Leonard Pearlstein Gallery presents Lastgaspism: Art and Survival in the Age of Pandemic
Our long breathless moment
Lastgaspism, a new exhibition at Drexel’s Pearlstein gallery, explores breath and life in a time full of new fears for both. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents its 2022 Spring Home Series
The losses of winter meet the hope of spring
KYL/D returns to live, in-person performance while also debuting at its new home, the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, with three works by its founder. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
InterAct Theatre Company presents Seth Rozin’s Settlements
No answers, plenty of air
In this world-premiere take on a real theater-world controversy, a Jewish Community Center commissions a new work from a playwright who adopts an unexpected stance. Wendy Rosenfield reviews.
The Delaware Art Museum presents Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection
The pursuit of beauty
Prized Tiffany Studios works, from lamps and windows to humidors and fireplaces, transport Delaware Art Museum visitors to the American brilliance of the Gilded Age. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Waiting for Tear Gas
Eyes on uprisings
With Waiting for Tear Gas, the PMA displays more than 100 years of artists considering protest, with words and images that will resonate with many Philadelphians today. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.
True Biz, by Sara Nović
Real talk from the Deaf community
Philadelphia writer Sara Nović’s new novel follows the students and teachers of a school for the deaf, making the case that we all need a shared language. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
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The Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival presents We Feed People
Cooking from Haiti to Ukraine
This year’s Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival featured a new Ron Howard documentary about globetrotting humanitarian chef José Andrés. Stephen Silver reviews.
Quintessence Theatre presents The Winter’s Tale and The Alchemist in repertory
Four centuries later, another pandemic pause
Drawing parallels between Covid-19 closures and a 1608 outbreak of the plague, Quintessence continues its 2022 return to the stage with two plays that reopened London theaters in 1610. Jill Ivey reviews.
Below Torrential Hill, by Jonathan Koven
What the comet knew of Tristen
A 2021 novella from Philly author Jonathan Koven, published thanks to the Electric Eclectic Novella Prize, is a new entry in a hoary tradition, but not without poetic merits. Walter Bilderback reviews.