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January 11-22, 2023

The Mansion at Glen Foerd

5001 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114

This world premiere theatrical staging of Langston Hughes’ 1934 American classic presents powerful portraits of race relations in America. Told with unparalleled candor, each short story offers a private view into the absurd and tragic interactions between White and Black people across systemic divides. In EgoPo’s immersive promenade staging, you are invited to attend a New Age retreat at the historic Glen Foerd Estate on the Delaware River. There you will be welcomed into each character’s room on a tour of the extravagant mansion to witness their intimate and private lives.


“Some of the best stories [to] have appeared in this country in years”

- NY Times 1934

Valet parking for all performances.

Shuttle from Center City available for all matinee performances.

At this time, we are requiring audiences to wear masks during all performances of this event.

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About Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes (b. 1902?, d. 1967) was an American writer who was an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and made the African American experience the subject of his writings, which ranged from poetry and plays to novels and newspaper columns.

Click here to learn more about Langston Hughes.

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