People’s Light presents George Stevens Jr.’s Thurgood
Equal justice under the law
People’s Light stages this informative and engaging one-man drama about lawyer Thurgood Marshall, who became the first Black justice on the US Supreme Court. An Nichols reviews.
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The Walnut presents Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Life and death in the Deep South
Big Daddy steals the show in Walnut Street Theatre’s new production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Shubert Organization present the new national tour of 1776
When “Cool, Considerate Men” aren’t men at all
It’s fitting that the new national tour of 1776 (without any cis men in the cast) is getting started here, in the city where it happened. Jill Ivey reviews.
Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Zinnie Harris’s Meet Me at Dawn
Beyond the coastline
Inis Nua brings a popular Scottish playwright to the Philly stage with Meet Me at Dawn, but the performance is more moving than satisfying. C. M. Crockford reviews.
Museum of the American Revolution presents Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
Three generations of seeking justice
A new exhibition revealing 100 years and three generations of the Forten family in Philadelphia is a must-see. Crystal Sparrow visits.
Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Ana Nogueira’s Empathitrax
Better loving through chemistry
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Empathitrax tests the limits of love and pharmaceutical intervention. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Hedgerow Theatre Company presents Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief
How do we document sorrow?
Good Grief, in its regional premiere at Hedgerow Theatre Company, offers a sometimes touching, mostly frustrating, portrayal of grief. Kiran Pandey reviews.
Theatre Exile presents Loy A. Webb’s The Light
A difficult proposal
It should be a wonderful night for Rashad and Genesis, but the couple’s complicated pasts come to the surface as they face their future in Theatre Exile’s production of The Light. Corey Qureshi reviews.
South Camden Theatre Company presents Matthew López’s The Legend of Georgia McBride
Drama, but with drag
South Camden Theatre Company puts the “amp” in “camp” and the “art” in heart in its production of Matthew López’s The Legend of Georgia McBride. Jill Ivey reviews.
Fashion Brand Stories, by Joseph H. Hancock II
Great branding = quality + mythology
Drexel professor and fashion journal editor Joseph H. Hancock II’s Fashion Brand Stories was originally written for students of the industry, but with its third edition, the book proves of much wider interest. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
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