In years past, BSR often ran more than one review of Philly shows. We do that less nowadays because our editorial process became much more structured, and because we're constantly spreading our limited resources to cover as many different events as we can, rather than extra coverage of a single one.
But there is value in our previous norms -- personally, I always like to reinforce the idea that arts criticism (while it's best practiced with deep expertise) is a subjective pursuit, and no one person's opinion is the end-all, be-all of the arts scene. That's why it was valuable to see a show with my BSR colleague Cameron Kelsall last week, and then each write up our perspective. Our pieces are linked below.
Of course, don't miss a fresh batch of other reviews, including an important new exhibition about the Fortens of Philadelphia (three generations of a Black family fighting for justice in America), the latest from Inis Nua, and the new national tour of 1776, which kicked off at the Forrest last week.