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Wilma Theatre

Wilma Theater

265 South Broad Street

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The Wilma Theater is thoroughly unpredictable. Headed by the dynamic duo Blanka and Jiri Zizka, the Wilma isn’t interested in doing things the easy way: for example, producing the latest four-person kitchen-sink drama that played to acclaim in New York.

The theater’s mission is to present theater as an art form, but that doesn’t mean it’s all pretentious and academic. The same season that sports a pair of Caryl Churchill plays (one new, one old) also had a Ken Ludwig farce; in another season, a fascinating Tom Stoppard play wss followed by one of Sarah Ruhl’s whimsical bittersweet works. New plays and original multimedia-heavy pieces are mixed in with dramas by playwrights such as Arthur Miller, Athol Fugard, and Bertolt Brecht.

Wilma Theater Information

  • Public Transportation: Very good
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Performances/Programs: Performance schedule is Tuesday–Sunday
  • Ticket Prices: $39–$60, half-price Rush tickets sold 30 minutes before curtain, $10 student Rush tickets sold on day of performance, discounts available for seniors
  • Subscriptions: Four-Show $116–$178, Four-Show Flex $148 (for 35-and-under patrons $108). Subscription discounts available for students, seniors, and educators. Benefits include free ticket exchanges and ticket insurance. Subscribers save over 25%.