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“A Philadelphia Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wilma Theater

Wilma Theater
265 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
215 546 7824
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Ranked #72 of 262 Attractions in Philadelphia
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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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“A Philadelphia Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Theater lovers should appreciate the existence of The Wilma. Always noted for superb theater - great play selections, exceptional productions and staging, spot-on selection of cast. Reasonably-priced, wonderful auditorium and full-view seating, its 4 yearly productions are creative and provide a wonderful live-theater experience.

Visited February 2013
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Philadelphia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Playing with Purpose: An Independent Theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Excellent acting, interesting stage sets, comfortable, close-in seating, friendly staff, always interesting, somewhat off-beat plays, and always with a social justice emphasis. That can get a bit predictable, but that's their mission.

Visited April 2013
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“HORRIBLE!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Don't waste your money and time, unless you enjoy seeing good acting no matter how terrible the play. It's boring, the dialog is often unintelligible, and it has a couple of pretty disgusting scenes. Its worse offense, however, is that it has no redeeming value. There is nothing to be learned, no universal theme expressed, and makes no point. I like supporting the Wilma as a subscriber but I feel like I've been taken advantage of with this play.

Visited March 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Unconventional yet extremely well done productions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This theater definitely pushes boundaries and don't stick with conventional topics. Everything i've seen here has been extremely well done. The sets nearly always stand out as being unique and impressive in scale. Plays are always thought provoking.

Visited March 2013
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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“Under the Whaleback”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

In three words: riveting! Powerful! Engaging! To say more might be a spoiler. I am a subscriber. This play, for me, has been the best so far this season. The time flew by. Incredible staging!

Warning: a lot of swearing and a little nudity.

Visited March 2013
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