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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

While masks are not required at this time, we encourage masking due to the close proximity to the actors.


Season Sponsored by Dr. Stephanie Creary & Hugo De La O
Show Sponsored by Dr. Joel & Bobbie Porter


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Eric Carter



Cianna Castro



Nick Erholm



Christina Foye



Rachel Grodek


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Ethan Hammett


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Taylor Harlow


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Annette Kaplafka



Kyson Martin



Dawn McCall



Paul McElwee


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Ayo Moore


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Lynn E. Shirley



Timothy Morris


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Evan Sleppy



Tyrone Nathaniel



Ontaria Kim Wilson*


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Cheyenne Parks


Danielle "Danni" Shaw



Faye O. Wooten



Joseph Xavier-Mack


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theater, EgoPo Classic Theater, 

and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and

 Stage Managers in the United States.


Direction:  Ontaria Kim Wilson & Dane Eissler

Stage Conception:  Lane Savadove

Production Design:  Dirk Durossette

Puppet Design:  Dane Eissler

Costume Design:  Rita Squitiere

Stage Management:  Jamel Baker

Associate Production Design:  Andrew Robinson

Assistant Director:  Cheyenne Parks

Production Management:  Dane Eissler

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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Cast & Team

Transportation & Parking

Driving from Philly

The easiest way to get to Glen Foerd is by driving. Take I-95 N to Exit 32 towards Academy Rd/Linden Ave. Keep right at the fork and follow the signs for and then merge onto Linden Avenue. Turn left onto State Rd, right onto Fitler St, and finally a left on Milnor St and then drive through Glen Foerd's front gate.

Parking at Glen Foerd

When entering the grounds at Glen Foerd, please continue past the mansion and follow the driveway until you encounter a large parking lot on the left-hand side. Please park on each side of the gravel driveway and keep close to the cars already parked in order to maximize capacity. Please be careful of your step as it will be dark and the ground can be uneven. Follow the driveway back to the front entrance of the mansion.

Regional Rail

Glen Foerd is easily accessible via the SEPTA Regional Rail, followed by a brief 10 minute walk. If you plan on traveling via the Regional Rail, please take the Trenton line towards Trenton and be sure to get off at the Torresdale stop. There will then be a 10-15 minute walk to the mansion. Please note that the walk does go through a residential area, and may not be well lit. You can learn more about the train schedule and purchase a train ticket here.

Nearby Dining

Nearby Dining

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Three Monkeys Cafe

9645 James St, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Conveniently located just across the street from the SEPTA Regional Rail and around the corner from Glen Foerd, Three Monkeys Cafe is a monkey-themed bar serving American food and drinks in lavish vintage-decorated rooms.

Maggie's Waterfront Cafe

9242 N. Delaware Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Maggie's Waterfront Cafe is a local hangout with a sports bar atmosphere and American pub grub menu on the Delaware River shore.

Originals Restaurant & O's Bar

9436 State Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Just down the road from Glen Foerd, Originals features homemade Italian pastas, seafood and pies  with spirits in a warm, relaxed dining room.

DISCLAIMER: EgoPo Classic Theater in no way endorses the companies and/or organizations represented above. This list of dining establishments is provided simply as an informational service to our patrons. EgoPo does not accept any responsibility or liability for the above listed establishments' service/product experience/quality.

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