Philadelphia Fall Arts Preview 2013

In no particular order, the 25 can't-miss arts events this fall season.

“Capture the Moment: the Pulitzer Prize Photographs”

10/11-12/31 | National Constitution Center
The most comprehensive collection of Pulitzer-winning photographs ever, from Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald to the U.S. Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima. A step in the right direction for the Constitution Center after failed exhibits about Princess Diana and Bruce Springsteen.


12/6 | Wells Fargo Center
The pride of Abington (and the idol of edgy tween and teen girls everywhere) visits with her Truth About Love tour. Her last big show in Philadelphia sold out, so don’t wait on tickets, or that special girl in your life may never forgive you.

The Convert

10/9-11/10 | Wilma Theater
Earlier this year, Washington, D.C.’s renowned Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company debuted this intense drama set in 1895 South Africa to critical acclaim. We’ll see what the Wilma does with this important new work from Obie-winning playwright Danai Gurira.

Twelfth Night, or What You Will

November | FringeArts
Bored with the Bard? See the esteemed Pig Iron Theatre Company do its wild reinvention of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Gypsy music, skateboard ramps and brilliant performances from some of Philadelphia’s biggest stage talents abound.

Man Man

10/30 – 10/31 | Union Transfer
Not one but two nights with the city’s resident musical weirdos, whose new album, On Oni Pond, comes out on September 10th. Could these shows turn into an annual Halloween tradition? I hope so.

Lisa Lampanelli

10/10-10/13 | Kimmel Center
The incredibly mean (and incredibly funny) insult comic appears in the surprising Skinny Bitch: NOT a Stand-Up Comedy Show, which is, apparently, not a stand-up comedy show. Oh, you can still expect her to be funny (and a little mean), but this one-woman show, written by Lampanelli and the guy behind Billy Crystal’s Tony-winning 700 Sundays, gets at the woman and the struggles behind her cruel mask.