InterAct Theatre Company presents Sylvia Khoury’s Selling Kabul
The price of freedom
Selling Kabul, a Pulitzer Prize finalist at InterAct Theatre Company, wrestles with the human cost of occupation and war. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Kimmel Cultural Campus and Shubert Organization present the national tour of Wicked
Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road
The national tour of Wicked returns to Philadelphia for the first time in six years. How’s it holding up? Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Fabric Workshop and Museum presents Jessica Campbell: Heterodoxy
A safe space for uppity women
From 1912-1940, a little-known feminist debate society flourished in New York. Now, FWM artist-in-residence Jessica Campbell revives and reimagines their meetings in Heterodoxy, a new multi-media installation. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
The Barnes Foundation presents Marie Laurencin: Sapphic Paris
Queer context for the early 20th century
With radically sweet images of women and hardly a man in sight, painter Marie Laurencin constructed a world of female friendship, camaraderie, and low-key eroticism, as explored in a new exhibition at the Barnes. K.A. McFadden reviews.
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library presents Ann Lowe: American Couturier
Dior and Chanel’s American peer
Ann Lowe, a Black American designer, should have been as famous as the 20th-century French couturiers who are household names today. A new exhibition at Winterthur charts her remarkable sartorial journey. Gail Obenreder reviews.
EgoPo Classic Theater and Abrahamse and Meyer Productions present Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs
Still ahead of her time
EgoPo Classic Theater opens a season of international perspectives with Lorraine Hansberry’s Les Blancs, co-produced by South Africa’s Abrahamse and Meyer Productions. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Lyric Fest presents Ned Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen
Cycle of life
Lyric Fest celebrated the centennial of composer Ned Rorem with a rare complete performance of Evidence of Things Not Seen. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
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Woodmere Art Museum presents Barbara Bullock: Fearless Vision
A pioneering artist, activist, and teacher
Works by Philadelphia artist Barbara Bullock are dancing right off the walls at the Woodmere Art Museum in an enthralling retrospective that explores the intersection of Bullock’s studio art with her work as an educator. Emily Schilling reviews.
BalletX presents its 2023 Fall Series, featuring Jamar Roberts, Jennifer Archibald, and Matthew Neenan
Cheering for another series
In its 2023 Fall Series, BalletX presents Eros & Psyche by Jamar Roberts, Exalt by Jennifer Archibald, and the world premiere of Siete by Matthew Neenan. Melissa Strong reviews.
The 2023 Philadelphia Film Festival opens with American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Songs from a Philly High School
Two fine films kick off the Philly fest
The Philadelphia Film Society presents the 32nd Philadelphia Film Festival, with producer John Legend attending the premieres of American Fiction and Stand Up & Shout: Sounds from a Philly High School. Stephen Silver reviews.