Quintessence Theatre Group presents Eugène Ionesco’s The Chairs
A seat for the absurd
The Chairs, an early one-act masterpiece of absurdist theater from Eugène Ionesco, opens the 13th season of Mt. Airy’s Quintessence Theatre Group. Corey Qureshi reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Eat Purple Theater Co. presents Collin Spangler’s Facepaint
Eat Purple Theater Co. takes the bit and runs when a clown walks into a funeral in Facepaint, the company's first Fringe production. Helen Walsh reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Humble Materials presents Jess Noel’s Scarlet Letter
A is for...
Four historical figures, two time-travelers, and one figure whose story is yet to be told, dance their way across the centuries Bill & Ted-style in a dance-theater piece about life, art, and reproductive rights. Jill Ivey reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Lightning Rod Special presents SPEECH
All the words a stage
SPEECH, the latest from Lightning Rod Special, features the company's signature stellar ensemble work, skewering our cultural currents. Alaina Johns reviews.
The Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain Suite
Cold Mountain, hot music
Delaware Symphony Orchestra paired Jennifer Higdon's latest premiere with favorites from Dvořák in this season opener marking the orchestra’s return to full concerts. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Ninth Planet presents high noon, and A.I.M by Kyle Abraham presents An Untitled Love
An interdisciplinary duo
Two Fringe Festival shows, An Untitled Love from A.I.M by Kyle Abraham, and Ninth Planet’s high noon, explore the Black experience, highlighting themes of resilience, community, and connection. Melissa Strong reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Philadelphia Artists Collective and theBlackBestFriend present Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness
A love poem to us
Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness, a play about the realities and illusions of race, class, and gender, is onstage in North Philly for this year’s Fringe. Jeannine A. Cook reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Allens Lane Art Center Theater presents Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Don’t miss a word
This chilling, expertly circling family drama from Martin McDonagh lands at Allens Lane Art Center in this year’s Philly Fringe. Helen Walsh reviews.
People’s Light presents Eisa Davis’s Mushroom
A dramatic excavation
People’s Light presents its latest locally inspired New Play Frontiers production, exploring Chester County’s mushroom-farming community. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2022: Matthew Armstead presents Song Bridge
A singer’s healing gift
This tender, interdisciplinary Cannonball Festival performance from Matthew Armstead explores the hopeful acts of healing from trauma, homophobia, and racism. Krista Mar reviews.