Aaron Posner’s hilarious reinvention of The Seagull captures all of Chekhov’s laughable characters, absurdities of life, and self-references to the theater from a 21st-century perspective.
A one-hour existentialist monologue filled with expressive movement, colorful costumes, funny props, apropos music, and audience participation
A new twist on the jukebox musical traces the life and career of country icon Johnny Cash.
A dark and emotional 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s bloody history of war, murder, and blind ambition is performed outdoors by a cast of six on the grounds of a 19th-century cemetery.
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THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOY (People’s Light): A male perspective on the socio-economics of sexual politics
A world-premiere play about sexual misconduct, politics, lies, and opportunism considers the economic hardships on single mothers in a culture of winning at all costs.
A panel discussion on “Art-World Movers and Shakers” explores the art-related themes of the Lantern’s production of 36 VIEWS.
A contemporary dance program of seven world-premiere short pieces by emerging women choreographers highlighted their stylistic and thematic diversity and expressiveness.
A world-premiere commission filled with humor and heart considers the history and progress of gay rights in Philadelphia through the lens of a local podcast and the discovery of a revealing artifact.
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.
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.
One actor plays dozens of roles in a hilarious parody of the mad scramble for reservations at a trendy restaurant in Manhattan.
Cirque du Soleil’s current touring show considers the world of insects in its signature combination of breathtaking acrobatics, original live music, and colorful design.
LITTLE WOMEN (Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion): A sincere and sentimental view of female life in Victorian times
An intimate site-specific adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Victorian novel captures the humor and pathos of the book and the look and feel of the era.
THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING (Inis Nua): An unforgettable examination of a critical American subject
An intense and impactful bio-play on Bradley Manning makes its powerful American debut in a stellar production by Inis Nua.
The city’s largest block party returns to South Street on May 7, with a celebration of food, drink, music, and art.
Leonid Andreyev’s classic tale of love and death in the Big Top is given original interludes of circus acts and live music to set the stage and mood.
A new facility in Philadelphia offers theatrical designers affordable monthly memberships in an accessible co-workspace with state-of-the-arts equipment.
An outstanding ensemble recounts the backstory of Peter Pan in a madcap prequel with music.
A series of stand-up monologues culled from the satirical articles of The Onion delivered riotous socio-political commentary in a fast-paced 75 minutes.