A layer of bulletproof glass won’t protect Superstar Chinese Take-Out owners from the gentrification consuming the Point Breeze neighborhood in South Philly. When a trendy food co-op opens nearby, the Wu’s and their customers initially see it as a hipster annoyance, but as tensions mount they begin to recognize the intrusion as an act of war. Tinged with genuine humor and pathos, Wilder’s play examines the very human consequences of neighborhood redevelopment -- who benefits and who gets chewed up and spit out?

Sponsored by the Independence Foundation and Harmelin Media


A world premiere and co-production with Passage Theatre

by Josh Wilder
directed by Jerrell L. Henderson

October 26 – November 18, 2018

Tuesday - Wednesday @ 7pm
Thursday - Saturday @ 8pm
Sunday @ 2pm

Approximate running time:
2 hours including 15 minutes intermission



Fenton Li JOHN WU

Chuja Seo LINDA WU

Miriam White MEGAN

Richard Stevens BOODAH

Jay Battle RAHEEM

Mark Christie TOMMY

Justin Pietropaolo PAUL

Kendra Holloway CECE



Production Team

Tom Helmer Stage Manager

Lauren Tetlow Production Assistant

Arielle Brown, Dramaturg

Colin McIlvainie Set Designer

Marie Laster Asst Set Designer

Robin Stamey Lighting Designer

Larry Fowler Sound Designer

Tyler Tooker Props Designer


Coffee Conversations
On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, feature informal discussions with the artists and complimentary coffee from Rival Bros. and treats from Insomnia Cookies.

Audience Discussions
Discussions occur after every performance during the run. These will be facilitated by local community members and fellow artists to foster conversation after the show, connecting the themes and events of the play to our larger community.

And check back fro more information about our Speaker Sundays!

Drama for you + Drama free for your kids!
Presented by InterAct Theatre Company & Creative Caretakers


Sunday, November 11, 1:30 – 5:00 pm -- for only $25!
Get 3 & 1/2 hours of theatre themed fun for your kids from Creative Caretakers while you take in a matinee!
There will be a drama party at The Drake for kids 3 and up
(children must be potty trained)
(additional siblings only an extra $10 each)

Creative Caretakers will provide fully licensed caretakers (who also happen to be artists)! Click here to learn more about their services, or check them out on Facebook.

To reserve, go online and get your tickets (you’ll have the chance to add Parents Day Out during checkout). Or you can email or call the Box Office at 215-568-8079.

Availability is limited ! RSVP Today!

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Parents Day Out is sponsored in part by PNC Arts Alive.