Thursday, February 11, 2016

When She Danced

It's Paris, 1923 at the home of Isadora Duncan. The "Mother of Modern Dance" is in decline. The middle-aged American expatriate scrounges for financial support to start a dance school in Italy. She hosts a dinner for a man she believes to be an Italian diplomat who can help her finance her dream. Also in attendance are the maid who speaks only French, a 19-year-old Greek piano prodigy, a prim Russian émigré who has signed on as Duncan's translator, an American friend, and a Swedish teenager. The dinner party proves to be a true "Tower of Babel" as well as an evening of revelations, both funny and poignant.

When She Danced
Allens Lane Art Center
601 W. Allens Ln. Philadelphia, PA 19119
It's Paris, 1923 at the home of Isadora Duncan. The "Mother of Modern Dance" is in decline. The middle-aged American expatriate scrounges for financial support to start a dance school in Italy. She hosts a dinner for a man she believes to be an Italian diplomat who can help her finance her dream. Also in attendance are the maid who speaks only French, a 19-year-old Greek piano prodigy, a prim Russian émigré who has signed on as Duncan's translator, an American friend, and a Swedish teenager. The dinner party proves to be a true "Tower of Babel" as well as an evening of revelations, both funny and poignant.
Tickets: $18 advance; $20 day of show
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Nearby Venues
  • Allens Lane Theater and Arts Center
  • Sedgwick Cultural Center
  • Cresheim Cottage Café
  • Bella Mosaic Art / Tesserae Studio and Gallery
  • Mt. Airy Video Library
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