TAP Veterans Star in “Stella and Lou”

Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) veterans Claire Morkin and Drew Brhel star in their second show of the season, Stella and Lou, directed by James Valcq. Brhel said of the play, “It’s basically about nothing. It’s not really about anything except for these two people.”

Stella and Lou takes place in a South Philadelphia bar called Lou’s, owned by Lou, a matter-of-fact man, guarded since the death of his wife two years ago. Stella has been coming to the bar for a little more than a year, giving Lou a nice distraction from the usual monotony. The play depicts the night when Stella asks Lou to consider taking their relationship beyond friendship.

“It [Stella and Lou] approaches what a lot of people are worried about at this age. Which is what’s gonna happen for the rest of my life,” Brhel said. The show is not recommended for children ages 13 and under.

Stella and Lou runs May 10-June 3, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 pm, and Sunday at 2 pm. General admission is $28 and $12 for students. For more information and to buy tickets visit

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