Philly Fringe 2023: Kingfisher Theatre presents Odysseus
Let us tell of a man
Bill George brings Odysseus to the Philly Fringe, a one-man retelling of The Odyssey that captivates in returning the poem to its rhetorical origins. Kiran Pandey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: 100th Meridian presents They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too
Soundtrack of your life
One woman’s quest to score a ticket to her favorite band’s farewell show takes on moving dimensions in They’ve All Gone and We’ll Go Too in this year’s Fringe. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Very Good Dance Theatre presents The Other Gardeners
The Other Gardeners, a Fringe show from Very Good Dance Theatre, promises sobbing, laughing, remembering, visioning, dreaming, forgetting, and loving. It delivers a little bit of everything, and more. Zara Waters reviews.
Philly Fringe 2023: Justin Jain presents The Dangers of Tobacco
A queer Filipino retelling of Chekhov’s one-act play
Justin Jain puts his own spin on Anton Chekhov’s The Dangers of Tobacco in this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Krista Mar reviews.
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Philly Fringe 2023: inFLUX Theatre Collective presents Bite the Dust
Ashes to ashes
inFLUX Theatre Collective’s Philly Fringe show Bite the Dust focuses on the impermanence of life, and the permanence of art. Jill Ivey reviews.
UArts presents Dan Levenson: SKZ Monochrome Classrooms and L’école at the Philadelphia Art Alliance
Schools of imagination and memory
Kicking off the academic year with two uplifting shows about how we communicate, learn, and teach, the Philadelphia Art Alliance at UArts welcomes SKZ Monochrome Classrooms and L’école. Emily B. Schilling reviews.
Brandywine Museum of Art presents Andrew Wyeth: Abstract Flash
Andrew in the abstract
Andrew Wyeth is not widely known as an abstract artist, but maybe he should be. A beautifully configured exhibition at the Brandywine Museum of Art looks closer. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Schubert Organization present Disney’s The Lion King
The circle of life is going strong onstage
Disney’s first large-scale musical returns to Philadelphia with big puppets and bigger talents worthy of the spectacle. Jill Ivey reviews.
Theatre in the X presents Charles Fuller’s Zooman and the Sign
Timely, audacious Philly theater
Theatre in the X celebrates its 10th anniversary with Zooman and the Sign, a tremendous rumination on community violence in Philadelphia that is all too resonant today. Kiran Pandey reviews.
The 2023 BlackStar Film Festival presents Going to Mars, Know Your Place, and Dancing the Stumble
New places with BlackStar
The BlackStar Film Festival landed in Center City for the first time this August. Hanae Mason reviews Going to Mars, Know Your Place, and Dancing the Stumble, three films examining our relationship to space and place.