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Three Great Ways to See Becky Shaw at The Wilma Theater


JeremyBobb_DanielleSkraastad_ArmandoRiescoBecky Shaw enjoyed its Philadelphia premier January 6, 2010, but the romantic comedy has received multiple accolades as an Off-Broadway success long before landing on Broad Street. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, this comedy stems from the imagination of Obie Award-winner Gina Gionfriddo (After Ashley, writer / producer of “Law and Order”).  Now playing at Philadelphia’s The Wilma Theater, Philly2philly has outlined three great ways to see this showstopper.

But first, what’s it all about? Becky Shaw is a witty comedy of romantic errors set in motion when two people are set-up on a blind date (Becky Shaw and Max). Proving that good things rarely result from blind dates, the play combines suspense, sharp wit and romantic comedy into a show of epic proportions. Want more info? Watch a behind-the-scenes video on YouTube.

Three Great Ways to See Becky Shaw at The Wilma Theater

1. I want to see it, but Christmas broke the bank this year. 

Well, between the holiday dinner, and the tree, and the decorations, and the presents, and trip to see the family, and the other presents, and the money I spent trying to jumpstart my New Years Resolutions, and the . . . and the . . .  and the . . . 

Tight on cash? Don’t let culture be the first to get cut from your budget! The Wilma Theater and Philly2philly.com have partnered up to give readers a chance to see Becky Shaw for FREE! All you have to do is register online at Philly2philly.com. Where it asks you how you found out about the site, choose "Other" and enter the code "Wilma0110" in the "Other" field. Winners will be announced in mid-January. It’s that easy! Stay tuned!

2. I’m hooked. I want to go, but I’m not waiting to win tickets…any other deals I can take advantage of? 

So glad you asked! YES! The Wilma Theater offers a variety of discounts for students, people in their 20’s, seniors, groups, and a limited amount of rush tickets –even a $10 student rush ticket!-- at each performance. Now you can go see a live performance without breaking your budget.  We’ve posted The Wilma Theater’s Pricing and Discounts below (at the bottom of this article), but feel free to check it out on their website as well.

3. I’m really hooked. I want to see the play, and know more about the play and the playwright. What’s in it for me?

Budding playwright? Law and Order enthusiast? Theater aficionado?

Want to impress a date? Want to impress your mom!?!

Ok, well, the Obie Award-winning American playwright and TV producer and writer of “Law & Order” will be here THIS SUNDAY, JANUARY 10th following the matinee performance (performance starts at 2 pm, the talk begins at 4:15 pm).

Get a chance to converse with this multiple award-winning writer as she talks about completing Brown University’s MFA playwriting program, studying under the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel, and other parts of her artistic process.

To attend the event, admission is FREE for Subscribers and Becky Shaw ticket holders; otherwise it’s $10.


Tickets to see Becky Shaw are $36 - $65 and are available by calling the Wilma Box Office at (215) 546-7824 or online at www.wilmatheater.org. Student tickets are available for $10, depending on date and time, made possible by a grant from PNC Arts Alive.

The Wilma Theater’s Pricing and Discounts 

Tickets start as low as $36!  Pricing varies based on the performance day/time.  Ticket pricing for the 2009/10 Season is as follows:

Previews and all Tuesdays start at $36
Saturday evenings (non-Preview) start at $55
Opening Nights start at $65

The Wilma offers a variety of discounts for seniors, students, and those in their 20s, plus we also offer limited supplies of Rush Tickets. 


During performances, limited supplies of RUSH TICKETS may be available for purchase 30 minutes prior to curtain in person at the Box Office. Tickets are subject to availability. Rush ticket prices are as follows:
$25 (sunday - thursday, & saturday matinees)
$30 (friday & saturday evenings)


Half-price tickets are on sale anytime for audience members in their '20s (excludes Opening and non-Preview Saturday nights). A valid ID is required; limit one ticket per ID.


Senior citizens save $5 off tickets (excludes Opening and non-Preview Saturday nights). A valid ID is required; limit one ticket per ID.


Group Rates are 20% off regular ticket prices and have no handling fees
Student Group Rates as low as $10 per ticket


In advance:
Students can save 50% off of full-priced tickets (excludes Opening and non-Preview Saturday nights) and can purchase $10 tickets for Sunday evening performances. A valid student ID is required; limit one ticket per ID.

Student Rush Tickets:

During performances, limited supplies of $10 STUDENT RUSH TICKETS are available for purchase anytime on the day of the performance in person at the Box Office. Tickets are subject to availability; valid student ID is required; limit one ticket per ID.

If you have questions regarding tickets to The Wilma Theater, please contact the Box Office at 215.546.7824 or tickets@wilmatheater.org

Please note that purchases made online or by phone have a $4.50 per ticket service charge.  This fee is waived for purchases made in person at the box office at 265 S Broad St (Broad & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia).