Vintage Illustrations of the Devil, by Kevin Esmond

7/6/2022 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM ET

The Play:
A spooky collection of five frightening tales, all told from the gift shop/waiting area of a Cracker Barrel restaurant…..during a storm!!!  VINTAGE ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE DEVIL dares us to investigate a cold-hearted murder…to stare into an open grave…and to come face to face with the truest horror of all…what if we’ve been following the wrong story all along?

Content Warning: Gunshots, Discussion of Death by Poisoning, Discussion of the Occult, Children and Elderly in Threatening Situations

When: July 6, 2022 at 7:30PM
             Please note there will be no late seating at this performance.

Where: The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake located at 302 S. Hicks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

The Playwright: Kevin Esmond is a playwright, director and educator based in South Jersey.  He created and directs the Intern Co., a young adult theatre education program at Burlington County Footlighters, whose productions include originals such as ONE GIANT LEAP and the Walt Whitman-inspired O ME! O LIFE!.  Kevin won the Sue Winge Playwriting Award for his play FONDEST WISH.  His play DO-GOODERS received a reading at Philadelphia Plays & Players, and FONDEST WISH will receive a full production at the 2nd Stage in Cinnaminson, NJ this year.  Kevin holds in MA in Theatre from Villanova University, where he currently works as Program Coordinator and adjunct professor.

Kevin still won’t submit his plays to anything, and hopes that a publisher will for some reason one day happen to visit his home.

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• Patrons who are exempt from COVID-19 vaccinations due to medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of performance time.
• Masks, covering both mouth and nose, must be worn throughout the performance.

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