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The Alchemist

What do you do when your boss goes on the middle of a pandemic? With the master away, watch three servants play as they swindle a rogues’ gallery of ridiculous characters out of their cash and their dignity by offering pseudoscientific services that range from turning metal into gold to summoning fairies. Written for the reopening of the London theatres after the plague outbreak of 1610, The Alchemist is Ben Jonson’s chemistry lesson in comedy that will tickle your funny bone with one hand and pick your pocket with the other.

Additional Details:

Audience members must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from the past 72 hours to attend indoor performances. Masks are required inside the theatre.

Wheelchair accessible seating is available, please contact the Box Office at (215) 987-4450 to reserve.

Written By

Ben Jonson

Directed By

Paul Hebron

Estimated Run Time

2 hours, 30 minutes with intermission
Closing Soon
Apr 13 - Apr 24, 2022
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The Sedgwick Theater
7137 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19119
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