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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.

Bob Weick as Marx
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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.

till from Wil-o-Wisp (Moiré Installation), 2018, by Rachel Rose (American, born 1986). Video installation with sound, double-lined mesh scrim, carpet, projection screen, and semi-transparent projection scrims. Jointly commissioned and owned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Funding is made possible for the Philadelphia Museum of Art through the Contemporary Art Revolving Fund. Image © 2018 Rachel Rose.

A Dilettante at Large reviews two new shows at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Toby Zinman considers “Rachel Rose: Wil-o-Wisp/The Future Fields Commission” and “Biting Wit and Brazen Folly: British Satirical Prints, 1780s–1830s”

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10 Best Films of 2018 So Far

You love movies and can’t get enough of them no matter how many times you watch them? Since your time and money are precious, you should only spend them on the best movies. Check out the top 10 films you shouldn’t miss this year.

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“When I step on the stage as Marx, I directly challenge the system”: Interview with Bob Weick, Part 1

Bob Weick has taken Howard Zinn’s MARX IN SOLO all over the U.S. He’s now taking it to England

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar June 2018

What’s onstage around Philly this June?

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How New Technology Can Support Emerging Talent

With the reach of the social media and internet far and wide, the Vault Festival could reach many artists and brought them to London to showcase their talents.

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A Champion of Magic: Alex McAleer on reading minds and performing magic

McAleer will be appearing with four other world class magicians in Champions of Magic at the Merriam Theater June 20-24

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CAMELOT (Act II Playhouse): 60-second review

CAMELOT is the example of a group of talent working together to create an amazing experience for the audience.

Photo by Ashley Smith, Wide Eyed Studios

FUN HOME (Arden Theatre): LOL misery

The Bechdel family has a funeral home (dubbed Fun Home by the kids) and also a not-fun family home.

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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.

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TRANSCENDENCE TO TRANSPARENCY (Les Canards Chantants): Music review

Les Canards Chantants (“the singing ducks”), a renaissance polyphony voice ensemble, was born in England but is now based in Philadelphia.

Rehearsals for Le Grand Continental Ansan, South Korea, 2015, © Ansan Street Arts Festival.

You can be Le Super Grand

Anyone can be a part of the 2018 Fringe Festival’s largest show

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PETER PAN (School of Pennsylvania Ballet): Forever’s children

The School of Pennsylvania Ballet presented its 2018 annual performance at the Prince Theater on May 19 and 20.

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

The members of Orbiter 3: Emily Acker, L M Feldman, Sam Henderson, James Ijames, and Mary Tuomanen

All Things Must Pass: Orbiter 3 members consider their finale

In the end, the plays you produce are greater than the plays you don’t