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The Plough and the Stars is at the Annenberg Center. Photo by Ros Kavanagh

The Plough and the Stars is at the Annenberg Center. Photo by Ros Kavanagh

The Plough and the Stars @ Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre | October 13-16
Abbey Theatre’s revival of The Plough and the Stars, set during Ireland’s Easter Rising 100 years ago, stops in Philly as part of a limited U.S. tour. The play was first performed at the Abbey, Ireland’s national theater, in 1926. On Friday there’s a cast meet-and-greet after the performance.

Grounded @ InterAct Theatre Company at the Drake | Through October 23
Kittson O’Neill plays The Pilot, a role Anne Hathaway is tackling for the upcoming movie version, in InterAct’s production of Grounded. The story is about a fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy leads to an assignment operating military drones in the Nevada desert.
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REVIEW: A Moon for the Misbegotten


Angela Smith and Michael Toner (Walnut Street Theatre/Independence Studio)

Many people believe Jude is the patron saint of lost causes — for me, it’s Eugene O’Neill.

No one wrote more eloquently and compassionately about small lives, constrained circumstances, lost pasts and uncertain futures. O’Neill is an exception among American playwrights, many of whom wrote their most famous and important works early on — although he won two Pulitzers in the 1920s, and the Nobel in 1936, O’Neill’s greatest work came late in his career.

Moon for the Misbegotten, written in 1942-43, is the last play he completed. It takes some time to get started — the early scenes are bogged down with contrived exposition — but wait for it: transcendent grandeur arrives in the second half. Read more »

Things To Do In Philly on Black Friday That Don’t Involve Shopping

Black Friday

If waiting in line at Best Buy for a $100 flat screen television is your idea of a nightmare, don’t fear. We’ve rounded up some of the best events for everyone in the Philadelphia region on Black Friday that don’t involve a single shopping bag or cash register line.

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R2L Debuts Pre-Theater Dinner Menu

Just in time for the start of the arts season, R2L is debuting their pre-theater dinner menu. For $45 guests will receive a three-course menu and seatings are available between 5 to 6:30 p.m. Guests can even choose to eat the first two meals before their show and return afterwards for dessert.

Any subscriber or member of BalletX, the Chamber Orchestra, Curtis Institute, the Kimmel Center, the Opera Company, Walnut Street Theatre, or the Wilma will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with dinner.

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Preview of Matt Levin’s Menu at Square Peg

We have a preview of some of the dishes that chef Matt Levin will be offering at Square Peg on Walnut Street near Jefferson Hospital. Restaurateurs Barry Gutin and Larry Cohen are opening Square Peg in March.

Rest assured Levin-lovers, there is a poutine on the menu plus lots of other decadent dishes.

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