Brainchild Stageworkx presents Ryk Lewis’s The Ongoing Plight of the Ferryman
Opportunity knocks at death's door
Enjoy the season and get into the spirit of Halloween with this family-friendly original musical from Philly artist Ryk Lewis. Christina Anthony previews.
The Wilma presents New Saloon’s Minor Character
Welcome back to the Wilma
The Wilma returns to live, in-person performance with Minor Character, a play presenting six translations of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya at the same time. Brad Rothbart reviews.
Inis Nua Theatre presents Janet Moran’s A Holy Show
A smooth landing
Inis Nua’s A Holy Show gives a surprising warm and fuzzy feeling despite its grim subject matter: the 1981 hijacking of Aer Lingus flight 164. Josh Herren reviews.
Delaware Theatre Company presents Ray Didinger’s Tommy and Me
The lore of the game
Delaware Theatre Company’s Tommy and Me is an especially welcoming reopening performance combining sports and theater, two things best experienced in a crowd. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Lantern Theater Company presents Neil Bartlett’s The Plague
Conscience and contagion
Lantern Theater Company’s chilling adaptation of Camus’s The Plague, a US premiere, holds an uncomfortable theatrical mirror to our own pandemic reality. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Lightning Rod Special presents We Are Trying to Reach You
Listening in on IVF
Lightning Rod Special continues its audio series Sound Break with We Are Trying to Reach You, Katie Gould’s challenging path to pregnancy told through voicemails, song, and egg jokes. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Resident Ensemble Players present A Scandal in Bohemia
An earful from Sherlock Holmes
REP continues its popular radio drama series with a new adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia, famous for its twists. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Philly Fringe 2021: Arcadia Exhibitions presents Sun & Sea
The shores of great opera
A former Philly railroad plant becomes the perfect home for Lithuanian opera Sun & Sea, which shines at this year’s Fringe Festival. Merilyn Jackson reviews.
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Philly Fringe 2021: EgoPo Classic Theater presents Dane Eissler and Jenna Kuerzi’s Alice: not your child’s wonderland
When the surroundings steal the show
EgoPo Classic Theater launches its season with Alice: not your child’s wonderland, but this Lewis Carroll adaptation doesn’t go far enough down the rabbit hole. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The Weekly Roundup, September 29-October 5
Mural Arts Month, Philadelphia Orchestra, WHITE, and the Virtual Latino Arts Festival
Celebrating and meditating on mural art, Our City, Your Orchestra returns, and James Ijames's WHITE is presented by Villanova Theatre. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.