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Arden Theatre Company’s Latest to Be Set in a 2,600-Gallon Pool

If you know the work of Mary Zimmerman, the theatre artist whose play Metamorphoses opens the season of Philly’s Arden Theatre Company this year, you know […]

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9 Must-See Independent Shows at the Fringe Festival

As usual, there’s way too much to see at this year’s 19th iteration of the Fringe Festival, with 143 different events split between the “curated” […]

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10 Must-See Curated Shows at the 2015 Fringe Festival

As usual, there’s way too much to see at this year’s 19th iteration of the Fringe Festival, with 143 different events split between the “curated” […]

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2015 Barrymore Nominees Announced, Suburban Companies Lead the Pack

It’s a story of outsiders … outside of Philly, that is. The 2015 Barrymore Award nominees for Philadelphia Theatre Excellence were announced this afternoon. Norristown-based Theatre Horizon‘s […]

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Gender Transition to Unfold on Stage in Local Theater Series

The [redacted] Theater Company will present the first in a series documenting one person’s gender transformation at the FringeArts Festival from August 28th to the 30th. This Damned Body Is Carved […]

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Arden Delays 2015-2016 Season Due to Pope Visit

The Arden Theatre Company announced today that it’s pushing back its 2015-2016 season due to Pope Francis’s visit at the end of September. But only by a little. […]

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Wilma Theater to Host the Urban Noir Project

This weekend, on August 8th and 9th, Wilma Theater will host the Urban Noir Project, a show produced by Urban Noir Productions. It’s a series of vignettes that […]

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Caridad Svich on the Lack of Female-Written Works in Theater

“I can name a 100 female writers who are making incredible work, but where can it be seen?” It’s a good question that Caridad Svich poses. […]

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Shakespeare in Clark Park Starts Tomorrow With Five Free Shows Through Sunday

To sit or to stand? That will be the question at the 10th anniversary of Shakespeare in Clark Park. Grab your checkered blankets and bottled (or boxed!) […]

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REVIEW: Divine/Intervention Is Just That

There’s drama on the stage of Voyeur Nightclub. That isn’t anything new, until you realize it’s an actual drama, the Philadelphia premiere of Divine/Intervention, and […]

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In the Wings: Rachel O’Hanlon-Rodriguez of Lulu’s Golden Shoes

Flashpoint Theater Company is presenting the Philadelphia premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes’s Lulu’s Golden Shoes, a dark coming-of-age satire that centers around a North Philly barrio […]

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In the Wings: Mercury Fur Star Joshua Tyler McLucas

This week, BrainSpunk Theater Company debuts the surreal and trippy Mercury Fur. Set in a post-apocalyptic London, it follows two brothers who make ends meet by trading objects stolen […]

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PlayPenn New Play Conference Now In Full Swing

Philadelphia is a “new work” playground, so to speak, for theater. This isn’t news given that, back in the mid- to late-20th century, many Broadway producers […]

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2015 Pew Grants Announced for Local Artists and Organizations

Over 50 Philadelphia area cultural organizations and artists received grants from The Pew Center for the Arts and Heritage, marking the Center’s 10th year of grant making. […]

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101 Best Things to Do in and Around Philadelphia This Summer

Who cares about the date of the solstice: We are past Memorial Day, and that means it is summertime. As usual, there are a multitude […]