Arden Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins
A history of violence
The Arden Theatre Company considers Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins through a chilling contemporary lens. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Ella-Gabriel Mason’s Sex Werque and Kaytlin Bailey’s Whore’s Eye View
Learning from the pros
Cannonball Festival presented two solo shows about sex workers: Ella-Gabriel Mason’s Sex Werque: Notes from the Field and Kaytlin Bailey’s Whore’s Eye View. Melissa Strong reviews.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Michael Frayn’s Noises Off
A favorite piece of chaos
Delaware Theatre Company opens the season with a bang of eight doors in the ever-popular, ever-challenging backstage farce Noises Off. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Resident Ensemble Players presents Eileen Atkins’s Vita & Virginia
For the love of letters
Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players open its 15th season with Vita & Virginia, a chamber production exploring a historic intellectual and romantic affair in an era of letters. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Toni Cannon’s ReFlection and Mae West’s $7 Girl
Circus arts looking inward and outward
Cannonball Festival presents two solo shows at the intersection of trans identity and circus arts, Toni Cannon’s ReFlection and Mae West’s $7 Girl. Melissa Strong reviews.
Opera Philadelphia presents Rene Orth and Hannah Moscovitch’s 10 Days in a Madhouse
“I’m mad they say”
Festival O23’s world-premiere production of composer Rene Orth and librettist Hannah Moscovitch’s 10 Days in a Madhouse is fresh, urgent, and relevant. Alaina Johns reviews.
Festival O23: Opera Philadelphia presents Karim Sulayman’s Unholy Wars
Reframing the “Middle East”
Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O23 features the Philly premiere of Grammy-winning Lebanese American tenor Karim Sulayman’s Unholy Wars, with artistic triumph in every detail. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Festival O23: Opera Philadelphia presents Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra
Keeping Philly on the map of grand opera
For its Festival O23, Opera Philadelphia presents a standout production of Verdi’s tragic opera, Simon Boccanegra. Linda Holt reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Alex Marcus presents Waiting for Ganol
Behind the scenes of a gender-reveal party
Waiting for Ganol, a Cannonball Festival show that took us into the backyard of a gender-reveal party with mounting problems, allowed us to make our own approach to the thoughtful story. Crystal Sparrow reviews.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara
Overstating the obvious
Directorial bells and whistles impede the socialist message of George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara at Quintessence Theatre Group. Cameron Kelsall reviews.