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Written on Skin

Written on Skin
New Production & Philadelphia Premiere
Performed in English with English supertitles

A powerful landowner, the Protector, commissions a young artist to create an illuminated manuscript celebrating his life and family. When a relationship develops between the Boy and the Protector’s wife, Agnès, she compels him to reveal their clandestine love within his illustrations. Both passion and violence erupt in the household; all the while, a mysterious cluster of angels watches the story unfold. Drawn from a 12th century legend but with a contemporary twist, George Benjamin's first full-length opera has received wide critical acclaim since its 2012 premiere. Now this thrilling tale, with a haunting text by Martin Crimp, makes its Philadelphia debut.

Theatre Week:

Friday, February 9th, 8:00pm
Sunday, February 11th, 2:30pm
Friday, February 16th, 8:00pm
Sunday, February 18th, 2:30pm


George Benjamin


Martin Crimp


Corrado Rovaris


William Kerley

Estimated Run Time

1 hour 35 Minutes


Philly Theatre Week
Closing Soon
Feb 9 - Feb 18, 2018
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