Philadelphia Live Arts Festival Presents: "Food Court" by Back to Back Theatre, U.S. Premiere Performance!

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 8:00pm - Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:00pm
Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 South Broad Street (at Spruce)
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

Experience a thrilling theater and concert performance by one of Australia's leading creative voices. FOOD COURT by Back to Back Theatre is the story of a woman's struggle with power, violence, and body image, performed by a company of artists with perceived intellectual disabilities. The show challenges audiences to confront their definition of other through an unpredictable rollercoaster of digital projections, shadows, and emotion underscored by a live music score by The Necks, one of the great cult bands of Australia.

In the long silence that followed, before the lights came up and the audience broke into a storm of applause, I think everyone there was holding their breath. 'Stunned' is a word that is easily reached for, but in this case, I think it's a precise description.

-- Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes (Australia) 

Learn more about FOOD COURT here!


  • Thursday, September 20, 8pm
  • Friday, September 21, 8pm
  • Saturday, September 22, 8pm


  • Student and 25-and-under -- $18
  • General public -- $30

Watch FOOD COURT with The Necks from Back to Back Theatre on Vimeo:

See the rest of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe lineup here!  

FOOD COURT has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Women / Gender
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