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THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS (Irish Heritage): Human portraits of a bloody struggle

Dives into the lives of Irish tenement dwellers at the time of the 1916 Easter Rising

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[NYC] THE TOTAL BENT (Public Theater): In world premiere in NYC, a messy rocking musical has Philadelphia connections

The action transpires at the nexus of tradition, belief, protest, crass commercialism, and rock ‘n’ roll, shedding light on differing views of the budding Civil Rights movement within the black…

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“Nothing about us without us”: The Radicalisation of CHELSEA Manning

When does the subject trump gender identity? Responses to the latest Inis Nua production.

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Full Schedule: 2016 Philadelphia International Children’s Festival June 2-4

An array of circus arts, music, theater and storytelling and an outdoor FUN ZONE

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Putting the Vulnerable Thing Out There: An interview with Chelsea & Magda

Female friendships, aggression, integrity, Lisa Frank, light-up sneakers, and more.

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DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM (McCarter): Dance review

For one night only, the Dance Theatre of Harlem appeared on the Matthews Stage of the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey.

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[podcast] J. Paul Nicholas on THE INVISIBLE HAND

J. Paul Nicholas on the politics and conversations that surround this well-executed production.

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The Mechanical Theater Discusses its New Site-Specific Take on ROMEO AND JULIET

The cast, director, and artistic director of Mechanical’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic give a sneak peek at their original site-specific adaptation.

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THE BALLAD OF TRAYVON MARTIN (New Freedom): When a play makes you feel something

New Freedom Theatre’s latest teaches us that anger is a valid reaction to any play that depicts racial injustice.

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A Weird History: Dr. Thomas Dent Mütter and his peculiar museum

Within a staid building at 22nd and Ludlow lies one of the most peculiar and enthralling museums in the world.

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THE SECRET GARDEN (Arden): Captivating mystery and haunting artistry

A superb cast and creative artistic design bring the story of traumatic loss and joyful renewal to life in the haunting musical adaptation of a Victorian classic.

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THEY EXTRACT! (Alma’s Engine): Love is a verb

In a dystopian future where love is a tangible commodity, Vera and Woolen fight to keep their love for themselves and each other.

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FULLY COMMITTED (Horizon): A zany one-man tour-de-force

One actor plays dozens of roles in a hilarious parody of the mad scramble for reservations at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan.

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Bringing the arts back to Philadelphia Public Schools with DREAMGIRLS at SPHS

South Philadelphia High School and Curtis ArtistYear present Dreamgirls the Musical, May 19 and 20, 2016. 

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Ireland Rising: Irish Heritage Theatre actors respond to THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

Nine Irish Heritage Theatre actors talk about the Irish roots of Sean O’Casey’s THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS.

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LA VERITA (Campagnia Finzi Pasca): Experience the surreal

Choreographer Daniele Finzi Pasca has created an innovative circus-style performance inspired by a Dalí painting.

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A SINGLE SHARD (People’s Light): A yarn spun on a potter’s wheel

A powerful sensory experience that can be likened to listening to an engaging storyteller while staring at the fire

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PATCHWORKS (Darcy Lyons and Collaborators): Dance review

An appealing evening of solo performances, Patchworks provided fresh evidence of how working collaboratively can produce dances that showcase the individuality of the dancers.

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Devised Theater Meets Disability: Matt Purinton talks EXPOSURE

Collaborative performer Ben Grinberg sat down with Matt Purinton to talk about the EXPOSURE project and what he hopes to share with audiences.