by Lyle Kessler
Directed by Kathy Dershimer
Produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth
September 12 – October 18, 2014
Two abandoned boys live in a dilapidated North Philly row house. Treat, the older, and a predatory thief, has assumed the role of head of household. The younger, Phillip, is a reclusive and sensitive manchild who would never survive without his brother. In their own way, these two brothers are a family, until the night Treat kidnaps a drunken, wealthy businessman named Harold. Harold turns the table on the two brothers in a strange, hilarious and moving way. Orphans premiered in 1983 at the Matrix Theatre in Los Angeles and made its Broadway debut in April 2013, receiving two Tony Award nominations. Adult language.