What’s Worth Seeing in November: Usher, Bob Dylan, Jerry Seinfeld, the PMA Craft Show and More
The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence
Off-Broad Street Theater
Time and time again, we’ve heard that there’s a dearth of roles for actresses of a certain age. “But I think that might be changing,” says Corinna Burns, the female lead in Azuka Theatre’s The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, a 2014 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Last season, the 42-year-old Swarthmore grad was cast in just one show. This season? “I have five shows,” she says, including Revolution Shakespeare’s just-wrapped Macbeth and a Fringe play that won accolades from the New York Times. “I feel very lucky. It’s an embarrassment of riches.”
The Glass Menagerie
Act II Playhouse
Featuring Philadelphia theater mainstay Amanda Schoonover, who caused quite the stir a few months back when her 40th-birthday boudoir photos went viral.
November 1st to December 14th
Matt Decker directs Dickens.
First Person Arts Festival
The 13th annual celebration of memoir and documentary art.
With this special “All Organ” weekend, you’ll hear the symphony accompany the Kimmel’s majestic pipes.
The PMA Craft Show
Philadelphia Museum of Art
One of the biggest PMA fund-raising events—and a great place to do some gift-buying.
Plays & Players Theatre
The second in a new theatrical series directed at the YA set and their parents.
So You Think You Can Dance?
With some of the top performers from one of the few reality shows that actually feature talented people.
November 8th to February 2nd
When Albert Barnes built his famed collection, he enlisted the help of his friend, artist William Glackens. Now, Glackens gets his own retrospective.
Wells Fargo Center
Don’t hold Justin Bieber— who was discovered by Usher—against him.
Performance art from choreographer Meg Foley.
The Matter of Frank Schaefer
November 14th to December 6th
Calvary Center for Culture and Community
Curio Theatre Company stages its world premiere about the priest who was defrocked for officiating his gay son’s wedding.
Because there’s no way you’re going to score tickets for her utterly sold-out November 14th appearance at Boot & Saddle.
Wells Fargo Center
You’ll be sad if you don’t.
New (and new-ish) pieces by Matthew Neenan, Jorma Elo and Olivier Wever.
Academy of Music
See him while you can.
MythBusters: Behind the Myths
The guys bring their geeky hit TV show to life onstage.
An American classic.
Can you believe it’s been 16 years since his show went into reruns?
One word: Earplugs.
STINKER OF THE MONTH:
There once was a boy with red hair
Who was teased, gibed and mocked to despair.
But then he aged out
And started to spout
The worst jokes e’er heard around ’ere.
Originally published in the November 2014 issue of Philadelphia magazine.