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The Crossing performs at Awbury Arboretum. (Photo by John C. Hawthorne.)

The Crossing presents ‘Month of Moderns 3: At which point’

Outside singing for inner lives

The Crossing’s 2021 Month of Moderns program finished this month with ‘At which point,’ a live performance in Germantown’s Awbury Arboretum, featuring music by Ayanna Woods, Wang Lu, and David Lang. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
There’s nothing like the polish and precision of a large comedy cast: the ensemble of ‘It’s Only a Play’ at George Street Playhouse. (Image courtesy of George Street Playhouse.)

George Street Playhouse presents Terrence McNally’s ‘It’s Only a Play’

Curtain up on comedy

Terrence McNally’s Broadway-insider comedy ‘It’s Only a Play,’ from George Street Playhouse, will make theater lovers laugh till they cry. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
The premiere of a Questlove jawn: Sly Stone in ‘Summer of Soul.’ (Image courtesy of Searchlight/Hulu.)

The Philadelphia Film Festival presents SpringFest 2021 at the Bourse

A film festival’s return to the theater

Movie theaters are back, and with them film festivals. The recent PFF SpringFest screened seven films including ‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘The Meaning of Hitler,’ and ‘Swan Song.’ Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 5 minute read
(Image courtesy of Quintessence.)

Quintessence presents Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’

The wonders of late Wilder

Quintessence Theatre Group presents ‘The Seven Deadly Sins,’ a rare cycle of Thornton Wilder one-acts, in a radio drama production. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

Reviews 3 minute read
Chemistry, grace, and flexibility: Kyle Driggs and Andrea Murillo in ‘Eventide.’ (Photo by Johanna Austin.)

Hand to Hand Circus Festival presents 3AM Theatre’s ‘Eventide’ at FringeArts

A couple’s journey

In-person performance is back, and the Hand to Hand Circus Festival kicked off the reopening at FringeArts with 3AM Theatre’s ‘Eventide,’ a modern circus performance about a young couple discovering themselves. Blair Krassen reviews.
Blair Krassen

Blair Krassen

Reviews 2 minute read
Members of the DSO record their last distanced concert of the year. (Image courtesy of the DSO.)

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents its Classics Series VI

A musical commentary

For its Classics VI concert, Delaware Symphony Orchestra honored composer Claude Baker with its annual A.I. duPont Composer’s Award. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
A giant but little-known figure. (Image courtesy of Sutherland House Books.)

‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells

Jewison finally gets his due

Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A new biography by Ira Wells finally gives him his due. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 4 minute read
The threshold to the new gallery: Odili Donald Odita’s ‘Walls of Change.’ (Image courtesy of the artist and Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2021.)

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now’

A city as a catalyst

A visit to the recently reopened Philadelphia Museum of Art reveals ‘New Grit: Art & Philly Now,’ the inaugural contemporary exhibition at the heart of it all. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 6 minute read
Sharing a special language: Joilet Harris and Mary Martello in ‘Sisters!’. (Image courtesy of Arden Theatre Company.)

The Arden presents ‘Joilet Harris and Mary Martello: Sisters!’

Such devoted sisters

Stalwart Philadelphia performers chronicle their decades-long friendship in 'Sisters!,' a virtual cabaret
produced by Arden Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read
Discovering themselves through a different lens: the women of ‘ALAS.’ (Image courtesy of PHLAFF.)

PHLAFF presents Llaima Sanfiorenzo’s ‘ALAS’

When did you feel time was running out?

‘ALAS’ (WINGS), a participatory documentary film streaming at this year’s Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, explores life and loss for incarcerated women in Puerto Rico. Cynthia Via reviews.
Cynthia Via

Cynthia Via

Reviews 4 minute read