The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain Suite
Cold Mountain, hot music
Delaware Symphony Orchestra paired Jennifer Higdon's latest premiere with favorites from Dvořák in this season opener marking the orchestra’s return to full concerts. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Ninth Planet presents high noon, and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham presents An Untitled Love
An interdisciplinary duo
Two Fringe Festival shows, An Untitled Love from A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, and Ninth Planet’s high noon, explore the Black experience, highlighting themes of resilience, community, and connection. Melissa Strong reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Philadelphia Artists Collective and theBlackBestFriend present Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness
A love poem to us
Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness, a play about the realities and illusions of race, class, and gender, is onstage in North Philly for this year’s Fringe. Jeannine A. Cook reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Allens Lane Art Center Theater presents Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Don’t miss a word
This chilling, expertly circling family drama from Martin McDonagh lands at Allens Lane Art Center in this year’s Philly Fringe. Helen Walsh reviews.
People’s Light presents Eisa Davis’s Mushroom
A dramatic excavation
People’s Light presents its latest locally inspired New Play Frontiers production, exploring Chester County’s mushroom-farming community. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Matthew Armstead presents Song Bridge
A singer’s healing gift
This tender, interdisciplinary Cannonball Festival performance from Matthew Armstead explores the hopeful acts of healing from trauma, homophobia, and racism. Krista Mar reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Nick Gillette Improv presents Reception
Just a guy from another galaxy
Fringe favorite Nick Gillette brings his latest improv concept to this year’s Cannonball Festival with Reception, an unusual alien encounter. Crystal Sparrow reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Linnea Bond’s Heart Ripped Out Twice and So Can You! and Brooke McCarthy’s How to Be an Ethical Slut
Two one-woman shows in this year’s Fringe, Linnea Bond’s Heart Ripped Out Twice and So Can You! and Brooke McCarthy’s How to Be an Ethical Slut, tackle love and loss with poignant humor. Melissa Strong reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Tom Stoppard's Travesties
Intellect in overdrive
Slack pacing and a dire piece of miscasting sink the Lantern’s season-opening production of Tom Stoppard’s Travesties. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Here You Come Again: How Dolly Saved My Life in 12 Easy Songs
Parton positivity and music galore
Beloved country-song hits and a script that makes sense? A new homage to Dolly Parton, now onstage at Delaware Theatre Company, is a treat whether or not you’re devoted to Dolly. Gail Obenreder reviews.