Daphne's Dive by Quiara Alegria Hudes and directed by Joel Guerrero
Quiara Alegría Hudes, PlaywrightJoel Guerrero, DirectorSamantha Smith, Stage/Production ManagerJosh Samors, Technical Director/Lighting DesignRobert Bingaman, Scenic DesignClaudine Ayscue, CostumerJessy Gruver as DaphneShawneka Ponder as RubyMelissa Sabeter as InezRoberto Lopez as AcostaAmy Boehly as JennChristopher David Roché as ReyAnthony Diaz as Pablo
Shows run Friday & Saturday evenings at 8:00pm. Sundays at 2:00pm
“…a fierce compassion for its characters and an ardent love for Philadelphia’s diversity…there’s an unassailable heart to Hudes’ work…
In a tucked away corner of North Philly, six regulars gather at a neighborhood watering hole. Over twenty years, they turn their collective memories into a vivacious mythology. The tales they’d rather forget, however, keep sneaking up and tapping them on the shoulder. At Daphne’s Dive, an aloe plant, a girl’s sneaker, a stiff drink, and mounds of trash become talismanic treasures to a group of outsiders trying to be “in” together.”
This regional premiere drama from Quiara Alegría Hudes tracks the patrons of a Philadelphia watering hole, her hometown and the setting for her Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Water by the Spoonful” which was produced by SCTC in 2016, through a period of nearly 20 years.
“…a slow-burning, vibrantly sketched portrait of a scruffy North Philly booze joint…as much a portrait of a gentrifying community as a splintering group of friends.” — Time Out (New York)