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A stage with ornate armchairs & purple-peach backdrop. A man with a shocked face wearing a sweater vest holds a stone wheel
Image courtesy of Quintessence Theatre Group.

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth

Humanity and its discontents

The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder’s timeless exploration of society’s follies, receives a digital staging from Quintessence Theatre Group that meets our moment. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read
A drawing of a seated woman from the waist up. She looks tense but confident. She has bushy shoulder-length purple hair.
Purple Hair (1983) by Jody Mussoff. © Jody Mussoff, courtesy of Delaware Art Museum.

The Delaware Art Museum presents Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020

Artists unite

How does a museum add to its collection? And why? Delaware Art Museum’s Collecting and Connecting: Recent Acquisitions 2010-2020 has adventurous answers. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Actors Mary Tuomanen, wearing white, and Lindsay Smiling, wearing black, crouch and plot gleefully over a purple flower
Mary Tuomamen as Puck and Lindsay Smiling as Oberon in PSF’s Midsummer. (Photo by Lee A. Butz.)

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Lovers, friends, and fairies

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival moves outdoors this season with an ebullient, endearingly goofing staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
Cover of Artists of Wyeth Country, with a painted illustration of a man with a thoughtful expression in a rural landscape.
(Image courtesy of Temple University Press.)

Artists of Wyeth Country by W. Barksdale Maynard

Art icons of the Brandywine

Artists of Wyeth County explores three icons of the Brandywine Valley: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth, honoring their techniques as well as the reasons for their fame. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
In dramatic blue lighting, actor Desirée Hall seems to fly in a dragon costume with giant wings, beside a cinderblock wall.
A standout performance: Desirée Hall in JUNK’s Dragonbutter. (Photo by Ted Lieverman.)

Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Dragonbutter

The art of the game

Dragonbutter is an inventive hour-long experience from Brian Sanders’ JUNK that inserts participants into a hands-on science-fiction video-game quest. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

Reviews 4 minute read
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the orchestra at Verizon Hall. He wears a striking patterned black-and-white shirt.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. (Photo by Jeff Fusco.)

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Ravel and Bizet

French fantasies

The Philadelphia Orchestra revealed a special flair for French masters Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet in its latest Digital Stage concert. Linda Holt reviews.
Linda Holt

Linda Holt

Reviews
Lena Waithe (left) and Naomi Ackie in Season 3 of ‘Master of None.’ (Image courtesy of Netflix.)
Lena Waithe (left) and Naomi Ackie in Season 3 of ‘Master of None.’ (Image courtesy of Netflix.)

Netflix presents Season 3 of Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master of None’

Finding ‘Moments of Love’

‘Moments of Love,’ the third season of the Netflix series ‘Master of None,’ follows a queer Black couple discovering what brings them together, and what pulls them apart. Christina Anthony reviews.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Reviews 3 minute read
Ralston Crawford’s 1945 ‘Plane Propeller on Tarmac. (Courtesy of the Vilcek Collection.)
Ralston Crawford’s 1945 ‘Plane Propeller on Tarmac. (Courtesy of the Vilcek Collection.)

The Brandywine River Museum of Art presents ‘Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War’

An artist takes flight

The Brandywine River Museum of Art takes a high-flying look at the work of Ralston Crawford with ‘Air & Space & War.’ Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read

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A fine example of historical fiction that's relevant today. (Image courtesy of Dutton.)
A fine example of historical fiction that's relevant today. (Image courtesy of Dutton.)

‘Fifty Words for Rain’ by Asha Lemmie

The bonds of family

In Asha Lemmie's debut novel set in post-World War II Japan, a young girl with a Japanese mother and an African American father struggles to find acceptance in a family that despises her. Helene Cohen Bludman reviews.
Helene Cohen Bludman

Helene Cohen Bludman

Reviews 3 minute read
Each member of Filament shines in this concert recorded at Arthur Ross Gallery. (Photo by Alex Kruchoski.)
Each member of Filament shines in this concert recorded at Arthur Ross Gallery. (Photo by Alex Kruchoski.)

Filament presents ‘Music for an Inner World’ at Arthur Ross Gallery

Balm in contemplation

Looking inward by looking back, the early music trio Filament presents 'Music for an Inner World,' a concert of 16th- and 17th-century works, in the Arthur Ross Gallery at the University of Pennsylvania. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read