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The Detour

  • Welcome Park 129 Sansom Walk Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States (map)

Act Name:   The Detour

Running Time: 2 Hours

Location: Meet at Welcome Park, 129 Sansom St

Accessibility: This is a walking tour. If you motor horizontally across the face of the planet in another way, send me an email and we can discuss the possibilities.

Description: The Detour is an unofficial walking tour of Philadelphia’s ‘historic square mile’ and flips the script on its head in any way possible. Go to the “must sees” and then see something else. Examine structural power and its role in history making. Move away from ONE story towards MULTIPLE. For the local who’s allergic to musty Ben Franklins or anyone who’s interested in exploring their own point of view. Packaged “American History” can suck, but your tour doesn’t have to.

Cast: Technically, just me. Metaphysically? Countless.

Seating: Seated or Standing RSVP with a link )

Ticket link IF you have:

Capacity: 20

Additional Venue Notes: This is a walking tour. If you want to be comfortable, bring what your body needs (maybe comfy shoes, maybe water, maybe sunscreen).

Dates and Times: Thurs, Sept 12, 10AM-12PM
Fri, Sept 13, 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM
Sat, Sept 14, 10AM-12PM, 1PM-3PM
Thurs, Sept 19, 12-2PM, 3-5PM
Fri, Sept 20, 12-2PM, 3-5PM


Jenna Horton, freelance performing artist seen in past fringes in Chris Davis' Anna K, Annie Wilson's Lovertits. She leads a tour of Subterranean Philadelphia for Hidden City, has written for ThINKingDance, and has collaborated with a myriad of companies in Philly including Team Sunshine, Swim Pony, The Berserker Residents, Applied Mechanics, Headlong, Lightning Rod Special and more.

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Earlier Event: September 19
The Detour