Walnut Street Theatre's 203rd Anniversary Season!

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Agatha Christie's classic thriller is the world's longest running play!


January 17 – March 4

By Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie, the mistress of mystery, brings you her most popular creation, The Mousetrap. When a group of strangers are trapped together at a manor house during a snowstorm, they soon discover one of them is a murderer! Is it the newlyweds whose rampant suspicions nearly wreck their marriage? Maybe it's the spinster with the curious background. It could be the architect, the retired Army Major or maybe the odd man who claims his car overturned in a snow drift! We'll never tell... You would think audiences would know whodunnit by now, but after more than half a century they are still guessing! Currently celebrating it's 59th year in London, The Mousetrap will have you gripping the edge of your seat!

The Philadelphia premiere of Broadway's Tony Award-Winning smash-hit comedy!


March 13 – April 29

By Yasmina Reza · Translated by Christopher Hampton

God of Carnage is a comedy of manners without the manners! This internationally acclaimed comedy takes you into the most dangerous place on Earth: parenthood. The play is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into unmannered chaos. From the writers that brought you the hit comedy Art comes this savagely funny Tony Award-Winning Best Play that will leave you roaring with laughter!

The man, the music, the legend will leave you rockin' in the aisles!


May 15 – July 15

Book by Alan Janes · Music and Lyrics by Buddy Holly

Buddy Holly was a brilliant musician who changed the face of popular music and paved the way for the next generation of rock'n'rollers. Follow Buddy's meteoric rise to fame, from his humble country music roots to the top of the record charts and his untimely death in 1959. You'll be cheering for more, with such rousing fifties favorites as "Peggy Sue," "Oh Boy," "Maybe Baby," "That'll Be the Day," "Raining In My Heart," Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" and the Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace." This joyous celebration of a musical legend has been seen by more than 20 million people across the globe. Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story will have you ending the season by dancing in the aisles!

All plays and dates subject to change.

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