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“I long to see you, dear.” EgoPo launches an epistolary theater. (Photo by Cameron Kelsall.)
“I long to see you, dear.” EgoPo launches an epistolary theater. (Photo by Cameron Kelsall.)

EgoPo Classic Theater presents ‘Emily’ by Brenna Geffers and Natalia de la Torre

A letter from Miss Dickinson

EgoPo Classic Theater’s ‘Emily’ brings theater to your mailbox, and reconsiders the life and legacy of Emily Dickinson in the process. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

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‘It Can’t Happen Here’ got its Berkeley Rep premiere as a stage adaptation in 2016. (Photo by Kevin Berne, courtesy of Berkeley Repertory Theatre.)
‘It Can’t Happen Here’ got its Berkeley Rep premiere as a stage adaptation in 2016. (Photo by Kevin Berne, courtesy of Berkeley Repertory Theatre.)

Berkeley Rep presents ‘It Can’t Happen Here,’ a radio play streaming nationwide

It’s already happening here

In its radio-play adaptation of Sinclair Lewis’s 'It Can’t Happen Here,' Berkeley Rep makes us confront ourselves. Brad Rothbart reviews.
Brad Rothbart

Brad Rothbart

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What do museums—especially the strange ones—tell us about ourselves? (Image courtesy of Penguin Books.)
What do museums—especially the strange ones—tell us about ourselves? (Image courtesy of Penguin Books.)

‘The Museum of Whales You Will Never See’ by A. Kendra Greene

What do museums mean?

‘The Museum of Whales You Will Never See’ is an ethereal look at seven unusual museums in Iceland, and what they tell us about ourselves. Elisa Shoenberger reviews.
Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger

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The War of the Roses meets Zoom. (Photo courtesy of the Phoenix Theatre.)
The War of the Roses meets Zoom. (Photo courtesy of the Phoenix Theatre.)

The Phoenix Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VI, Part III’

“To make less the depth of grief”

The Phoenix Theatre in Chester Springs embraces Zoom with its presentation of ‘Henry VI, Part III,’ one of the Bard’s lesser-performed histories. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

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Misadventures of the undead in Staten Island: Kayvan Novak, Nadja Demetriou, and Matt Berry in ‘What We Do in the Shadows.’ (Image copyright FX Studios.)
Misadventures of the undead in Staten Island: Kayvan Novak, Nadja Demetriou, and Matt Berry in ‘What We Do in the Shadows.’ (Image copyright FX Studios.)

Here’s why everybody should watch FX’s ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

My favorite murderers

Killers with no regard for human life may not sound like the most queer-positive demographic, but everyone should be watching ‘What We Do in the Shadows,’ a lovingly queer TV series about vampires. Mina Reinckens reviews.
Mina Reinckens

Mina Reinckens

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Coordinates unclear: Thaddeus Phillips in ‘Zoo Motel.’ (Photo by Rafael Esteban Phillips.)
Coordinates unclear: Thaddeus Phillips in ‘Zoo Motel.’ (Photo by Rafael Esteban Phillips.)

Thaddeus Phillips presents ‘Zoo Motel’

Don’t know before you go

In ‘Zoo Motel,’ the latest theatrical presentation for the pandemic age, Thaddeus Phillips brings his magic to the Zoom screen. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

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Masks didn’t hurt the stylings of Natalie Zhu and Clancy Newman. (Photo by Margaret Darby.)
Masks didn’t hurt the stylings of Natalie Zhu and Clancy Newman. (Photo by Margaret Darby.)

The German Society of Pennsylvania presents Natalie Zhu and Clancy Newman

How does a concert on video compare to a live one?

A concert at the German Society with cellist Clancy Newman and pianist Natalie Zhu provided a unique opportunity to compare a live concert with a video version. Margaret Darby reviews both.
Margaret Darby

Margaret Darby

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Artist Rejik Anadol’s digital creation accompanied the orchestra’s rendition of Beethoven’s 7th. (Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Orchestra.)
Artist Rejik Anadol’s digital creation accompanied the orchestra’s rendition of Beethoven’s 7th. (Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Orchestra.)

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents ‘Sight/Sound/Symphony’

Streams for eyes and ears

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s second Digital Stage stream, ‘Sight/Sound/Symphony,’ added another success to its 2020 season, including an orchestra-commissioned world premiere by Carlos Simon and visual design by Rejik Anadol. Linda Holt reviews.
Linda Holt

Linda Holt

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Evoking the kind of limbo we all understand right now: a performer in ‘The Way Out’ at Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Image courtesy of Tangle Movement Arts.)
Evoking the kind of limbo we all understand right now: a performer in ‘The Way Out’ at Laurel Hill Cemetery. (Image courtesy of Tangle Movement Arts.)

Philly Fringe 2020: Tangle Movement Arts presents ‘The Way Out’

The limbo of life

A performance made for pandemic, ‘The Way Out’ took audiences on a drive-in journey through music, movement, theater, and glassblowing at Laurel Hill Cemetery. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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Making a missed entrance worth your while: Maren Montalbano streams her ‘Bodice Ripper Project’ for the Fringe. (Image courtesy of the artist.)
Making a missed entrance worth your while: Maren Montalbano streams her ‘Bodice Ripper Project’ for the Fringe. (Image courtesy of the artist.)

Philly Fringe 2020: Maren Montalbano presents ‘The Bodice Ripper Project’

Loving life backstage

Mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano has long shared steamy stories with her castmates, and now she’s bringing them to your living room in ‘The Bodice Ripper Project’ for this year’s Fringe. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

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