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12 Things to Do in Readings, Dance, Comedy and Theater.

Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Yamaneika Saunders, Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers and more. Weather permitting.

This Is Us star Chrissy Metz will speak at the Kimmel Center on Monday.

Tell Me A Story: Unpopular Opinions @ Shot Tower Coffee | Wednesday, March 21
Hillary Rea’s monthly storytelling series marches on, this time with contributions by Steven Davison, Erin Dohony, Andy Futuro, Yvonne Jones, Tanaquil Marquez, Jonathan Martin, Mark Pagán and Emily Epstein White. More info here.

Andrew Jeffrey Playwright 2 @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Thursday, March 22
The local artist and writer Andrew Jeffrey Wright presents as hour of short plays, performed by The Cosmic Drool Theatre Company (Kate Banford, Rose Luardo, Caitlin Feeney, Alejandro Morales, Kip La Colombe and more).

Ryan Davis @ Helium | Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24
A standup performance by the North Carolina comedian and YouTuber

 

Michael Kosta @ Punchline | Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24
You might’ve seen this Michigan standup on The Comment Section (E!), Crowd Goes Wild (Fox Sports) and/or The Daily Show (Comedy Central) where he has appeared as a correspondent.

 

Oxford Coma: Last Writes @ Wooden Shoe Books and Records | Thursday, March 22
Angelo Colavita hosts the final installment of this free reading series. Performers include Heather Dooley, Kevin Travers, Savannah Cooper-Ramsey, Kassidi Jones, Joshua Bohnsack, Warren C. Longmire and musical guest, Terrence Walsh.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers @ Prince Theater | Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24
The Philadelphia-based contemporary dance company is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new work, Faith Project/The Door. Features projections by multimedia designer Jared Mezzocchi and choreography by Kun-Yang Lin.

 

AWFUL Wrestling @ PhilaMOCA | Friday, March 23
The Art Wrestling Federation Urban League (AWFUL) promises “artists wrestling very poorly.” But the costumes should be top notch.

Yamaneika Saunders @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Friday, March 23
The Maryland standup has appeared on Inside Amy Schumer, In SecurityLast Comic Standing and more. Here she is on The Tonight Show:

 

Justify Your Love @ Good Good Comedy Theatre | Saturday, March 24
T.J. Hurley hosts another installment of his guilty pleasures game show. Funny people defend the songs they’re ashamed to like, then other funny people give them hell for it. This week’s show includes Rick Mitchell, Keane Cobb, Jaime Fountaine, Sara Castillo and Darien Fripps.

Chrissy Metz @ Kimmel Center | Monday, March 26
The This Is Us star is on her This Is Me tour, talking about her life. Ticket includes a copy of her memoir This Is Me: Loving the Person You Are Today. Journalist Jacqueline London moderates the program.

 

Peter Carey / Alan Hollinghurst @ Parkway Central Library | Tuesday, March 27
The authors will read from and sign their new works. Peter Carey’s latest novel is A Long Way from Home, while Alan Hollinghurst’s is The Sparsholt Affair.

School of Rock @ Academy of Music | March 27-April 1
The musical adaptation of the hit film about substitute teacher who just wants to rock. Featuring new songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Presented by Broadway Philadelphia.

The musical adaptation of School of Rock opens at the Academy of Music on Tuesday, March 27. (Matthew Murphy)