What’s Coming up for ToiTime

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September  Observances:

  • National baby safety
  • Better Breakfast
  • Cable tv
  • Chiari malformation awareness
  • Childhood cancer awareness
  • Child passenger
  • Classical musical
  • College savings
  • Fall hat
  • Happy cat
  • Gynecological cancer awareness
  • Hunger action
  • Healthy aging
  • Hug a Texas chef
  • International update your resume
  • Leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma awareness
  • Library card sign up
  • Little league
  • National coupon
  • National family meals
  • National sickle cell awareness
  • National suicide prevention
  • National yoga
  • Self care awareness
  • Self improvement

September is like the Monday of Summer. It’s the time to start finishing up strong and for some they start their goals! Summer ends and Fall begins! September is the last month in the 3rd quarter! I feel like once September comes the year just slides into finish. Between back to school and Fall events all of the holidays just pushes through! No matter how the year looks for you just be sure to pour into your cup, try your best, and move with intention!

Events Coming Up..

Operation Wawa Road Trip

Fringe Festival favorites Tribe of Fools return to the 2019 Fringe Festival with a funny and touching look at family and where we find home. The company’s latest work, Operation Wawa Road Trip, is set to run September 6-21. All performances are at the Proscenium Theatre at The Drake, 312 Hicks St Press Opening is Saturday, September 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15-$25 and are available online at here by phone at 215-413-1318, or at the Fringe Arts Box Office. 

In the wake of their father’s death, siblings Lee & Joey embark on a road trip from Dayton to Philadelphia to carry out their father’s final wish of being scattered in a meaningful place – the Wawa parking lot. Driving on the turnpike at night, they meet a series of surreal characters (played by a small but mighty ensemble) who offer insight into their journey, while the brother and sister duo attempt to deal with their own grief and what the future of their family looks like. The show features: rest stops, Dungeons and Dragons, soda cave trolls, families who wear matching shirts, Sheetz vs Wawa and a disgusting hoagie legacy to uphold. 

This new work is directed by Tribe of Fools company member Joseph Ahmed. Caitlin Corkery returns as the script writer. Tribe of Fools company member Zachary Chiero is the choreographer. Michael Cosenza returns to Tribe of Fools as the Fight Choreographer. Taiwo Sokan, who made her Tribe of Fools debut in last year’s Fly Eagles Fly returns as Lee. Jahzeer Terrell, making a Tribe of Fools debut, is Joey. The ensemble is Tiffany Bacon (Tribe of Fools debut), and company members Janice Rowland and Kyle Yackowski. 

The show was driven by a conversation about home and the places that feel like home, even though the clearly aren’t. Ahmed’s brother works at Wawa and has for several years and Ahmed talked about how Wawa feels like home to him. It’s visceral. 

Tribe of Fools Artistic Director Terry Brennan said, “He admitted that saying it aloud sounded weird. After all, Wawa is just a store. No one at Wawa really knows him (aside from his brother) and while they’re probably all good people at Wawa, they don’t care about him like a family member… and yet, it still feels like home to him. Most of us could relate in one way or another so we became really obsessed with the idea of a corporate entity feeling like home” 

The ensemble of this show features three actors who will play about 15 different characters. Part of the comedy will be the hysterically transparent ways in which this ensemble tackles all the characters that Lee and Joey meet on their journey. There will be Tribe of Fools signature exciting athletic movement and choreography.

“This show has two very flawed characters with a lot of heart. Lee and Joey’s personal hang-ups about the family they want is getting in the way of connecting with the family they have,” said Brennan. “I think audiences can expect a new way of watching a Tribe of Fools show. Part of the fun of this show will be watching the ensemble take on multiple roles, with multiple physicalities all while cracking the audience up and flying over each other with acrobatic ease.

Brennan adds, “Ultimately we want people leaving the show to reach out and call that person they’ve been meaning to call. We all have at least one. We mean to call, but life is busy, or we had a fight, or we’re just worried that the other person won’t be as excited to talk to us as we are to talk to them. We hope this show prompts audience members to pick up the phone and make that call.”

Performances
Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 7 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, September 8 at 2 p.m.

Monday, September 9, at 8 p.m.

Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 13 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, September 14 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 14 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, September 15 at 2 p.m.
Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 19 at 8 p.m.
Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 21 at 8 p.m.

 

FREE FAMILY FUN AT BARTRAM’S GARDEN, GLEN FOERD AND WYCK HISTORIC HOUSE

Philadelphia, PA – Philadelphia Honey Festival buzzes into fall on September 6, 7 and 8, 2019, at Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Wyck Historic House and Bartram’s Garden. This annual event, organized by the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, celebrates 10 incredible years and works to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to the environment, the food supply and the economy, and to celebrate urban beekeeping and gardening. The three historic locations will each host one day of the festival.

Things will be buzzing during this year’s Philadelphia Honey Festival with returning traditions as well as new programs. All three historic locations will offer visitors free family friendly activities for the three days of the festival. On top of the open hive demonstrations, honey extractions, open hive talks, bee beards (compliments of Don Shump, Guild Member) tastings and more, look for new additions in 2019.

An act of God

TV AND FILM STAR KIM WAYANS TO PLAY GOD IN SINFULLY FUNNY NEW COMEDY AN ACT OF GOD AT BRISTOL RIVERSIDE THEATRE

Bristol, PA–  Bristol Riverside Theatre will kick off its 33rd Season by putting God centerstage in the sinfully funny An Act of God by 13-time Emmy winner David Javerbaum. Seated at the staircase to Heaven, audiences will find national TV, film and comedy star Kim Wayans. The In Living Color alum, and a member of the famous Wayans family, will rule the universe in a new comedy penned by former The Daily Show with Jon Stewart writer Javerbaum. The play, which was a smash hit on Broadway, was based on Javerbaum’s Twitter persona @TheTweetofGod, which now boasts six million followers. An Act of God is directed by BRT Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson. The show will run for 28 performances, from September 17 to October 13, 2019, with the press opening on Thursday, September 19 at 7:30pm. All performances are at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Bucks County, located at 120 Radcliffe Street. Tickets start at $43 and are available online at brtstage.org, at the theatre’s box office, or over the phone at 215-785-0100.

Wilma Theater Kicks Off New Season with World Premiere Adaptation of Lauded Poem There for Philadelphia Fringe Festival 

Philadelphia, PA- Who are we if not you and me? On which side of history are we going to be? Is place an illusion? Are we borrowing the here and now and if we are from whom? Is destruction an inseparable component of love? These are some of the questions posed by Lebanese poet and artist Etel Adnan in her introspective poem There: In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other.Renowned visual artist and film maker Rosa Barba and Wilma Theater Artistic Director Blanka Zizka team up to create this world premiere adaptation of this poem. In collaboration with the Wilma HotHouse acting company and composer / sound designer Alex Dowling, this project is an experiment in theater making. There will be presented in partnership with FringeArts for the 2019 Fringe Festival. 

Tickets are on sale for this limited engagement event, running from September 11- September 22.   Tickets are available now and may be purchased at http://www.wilmatheater.org/tickets. Tickets are $15 for students and industry and $28 for patrons under 35 (Valid ID proof required). General admission tickets range from $35-$52. All fees are included. Tickets are available at the Wilma’s Box Office by visiting wilmatheater.org, calling 215.546.7824, or in person at the theater. 

UpToberfest Oktoberfest returns to Uptown Beer Garden for the fourth year in a row! Stop by on Saturday, September 28, 2019 for the annual celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig I & Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. There will be beer pouring, German fare, music, dancing, a liter lift competition and other fun – all in one of Philadelphia’s most beautiful fall beer gardens. The menu will include a variety of housemade brats from BRU Craft & Wurst and pulled pork from Tradesman’s, plus currywurst, pretzel, potato pancakes and more. Taps will be flowing with a special German import draft list, plus a few special American release fall seasonals. General admission is free. VIP tickets are available for $20 and include a special VIP-only area, with a separate bar including a special keg of Weissenohe Monks Fest, lite buffet, and a keepsake glass beer boot filled with a beer of their choice. Twenty-one and older to drink with identification. 

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