PHLAFF presents Nicol Ruiz Benavides’s ‘La Nave Del Olvido’
Roads to the heart
‘La Nave Del Olvido,’ getting its Philly premiere at the 2021 Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, follows a 70-year-old woman exploring a new love in a small Chilean town. Christina Anthony reviews.
Piffaro presents ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach’
Fleeing to the music
Piffaro’s latest virtual musical presentation, ‘Fuguing from Obrecht to Bach,’ chases melody, mystery, and musical conversations. Gail Obenreder reviews.
The Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Beauty’
A spring dance sampler
Pennsylvania Ballet offers elegance, emotion, and synchrony in world premieres by Russell Ducker, Meredith Rainey, and Juliano Nunes choreographed to the music of Jennifer Higdon. Melissa Strong reviews.
BalletX presents Alia Kache and R. Colby Damon at Glen Foerd
Raising spirits on the river
BalletX presents new works by company favorite R. Colby Damon and 2021 choreographic fellow Alia Kache in a live performance outdoors at the Glen Foerd Mansion. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.
‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter: A Poet’s Memoir’ by Elaine Terranova
Facets of family life
Poet Elaina Terranova has more in common with her father than she knew. ‘The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter’ explores power, fear, and longing in a Philadelphia Orthodox Jewish family. Anndee Hochman reviews.
‘Finished Business: My Fifty Years of Headlines, Heroes, and Heartaches’ by Ray Didinger
Head of a journalist, heart of a fan
Famed Philadelphia sports journalist Ray Didinger shares 50 years of a historic career in his new memoir, ‘Finished Business.’ Pamela Forsythe reviews.
The Library Company presents 'Seeing Coal'
Beauty in blights?
Is coal an ugly pollutant to which we will soon say good riddance? Or is it a thing of lasting beauty that connects us to time and nature? 'Seeing Coal' at the Library Company inspires thoughts deeper than a coal mine. Dan Rottenberg reviews.
'Crying in H Mart’ by Michelle Zauner
The love language of food
In Michelle Zauner’s debut memoir, Crying in H Mart, grief and loss run parallel to heart and humor as a daughter comes to terms with her mother’s death and her Korean American identity. Emily Savidge reviews.
ABC presents season 8 of ‘The Goldbergs’
Jewish in Jenkintown
‘The Goldbergs,’ inspired by the life of Jenkintown native Adam Goldberg and his zany Jewish family, highlights the city of Philadelphia as well as representing the American Jewish experience. Blair Krassen reviews.
George Street Playhouse presents Nia Vardalos’s ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’
Discovering Dear Sugar
The power of truth-telling is on display in ‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ the stage adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling book. Brad Rothbart reviews.