Big Bad Success!

Thank you to all who came out to the Big Bad Funtime Bash on February 15th. It was, without a doubt, our biggest and baddest fundraiser yet. Scroll through the photos by our good friend Johanna Austin, austinart.org, to see for yourself what it was like.

We want to extend our sincerest thanks to all the volunteers who helped make the event happen, to our host committee, to all the vendors who donated their wares to our silent auction, and of course to the incredible performers who absolutely crushed it!

If you were with us that night, you know we made an exciting announcement. We will present our newest show, SPEECH, this fall at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival! SPEECH is “a poisonous love letter to cancel culture.” In a time when even President Obama is calling people out for calling people out, Lightning Rod Special is raring to tackle our next hot topic.

We’ve got a couple other tricks up our sleeve, but you’ll have to keep waiting for those….

With gratitude, mirth, and a healthy dose of mystery,

Alice, Scott, Mason, Katie, Jenn, Oona, Rebecca, and Alex

THE APPOINTMENT premieres at FringeArts!

We are so excited to announce that this March, after three years of research and development, THE APPOINTMENT will premiere at FringeArts. THE APPOINTMENT is a dark satire with original music about the hypocrisy, misogyny, and absurdity surrounding the abortion debate in America.

After raising almost $5,000 for safe abortion access at our work-in-progress showing in August 2017 (titled “Unformed Consent”), this premiere will feature a bunch of awesome activities to help connect the content of the show with reproductive justice work that happens every day in Philly. Details of the events are to be announced, but will include conversations with Women’s Medical Fund, Puentes de Salud, and more organizations to come!

We are so proud of this show and where it’s come since that early showing. We hope you’ll join us at the premiere in March! Get more info HERE.

Wednesday, Mar 20 at 8pm* (preview)
Thursday, Mar 21 at 8pm (opening!)
Friday, Mar 22 at 8pm
Saturday, Mar 23 at 2pm
Saturday, Mar 23 at 8pm
Sunday, Mar 24 at 3pm
Wednesday, Mar 27 at 8pm
Thursday, Mar 28 at 8pm
Friday, Mar 29 at 8pm
Saturday, Mar 30 at 2pm
Saturday, Mar 30 at 8pm
Sunday, Mar 31 at 2pm