Curio Theatre Company presents Lanie Robertson’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
God bless the child
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Curio Theatre offers a complex, entertaining portrait of Billie Holiday’s final Philadelphia performance. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
EgoPo Classic Theater presents Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s Life Is a Dream
Poland, or anywhere else
Brenna Geffers and Felipe Vergara adapt a 17th-century Spanish classic to reflect our contemporary world of political turmoil and division. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Robert Bolt’s A Man for All Seasons
A play for this season
Lantern Theater Company’s A Man for All Seasons, starring Frank X and Anthony Lawton, is an old-school historical drama that still proves its worth. Josh Herren reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, March 16-23
CultureFest! celebrates Nowruz, films with Penn Live Arts, and EgoPo’s Life is a Dream
The week features the Iranian New Year festivities with CultureFest!, a series of films from Penn Live Arts and Temple University, and of course, Make A F*ckin’ Show, You P.O.S. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
A whole new darkness
The promoters of this revival of Oklahoma! promise it's like nothing you've ever seen, and they're right. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Arden Theatre Company presents R. Eric Thomas’s Backing Track
In Backing Track, a world premiere at the Arden, R. Eric Thomas offers a warm, witty portrait of a multigenerational Black queer family. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, March 9-16
Celebrating Lloyd Price, the Print Center’s 96th International Competition, and Quiet Boy
The Print Center closes its international solo exhibit, Personality from People’s Light honors an unsung leader in music, and Elizabeth Bergeland illustrates the male body in a different light. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Hunter Bell’s Other World
A show for all worlds
Delaware Theatre Company’s world-premiere musical spans diverse digital and real-life communities with astounding visuals and sparkling songs. Helen Walsh reviews.
Theatre Horizon presents James Ijames’s TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever
Rewriting the antebellum script
TJ Loves Sally 4 Ever, a regional premiere from James Ijames at Theatre Horizon, asks its characters, and its audience, to wrestle with the complicated concept of inheritance. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Azuka Theatre presents Val Dunn’s Carroll County Fix
A hometown transformed
Val Dunn’s world-premiere play reckons with changes to Carroll County, Maryland, amidst the opioid epidemic and the suburbanization of once-outlying small towns. Jill Ivey reviews.