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"I felt myself being swept along several times the other night at The Wilma Theater's remarkably performed production of The Real Thing. The heavy-hitting playwright Tom Stoppard has a special way of thinking, and that's what makes him a singular voice."
“The Real Thing is a fascinating play, full of Stoppard's glittering dialogue, and it is well worth seeing...filled with sparkling jewels of wit and was lovely having a Stoppard play—their tenth--on the Wilma stage again!”
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
Over the course of the last 20 years, The Wilma Theater has become synonymous with Tom Stoppard in Philadelphia. When 'The Real Thing' begins previews this week, it will mark the 10th Stoppard play produced at the Wilma since co-founder and artistic director Blanka Zizka directed 'Travesties' in 1994.