Our Season

Our theater season has been disrupted in ways we couldn’t have imagined, and the 2020/21 season will be hard for us to predict. But if you’ve been waiting for our return engagement of Jane Austen, Abridged: I can we promise you we will bring it back. We’ll follow local guidelines and announce performance dates when we can ensure the safety of you and our artists.

We’ll share more details on the 2020/21 season as decisions on what to present and when to gather are made. In the meantime, please join us at PPP in Place, and have a look back at our 2019/20 season.

The Art of Swimming, 2017
Lee Minora and Daniel Ison
Photo by Emilie Krause

The Word on the Street:

The plays remain brilliantly quirky gems…A Play, A Pie, and A Pint® proves that theater needn’t be a full-evening formal occasion. Drop in for a quick one, you won’t be sorry.

— Mark Cofta, City Paper

2019/20 season

PPP’s 2019/20 season featured a one-woman show, some of Philadelphia’s favorite performers, the return of our hit Valentine’s Day event, and a unique fundraising experience – plus the sold-out return of the smash hit Jane Austen, Abridged. Every ticket came with the show, a slice of pizza, and a beverage. Enjoy brilliantly casual theater with Tiny Dynamite!

A journey from outer space to inner peace

Donna Orbits the Moon

October 2 – 13, 2019
By Ian August
Directed by Claire Moyer
Performed by Sabrina Profitt
Upstairs at HeadHouse Cafe

Ordinarily, Donna is pretty grounded: a loving wife, a happy empty nester, and a celebrity on the local bake sale circuit. But lately she’s been a little out of control and folks are starting to notice. A little road rage. An innocent hurling of the vacuum cleaner. She even slapped a woman at the supermarket! Therapy is out of the question and church isn’t the place to share one’s tribulations. How can she retake control? Donna Orbits the Moon is a disarmingly funny, utterly surprising, and ultimately profound journey through motherhood, trauma, reclamation, the Mall of America, and maybe even a space walk with Buzz Aldrin.

The Smash Hit Returns!

The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged

October 29 – November 10, 2019
*SOLD OUT*
By Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast & Meghan Winch
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan

The smash hit The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged returns! Three nimble actors take on all of Austen’s beloved heroines, friends, and love interests—and her incisive social satire—in just 80 minutes.

The return engagement of this show sold out quickly. Make sure to join our mailing list and follow us on social media to hear about future remounts!

A unique fundraising event

A Very Victorian Holiday Party

Sunday, December 8, 2019
An historic Victorian home in West Philadelphia

Victorian carolers, libations, teatime morsels, and traditional puddings—it’s a holiday party in a beautiful West Philadelphia Victorian home. Revel in the season while supporting the mission and programs of Tiny Dynamite at this unique fundraising event. It’ll be downright Dickensian.

A fresh serving of love

Valentine’s Day 2020 with Tiny Dynamite

February 14, 2020
Manayunk Brewing Company

Looking for an extra cheesy night out to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join A Play, A Pie, and A Pint for our second annual “brilliantly casual”™ one-night only event. We’re bringing you a fresh serving of LOVE, including a new collection of love scenes, poetry, tweets, and pet appreciation. Join us for good times, big laughs, and a look at modern love, whether you’re single, coupled up, or it’s complicated!

An American Premiere!

Jess and Joe Forever

By Zoe Cooper
Directed by Elaina Di Monaco
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, this production has been postponed to a future season.

Spanning several years, Jess and Joe Forever is an unexpected coming-of-age tale that explores what it means to belong, if any of us can. Joe is a farm boy who wears Wellington boots. Jess is a city girl who is slightly too chubby for her summer dresses. They are miles apart even when they stand next to each other. But they want to tell you their story: about growing up, fitting in, and maybe even falling in love. A hit of the Edinburgh Fringe, Jess and Joe Forever is a play with wit and heart, about finding your place in the world even when you only know a small corner of it.

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The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged, 2019
Jessica Bedford and Trevor William Fayle
Photo by Daniel Kontz