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
Lynn E. Shirley
Ontaria Kim Wilson*
Danielle "Danni" Shaw
Faye O. Wooten
*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.
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.
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.
Click establishment names to view their website
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.
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.