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Hopefully This Will All Be Over Soon: A punk-theater election fantasia

Mixing punk and bouffon, this political satire offers a chance to laugh at the absurdity of this unusual election cycle and engage in the real issues of the November 8 election.

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BREATHE SMOKE (Orbiter 3): These are times of change

Williams avoids the metatheatrics associated with plays about performance for an inquiry into painful transitions we all must undergo.

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GUARDS AT THE TAJ (Theatre Exile): Beauty and brutality join hands

The debate central to Rajiv Joseph’s absorbing new play isn’t just talk: when you lose this one, you really lose.

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BELCEA STRING QUARTET in recital at Princeton University

The Belcea String Quartet appeared on the Richardson Auditorium stage in Alexander Hall on the campus of Princeton University on October 13, 2016.

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MYSTERY IN THE HOUSE OF USHER: A POE TALE (Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion): A morbidly fun affair

The spirits of Edgar Allen Poe’s tales come alive in the historical Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion.

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THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS: THE ELECTION SPECIAL (1812 Productions): Yuugely funny

Ho boy, it’s been quite the election cycle. Thankfully, Philadelphia has 1812 Productions to ease the pain with its annual satirical show.

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And the winners are… 2016 Barrymore Awards

For the second year in a row, Theatre Exile led the pack with five Barrymore Awards for its production of The Invisible Hand

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Theater in Sketch: MOTHER COURAGE

Some sketches of some Brecht.

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Live Tweeting the Barrymores

Tonight is the ceremony for the annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theater, and Phindie will be there, holding a cell phone and live tweeting about the gathering and the winners.

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Opera in Sketch: Giargiari Bel Canto Competition at the Academy of Vocal Arts

AVA students sing a single aria in competition with each other for prizes awarded by a professional panel of judges and by the audience themselves.

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RADIANT VERMIN (Inis Nua): Devilishly good home redecoration

An entertaining cautionary tale about the wages of greed and consumerism

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DISGRACED (McCarter): No disgrace here

A divinely thorough production of an honest, far reaching play.

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Hope Rising concert inspires awareness and action

Some 50 dance artists and choreographers presenting a wide variety of styles and dance leve

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Mexrrissey Does Morrissey: Interview with band member Ceci Bastida

Top players in the Mexico music scene joined forces to play Morrissey’s and The Smith’s greatest hits. They’re coming to the Kimmel Center October 29.

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A NEW BRAIN (Horizon): Getting a new lease on life

Theatre Horizon’s production of William Finn’s autobiographical musical comedy is filled with off-beat humor, powerhouse vocals, and a life-affirming message.

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WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING (Wilma): How a hard rain’s a gonna fall

Using the endtimes as a backdrop, Andrew Bovell uses the drama within a family’s history as a parallel for the turbulence in humanity’s.

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Keen to Feed: Favorite tunes from Red 40 & the Last Groovement

Artists from Philly’s favorite clown-funk band pick favorite songs from their new album and the world of music

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THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE (Arden): “Your First Shade!”

Dito van Reigersberg in a new drag persona steals the spotlight in this riotuous, fierce production.

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Kaepernick on a Hot Tin Roof? Did self-censorship constrain Tennessee Williams?

Six decades separate the Broadway debut of Tennessee Williams’ CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF in 1955 from Colin Kaepernick’s boycott of the National Anthem