August 18th - August 28th, 2022 Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake | 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ACCESSIBILITY: The Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake is wheelchair accessible, including an accessible bathroom.
SYNOPSIS: There’s something afoot in Jenkintown. The guy who works at Marvin’s Aquarium has anger issues while the Woman who Lives in the Yellow House can’t see through the clutter she’s amassed. A screenwriting duo who haven’t seen each other in ten years attract and repel each other like magnets in a diner and the Chinese restaurant counter girl has a bad attitude and a hopeless crush. And then there’s Hannah. Hannah seems to be the only one who is hell bent on getting out of her hometown and onto something bigger, but Jenkintown has ideas of its own. Heartfelt and full of magical realism with a dash of ‘bless your heart’, Hannah + The Healing Stone encourages you to let go and feel your peace amongst the uncertainty of what’s ahead.
terraNOVA Collective is back to present hometown and award-winning playwright and screenwriter, Dan Kitrosser’s Hannah + The Healing Stone.
Playwright, Dan Kitrosser says, “I’m ecstatic that Philly will have the World Premiere production of Hannah + The Healing Stone! I started writing this play out of frustration during the pandemic. Frustration of not being able to connect with others as well as just being able to process what was happening to us as a people - as a culture. What would happen if we were all able to take that heaviness, that anger, that guilt, that pressure we were all under and collectively release it? Would we be kinder to each other? Would we be able to remember who we were before? What better place for us to collectively release than right here right now and right in this city I get to call home.”
“This is a beautifully simple story told in a most unusual way,” said Director, Kyle Metzger, “Dan uses magical realism and humor to craft these eclectic characters that really sparked my imagination. I’ve assembled a cast with loads of devising experience and a highly creative design team to make unforgettable magic onstage for our audiences. Live video, puppetry and theatre magic combine to make something really special that you won’t want to miss!