Colorful characters create a makeshift ménage at the neighborhood watering hole in a vivid and vibrant play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Water by the Spoonful and In the Heights.
Run by the warm and enterprising Daphne, a north Philadelphia bar becomes home for a disparate band of society’s outsiders; among them an offbeat artist, eccentric activist, ambitious businessman, retired biker, abandoned teenager and Daphne’s vivacious sister. Over the course of nearly twenty years, they drink, dance, rejoice, and grieve together in a captivating weave of interconnection.
Both poignant and joyful, this tribute to found family serves hospitality with a twist of heart in every pour.
“There’s an unassailable heart to Hudes’ work – a fierce compassion for the people she creates and an equally ardent love for the ethnically and culturally diverse city that raised her.”
– THE GUARDIAN
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Running time is approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes, no intermission.
This show contains adult language and discussions about alcoholism, discrimination, child abuse, suicide, and sexual violence. It is recommended for mature teens and adults. Click for more detailed information about content warnings
Signature requires all audiences (including children) to wear a mask AND provide proof of vaccination or negative COVID test to attend all live public performances and events at indoor venues.
SPONSORED BY BRUCE A. COHEN
“A triumphant drama… a dazzling, powerful and moving ensemble piece”
“A comfort and a joy to watch… I felt embraced by Daphne’s Dive as soon as I entered the theater space.”
“Entertaining… A powerful cast”
“Just what audiences need”
Jefferson A. Russell
Quiara Alegría Hudes
Scenic Design by
Costume Design by
Lighting Design by
John D. Alexander
Sound Design by
Resident Intimacy Consultant
Kelly Crandall D’Amboise and Jorge Acevedo
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Intimacy Choreographer
Assistant Costume Designer
Associate Lighting Designer