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Martinez-Briggs, in a green jacket, speaks to the audience while Castaldi sits beside them and plugs his ears with both hands

Arden Children's Theatre presents Greg Banks’s Pinocchio

The kids are part of the magic

A new production of Pinocchio from Arden Children’s Theatre turns kids into active participants, capturing imaginations and pulling back the curtain on the magic of theater. Natalie Layne reviews.

Natalie Layne

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Childs stands next to Greer, who huddles in an armchair. They both wear thick hats, coats, and scarves indoors.

1812 Productions and Delaware Theatre Company present Bruce Graham’s The Flatlanders

Grounded in the Poconos

This world-premiere production of Bruce Graham’s The Flatlanders debuted at 1812 earlier this year, and now the show continues at Delaware Theatre Company. But this script still can’t get off the ground. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Small on a dark stage, 9 black-clad dancers move around a spotlight, which catches on in the middle clutching her chest.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers presents Breath into Air

Life, breath, and cherry blossoms

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers shines in the world premiere of Breath into Air alongside Mandala Project and works by Weiwei Ma and Evalina Carbonell. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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With luxuriant 70s hair, Ernst & Matarrese sit facing each other over a fancy desk, working on typewriters in a dark room.

Resident Ensemble Players presents Ira Levin’s Deathtrap

Well-deserved screams for the stage

Both movie and live theater audiences love thrillers, so why are frightening plays relatively rare? The University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players delivers with a scary new production of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Woodsy view from the ground, looking far up the trunk into the multicolored autumn foliage against a blue sky.

The Museum for Art in Wood presents To Understand a Tree

Our arboreal family

A new exhibition by woodworker and interdisciplinary artist Gina Siepel at the Museum for Art in Wood asks what happens when we regard trees as “you” rather than “it.” Anndee Hochman reviews.
Anndee Hochman

Anndee Hochman

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From the waist up, a woman leans face-down on a white table, framed by the angle of one slender arm in a long white glove

Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus

Where women photographers wield intimate power

In a small gallery away from its usual bustle, Delaware Art Museum presents In Focus, a gathering of powerful works by women photographers featured from the museum collection. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

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Wright, a smiling Black dancer leaps in strappy brown sandals & a magenta dress, the skirt billowing up around her hips.

PHILADANCO! presents Roots and Reflections

A vivid history of late 20th-century Black choreography

With its spring program, Roots and Reflections, PHILADANCO! drew on popular works from past decades to prove that the vivid history of Black choreography still speaks to us today. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
Camille Bacon-Smith

Camille Bacon-Smith

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Title and promo quotes appear in neon light-purple over a dark field, with a person silhouetted against a static-filled TV

SpringFest 2024 presents In a Violent Nature, The Idea of You, and I Saw the TV Glow

Honoring the cinematic legacy of the 1990s

The Philadelphia Film Society’s annual SpringFest brings popular films from Sundance and other festivals to town. This year, three prominent films paid homage to the cinematic legacy of the 1990s. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 4 minute read
Ngo, in a white embroidered dress & veil, sits looking thoughtful while a multiracial ensemble crowds around in various poses

The Wilma Theater presents Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Setzuan

Reversing Orientalist tropes

Kindhearted Shen Te invents a ruthless businessman alter-ego when her generosity overtakes her wallet in The Good Person of Setzuan, presented in this “radically reclaimed” production at the Wilma centering Asian artists. Mina Reinckens reviews.
Mina Reinckens

Mina Reinckens

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Against a white backdrop, Jeter, a Black dancer, poses on tiptoe, bending & gesturing to a black wicker object on the ground

Gary W. Jeter II presents Filaments

A Philly dancer becomes a choreographer of note

Philadelphia dancer and choreographer Gary W. Jeter II presents Filaments, a work exploring connections between humans and the structure of the universe. Melissa Strong reviews.
Melissa Strong

Melissa Strong

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