Theater in Sketch: MARIA MARTEN, or The Murder in the Red Barn (PAC)

Maria Marten or The Murder in the Red Barn by the Philadelphia Artist Collective found the silly in the serious

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SoLow in Sketch: PEOPLE ARE STRANGE AND OTHER REVELATIONS (Automatic Arts)

Automatic Arts put together an art show with real action as part of SoLow Fest.

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PIFA 2018 in Sketch: DOGGIE HAMLET

Doggie Hamlet brought out friends, children, and couples to sit around on some hay stacks as sheep and four performers entered the penned in area.

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PIFA 2018 in Sketch: MY ORGAN MY SEOUL

Ambiguous Dance Company collaborated with organist Ahreum Han to create an interdisciplinary show for PIFA 2018.

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Dance in Sketch: STRANGE DREAMS (Anne-Marie Mulgrew & Dancers Co)

STRANGE DREAMS celebrates the spirit of love, war, and death and desensitizes the rest to just stuff in the world.

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Theater in Sketch: Gilbert and Sullivan’s IOLANTHE, OR THE PEER AND THE PERI (Savoy Company)

Chuck Schultz reviews Savoy’s annual Gilbert and Sullivan show in words and sketch.

Sketch by Chuck Schultz.

TOSCA (Philadelphia Orchestra): Music as a cultural mission

Yannick Nevet-Seguin conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in a semi-staged performance of Puccini’s TOSCA

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Theater in Sketch: M. Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran (Alliance Française): )

Playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt adapted his novella, Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, into a theatrical performance

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Performance in Sketch: SÉANCERS (Jaamil Olawale Kosoko / FringeArts)

Jaamil Olawale Kosoko makes us feel comfortable before getting all Prince Purple Rain on us. It’s great.

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Dance in Sketch: INNER SUN (Koresh Dance)

Koresh Dance presented INNER SUN at the Suzanne Roberts Theater April 26.

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Dance in Sketch: Nia-Ni Chen Dance Company and the Ahn Trio (Next Move Dance)

Next Move Dance presented Nia-Ni Chen company with the Ahn Trio

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Theater in Sketch: PASSAGE (Wilma Theater)

PASSAGE reminds sketch artist Chuck Schultz of a painting at the Philadelphia Museum by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

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Art in Sketch: ARTSI at the Sculpture Courtyard

Artsi event on First Friday this April was a chance for audiences to see artists through a different lens.

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Theater in Sketch: LYDIE BREEZE Part 3: MADAKET ROAD (EgoPo)

The EgoPo Classical Theater’s production of John Guare’s Lydie Breeze part III was asking the fundamental question, “what is ‘it’.”

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Theater in Sketch: THE RAPE OF LUCRECE (PAC at the Rosenbach)

It was interesting to compare last week’s reading of Shakespeare’s THE RAPE OF LUCRECE at the Rosenbach to the original presentation at the Broad Street Ministry in 2016.

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Talkback in Sketch: HUMAN RITES (InterAct)

A recent performance of HUMAN RITES, a world premiere production by InterAct Theatre, featured a talk with cultural psychologist Richard Shweder, whose work inspired playwright Seth Rozin.

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Dance in Sketch: FAITH PROJECT THE DOOR (Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers)

Artist Chuck Schultz visits the Prince Theater for the latest show from KYL/D.

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Dance in sketch: COMPANY WANG RAMIREZ (NextMove Dance)

Seeing the bodies and minds of Honji Wang and Sebastien Ramirez meld together during the performance proved visually moving for me.

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Dance in Sketch: Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers open studio

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers Open Rehearsals series is taking place now as they prepare for Faith Project at the Prince Theater March 22-24

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Dance Rehearsal in Sketch: BARRY: MAMALOSHEN (Asya Zlatina)

Asya Zlatina and Dancers is a constant reminder for myself that Philadelphia dancers are connected and collaborating with each other.