Seasoned actors can convey subtle emotions to the back row, even through their two-man horse costume. Watch pros at work with this GrouponLive deal to see RFK, presented by New City Stage Company at the Adrienne Theatre. The show runs October 4–21. Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Choose from the following ticketing options:
- For $24, you get two general-admission tickets to any performance (up to a $58 value, including all fees).
- For $44, you get four general-admission tickets to any performance (up to a $116 value, including all fees).
- For $66, you get six general-admission tickets to any performance (up to a $174 value, including all fees).
Unflaggingly committed to the marriage of social action and the performing arts, the dramatists at New City Stage Company urges audiences to hit the voting booths with a heartfelt one-man show about one of America’s most tragic idealists. Written by actor, Kennedy enthusiast, and Renaissance man Jack Holmes, RFK explores the life of a complicated political figure from the time of the Democratic convention in 1964 to his assassination in 1968. Filling the wingtip shoes of Robert F. Kennedy is the theater company’s artistic codirector, Russ Widdall, a longtime staple of Philadelphia’s theater scene who has also made appearances on HBO’s The Wire. Bowled over by the play’s deft avoidance of drumbeating idolization, even as it leaves audiences inspired, New York magazine's Jeremy McCarter mused in 2005, “To say that Bobby Kennedy possessed more bravery, eloquence, and moral passion than any leader since his death may be a cliché; RFK reminds us how it came to be one.”
New City Stage Company
Although the New City Stage Company attracts equity actors and union crews, fostering local talent has been a priority since it began producing in 2006. Commissioning and mounting professional productions of contemporary works and classic plays, the company strives to stimulate patrons and students with shows that are often edgy and thought provoking, like a finely whetted Rubik’s cube. But whether hosting a Philadelphia premier or staging an award-winning rarity, the theater group always places an emphasis on the work of local playwrights and performers.