A Fierce Kind of Love
March 1–3, 2019
“A Fierce Kind of Love” opens High Pressure Fire Service, six new works from some of Philadelphia’s leading performers.
A cast of artists with and without disabilities chronicles the largely untold story of Pennsylvania’s Intellectual Disability Rights Movement in a remount of this deeply poignant work. Drawing from years of research and the performers’ lived experiences, A Fierce Kind of Love combines text, movement, and song to chart the Movement’s remarkable history and celebrate the struggle, activism, and fierce love that fuels the desire for dignity. This new iteration of the piece expands on the interviews and research conducted for the 2016 premiere, adding insight to the persistent issues in the disability community.
The show, set, and theatrical environment for A Fierce Kind of Love are completely accessible; ASL interpretation and open captioning are directly integrated into the piece; all performances will be sensory-friendly, audio described and programs will be available in alternate formats. Fidget and sensory friendly toys, disposable ear plugs, and noise canceling headphones are available upon request at the Box Office. Complimentary companion seats are available to patrons who require a paid Personal Care Attendant (PCA). Please contact the box office directly to reserve a PCA ticket in advance.
Run Time: 70 minutes
$150 Six-Show Package / $120 for members*
15% off tickets to 3-5 performances / 30% off for members*
All subscribers receive free ticket exchanges and reduced fees.
Support for High Pressure Fire Service has been provided by the Wyncote Foundation.