The Weekly Roundup, August 26-September 1
An operatic Verzuz, plays for West Philly and Germantown, and Street Movies all over town
Philly shows up for itself with offerings in theater, opera, and film in various neighborhoods in the city. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
The Weekly Roundup, August 18-24, 2021
Summer flamenco Tablao, Streets Dept parade, A Thousand Fibers, and Salsa Shines Through
Artsi and Pasión y Arte bring back Tablao, Streets Dept parades for vaccinations, A Thousand Fibers honors a Philly resident, and a new Mural Arts project fuses salsa with self-expression. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up the week.
Shakespeare in Clark Park presents Pericles, Prince of Tyre
Did I just enjoy Pericles?
For its 15th production, Shakespeare in Clark Park takes one of the Bard’s weaker plays to the circus. Jill Ivey reviews.
Does new leadership (finally) mean a new era for Philly-area theaters?
Stages of change
In and around Philadelphia, several theater companies are expanding or re-envisioning their artistic leadership models as they prepare to resume in-person performances. Cameron Kelsall speaks with them.
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Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare’s An Iliad
Homer, then and now
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents An Iliad, a modern-day adaptation of Homer's classic. David Block reviews.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Thornton Wilder’s The Skin of Our Teeth
Humanity and its discontents
The Skin of Our Teeth, Thornton Wilder’s timeless exploration of society’s follies, receives a digital staging from Quintessence Theatre Group that meets our moment. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Lovers, friends, and fairies
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival moves outdoors this season with an ebullient, endearingly goofing staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival offers three inviting performances
Triple your Bard!
Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival presents a trifecta. Gail Obenreder previews.
Brian Sanders’ JUNK presents Dragonbutter
The art of the game
Dragonbutter is an inventive hour-long experience from Brian Sanders’ JUNK that inserts participants into a hands-on science-fiction video-game quest. Melissa Strong reviews.
Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X present Antoinette Nwandu’s ‘Pass Over’
Surviving to the promised land
Theatre Exile and Theatre in the X present ‘Pass Over,’ a story about two young Black men looking to pass over into their imagined promised land. Kyle V. Hiller reviews.