George Street Playhouse presents Chris Bohjalian’s ‘Midwives’
A difficult stage delivery
‘Midwives,’ an adaptation of Chris Bohjalian’s best-selling novel, gets a rocky birth onstage at George Street Playhouse. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
People’s Light presents Lucy Kirkwood’s ‘The Children’
A fresh voice for old friends
In a fine production at People's Light, Lucy Kirkwood's 'The Children' brings a human scale to the kind of story that often feels overwhelming. Brad Rothbart reviews.
The Annenberg Center Live and NextMove Dance present Paul Taylor Dance Company
A dancemaker’s legacy
A visit from Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Annenberg showcased the late choreographer’s unique vision and range in a program that didn’t always cohere. Melissa Strong reviews.
The Philadelphia Dance Project presents Tori Lawrence & Co.’s ‘Junkspace’
The fallout of modernization
A site-adaptive work from Tori Lawrence & Co. engages modernist industrial architecture as found artistic spaces. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Walnut Street Theatre presents Oscar Wilde’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’
The Walnut’s ‘A Woman of No Importance’ proves that Wilde is still very much a welcome force on our stages. Christina Anthony reviews.
2020's One Book, One Philadelphia kickoff drew a huge crowd for author Tommy Orange
Exposing buried truths
The launch of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s 2020 One Book, One Philadelphia program drew a crowd to hear Tommy Orange talk about his debut novel, ‘There There.’ Margaret Darby was there.
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents ‘False Starts’
Reviled then, beloved now
Delaware Symphony plays works by Borodin, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff that had difficult premieres in their own times. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Arden Theatre Company presents Lorene Cary’s ‘My General Tubman’
The past is the present
‘My General Tubman,’ a skillful playwriting debut at the Arden from Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, binds the legacy of Harriet Tubman to the current moment in history. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Escalators, art films, and Tommy Wiseau: Farewell to Ritz at the Bourse
Philly’s big-screen problem continues
Philadelphia’s film culture will lose five movie screens, and a whole lot more, when the Ritz at the Bourse closes its doors. Stephen Silver considers the theater’s legacy.
Philadelphia Young Playwrights presents Angelina DeMonte’s ‘Candles’
Not if, but when?
Authored by 10th-grader Angelina DeMonte, 'Candles' tells the story of every American teenager’s worst fear. Jill Ivey reviews.