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Spectacular Meteor Shower exploding now at The Walnut Street Theatre

Spectacular Meteor Shower exploding now at The Walnut Street Theatre

Jessica Bedford, Greg Wood, Susan Riley Stevens, and Jake Blouch Photo by Mark Garvin

Meteor Shower – a new comedy by Steve Martin, premiered on Broadway in 2017 with Amy Schumer and Keegan-Michael Key, with Ms. Schumer being nominated for a Tony Award. This current production running at the Walnut’s Independence Studio on 3 marks the plays first regional theatre production.  

Steve Martin

Playwright and comedian Steve Martin is always quirky and always exceedingly funny.  In Meteor Shower he takes an absurd look at how we deal with modern marriage. In 1993 a meteor shower occurs in Ojai, California. Corky and her husband Norm invite another couple for dinner, Gerald and Laura. Over the course of the evening, as the cocktails are imbibed, insults are flung, sexual advances are acted upon and tempers explode.  The fireworks that follow are inevitable.

Greg Wood and Jake Blouch Photo by Mark Garvin

Real-life married couple Susan Riley Stevens and Greg Wood play the show’s lead spouses, Corky and Norm. Talk about “in sync”!  These two actors are simply deliciously adorable and funny. No less talented are the marvelous Jake Blouch as Gerald who simply commands the stage like a deranged cavalry officer without a horse and the sexy Jessica Bedford as she manipulates the helpless Corky and Norm.

The direction by Debi Marcucci is flawless. Instead of simple black outs between scenes, Ms. Marcucci has the cast move backwards and forwards – like a speeded up reel of film.  The juxtaposition of scenes that happen and don’t happen seems to make more sense with this conceit. The pacing is brisk, not allowing the audience too much time between laughs. The costume design by Rebecca Dwight is out of this world – as you will see. And the set by Roman Tatarowicz is a bright, airy, luscious California house complete with a grass lawn and backyard lounge chairs.   

For a good time catch this atmospheric phenomenon with its four shooting stars.  For tickets call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787 or visit  or

Meteor Shower by Steve Martin

Playing now through October 27, 2019

Independence Studio on 3 at

Walnut Street Theatre

825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA  19107

Directed by Debi Marcucci

Set Design by Roman Tatarowicz

Costume Design by Rebecca Dwight

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