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September 18 October 20
September 18 October 20
September 18-October 20, 2019
Written & Directed by Colman Domingo Steinbright Stage
"Sparklingly funny."

The Philadelphia Inquirer

A West Philly family gathers for the holidays in this hilarious and heartfelt dramedy from Colman Domingo (co-author of Lights Out: Nat King Cole; star of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead). Dotty's memory is slipping as her three children – an overwhelmed attorney, a gay musicologist with marital problems, and an aspiring actress hoping to appear on Celebrity Mud Fight – clash over how best to care for their proud, lovable matriarch.

Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult situations and profanity.
Cast and Creative Team
Jackie / Choreographer
Playwright & Director
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Assistant Director
Stage Manager
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Colman Domingo on DOT
A conversation with the playwright and director about his dark comedy's "fierce" characters, West Philly inspiration, and more.
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Audience Reactions
"A breathtaking event." "Bittersweet with humor." "Best play I've seen in 2019!"
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Enhance Your Experience
Pride Night

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with your LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors at a pre-show reception.

October 11 at 6pm

Scoop on Wednesdays

Lively pre-performance discussions (and snacks!) provide a behind-the-scenes look into the play with Resident Dramaturg Gina Pisasale and cast member André Ward. Add Scoop to your shopping cart for only $5 when purchasing Dot tickets, or purchase separately here.

September 25; October 9 & 16


Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews.

September 26; October 3, 10, 17

The Farmhouse Bistro

Dinner & A Show

Packages are available for prix-fixe dinners prior to select Wednesday-Sunday performances, beginning at $82 for non-peak performances - up to 15% off the single ticket price.

Brunch Packages

Includes brunch at The Bistro paired with tickets to weekend matinees. Call the Box Office at 610.644.3500 to order.

Relaxed Performance
Everyone is welcome! A Relaxed Performance is a live theatre experience that invites (but is not limited to) individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone. Learn more about Relaxed Performances here.

October 18 at 7:30pm

Caregiver Affinity Conversation

Following the 2pm performance of Dot, Nadira Beard and Julian "Juke" Mayfield will facilitate an affinity group conversation for caregivers. This event is free and open to anyone, even if you did not attend the 2pm performance.

October 20 at 4:45pm

Open Caption

An LED screen near the stage displays dialogue in real-time, simultaneous with live speech and action. No other aspect of the performance is altered.

October 15 at 7:30pm
October 16 at 7:30pm
October 17 at 7:30pm
October 18 at 7:30pm*
October 19 at 2 & 8pm
October 20 at 2 & 7pm

*Also a Relaxed Performance

50% off Access Night

To further expand access to our work, we offer select half-priced performances throughout the season. Your discount is automatically applied when purchasing tickets.

October 15 at 7:30pm

More Accessibility

Our theatre is wheelchair accessible, and service dogs are welcome at all performances. Large-print programs, assistive listening devices, and sensory supports (fidgets, noise-canceling headphones) are always available to borrow from the Box Office. For more information, click here or call our Patron Experience team: 610.644.3500

What's the Buzz?
"A good evening's theater that lands right on the dot."
The Philadelphia Inquirer