The Wilma Theater presents ‘Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale’
Over the rainbow
Sparked by a 2011 social-media post about gentrification, the Wilma’s ‘Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale’ forces you to listen. Hanae Mason reviews.
Not So Silent Cinema and the Bismuth Quartet present Murnau’s ‘Faust’
Fresh eyes on 'Faust'
Mephisto’s battle for a good man’s soul still compels today, but a new Not So Silent Cinema score for Murnau’s ‘Faust,’ by Brendan Cooney and members of the Bismuth Quartet, highlights an enduring trauma. Aaron Pond reviews.
Azuka Theatre Company presents Doug Williams’s ‘Ship’
Young pros sail in
With the help of its Young Professionals cohort, Azuka’s ‘Ship’ delivers a funny story with a lot of heart. Josh Herren reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents organist Paul Jacobs
Pulling out the stops
Organ virtuoso Paul Jacobs returned to the Philadelphia Orchestra with Michael Daugherty’s ‘Once Upon a Castle,’ an exhilarating symphonie concertante written especially for him. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
#GLASSFEST and The Crossing present Donald Nally’s ‘Knee Plays’
The Crossing mixes it up to kick off #GLASSFEST, with the premiere of ‘Knee Plays,’ drawn from the music of Philip Glass and David Byrne. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Network for New Music presents ‘Musical Ecologies’
Music of the (bio)spheres
Network for New Music’s ‘Musical Ecologies’ was right at home beside the birdfeeders at the Discovery Center. Margaret Darby reviews.
JCWK Dance Lab presents ‘HOMEbody’
At home in her body
JCWK Dance Lab’s ‘HOMEbody’ explores the physical embodiment of home in an ambitious and inspiring new dance. Melissa Strong reviews.
‘Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds’ by Nancy Moses
What makes a fake?
‘Fakes, Forgeries, and Frauds,’ following the long life of swindles and controversies from Shakespeare to anti-vaxxers, doesn’t draw the sharp parallels that the topic deserves in today’s world. Michelle Nugent reviews.
The Barnes presents ‘Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray’
The art of fabric
A new exhibition at the Barnes shows how Marie Cuttoli enlisted the talents of some of the 20th century’s biggest artists to help revive and redefine the art of the French tapestry. Gary Day reviews.
Arthur Ross Gallery and PAFA present works by printmaker Helen Frankenthaler
A lifetime in one stroke
Helen Frankenthaler, whose prints are enjoying simultaneous exhibitions at Arthur Ross and PAFA, said that a really good picture looks like it happened in one stroke. Pamela Forsythe reviews.