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ABBOT ADAM: NONE (No Face/ FringeArts): What does it all mean?

The second part of No Face Performance Group’s ABBOT ADAM series begins with the faintly absurd and moves to the thoroughly absurd.

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A Night With Tom Stoppard: The playwright visits the Wilma to talk about his latest play

Tom Stoppard talks THE HARD PROBLEM with cognitive scientist David Chalmers.

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A KNEE THAT CAN BEND (Orbiter 3): Love and life in a hot country

In Africa as elsewhere, for queers as for everyone, life plays out messily in small tragedies and little loves.

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WEEDING OUT THE STONED (Good Good Comedy): Highly entertaining

Remember when you used to smoke tons of weed but thought no one knew you were stoned out of your gourd? You were wrong.

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Famous Philadelphians: Ernesta Drinker Ballard (1920–2005)

A transformative force behind one of the city’s premier annual cultural events, Ernesta Drinker Ballard was also leading local and national figure in the campaign for equal rights for women…

Jacob Merinar as storytelling rabbit Dandelion. Photo by Kathryn Raines & Plate | 3 Photography.

WATERSHIP DOWN (Simpatico/ Drexel MPiRP): A hop along a classic of children’s literature

Director Allen Radway coordinates an intricate but unpretentious array of parts into a coherent and appealing whole.

Liz (Kate Czajkowski) and Charlie (Scott Greer) in Theatre Exile's THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter. Photo credit: Paola Nogueras.

And the Winners Are… 2015 Barrymore Award winners

2015 Barrymore Awards recipients by award category

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Directing the Barrymores: Steve Pacek on putting together the award ceremony

Excitement, surprising winners, and a brand new award: Barrymore director Steve Pacek tells us whats in store at this years ceremony.

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Wine, Tapas, Flamenco! Pasión y Arte presents a contemporary take on a classic tablao

Pasión y Arte, an all-female flamenco dance company based in Philadelphia presents the first of a quarterly performance series.

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Chopin As He Was Meant To Be Heard: Without the piano

Frédéric François Chopin’s expressive and technically demanding piano concertos are among the finest in the classical music canon. So naturally, Polish actor Barbara Wysocka and director Michael Zadara (who make up the group…

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THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre): A woman moved

In her amusing staging of Shakespeare, director Carmen Khan focuses on the compromise, interplay, and transformative power of love which make up a mature relationship.

Sean Bradley, Krista Apple-Hodge, Brandon Pierce, and Clare O’Malley in METAMORPHOSES. Photo by Mark Garvin.

Diving into METAMORPHOSES: A watery stage takes shape at the Arden

A look at the building of the impressive set for the Arden production of METAMORPHOSES.

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A New 120 DAYS OF SODOM has Something for Everyone! (If everyone’s a fan of utter depravity)

Most books which were considered sexually scandalous at the time seem positively anodyne when read in the early 21st century. Marquis de Sade’s novels still make for discomforting reads.

Photo by Shawn May.

ROMEO AND JULIET (Quintessence): What fray was here?

In the eyes of director Alexander Burns this doomed romance never stood a chance.

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V TO X (GoKash): Truth behind bars

This world premiere play takes a deeply affecting look at the social carnage caused by mass imprisonment.

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HEDDA Gets Styled to Rock: Interview with designer Autumn Kietponglert

TV-famous fashion designer Autumn Kietponglert created a gorgeous mourning dress for an upcoming production of HEDDA GABLER.

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Famous Philadelphians: Ed Bacon (1910–2005)

A renowned urban planners and a key figure in the revitalized shape of late 20th century

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Sowing a Parable for our Times: Octavia Butler’s PARABLE OF THE SOWER as a concert

Octavia Butler’s dystopian future seems especially relevant. Can we find respite in comradeship and song?

Gil Johnson (left) and Peter Andrew Danzig. Photo by Andy Joos.

Pope fever continues with ALTAR CALL

Random Acts of Theater and the Liberty Education Forum are riding the wave of Pope fever with the Philadelphia premiere of Melissa McBain’s ALTAR CALL,

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1.5 Million Men Missing: New play looks at “five to ten” and the devastation of the prison system

There are 1.5 million black men missing from American homes. V TO X examines who and where they are.