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Confronting sad knowledge about war: Mary Tuomanen in the Arden’s ‘An Iliad.’ (Photo by Wide Eyed Studios.)

Arden Theatre Company presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s ‘An Iliad’

We’ve heard this song before

‘An Iliad,’ a didactic refashioning of Homer’s epic poem, receives a flat staging at the Arden’s Horan Studio Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

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A show that promises an internal experience: enter ‘Visionary Voices.’ (Photo courtesy of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens.)

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens presents ‘Visionary Voices’

Faces of Philadelphia

‘Visionary Voices,’ a portrait exhibition featuring four self-taught artists, invites viewers to find themselves and draw their own conclusions. Daralyse Lyons reviews.

Daralyse Lyons

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Still one of the industry’s busiest: Martin Scorsese on the set of ‘The Irishman.’ (Photo courtesy of Netflix.)

Martin Scorsese brings Philly’s Frank Sheeran to Netflix with 'The Irishman'

For the love of Marty

Martin Scorsese’s most anticipated feature yet, The Irishman brings Philly mobster Frank Sheeran to the big screen and will be streaming in homes around the world by the end of the month. Raj Tawney considers.
Raj Tawney

Raj Tawney

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These scavenged forms are astonishingly well-balanced: Neil Feather invents his own orchestra. (Photo courtesy of Bowerbird.)

Bowerbird presents ‘Neil Feather: Sound Mechanic’

Musical machinations

Neil Feather’s wildly unique instruments surprise, delight, and make mischief in pieces including composer Rosie Langabeer’s latest work-in-progress, ‘IDIOSYNCROPHILIA.’ Aaron Pond reviews.
Aaron Pond

Aaron Pond

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No fourth wall here: Matteo Scammell and Scott Miller in the Lantern’s ‘Last Match.’ (Photo by Mark Garvin.)

Lantern Theater Company presents Anna Ziegler’s ‘The Last Match’

The next point

The Lantern’s impressively staged production of Anna Ziegler’s 'The Last Match' is funny, heartbreaking, and surprisingly relatable for even the least athletic among us. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

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A joyously original gem: ‘Love in Hate Nation’ gets its world premiere at Two River Theater. (Photo by T. Charles Erickson.)

Two River Theater presents Joe Iconis’s ‘Love in Hate Nation’

How do you measure a new musical?

‘Love in Hate Nation,’ a joyously original riff on bad-girl movie tropes, continues the copacetic relationship of composer Joe Iconis and Two River Theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

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Varone’s style shines through the decades with each new ensemble. (Photo by Erin Baiano.)

Swarthmore College presents Doug Varone and Dancers in residency

The meaning of the moon

Is style just something you recognize when you see it? Doug Varone and Dancers still have it in a special residency performance at Swarthmore, despite two decades of a changing ensemble. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
Merilyn Jackson

Merilyn Jackson

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Third time’s (still) the charm: Damon Bonetti, Steve Pacek, and Dave Johnson in ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ at Theatre Horizon. (Photo by Daniel Kontz.)

Theatre Horizon presents ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’

Holiday ‘Hound’?

Theatre Horizon’s revival of Philadelphia favorite ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ provides lots of laughs, sharp acting, and clever design. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

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Kaywin Feldman (in red) with members of the organizing Society of Winterthur Fellows. (Image courtesy of Winterthur.)

Winterthur Museum welcomes National Gallery of Art director Kaywin Feldman

Will art museums speak to us in the future?

The first woman director of the National Gallery of Art has already been shaking up the field around the country. Kaywin Feldman offered a vision for museums of the future in a special lecture at Winterthur. Gail Obenreder was there.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Celebrating love in all shapes and sizes: Nichalas L. Parker and Julia Udine as Shrek and Fiona at the Walnut. (Photo by Mark Garvin.)

The Walnut Street Theatre presents ‘Shrek the Musical’

Let your freak flag fly

The Walnut’s ‘Shrek The Musical’ is an all-around impressive production that turns the classic fairytale trope on its head to create a funky-fresh and current play for all ages to enjoy. Christina Anthony reviews.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

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