MARCH 7, 2016
MEDIA ALERT – NEW TICKETING DETAILS ANNOUNCED
Melanie Sole, Cashman & Associates for PIFA
Amanda Conte, Kimmel Center
TICKETING DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR ARTICLE 13
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
GRAND OPENING PROGRAM
APRIL 8–10, 2016
Kimmel Center Announces Process for Obtaining First Access Passes for
Grand Spectacle at Penn’s Landing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, PA, March 7, 2016) – The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announced today the details for obtaining free First Access Passes to the U.S. Premiere of Article 13 – the Grand Opening performance of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Beginning March 18, audience members can visit kimmelcenter.org/pifa to reserve their First Access Pass(es) to experience this grand spectacle of fire, sand, water, and multimedia on the Delaware River Waterfront. Tickets will be limited to four (4) per person. Performances will take place in the Market Street Lot at Penn’s Landing April 8 through 10, all beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Thousands of visitors are expected to attend and ticket reservations are highly encouraged. First Access Passes provide patrons with first access to enter the performance. Entrance is "first-come, first-served" for the performance and passes do not guarantee entrance. Patrons who do not have an Access Pass can join the stand-by line beginning at 8 p.m. The First Access Passes expire at 9:00 p.m. Patrons in the stand-by line will be let into the performance space at 9:15 p.m., space permitting.
Article 13 is an interactive, theatrical performance that explores the timely topic of immigration through art, as presented by Mexican theater company Teatro Linea de Sombra and French artist collective Compagnie Carabosse. The provocative performance takes up the space equivalent to two football fields and encompasses many art forms including dialogue, fire sculpture, multimedia, and music. For more information and videos, please visit kimmelcenter.org/pifa.
PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS (PIFA)
A 16-day celebration of art and innovation with more than 60 performances by local and international artists, PIFA weaves together a variety of art forms and genres in an arts extravaganza of one-of-a-kind presentations. PIFA showcases innovation through a breadth of multi-disciplinary performances and installations, all curated by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Taking place April 8 through 23, the Festival is bookended by the Article 13 –a grand-scale fire and sand installation that tells the story of immigrants around the world – which serves as the grand opening of the Festival and culminates with the celebrated PIFA Street Fair. PIFA passes and tickets for individual performances can be purchased atkimmelcenter.org/pifa.
KIMMEL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, the Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts’ Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of the Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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