The Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Shubert Organization present SIX the Musical
The queens and I
The new Tudor sensation is finally in Philly, as the national tour of SIX lands at the Academy of Music. Is it “a women’s show”? And what does that really mean? Alaina Johns reviews.
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Curio Theatre Company presents Tim Crouch & Spymonkey’s The Complete Deaths
The rest is silence
Three years into the coronavirus pandemic, Curio Theatre Company’s production of The Complete Deaths shows us that sometimes death can be a laughing matter. Jill Ivey reviews.
Twelve Gates Arts presents Numb Images
Undoing the visual tools of oppression
Three artists with roots in Pakistan, the Philippines, and Iran, offer reality checks on the stories we’re told in a powerful mixed-media exhibition at Twelve Gates Arts in Old City. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
ICA Philadelphia presents Carolyn Lazard’s Long Take
Somatic and spiritual
Carolyn Lazard examines accessibility, care, and interdependence, with an interdisciplinary installation at ICA that de-emphasizes sight in favor of many other senses. Hanae Mason reviews.
Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Home Places
Wyeth’s most enduring legacy
This new exhibition studies the way Andrew Wyeth saw his favorite buildings, honoring the artist’s abstract work, as well as the better-known representational. Gail Obenreder reviews.
UPenn’s Arthur Ross Gallery presents At the Source: A Courbet Landscape Rediscovered
One painting, many stories
A painting by Gustave Courbet, a fascinating 19th-century French artist, was lost in a Philly basement for decades. Now it gets its due at Arthur Ross Gallery. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents KyLin’s Garden
KYL/D celebrates 25 years
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers celebrated its 25th anniversary with two world premieres by company artists, and four reimagined works by the founder, linking past, present, and future. Melissa Strong reviews.
Philadelphia Museum of Art presents House of Photographs
In the eye of the collector
House of Photographs is a visual treasure that wraps visitors in the collectors' point of view, ranging from a microscope to a Brooklyn sidewalk, from French gardens to Chinese arbors to outer space. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
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Irish Heritage Theatre presents Brian Friel’s The Bear and Afterplay
Chekhov with an Irish brogue
Brian Friel tackles the Russian master in The Bear and Afterplay, the latest double bill from Irish Heritage Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest
A well-masked effort
Quintessence Theatre Group combines creative casting, minimalistic design, and a whole lot of masks for its ambitious production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Jill Ivey reviews.