Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Arden Theatre

PERFORMANCE THEATER
Arden Theatre
Nearby Venues
  • Azalea Restaurant
  • Kabul Restaurant
  • Chloe
  • Metropolitan Bakery
  • Lore's Espresso & Cappuccino Bar
  • La Cigale
  • The Continental Restaurant and Martini Bar
  • El Azteca
  • Ariana Afghan Restaurant
  • Kisso Sushi Bar
40 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-1122
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      Great Expectations
    • Thursday, October 23, 2014
    • Faithfully adapted from one of Charles Dickens' most compelling novels, the play conveys all the energy and warmth of his richly human story. Beginning with his humble boyhood at the home of his long-suffering sister and her husband, the kindhearted Joe Gargery, the story follows Pip through his encounter with the escaped convict, Magwitch; his experiences with the bizarre Miss Havisham and her haughty ward Estella; and on to his removal to London where, after his "expectations" are mysteriously made known, Pip aspires to become a gentleman. As a result of his adventures navigating through a class-obsessed society, Pip gives moving evidence that, in growing up, he has also come of age as a compassionate and altogether admirable human being.