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Ladysitting - Arden Theater/Happy Hour (P)

Penn’s Village Presents: A Theatre Outing!


A play by Penn’s Village Member Lorene Cary

Wednesday, February 14 at 2:00 pm

Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St.

$30 per member/$35 per non-member

This program is limited to 20 participants.

RSVP by January 18.

Optional drop-in happy hour afterward at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St.

This world premiere play, by acclaimed Philadelphia writer and Penn’s Village member Lorene Cary, explores the life and last year of Lorene’s Nana – a fiercely strong and independent woman who now needs the care of others.  Ladysitting captures the ruptures, love, and forgiveness that can occur in a family through stories of five generations of their African American ancestors, and bears witness to her grandmother’s 101 vibrant years of life.  Penn’s Village has reserved a block of 20 tickets for members to see the play, and those who are interested can join us for happy hour afterward at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St.!


Lorene Cary is author of the memoirs Ladysitting and Black Ice, three novels, and a book for young readers. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and has written a one-act opera of Ladysitting and a play, My General Tubman.


This is an in-person program at Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd St., which is fully accessible.


Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Arden Theater
Optional Happy Hour afterward located at National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St.
40 N 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA  19106
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Molly Clifford
Registration is closed - Event is full
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Please register on the Penn’s Village website, by emailing, or by call-ing 215-925-7333. Tickets are $30 for our members and volunteer partners and $35 for non-members. Happy hour afterward is pay-as-you-go. Payment will not be refunded for no-shows, but will be donated to the Penn’s Village program fund.

Penn’s Village welcomes and actively encourages an inclusive and diverse community of members, staff, Board of Directors and volunteers. Inclusiveness and diversity mean welcoming all and excluding no one because of age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs or political beliefs.
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