The Library Company presents Imperfect History
To see what we’re missing
For the 50th anniversary of its graphic arts collection, the Library Company looks beyond the images themselves to highlight what is missing—and why. Anndee Hochman reviews.
The Philadelphia Ballet presents The Spark
A new start at the Garage
Following a surprising rebrand, the Philadelphia Ballet’s season opener at the Performance Garage is everything fans expect from the company. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Richard Benson: The World Is Smarter Than You Are
Pursuing the perfect print
Few people know that master printmaker Richard Benson also had an exquisite body of work as a photographer. The Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates every facet of the artist in a new exhibition. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Florence Price’s Symphony No. 4
A sweet streamer
For its first Digital Stage concert of the new season, the Philadelphia Orchestra performed Florence Price's Symphony No. 4 in D minor, a masterpiece of musical art discovered after the composer's death. Linda Holt reviews.
Piffaro and Variant 6 present A New Sun Rises
A new start for old music
Piffaro launched its first in-person concert since the pandemic with the singers of Variant 6 for a wide-ranging program, including the premiere of Kile Smith’s "Ave Maris Stella." Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Wilma presents New Saloon’s Minor Character
Welcome back to the Wilma
The Wilma returns to live, in-person performance with Minor Character, a play presenting six translations of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the same time. Brad Rothbart reviews.
Inis Nua Theatre presents Janet Moran’s A Holy Show
A smooth landing
Inis Nua’s A Holy Show gives a surprising warm and fuzzy feeling despite its grim subject matter: the 1981 hijacking of Aer Lingus flight 164. Josh Herren reviews.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Ray Didinger’s Tommy and Me
The lore of the game
Delaware Theatre Company’s Tommy and Me is an especially welcoming reopening performance combining sports and theater, two things best experienced in a crowd. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Neil Bartlett’s The Plague
Conscience and contagion
Lantern Theater Company’s chilling adaptation of Camus’s The Plague, a US premiere, holds an uncomfortable theatrical mirror to our own pandemic reality. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia presents Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony
Beethoven’s belated birthday
The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia returned to live performance with an ambitious program anchored by Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, but the results were somewhat variable. Cameron Kelsall reviews.