What is Philo?Founded in 1813, Philo is a student-run literary society that arranges and hosts free public events, teas, discussions, debates, exhibitions, and more. Come visit us in our historical Philo Halls on the 4th floor of College Hall!
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Category Archives: Performance
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
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
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
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