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Detailed black-&-white print of a large, low, run-down house by a tree in a barren landscape, & a tiny human figure outside

Arcadia University’s Spruance Gallery presents Proto-Feminism in the Print Studio

Women make their mark

A new exhibition of mid-20th-century woman printmakers at Arcadia University traces a burgeoning feminist movement at New York print studio Atelier 17. Pamela J. Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A pair of flamenco dancers in sevillana dresses perform with musicians behind them on stage.

Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca present Ni Bien ni Mal, Todo lo Contrario at Plays & Players

The power and passion of Flamenco

After previewing the show's workshop in the spring, Camille Bacon-Smith reviews this fall's new performance from Soledad Barrio and company.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

Reviews 4 minute read
The three actors play elderly male fishermen, sitting on portable stools and holding large fishing poles between their legs.

The Wilma Theater presents Tall Order’s Those with 2 Clocks

Comfort and confrontation

More a work of theater than a play, Tall Order’s Those with 2 Clocks, now onstage at the Wilma, is funny, provocative, and beautifully designed. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read
Photo of a performance in a community gym, with audience members wearing masks sitting around the two featured actors.

Delaware Shakespeare presents Twelfth Night, O Lo Que Quieras

A truly bilingual musical

This touring Shakespearean reinvention turns Twelfth Night into a winning bilingual musical, integrating script, songs, English, and Spanish into a uniquely accessible and timely performance. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
The floor of the police station: Kern, bruised and bleeding, reaches out to Romano, who bends over with his hands to his head

Hedgerow Theatre Company presents Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman

The stories we live on

Hedgerow’s production of Martin McDonagh’s disturbing and thought-provoking drama The Pillowman is a worthy Philly-area destination this October. C.M. Crockford reviews.
C.M. Crockford

C.M. Crockford

Reviews 3 minute read
Sturtridge and Stoller, in orange flight jumpsuits, pose by a ladder in a room covered with media clippings and artwork.

Anastassia Vertjanova and Annemarie Branco present The Living Gallery at Launch Point and Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight

Artful astronauts

The Living Gallery, an immersive, walk-through art installation, hosts Fringe performances of Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight, a charmingly maximalist experience following a pair of wannabe cosmonauts. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read
Close-up on Timur’s open-mouthed singing face on the big screen; Timur singing live with 8 musicians in front, lit in blue

Philly Fringe 2022 and Festival O22: Opera Philadelphia and Beth Morrison Projects present Black Lodge

Reimagining the operatic form

Opera Philadelphia closed out Festival O22 with the premiere of Black Lodge by composer David T. Little and librettist Anne Waldman, with live music by Timur and the Dime Museum and the Opera Philadelphia String Quartet. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
On the chancel of a Philly cathedral, six musicians in black, in a semicircle, play different Renaissance wind instruments.

Piffaro welcomes new director Priscilla Herreid with Passing the Torch

Legacies and a new beginning

In the spirit of passing the torch, the season opener for Philly’s illustrious Renaissance band celebrated 15th- and 16th-century teachers and mentors who became musical colleagues. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
The orchestra in concert with Nézet-Séguin conducting and Trifonov playing a shiny grand piano. Other musicians surround them

The Philadelphia Orchestra presents Daniil Trifonov in its 2022-23 season opener

Unity and showmanship

The dynamic pianist Daniil Trifonov headlined the Philadelphia Orchestra’s musically diverse and satisfying opening weekend concerts. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
A photo taken from behind of a woman with dark skin and turquoise-tipped hair facing a door too narrow for her wheelchair

TILT Institute for the Contemporary Image presents If We Never Get Better

New attitudes through art

TILT mounts its largest exhibition of the last two years with If We Never Get Better, a group show of queer and/or trans artists of color who focus on healthcare, collective grief, disability, and healing. Gary Day reviews.
Gary L. Day

Gary L. Day

Reviews 3 minute read