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Realizing a decades-long attraction: Kim Carson and Charlie DelMarcelle. (Photo by Matt Urban at NüPoint Marketing.)

Delaware Theatre Company presents John Patrick Shanley’s ‘Outside Mullingar’

Irish eyes are smiling

‘Outside Mullingar,’ an Irish romance by John Patrick Shanley, receives a sweet-natured staging at Delaware Theatre Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

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Liz Moore's suspenseful new novel follows a police officer whose sister struggles with addiction on the streets of Kensington. (Image courtesy of Riverhead Books.)

‘Long Bright River’ by Liz Moore

Women of Kensington

In Liz Moore’s first Philadelphia-set novel, police officer Mickey Fitzpatrick patrols the streets of Kensington searching for a killer who's targeting women with opioid addiction—one of whom may be her sister. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Kirsten Bowen

Kirsten Bowen

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Contrasting light and sea with human efforts to tame it: Lisa Tyson Ennis’s 2011 ‘Fishing Weir, Study XX.’ (Image courtesy of the artist.)

The Delaware Contemporary presents ‘Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture’

Lights on empowerment

The Delaware Contemporary marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment in its own style, with an eye on women’s lenses in ‘Focal Points: Women Advancing the Aperture.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Protecting us from the world, or protecting the world from us? Karyn Olivier’s ‘Fortified.’ (Image courtesy of the artist.)

ICA presents Karyn Olivier’s ‘Everything That’s Alive Moves’

Moving monuments

Karyn Olivier’s epic exhibition at ICA looks at monuments: what they mean, and what they could mean. Gary Day reviews.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

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Feet on the grass, heads somewhere else. Ron Tarver's 2018 'Invisible Family.' (Image courtesy of the artist.)

The Print Center presents its 94th Annual International Competition winners

View from the outside

The Print Center’s yearly competition draws hundreds of entries from around the world, bringing photography and printmaking beyond traditional practice. Pam Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

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Stunning energy and emotion: Jessica Johnson as Rachel at Quintessence, with Walter DeShields as John Strong. (Photo by Linda Johnson.)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Angelina Weld Grimké’s ‘Rachel’

An American disease

Angelina Weld Grimké’s 1916 play, ‘Rachel,’ a family drama written to combat the spread of racist US propaganda in the early 20th century, is as relevant today as it was a century ago. Hanae Mason reviews.
Hanae Mason

Hanae Mason

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Sidestepping the real devil? The cast of South Camden Theatre Company’s ‘Abigial 1702.’ (Image courtesy of SCTC.)

South Camden Theatre Company presents Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s ‘Abigail/1702’

A bedeviled sequel

'Abigail/1702 A Twice Told Tale' imagines what happens to Abigail Williams 10 years after 'The Crucible.' Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

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What if the queer subtext were just text? Eric Jaffe as Smelphaba in ‘Lizard of Oz.’ (Photo by Joe Mac.)

The Painted Bride presents Eric Jaffe and Foster Longo’s ‘Lizard of Oz’

A whole new world of ‘Wizard of Oz’

‘Lizard of Oz,’ a Philly Theatre Week offering spoofing a world of ‘Wizard of Oz’ stories, brings it all home to Philly. Michell Nugent reviews.
Michelle Nugent

Michelle Nugent

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The subtext of family lore: Jennifer Summerfield and John Rosenberg in ‘Osceola.’ (Photo by Kyle Cassidy.)

Hella Fresh Theater presents John Rosenberg’s ‘Osceola’

A little family drama

Hella Fresh Theater premieres ‘Osceola,’ a new play imagining a moment in the life of writer/director John Rosenberg’s grandmother. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

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A clear crowd-pleaser: choreographer Ephrat Asherie performs with the ensemble of her company in ‘Odeon.’ (Photo by Matthew Murphy.)

The Annenberg Center and NextMove dance present Ephrat Asherie’s ‘Odeon’

A Saturday night in the city

Ephrat Asherie’s exuberant choreography in the Philly premiere of ‘Odeon’ brought the normally staid Annenberg audience to its feet. Gary Day reviews.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

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