in bed

Feb 7 - 22, 2020

For Valentine's Day (and month!), tell us something memorable that happened to you in or around a bed.

T&G wants to hear your stories, romantic or mundane!  Did your new kitten hide under your bed for a week?  Did your mom sleep at the foot of your bed when you were sick in college?  Did your Tinder date tuck you in before they left?  We want to know!

As always, T&G will use your stories to create hilarious and sweet scenes of life experiences & relationships.  

This show is for everyone!  Coupled, single, poly, straight, gay, fluid or other.  Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day, or rail against it!  This show is for you because it's about you -- you anonymously share your experience, which inspires what you see played out at your show. 

Arrive Early! 

Join us at Quig‘s, the cozy bar and lounge right there at the theater. 
   •Full cash bar with drink specials 
   •Free fortune cookies so you can play the in bed game
   •Photo station so you can take pics ‘in bed!‘

Doors open 30 mins prior to curtain.

General:  $18 advance; $21 door
Over 65:  $13 advance; $15 door
Under 25: $10 advance; $13 door


purchase in advance and save!

Fri Feb 7 @ 8pm
Sat Feb 8 @ 8pm
Fri Feb 14 @ 7pm
Fri Feb 14 @ 9pm
Sat Feb 15 @ 8pm
Sat Feb 22 @ 8pm

Skinner Studio​​
Plays & Players Theater
1714 Delancey Place

this space is not ADA accessible;
patrons must climb two flights of stairs to the theater


Groove On:
You Matter
November 9, 2019 

 A show, a raffle, drinks and a swanky locale! 

Groove On is T&G's annual fundraising event.  This year's show, You Matter, is inspired by your reflections on times that you felt you mattered... and who told you so!  Ticket sales fund T&G's mission to help people connect in a disconnected world.  In addition, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the You Matter Marathon, a global initiative that creates positive connections between individuals and within communities by sharing cards that say 'You Matter.'  Go to to learn about YMM and watch a terrific short video about their program.  You Matter Marathon - no running required!

Groove On takes place at L'Etage Cabaret, Bar and Restaurant -- a charming space above Beau Monde restaurant on 6th & Bainbridge.
Food and drink available for purchase.


Tongue & Groove is a program of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia, a charitable trust declared in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. A copy of the official tax-exempt 501(c)(3) registration and financial information for CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. 

Box 1:  Culture Combo #1:  Theater tickets to:  Arden, InterAct, Theatre Exile, Azuka, ComedySportz; World Cafe Live tickets; a Mural Arts tour

Box 2.  Culture Combo #2:  Theater tickets to: Philadelphia Theater Co, Simpatico, 1812 Productions, Tongue & Groove;  tix to PhillyBloco 15+ piece band;  membership to First Person Arts, a Bartram's Garden Tour 

Box 3:  Sixer's box seats, 12/25/19 at 2:30; includes parking and $25 merch/food voucher

Box 4:  Phila Orchestra Tix, 2/22/20

Box 5:  Collectors' Circle Membership to Center for Emerging Visual Arts
-Invitations to private studio visits, artist talks, hands-on workshops, and cocktail parties
-Access to selected art fairs and private collections around the region
-5% discount on artwork purchases through CFEVA
-individual consultation to help you build your collection



Saturday, November 9, 2019
7pm - 9pm

Sustain the Groove:  $50
includes Groove On performance, 1 ticket to future T&G performance, 1 drink, 1 raffle ticket, 1 pack of You Matter cards

Secure the Groove:  $40
includes  Groove On performance, 1 drink, 1 raffle ticket, 1 pack of You Matter cards

Foster the Groove:  $30
includes  Groove On performance, 1 drink, 1 pack of You Matter cards

Boost the Groove:  $20
includes Groove On performance, 1 pack of                            You Matter cards

L'Etage Cabaret, Restaurant & Bar
624 S. 6th St Phila
Food & Drink available for purchase

Sept 6 - 21, 2019   

Whether you have a tattoo, want a tattoo, or would never get a tattoo, what are those things so important in your life that they are indelibly etched in your heart, if not on your skin?

Here’s what will happen at INK:   When you arrive, you'll be asked to anonymously fill out a card with the answer to this prompt: “Briefly tell us something about your tattoo – the meaning behind its words or symbols, or the story behind how you got it.  If you don’t have a tattoo: what words or symbols are so important to you that you feel they are etched in your heart?”  The responses are collected in a basket and randomly selected by the actors, who use your stories to inspire our improvised one-hour montage of scenes and monologues.

In addition, as you enter the theater, you'll be invited to have your tattoo photographed, if you're comfortable.  During a portion of the show, the photographed tattoos will be projected onto a screen, & we will use the images to inspire our improvisation.

The content of the show will not focus on tattoos, but rather on what the tattoos represent – a person or place, a concept or feeling – as always, T&G will use that information to create scenes of life experiences & relationships.   
Arrive Early: 
Free Pre-show Tattoo Fun!
doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain

We want the pre-show lobby to be buzzing with connections and tattoo-story-sharing; those with and without tattoos welcome, of course! 

The event will include:
•A Henna artist providing temporary mini-tattoos
•A peel-off temporary tattoo station with a variety of tattoos
•Tatoo artist information and discounts from our community partners.
           --and more!


Friday Sept 6 @ 8pm
Friday Sept 13 @ 8pm
Friday Sept 13 @ 10pm*
Wed Sept 18 @ 7pm*
Friday Sept 20 @ 10pm*
Saturday Sept 21 @ 5pm

*These three performances only:  
              Free glass of wine or beer, plus snacks!*

The PlayGround
at The Adrienne Theater
2030 Sansom St
a BYOB venue!

Recommended for age 16+

Note:  door sales are cash only

Tickets available through the 
Fringe Festival Box Office 215-413-1318