Movie postponed due to rain. Join us Wednesday 8/30 at 7:30 pm for a karate demonstration by Amerikick Andorra. Movie to follow.
We at the Friends of Gorgas Park want to extend our thanks to all of the wonderful local businesses who make our summer concert series possible.
The 21st Ward Theater Company is a brand new company performing plays in Gorgas Park in the Roxborough / Manayunk section of Philadelphia.
This weekend they will perform 3 short plays in Gorgas Park. Performances are Saturday, September 17th at 6pm and Sunday, September 18th at 2pm.
Two strangers meet for a picnic — sans their mutual friend — using a certain book to find each other. Together, they try to figure out what might still be possible.
The Rainbow premiered at the American Globe Theatre and was later named as a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2012 Heideman Award. It is anthologized in The Best American Short Plays: 2012-2013 published by Applause.
Hidden in this Picture
It’s the potential Academy Award-winning shot – will that still be the case when cows wander into the frame?
Hidden in This Picture is by Aaron Sorkin, the writer who brought you The West Wing, Jobs, Sports Night, and Newsroom.
Celeste has a million things happening at once, the last thing she needed was for SEPTA to stop running.
Potato Salad is a new piece devised and written by company members.
This Thursday night August 11th Friends of Gorgas Park welcomes back Ben Arnold, one of the best singer-songwriters in the area. Ben always draws a big crowd and puts on a fantastic show.
Zydeco A-Go-Go has been rescheduled for this Sunday August 14th from 4-6pm. A perennial favorite in Roxborough, this will be Zydeco’s first afternoon show at Gorgas. So look forward to a picnic atmosphere with the the usual refreshments people enjoy so much. Come early and enjoy the the cool refreshing summer breezes at Gorgas where free natural air-conditioning always blows and soothes.
Next Tuesday, August 16th at Dusk, our 2nd movie will be shown – the wonderfully entertaining Raiders of the Lost Ark.
NOTEWORTHY: Friends of Gorgas Park will be selling some home-grown merchandise at our remaining shows.
Friends of Gorgas Park T-Shirts, Water Bottles and Magnets are now available. Support your beautiful park and pick up an item or 2 soon.
SEE YOU AT THE SHOWS!!!
Concerts start at 7pm. Movies start at dusk- check weather.com for the time.
July 28– Zydeco-A-GoGo
July 30– Veteran’s Day Tribute
July 31– Elvis Jeff Krick
August 2– The Plants and Inside Out
August 11– Ben Arnold
August 16– Raiders of the Lost Ark
August 25– The Big Jangle
August 30– Return of the Jedi
September 3– Harry Schmidt and the Cornerstones
September 11– 9/11 Ceremony and The Hooligans
October 9– Harvest Festival and Odyssey Rhythm and Soul
December 4– Caroling Night
After the July 4th parade, come to Tavern on Ridge for a barbecue to benefit the Friends of Gorgas Park.