We're looking forward to tonight's virtual event, a BSR conversation with Kyle V. Hiller and R. Eric Thomas. From Thomas's plays (like Theatre Exile's 2021 The Ever Present or the Arden's Backing Track this spring) to his viral cultural satire, to his best-selling 2020 memoir (Here for It: Or, How to Save Your Soul in America), he has a rare skill for pinpointing the moment while waving us into something beyond time and place, where we can feel and sigh and laugh. Thomas is already a repeat guest on the BSR podcast, and this time, we're excited to bring our readers in on a live conversation—and since Kyle is doing the interviewing, we're bound to dig in.
It's happening tonight (May 25) on Zoom at 7pm EST, and admission is a suggested $5 donation to BSR (unless you're already a Friend of BSR). Here's the page to RSVP. We'd love to see you there -- and if you'd like to catch the conversation but can't make the time, we'll be sending a recording to everyone who donates in advance of the event.
In the meantime, this week's reviews include a look at 19th-century "insanity narratives," a new book about the Philadelphia Orchestra's historic journey to China in 1973, Piffaro's 38th anniversary closer (still streaming!), and an unusual husband-and-wife exhibition at Woodmere Art Museum.
Thanks for reading this week and every week, and we're looking forward to seeing everyone who can join us tonight.