The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents Karaoke, A Radiant Girl, and America
PJFF celebrates 42 years
The 2022 Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival celebrates 42 years with screenings at the Weitzman and other venues November 12 through 19. Stephen Silver reviews three picks.
The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, by Isaac Blum
An Orthodox teen in a wider world
Philly author Isaac Blum’s debut YA novel, The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen, follows an Orthodox Jewish teen in a new town for a fully up-to-the minute story of conviction and contradiction. Anndee Hochman reviews.
Philadelphia Contemporary and Nicole Pollard present Supine Horizons
The rest of our dreams
With the immersive Supine Horizons, nestled in a Germantown storefront, curator Nicole Pollard and multimedia artist Gralin Hughes Jr. prove that rest is not a luxury. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.
Brandywine River Museum of Art presents Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art
The wilds beyond Pyle and the Wyeths
A new exhibition from four artists at Brandywine River Museum balances artistry and polemics, merging the nature of the artist with the art of nature. Gail Obenreder reviews.
SHARP Dance Company presents Stories
A revival and a premiere
SHARP Dance Company’s 2022 fall series featured both a revival and a highly anticipated premiere from artistic director Diane Sharp-Nachsin, plus intriguing gender subversions from guest choreographer Joe Cotler. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
InterAct Theatre Company presents Will Snider’s Death of a Driver
Five reasons to go to Kenya with this regional premiere
Death of a Driver, now onstage at InterAct, speaks eloquently to our shared global reality in its story about a Kenyan taxi driver and a white American engineer. Jeannine Cook reviews.
Wilma Theater presents Milo Cramer's School Pictures
Teach the children well
Playwright and performer Milo Cramer offers an endearing portrait of the modern education system in School Pictures at the Wilma Theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Erin Courtney and Max Vernon’s The Tattooed Lady
The body as a canvas
Philadelphia Theatre Company launches its 2022–2023 season with new artistic directors and a world premiere musical that shines bright despite a disappointing performance from its celebrity star. Jill Ivey reviews.
Resident Ensemble Players presents Arsenic and Old Lace
A trip back in time
Does the legendary play Arsenic and Old Lace hold up for today's audiences? Gail Obenreder reviews.
Azuka Theatre presents Inda Craig-Galván’s A Hit Dog Will Holler
The Philly premiere of A Hit Dog Will Holler, onstage at Azuka, contrasts the online and IRL realms of today’s social activists with a special lens on Black women in these spaces. Krista Mar reviews.