This week, one of our conversations is about the national tour of the new adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. The production is faithful to the characters who've been living in our national imagination since 1960, but it also digs deeper, confronting us with the ways America hasn't changed since the 1930s, and the responsibility we bear for this. If you'd like to dive in further with us, check out my conversation with BSR writer and social-media manager Gabby Kaplan-Mayer about the performance.
Other conversations include innovative interdisciplinary artist Jayson Musson, whose new installation at the Fabric Workshop and Museum goes live this week, and the enigmatic Philadelphia Wireman, whose work is also on display. There's Shakespeare in the park, BalletX's latest, and a walk in the woods with essayist, composer, and birder Kile Smith.
We also want to give you a heads up on our coming hiatus -- the BSR team is taking our annual rest for the first two weeks of August. Below this week's reviews, I'll include the piece Kyle and I wrote two years ago, explaining why this rest is so important. It's still relevant.
Thanks for spending another week with BSR! We hope you can stay cool this week in Philadelphia.