Philadelphia's The Wilma Theater has announced its complete 2022-2023 season, which will include Those With 2 Clocks, School Pictures, Kiss, Eternal Life Part 1, and a re-imagining of Twelfth Night.
The forthcoming season will begin Oct 6 with Those With 2 Clocks, created and performed by Jennifer Kidwell (Underground Railroad Game), Jess Conda (A Hard Time), and Mel Krodman (A Hard Time), under their collaboration title A Tall Order. The show is described as a body-positive sketch comedy and will run until October 23.
Co-Artistic Director Morgan Green will helm the world premiere of School Pictures, running November 1–20. The show is created and performed by Milo Cramer (Cute Activist) and follows a broke tutor who turns his experiences into a solo musical.
Looking forward to 2023, Guillermo Calderón's Kiss will run January 31–February 19. The work is directed by Fadi Skeiker and tells the story of group of American actors culturally challenged while performing a Syrian soap opera.
Next is Eternal Life Part 1 by Nathan Alan Davis (Nat Turner in Jerusalem) and a new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The world premiere of Davis' play will play April 11–20, 2023 under direction by Green. It follows a family and their goose. The Shakespeare piece is adapted (their take will "translate the jokes for our time," says press notes) and directed by co-artistic director Yury Urnov, running June 6–25, 2023.
The theatre previously housed the world premiere streaming production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fat Ham, written by Wilma Co-Artistic Director James Ijames. Next in the 2021-2022 season is Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Ijames, which will play May 31–June 18.