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EgoPo Classic Theater presents Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class
Still a giant of the genre
EgoPo Classic Theater finally concludes its survey of Sam Shepard with his brutal, bitingly funny Curse of the Starving Class. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
InterAct Theatre Company presents Hilary Bettis’s 72 Miles to Go…
This moving drama follows a Tucson family over the years as they live without their mother, who has been deported to Mexico. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Bryan Koulman Dance presents its Summer 2022 Show
A grand and intimate experience
Bryan Koulman Dance Company marks its return to the stage with several works from its repertory and a world premiere performed by artists from the Philadelphia Ballet and PHILADANCO! Melissa Strong reviews.
Tiny Dynamite presents The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged
The Bingster is back
Tiny Dynamite distills six of the English language’s best-loved novels—and then some—into this fun, fleet, and heartfelt tribute to Jane Austen. Alaina Johns reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, June 15-22
Celebrating Juneteenth in Philadelphia
Kyle V. Hiller rounds up Juneteenth events in Philadelphia, featuring offerings from Sistahs Laying Down Hands, Uhuru, the MoAR, AAMP, and many more.
The BSR Podcast: RestART with BSR, episode 1, Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture
The arts are back! Learn about the return
BSR is excited to team with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance's RestART Initiative with this special podcast episode on Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture.
Kings of B’more by R. Eric Thomas
R. Eric Thomas’s debut young-adult novel Kings of B’more is a witty, adventurous nod to Ferris Bueller that hits close to home, but may be hindered by its own genre tropes. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
When home leaves you: a Father’s Day foray into holding on and letting go
Packing up my parents’ house
When Anndee Hochman’s parents moved to the Philly suburbs in 1965, it was a compromise. Almost 60 years later, the house holds a departed father’s heart. It’s time to say goodbye again.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West
Quintessence’s Reclamation Repertory continues with Pearl Cleage’s Flyin’ West, a deeply relevant play for our ongoing conversations about redlining, gentrification, and reparations. Josh Herren reviews.
1812 Productions presents Bi Jean Ngo’s In Search of the Kitchen Gods
A theatrical dish
Philly creator/performer Bi Jean Ngo’s world-premiere of In Search of the Kitchen Gods is an inviting, interdisciplinary exploration of her Vietnamese heritage. Josh Herren reviews.