Simpatico Theatre | Watership Down
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About This Project

“Brilliant, intense, a complex narrative.”
– The Chicago Tribune
watershipdown_5x7postcard-_front-732x1024An all-ages adventure in co-production with Drexel University
and the Mandell Professionals in Residence Project.

Directed by Allen Radway

Sensing imminent danger at home, rabbits Hazel and Fiver lead a scrappy band of refugees on a quest for a new warren. Confronted with challenges at every turn, they must learn to live on their wits, make new allies, and confront their very deepest fears in order to survive. John Hildreth’s adaptation of Richard Adams’ cult-favorite rabbit-odyssey is a magnificent celebration of perseverance, adventure, and community.

Featuring puppetry by Aaron Cromie & Lorna Howley, scenic illustrations by Robert Berry, and animal-inspired movement by Tribe of Fools member Colleen Hughes. Fun for all bunnies Age 7+!

November 4th – 22nd, 2016
Wed – Sat at 8pm | Sun 2pm
with 10am Student Matinees on Friday, November 13 & Friday, November 20
The Mandell Theater
3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 19104
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Watership Down runs approximately 115 minutes with one 10 minute intermission

      David Blatt          Cortnée Nicole Love     Alex McCormick .
photo Cortnee Love Alex McCormick Headshot
Sam Sherburne           Lorna Howley          Edward Snyder  .
Sam SherburneLorna HowleyEdward Snyder

with Laura Allan, Thomas Benjamin, Dean Bloomingdale, Joe Canuso, Sophie Hirsch, Marly Logue, Mari Ma, Brendan McHale, Jacob Merinar, and Joy Weir

Director – Allen Radway
Puppetry Design – Aaron Cromie & Lorna Howley
Scenic Illustration – Robert Berry with Patrick Gabrielli
Sound Design & Composition – Josh Totora
Projection Design – Janelle Kauffman
Lighting Design – Andrew J. Cowles
Costume Design – Jillian Rose Keys
Dramaturgy – Sarah Totora
Fight Choreography – Allen Radway and Alex McCormick

Production Manager – Lauren Tracy
Technical Director – Mark H. Andrews
Master Puppeteer – Lorna Howley
Live Music Coordinator – Brendan McHale
Simpatico Stage Manager – Terry Mittelman
Drexel Stage Manager – Lauren Gross

Watership Down was originally produced by Lifeline Theatre, Chicago, IL, and premiered there in 2011

Watership Down has been made possible in part from the generous support of the Wyncote Foundation, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts, and the Samuel S. Fels Fund.

The Mandell Professionals in Residence Project (MPiRP) is supported in part by a grant from the Samuel P. Mandell Foundation.

Photography by Kathryn Raines, Artwork by Robert Berry, Graphics by Daniel Kontz
Season 11