By Colman Domingo of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead Directed by Nicole A. Watson

a dizzy, dysfunctional family reunion to remember

This holiday season, the Shealys dare you not to laugh as they reconnect around their aging mother in the heart of a West Philly neighborhood, where they find that losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things.


Due to adult situations and heavy use of explicit language, we recommend this show for ages 16 and older.

Run Time

Including one 15-minutes intermission, expect to be at the theatre for a total of 2 hours and 35 minutes.

“A thoroughly entertaining comedy-drama! An impressive advance for Colman Domingo.”

The New York Times

“A magnificent play full of laughter and heartbreak. Colman Domingo tackles the subject with intelligence, heart and humor.”


Listen to our latest PodMakers episode on Dot and new company member Samuel Ray Gates.

Listen to actors Kathryn Hunter-Williams, Rasool Jahan, and Leighton Brown being interviewed on WCHL’s Aaron Keck Show.


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