performing Race in America

Jun 4, 2013 @ 7:00PM

Plays and Players Theater
1714 Delancey Pl.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Join EgoPo for a special discussion about our unique production of Uncle Tom's Cabin  as well as the complexities and importance of addressing race in America

The forum will feature a diverse panel of distinguished scholars including: Dr. Ania Loomba Ph.D., who currently holds the Catherine Bryson Chair in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania- her work focuses on gender, colonialism, and post-colonialism; Dr. Camille Charles Ph.D., the head of Africana Studies and professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania- her research focuses on urban inequality, racial identity, and intergroup relations. and David Waldstreicher, Ph.D., a Temple University History professor who specializes in early and 19th-century American history with a focus on slavery and anti-slavery.

Funded by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. 

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Thanks to our Sponsors & Funders

The Jacob Burns Foundation
The Independence Foundation
Joel and Bobbie Porter
The Philadelphia Cultural Fund
The William Penn Foundation
The June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation
The Wyncote Foundation