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September 14 October 16
A locally inspired world premiere play unlike anything we've done before

In Kennett Square, “the mushroom capital of the world,” intersecting lives of immigrant families collide when a workplace injury, an unexpected romance, and the increased presence of ICE have far-reaching ramifications for the entire community. From Pulitzer Prize-finalist and Mare of Easttown series regular Eisa Davis, Mushroom is the fourth locally-inspired world premiere developed through our New Play Frontiers program following Project Dawn, Mud Row, and Bayard Rustin Inside Ashland.

Mushroom is performed in both English and Spanish. The play's dialogue is modeled on the way our community in Chester County naturally moves between these two languages. Every performance includes English supertitles for the parts of the play in Spanish, and Spanish supertitles for the parts of the play in English. You will be able to read these supertitles from every seat in the theatre. Whether you understand English, Spanish, or both, you will understand the language in this play. We hope you will join us for this world premiere based on the stories of our neighbors, friends, and family. 

Recommended for ages 16+ for sexual themes and language


Mushroom is supported by The PEW Center for Arts & Heritage.

Lead Individual Sponsors: Pat & Jane Lusk

World Premiere
September 14-October 16, 2022 By Eisa Davis Directed by David Mendizábal Steinbright Stage
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Cast and Creative Team
Third Person Omni
Angel Sigala
Efren Delgadillo Jr.
Set Designer
Rodrigo Muñoz
Costume Designer
Cha See
Lighting Designer
David Molina
Sound Designer
Yee Eun Nam
Projection Designer
Abigail Vega
Accessibility Designer
Nikko Kimzin
Associate Producer
Georgina Escobar
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Inspired by our Community Partners
Learn about the fantastic organizations that made MUSHROOM possible and support communities in our region year-round.
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About New Play Frontiers
Nationally renowned playwrights collaborate closely with local community partners to create new work that speaks to our neighbors and our nation.
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Relaxed Performance

Relaxed Performances offer a judgment-free environment that invites individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and other sensory sensitivities to enjoy theatre in a relaxed, “shush-free” zone—a great option for parents with young children, too. For each Relaxed Performance, we offer a pre-show Sensory Tour, during which patrons are able to enter the theatre space, view the set and props, and ask questions. This RP features ASL interpretation, and audio description is available upon request.

Sunday, October 9 at 2pm

ASL Interpretation & Audio Description

This performance features American Sign Language interpretation provided by Hands UP Productions. Audio description, provided by Nicole Sardella, is available upon request during this performance. This is also a Relaxed Performance.

Sunday, October 9 at 2pm

Smart Caption Glasses

Our Smart Caption Glasses offer immersive, real-time captioning for live theatre. These revolutionary glasses display a synchronized transcript of the play directly on the lenses, and are customizable for your comfort. 

Glasses are available to reserve for select performances of Mushroom

October 4–16

Access Nights

To expand access to our work, we offer 50%-off Access Nights throughout the season. The discount is automatic for this performance, no promo code required.

Friday, September 16 at 7:30pm
Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm

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