Trousers

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its founding by artistic director Tom Reing, the Philly-based Inis Nua Theatre Company focuses specifically on contemporary theatrical productions from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales; their very name translates to “new island” in Irish Gaelic. With the casual theatre-goer believing only traditional pieces come from the UK, Reing and his co-conspirators continue to show just how modern these islands can be.

“All of those cultures have a great tradition of storytelling,” Reing tells PW. “I also think there’s a connection with language. These plays are totally immersed in another culture, but you can still see they’re grappling with issues that America is dealing with—immigration, rich vs poor. I had gone over to Ireland, seen great work, and thought, ‘Wow, I can’t wait for these [shows] to make it to America,’ and they just kind of stayed there.”

Reing’s developmental involvement has resulted in him receiving two illustrious Barrymore Awards for his past programs at InterAct Theatre, and tonight’s Philadelphia premiere of Trousers puts another notch on the theatre company’s belt. (“It’s about dealing with expectations, dealing with the past,” Reing explains.) The play follows a pair of friends in a comedic look at the dramatic shift from youth to adulthood. It stars Jared Michael Delaney and Adam Rzepka, directed by Reing himself. // KENNEDY ALLEN

Through Sun., Feb. 23, various times. $25-$30. Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church, 1636 Sansom St. 215.454.9776. inisnuatheatre.org
 

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Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Friday, February 07, 2014
Recurring: ONCE Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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WHERE
1636 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 02/11/2014. .

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Off Broad Street Theater

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