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2015-16 Season: Ripples of Hope

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."

Senator Robert F. Kennedy
from "The Day of Affirmation Speech," given at the University of Capetown, South Africa, June 6, 1966

Adrienne Theatre Skybox
2030 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

New dates:
April 20 — May 22, 2016

New City Stage Company will be presenting a one-of-kind festival in conjunction with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Justice.

Featuring a rotating array of performances based on the ideals of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Over 100 different performances of at least 12 different offerings by artists from across the region and country. Patrons will have the opportunity to see several performances in a single day. Each show will be unique and show us a different perspective on seeking a newer world.

Inspired by our most successful production to date, RFK, New City Stage has devised this festival around the work of the late senator and attorney general. In the spirit of inclusiveness, we are using our 10th year to invite other artists and production companies to present their work and create a meaningful dialogue with our community through their artistic endeavors.

Robert Kennedy noted that "the path of innovation is never easy" and we are trying something new.

New City Stage Company


New City Stage will be welcoming performers and artists from all over the country to share their vision of the kinder, gentler world that Bobby sought for us all. Across a range of disciplines including poetry, dance, music, spoken word, and theatre, solo and ensemble performers will show us a glimpse of what might have been… and perhaps, what still could be.

For information about applying to the festival, Click here.


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