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Win FREE tickets to Theatre Exile’s new production ‘Guards at the Taj,’ opening next week

300x250_finalTheatre Exile opens its 20th season this week with it’s newest production, “Guards at the Taj,” which opens with previews on Thursday, Oct. 20, and runs through Nov. 13.

And the best part is, we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. You can enter for another chance to win by finding this post on our Facebook page and liking it.

The winner of two tickets to the performance of your choice will be selected from our newsletter subscribers and the entrants on Facebook on Wednesday.

This play written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Matt Pfeiffer brings Exile to its black box theater at 13th and Reed right across the street from Columbus Square Park.

Here’s the gist:

In 1648 India, two Imperial Guards watch from their post as the sun rises for the first time on the newly-completed Taj Mahal—an event that shakes their respective worlds. When they are ordered to perform an unthinkable task, the aftermath forces them to question the concepts of friendship, beauty, and duty, and changes them forever.

Head to Theatre Exile’s website to buy tickets and for some more information.

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What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

Win FREE tickets to Theatre Exile’s new production ‘The Invisible Hand,’ opening this week

300X250Theatre Exile continues its 19th season this week with it’s newest production, “The Invisible Hand,” which opens with previews on Thursday, May 12, and runs through June 5.

And the best part is, we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. You can enter for another chance to win by finding this post on our Facebook page and liking it.

The winner of two tickets to the performance of your choice will be selected from our newsletter subscribers and the entrants on Facebook on Tuesday.

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Win FREE tickets to Theatre Exile’s ‘Rizzo,’ which opens this week

300 x 250Theatre Exile opens its 19th season this week with “Rizzo,” which opens with previews on Thursday, Oct. 15, and runs through Nov. 8.

And the best part is, we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. You can enter for another chance to win by finding this post on our Facebook page and liking it.

The winner of two tickets to the performance of your choice will be selected from our newsletter subscribers and the entrants on Facebook on Friday.

This performance is actually being staged at Christ Church Neighborhood House in Old City, 20 N. American St., but Theatre Exile is still South Philly’s hometown theater. And this show about the former Mayor Frank Rizzo is South Philly through and through.

The production explores Rizzo’s life as he tries to make his comeback and prepares for his 1991 mayoral campaign. As we jump through time and place Rizzo’s, Shakespearian complexity and unfiltered opinion brings to light what made this “larger than life” man both revered and reviled by so many.

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Free stuff alert! Win tickets to the South Philly Food Co-op’s Garden Tour

As we told you last month, everyone’s favorite theoretical grocery store, the South Philly Food Co-op, is hosting a garden tour of South Philly homes on Saturday, Sept. 12.

SPfood co-op tour 15And we’re giving away FREE tickets! All you have to do to enter is sign up for our free weekly newsletter by clicking here >>If you’ve already subscribed to our newsletter, you can also enter by finding this story on our Facebook page and sharing it on your own timeline.

We’ll select the winner Tuesday and contact you either either by email or Facebook and arrange for you to pick up tickets at the tour’s starting point, at Julian Abele Park at 22nd and Carpenter streets.

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Win FREE tickets to Theatre Exile’s ‘The Whale,’ which opens today

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Beached on the couch

Theatre Exile continues its 18th season with “The Whale,” which opens with previews today, Feb. 5, and runs through March 1.

And the best part is, we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. The winner of two tickets to the performance of your choice will be selected from our newsletter subscribers on Tuesday.

This show about redemption and acceptance has actor Scott Greer transforming himself into Charlie, a 600-pound man who has beached himself on his couch after the loss of his partner. Continue Reading →

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Free stuff! Win tickets to Theatre Exile’s season opener, ‘Red Speedo’

red speedoTheatre Exile opens its 18th season on Oct. 30 with previews of the Philadelphia premiere of “Red Speedo,” written by Lucas Hnath, who the New York Times said “is quickly emerging as one of the brightest new voices of his generation.”

And the best part is, we’re giving away a pair of tickets!

To enter, just sign up for our weekly newsletter by clicking here or entering your email address in the field at the top right of any page on the website. No spam – ever. The winner of two tickets to the performance of your choice will be selected from our newsletter subscribers on Oct. 29.

Directed by Deborah Block, this production of “Red Speedo” features actors Keith Conallen, Leonard C. Haas, Jaylene Clark Owens and Brian Ratcliffe. This spare, pool-side drama tells the story of a discovery of a cooler full of performance-enhancing drugs, which sends Olympic hopeful Ray and those who circle around him into murky waters. This taut darkly comic, new play explores the battle between building a family and the business of winning at any cost.

The show will be performed at Theatre Exile’s Studio X at 13th and Reed. You can find more information and buy tickets on their website here. Just a heads up, some shows are already sold out.

Also, keep an eye out for the release of the trailer on Theatre Exile’s YouTube channel.

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FREE stuff alert! Win tickets to this weekend’s garden tour

As we told you last month, everyone’s favorite theoretical grocery store, the South Philly Food Co-op, is hosting a garden tour of South Philly homes on Saturday, Sept. 6.

And we’re giving away FREE tickets! All you have to do to enter is go to our Facebook page here and “like” it. If you’ve already done that, you can also enter by finding the Facebook post about this story and sharing it on your own timeline.

We’ll select the winner Friday evening from all the new Facebook likes and shares and arrange for you to pick up tickets at the tour’s starting point, Gold Star Park at 613 Wharton St.

Image from stop on 2013 tour comes from South Philly Food Co-op’s Flickr page.

Image from stop on 2013 tour comes from South Philly Food Co-op’s Flickr page.

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