Feb. 18 - Mar. 09 , Walnut Street Theater , $30-$40
Eric Conger’s new play — following the premiere of his 2010 success The Eclectic Society on the Walnut Street Theatre’s main stage — debuts upstairs in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. Walnut favorite Jeffrey Coon (Harold Hill in last season’s The Music Man) plays Bill, who loses his adoptive parents and his job at the same time. Feeling unmoored, he surrenders to his long-repressed desire to understand who he is and where he comes from, embarking on a journey...
Mar. 06 - Mar. 30 , Walnut Street Theater , $15-$25
Multitalented Rupert Holmes — best known in theater for his Tony Award-winning adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood and his one-man show about George Burns called Say Goodnight Gracie — is also a novelist (Where the Truth Lies) and song-writer-performer, infamous for the ’79 earworm “Escape (the Pina Colada Song).” Local troupe Isis Productions revives his nifty 1990 comedy-thriller Accomplice, which won the Mystery Writers of...