Backing Track

By R. Eric Thomas

Directed by Rebecca Wright

Arcadia Stage

Runtime: 2 hours and 20 minutes with 1 intermission

Honorary Producers: David and Christina Fryman

Production Sponsor: Fox Chase Bank Charitable Fund

In this new play by acclaimed satirist R. Eric Thomas, a change is in the air for a family after an unexpected loss. Mel, mother of Avery and Jessica, tries to reclaim her place in a gentrified neighborhood while her kids learn firsthand how to balance their own lives. Praised by Lin-Manuel Miranda as “one of the funniest writers,” R. Eric Thomas’s play contemplates what it means to start over again.

Cast
Joseph Ahmed (Rene)
Melanye Finister (Mel)
Carl Hsu (Abraham)
Danielle Leneé (Jessica)
Bi Jean Ngo (Esther)
Brenson Thomas (Avery)

Creative
Director 
Rebecca Wright
Associate Director
Alexandra Espinoza
Scenic Design 
Chris Haig
Costume Design
Asaki Kuruma
Lighting Design 
Natalie Robin
Sound Design 
Jordan McCree
Projection Design
Taj Rauch
Stage Manager 
Kate Nelson

Performance Schedule

Week of 2/28

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 7:00 PM
Preview

Friday, March 4, 2022, 8:00 PM
Preview

Saturday, March 5, 2022, 8:00 PM
Preview

Sunday, March 6, 2022, 2:00 PM
Preview

Week of 3/7

Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 7:00 PM
Preview

Wednesday, March 9, 7:00 PM
Opening Night – SOLD OUT

Thursday, March 10, 2022, 7:00 PM

Friday, March 11, 2022, 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 12, 2022, 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2:00 PM

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 7:00 PM

Week of 3/14

Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 2:00 PM

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 17, 2022, 7:00 PM

Friday, March 18, 2022, 8:00 PM

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 2:00 PM

Saturday, March 19, 2022, 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 20, 2022, 2:00 PM

Week of 3/21

Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7:00 PM
Performance Cancelled

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 2:00 PM

Wednesday, March 23, 2022, 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 24, 2022, 7:00 PM

Friday, March 25, 2022, 8:00 PM
Accessibility Performance

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 2:00 PM
Accessibility Performance

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 2:00 PM

Week of 3/28

Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7:00 PM

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 2:00 PM

Wednesday, March 30, 2022, 6:30 PM

Thursday, March 31, 2022, 7:00 PM
Young Friends Night

Friday, April 1, 2022, 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 2, 2022, 8:00 PM

Sunday, April 3, 2022, 2:00 PM

Week of 4/4

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 2:00 PM

Wednesday, April 6, 2022, 6:30 PM

Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7:00 PM
Mt. Airy Night

Friday, April 8, 2022, 8:00 PM

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 2:00 PM

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 8:00 PM
Best Availability!

Sunday, April 10, 2022, 2:00 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2022, 7:00 PM