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The cover features the side profile illustration of a Black youth wearing a purple headband, and colorful background

The Weekly Roundup, February 23-March 2

The Fleecing and This Bitter Earth return, Farah Jasmine Griffin visits Philly, and more

A week with healing comedy, streaming theater performances you may have missed, Afro-Cuban jazz, and a visit from author Farah Jasmine Griffin. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A scene from the play: Scott Greer poses as if meditating, but looks aggressively toward a concerned-looking J Hernandez.

Theatre Exile and the Brothers’ Network present Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Too far from Philly

Theatre Exile’s Motherf**cker with the Hat moves the setting of the hit play from New York to Philadelphia, with mixed results. Josh Herren reviews.
Josh Herren

Josh Herren

Reviews 3 minute read
About 15 ensemble members dance on a stage washed in red light, with a man in a shiny gray suit holding an umbrella at center

The Kimmel Cultural Campus presents the national tour of Hadestown

Hell of a show

The touring production of Hadestown, a wildly popular retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, arrives at the Academy of Music with energy and verve. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read
Two young men are in a fighting stance in front of a stage. The photo is in black and white with the title Cowboy Vs Samurai

The Weekly Roundup, February 9-16

Exploring intercultural relationships through the arts

A week to observe a variety of cultures and identities with events from Hedgerow Theatre, DVAA, National Liberty Museum and Vinyl Tap 215, Temple University, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
A scene from the play: David Bazemore & Gabriel Elmore face away from each other in a bedroom with brick walls & large window

InterAct Theatre Company presents Harrison David Rivers’s This Bitter Earth

A 21st-century love story

In This Bitter Earth, now onstage at InterAct, a Black playwright and a white activist see their relationship tested against police brutality and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Kirsten Bowen

Kirsten Bowen

Reviews 3 minute read
A scene from the show. Ramirez at center wears a red toga, and two chorus members pose on either side with long spears.

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy

Something that's Greek

Quintessence Theatre offers a modern, vibrant riff on Sophocles with Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read

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Andre G. Brown & Ontaria Kim Wilson onstage in an artist studio. She has hands on hips. He gestures as if at a big painting.

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness

An artist’s perspective

EgoPo Classic Theater offers a rich portrait of connection through art in Alice Childress’s Wine in the Wilderness. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 3 minute read
Katharine Powell playing Blanche onstage at the Arden. She wears a sheer white dress and looks down pensively.

Arden Theatre Company presents Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire

The cluelessness of strangers

The Arden Theatre Company’s long-delayed staging of A Streetcar Named Desire lacks realism and magic. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Cameron Kelsall

Cameron Kelsall

Reviews 4 minute read
Three women, one holds a newspaper. Another looks at the paper in surprise. The other laughs, looking at the one w/ the paper

The Weekly Roundup, December 15-22

Carols after a Plague, Once, EQUATORS, and a Crossroads holiday

Holiday happenings throughout the week with Crossroads Comedy Theater, 1812 Productions, the Crossing, and more. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 3 minute read
Scott Greer and Jennifer Childs singing onstage together with a yellow-fringed red curtain behind them.

1812 Productions presents Jennifer Childs and Scott Greer’s Two Outta Three

Staging the empty nest

In Two Outta Three, Jennifer Childs and Scott Greer become empty nesters and explore what's next with their signature humor and charm. Jill Ivey reviews.
Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Reviews 3 minute read