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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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A Dilettante at Large goes to Penn Museum

Toby Zinman gives her thoughts on the new Middle East galleries at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Poetry and Film: Alexandra Naughton combines literary and cinematic talents at a film premier

Author and actor Alexandra Naughton combines her two loves April 29 with a party for the premier of a new movie, CTRL ALT DEL.

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THE WOMEN OF IRELAND (Irish Heritage Theater): Short Irish classics

From modern to historic, tragic to fantastic, THE WOMEN OF IRELAND views the feminine from many angles, creating a fleshed out sculpture of Irish life.

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An Open Letter to the Struggling Artists

Brad Pontius recently addressed an open motivational letter to all theater artists, especially to those struggling to earn a name in their chosen profession.

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GRACE & GRANDEUR (Pennsylvania Ballet): Ballet, in different eras

Pennsylvania Ballet’s fifth program of the current season is a historically intriguing.

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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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HUMAN RITES (InterAct): I say tomato, you say genital mutilation

HUMAN RITES succeeds as a vehicle to tackle such hot-topic themes as appropriation and intersectionality.

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Four Theatermakers (Re)Focus on Diversity

The second (re)Focus Fest brings together four companies using performance to spark discussion about narrative, perspective, and history.

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NOISES OFF (Walnut St): Hi-jinks prevail

The chestnut sails in Frank Anzalone’s production of NOISES OFF at the Walnut Street Theatre, but not consistently.

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JULIUS CAESAR (Quintessence): Why must republics fall?

Quintessence Theatre Group explores the Shakespearean death throes of the Roman Republic.

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I WILL NOT GO GENTLY (People’s Light): Third time’s a charm

I’ve gone from a fan and admirer to an enthusiastic supporter of Jen Childs in I WILL NOT GO GENTLY.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar April 2018

Find out what’s onstage in Philadelphia this April with our useful Philadelphia theater calendar.

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SCHOOL OF ROCK (National tour at the Academy of Music): Amiable mediocrity

Most things are destined to be average, even musicals that have managed to stay on Broadway for a couple of years.

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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.