Category Archives: Performance

Performance

The Philomathean Society has a long and proud history of performance, both as hosts of dramatic performances in the Philomathean Halls and as performers themselves. See the posts below for examples of past performances and announcements of upcoming ones!

Past Event: The Shoemaker’s Holiday

THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY An Elizabethan comedy by Thomas Dekker, presented by the Philomathean Society in the Botanical Gardens of the University May 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1912. We haven’t found a synopsis, but it seemed to involve some great moustaches. … Continue reading

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Past Performance: Inherit the Wind

On November 14-16, 2008, the Philomathean Performance Committee performed Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, in the Philomathean Halls. Synopsis The play starts out with two characters named Howard and Melinda hanging out at the lawn … Continue reading

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Past Performance: Julius Caesar

On April 9, 10, and 11, 2009, the Philomathean Performance Committee presented Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, one of his finest and most powerful tragedies, in the ARCH Auditorium. Julius Caesar pits a group of noble (and ignoble) conspirators against the most … Continue reading

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Past Performance: Edward II

On April 6 and 7 2008, the Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania held the first production of the revived Performance Committee, Christopher Marlowe’s acclaimed play, “Edward II,” in Houston Hall’s Hall of Flags. STARRING Ramon Miyar as King … Continue reading

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