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The Appointment
By Lightning Rod Special Part of High Pressure Fire Service Lightning Rod Special (Sans Everything, Underground Railroad Game) presents The Appointment, a musical satire about the American abortion debate. Associated risks include exposure to hypocrisy, absurdity, and rampant misogyny. Don’t worry. That’s perfectly normal. Lead Artist: Alice Yorke* Lead Writers: Alice Yorke*, Eva Steinmetz, Scott R. Sheppard*, and Alex Bechtel* Creator/performers: Katie Gould*, Jaime Maseda, Lee Minora, Brett Ashley Robinson, Scott R. Sheppard*, Brenson Thomas, and Alice Yorke* Composer: Alex Bechtel* Choreographer: Melanie Cotton Director: Eva Steinmetz * Lightning Rod Special company member Run Time: 90 minutes PA ACCESS card holders are eligible for $2 tickets with a FringeACCESS Membership. Lean more at https://fringearts.com/accessibility/fringeaccess-membership-program/.

presented by FringeArts
03/2019/20 - 03/2019/31
DISENCHANTED! The musical comedy that gives fairy tales the bird.
Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come to life to set the record straight. “RIOTOUS, hilarious, side-splitting! Should have poor Walt spinning in his grave!” – New York Post “Funny and a touch wicked! The show’s pop score delivers! CLEVER production!” – Huffington Post “A FUN ROLLERCOASTER OF A RIDE! A sassy, brassy, irreverent musical! An UPROARIOUS evening of CAN’T-MISS FUN!” – Stage Magazine (Philadelphia) CAST: Snow White (Meg Falasco) Cinderella (Alicia Alaimo) Sleeping Beauty (Samantha McNerney) Belle (Ellorah Mead) Rapunzel (Andrea Arena) Pocahontas (Heather Ferrel) The Frog Princess (Tiara Whaley) Hua Mulan (Mariza Esperanza) Princess Badroulbadour (Ann Kashishian) The Little Mermaid (Rosanne DellAversano) Andrew Laino (Stage) James Fuerst (Music)

presented by Bootless Stageworks
03/2019/29 - 04/2019/06
Egoli
A pivotal player in the grassroots black theatre movement and the anti-apartheid uprisings in 1970s South Africa, Matsemela Manaka unearths the stories of South Africa's oft-forgotten miners. Hamilton and John forge a complex bond as they struggle under racial inequality and poverty. A bittersweet ode to the humans on whose backs a country was built. Directed by Katrina Shobe Co-Produced by EgoPo Classic Theater and Theatre in the X Starring: Carlo Campbell and Walter DeShields

presented by Theatre in the X
03/2019/20 - 04/2019/07
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant & Christian Sands
Celebrating it's 60th anniversary, the Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to present its fifth national tour spotlighting some of the greatest critically-acclaimed, GRAMMY® winning and GRAMMY nominated jazz artists of their generation, including three winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. The band features a top roster of diverse and international millennial talent and the leaders of jazz’s future, including Cécile McLorin Salvant, vocals; Bria Skonberg, trumpet, vocals; Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone; Christian Sands, piano, musical director; Jamison Ross, drums, vocals; and Yasushi Nakamura, bass. 

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
03/2019/23 - 03/2019/23
Play-A-Palooza at Smith Memorial Playground
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse invites families to Play-A-Palooza, the seasonal grand opening of the Playground, on Saturday, March 30 from 12pm - 4pm. Although Smith is open year-round, Play-A-Palooza marks the beginning of extended visiting hours and access to the famous Giant Wooden Slide for the Spring and Summer months. Families will enjoy a special PBS Kids Pop Up area on Smith’s front lawn featuring appearances by Nature Cat, live performances, and special giveaways, as well as variety of nature play and other activities in the 6 1/2 acre Playground! Other local partners that will contribute to the afternoon’s festivities include Fringe Arts, Let’s Go Outdoors, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Public Health Management Corporation, Soccer Shots, and Treehouse Books. Support for Play-A-Palooza provided in part by WHYY.

presented by WHYY Inc.
03/2019/30 - 03/2019/30
Paint and Sip
Join us for a fun-filled paint and sip party at Redz Bar in Northeast Philadelphia

presented by Kreative Adventures
03/2019/26 - 03/2019/26
Da by Hugh Leonard presented by The Irish Heritage Theatre in Co-Production with Plays and Players
In Da, we meet Charlie, an expatriate writer who has been living in London for many years returns to his childhood home, Dalkey, Dublin County, after his father's funeral.   His father's ghost appears and Charlie must confront his relationships with the two father figures in his life: "Da", his adoptive father, and Drumm, a cynical civil servant who becomes his mentor. This Tony Award winning comedy examines the complexities of fatherhood, family, and the ties that bind. Da has been hailed as "a beguiling play about a son's need to come to terms with his father and himself....in a class with the best of O'Casey".   Da won the 1978 Drama Desk Award Outstanding New Play, the 1978 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play, and the 1978 Tony Award for Best Play. Hugh Leonard was in fact the first Irish Playwright to win the Tony Award for Best Play. Featuring: Dan McGlaughlin, Kelly Filios, Lee Stover, Mary Pat Walsh, Mark Knight, Susan Giddings, Oliver Donahue and John Cannon.

presented by Irish Heritage Theatre
03/2019/07 - 03/2019/23
A Good Place Not to Be
A new play by Robin Rodriguez, directed by Carly Bodnar Featuring: Brandi Burgess, Ciera Gardner, Ian Moody, and Stacy Skinner A GOOD PLACE NOT TO BE speaks about authoritarian regimes and asks us to reflect on our own relationships with power and systems. Come help us develop this fun, new play in six Workshop Presentations, book-in-hand but with strong movement and design elements to create a full, physical play world onstage for both playwright and audience.

presented by Plays & Players
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/23
King Lear
An aging king creates a succession plan that divides Britain between his three daughters. Requiring each child to flatter him in order to receive her gift, Lear is publicly embarrassed when his youngest, most beloved child refuses.   Indignant, Lear disinherits her and splits the country between his two eldest daughters, setting off a chain of events that leads Britain into civil war and the retired king into exile and madness. The greatest tragedy in the English language, King Lear examines the often self-destructive relationships between parents and their children, the danger of absolute power to the human psyche, and the universal challenge of senility and providing care for our elders.   Robert Jason Jackson (Broadway’s Aida, Quintessence’s Antigone and Mourning Becomes Electra) returns to Philadelphia as King Lear.

presented by Quintessence Theatre Group
03/2019/19 - 04/2019/20
Viktor Valkov \ piano
PROGRAM: Claude Debussy - Selections from Préludes, Books I & II Dimitar Nenov - Miniatures Béla Bartók - Out of Doors, Sz. 81 Arnold Schoenberg - Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 Sergei Prokofiev - Piano Sonata No. 8 in B-flat Major, Op. 84 “Lion of the keyboard, sensational” —Wiesbadener Kurier Winner of the 2012 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Viktor Valkov recently gave a critically acclaimed recital in London’s Wigmore Hall. He has been soloist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, New Symphony Orchestra, and the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra. He has made several recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio archive, and for Bulgarian National Television and Macedonian Radio and Television. He currently serves on the faculty of the University of Utah as an Assistant Professor of Piano.

presented by Astral Artists
03/2019/24 - 03/2019/24
David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band - Presented by the Tri-State Jazz Society
Local Boy Makes Good Playing the Jazz Music – a Tri-State debut!! Bandleader and tuba player David Ostwald, a familiar face to New York jazz fans, has led the Louis Armstrong Eternity Band at Birdland since 2000. It has been the band's mission to keep New Orleans style jazz alive.   To do so, David has hosted many of New York's top Hot Jazz bandleaders and sidemen. Several join David today, including Jim Fryer, Danny Tobias and the legendary Vince Giordano - David has assembled an OUTSTANDING ensemble for our Tri-State audience. David Ostwald was raised in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He began studying piano at age seven and tuba at eleven. Though solely a classical musician at first, in his junior year at the University of Chicago he was inspired to form his first jazz band. And the rest, as they say, is history! David Ostwald - leader, tuba; Danny Tobias - trumpet; Ricky Alexander - clarinet, alto sax; Jim Fryer - trombone; Vince Giordano - banjo, guitar; Alex Raderman - drums

presented by Tri-State Jazz Society
04/2019/07 - 04/2019/07
Stylish Books Symposium
The Stylish Books: Designing Philadelphia Furniture exhibition examines the Library Company’s collection related to furniture making in Philadelphia, illustrating the influence of books and showing style changes over time. Printed designs spread new ideas. Artisans, as well as their patrons, relied on books as a way to learn about the latest fashions in interior decoration. Books, periodicals, and advertisements generated consumer desire for these goods. The symposium will further explore and expand on how printed books impacted and inspired furniture design and style. Participants will enjoy talks from expert scholars and have an opportunity to view the exhibition. We hope to encourage and stimulate thought and conversation on this topic. Join us for an exciting day of research and discovery.

presented by The Library Company of Philadelphia
04/2019/03 - 04/2019/03
Fire!
Fire! is the Swedish power trio of Mats Gustafsson, Johan Berthling, and Andreas Werliin, formed in 2009 and drawing from free jazz, drone, and psychedelia and featuring members of The Thing, Tape, and Wildbirds & Peacedrums to meld ferocious improvisatory skronk with the slow-burning grooves of doom laden ‘70s rock.   The group soon joined forces with Jim O’Rourke and Oren Ambarchi, touring and recording albums with each in 2011 and 2012, respectively, before assembling a 28-person ensemble from the spectrum of the Scandinavian avant-garde. Fire!’s latest, 2018’s “The Hands”, returns the group to its original formation, with Gustafsson’s anguished sax slithering away atop a rhythm section possessed with the menace of Fun House-era Stooges.   By turns delirious and elegant, after 10 years it is clear that Fire! have moved beyond their supergroup status to blaze a voice of their own. This will be their first-ever performance in Philadelphia.

presented by Ruba Club Studios
03/2019/27 - 03/2019/27
"Master Harold"...and the Boys
Master Harold changed the face of 20th century global politics and helped lead the charge to end apartheid, South Africa's brutal system of racial segregation and oppression.   In this heartbreaking story of a young white man and the two Black men who raised him, we see how a society built on inequality can infect even our most intimate relationships. Banned in South Africa, this famed classic play was developed here in Philadelphia before opening on Broadway in 1982. Directed by Lane Savadove Starring: Damien J. Wallace, Juspin Jones, and Aidan McDonald

presented by EgoPo Classic Theater
03/2019/21 - 04/2019/07
XPN Welcomes: Bombino
The master of desert blues guitar brings his electric band to Arden for the first time. Raw, tender, explosive and peaceful. Home. Where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there’s only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again.   His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren”(‘Trees’), from his brand new album ‘Deran’: ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’.

presented by Arden Concert Gild
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
Remembering the Women of Slavery, Lest We Forget
Join friends and neighbors for an afternoon of thoughtful consideration of the lives of women who lived through enslavement in America. The Harriet Tubman Living History Experience highlights and heightens public awareness of the Underground Railroad, Civil War, and the life of one of the 19th century’s most celebrated figures: Harriet Tubman. After the Harriet Tubman Experience, guests will have the opportunity to hear Gwen Ragsdale, curator of Germantown’s Lest We Forget Slavery Museum, read a selection from her fascinating and highly relevant book, Peculiar Relationships: A Fictional Novel That Describes the Evolving Relationships Between Black Women and White Women from Slavery to Current Day (2014). $25; Friends of Wyck $20; Students under 25 $10. This program is strongly recommended for ages 9 and older.

presented by Wyck Historic House, Garden, and Farm
03/2019/23 - 03/2019/23
New Music Concert Series: counter)induction
counter)induction Violin, viola, cello, clarinet & piano In its nineteen years of virtuosic performances and daring programming, the composer/performer collective counter)induction has established itself as a force of excellence in contemporary music. With five exceptional musicians and three composers, counter)induction focuses on programming that is provocative, insightful and unexpected.

presented by Delaware County Community College
03/2019/24 - 03/2019/24
'Tis Pity She's a Whore, by John Ford
'Tis Pity She's A Whore by John Ford Directed by Jessica Bedford March 28 - April 14, 2019 Philadelphia Boy's Choir - 1336 Spring Garden St. (at Broad St) Philadelphia, PA 19123 The play that has been scandalizing and tantalizing audiences for over four centuries. A tale as passionate as Romeo & Juliet, but Giovanni & Annabella are brother and sister. Desire is writ large as these lovers decide on the price they are willing to pay for love.

presented by Philadelphia Artists' Collective
03/2019/14 - 04/2019/14
Nathan Englander | Kaddish.com with Thomas Mallon | Landfall
Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. In addition to his widely anthologized short fiction, he is the author of the novels The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner at the Center of the Earth. In Kaddish.com, to his Orthodox family’s dismay, an atheist refuses to say the Jewish prayer for the dead for his recently departed father.. “Historical fiction that unfolds with the urgency of a thriller” (Newsweek), Thomas Mallon’s acclaimed novels include Dewey Defeats Truman, Watergate, and Fellow Travelers, which was adapted into a popular opera. For this work he has earned Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships, the National Book Critics Circle award for reviewing, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award for prose style. Landfall is a fictionalized account of the stormy George W. Bush years between 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina.

presented by Free Library of Philadelphia - Parkway Central Library
03/2019/27 - 03/2019/27
Paint a Sign
Come paint a sign at Sona Pub in Manayunk

presented by Kreative Adventures
03/2019/26 - 03/2019/26
Noura Mint Seymali
Noura Mint Seymali’s dreamlike vocals combined with her husband, Jeich Ould Chighaly’s, psych guitar, which has been compared to Hendrix and Richard Thompson, guarantees an evening of dynamic world music. She and her husband are Moorish griots – the poets, storytellers and musicians who maintain a tradition of oral history in parts of West Africa. Combining roots Moorish music with a contemporary style, they have gained critical attention with chart topping albums and electrifying performances. Praised by NPR and the Guardian, Noura Mint Seymali is the Islamic Republic of Mauritania's defining artist on the international stage. Born into a prominent line of Moorish griots and musicians, Seymali began her career at age 13 as a supporting vocalist with her step-mother, the legendary Dimi Mint Abba. As described by NPR, “the arrival of Mauritanian vocalist Noura Mint Seymali in front of Western audiences feels like the start of a new era.”

presented by Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
03/2019/30 - 03/2019/30
CAROL OF WORDS ~ Walt Whitman in Song
CAROL OF WORDS ~ Walt Whitman in Song * Saturday, April 6th, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Academy of Vocal Arts * Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Haverford College To celebrate the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s birth and his lasting contribution to American letters and song, Lyric Fest presents two concerts with distinct programming of Whitman songs in Philadelphia. Presented in two parts, Lyric Fest premieres of 10 new works alongside extant settings of Whitman with each concert featuring a quartet of singers, a pianist and instrumentalists. Whitman expert Greg Trupiano narrates; actor Jim Bergwall recites the poetry and reads from Whitman’s letters. A composer talk precedes each concert. Composers: Melissa Dunphy, Derek Bermel, Gilda Lyons, James Primosch, David Shapiro, Curt Cacioppo, Glen Roven, Isabella Ness, Raymond Lustig, Nkeiru Okoye, and the winner of the young composer competition. 

presented by Lyric Fest
04/2019/06 - 04/2019/07
SNOW WHITE
An original musical adaption of the Grimm Brothers' tale about an innocent princess who is chased from her home by a jealous, vain queen. Fortunately she finds shelter in the home of seven miners who come to her aid.    Appropriate for age 3 and older.

presented by Storybook Musical Theatre
03/2019/19 - 03/2019/31
"If Our Shoes Could Talk" with Stuart & Jane Weitzman
If Our Shoes Could Talk & Where They Have Taken Us Stuart and Jane Weitzman Share Stories about their Family, Shoe Business, and How They Are Making a Difference in Today's World Ivy Barsky, CEO and Gwen Goodman Director of the National Museum of American Jewish History, will interview this accomplished couple; Stuart, a successful shoe designer, an entrepreneur and founder of the globally renowned shoe company bearing his name, and Jane, a major leader in the organized Jewish community in the US and abroad. Together they will share their passions and ways they are making a profound impact on life in the US and abroad.

presented by Congregation Rodeph Shalom
03/2019/26 - 03/2019/26
The Few
by Samuel D. Hunter, 2014 MacArthur "Genius Grant" Recipient Directed by Matthew Decker Regional Premiere In the days before the Internet, a small town editor plays matchmaker by publishing a newspaper that runs personal ads, uniting the truck drivers who traverse America’s lonely roads. When her own lost lover resurfaces, long-simmering tensions expose carefully guarded secrets, by turns hilarious, exhilarating, and poignant. Meanwhile Matthew, an eager young writer, compels his jaded mentors to consider whether recommitting to the human race is worth all the trouble.

presented by Theatre Horizon
02/2019/19 - 04/2019/07
Heartland: An NNPN Rolling World Premiere & InterAct Commission by Gabriel Jason Dean
Dr. Harold Banks, an aging professor of Afghan studies in Nebraska, is reeling after his adopted daughter Getee is killed by the Taliban while delivering foreign aid. When Afghan refugee Nazrullah arrives at his door with an incredible story and carrying Getee's prized books, the two men form an unlikely bond. Each searches for his own brand of forgiveness, but as their friendship develops, Naz accidentally exposes an unexpected source of Dr. Banks’ guilt. How might a CIA propaganda operation over 30 years ago have contributed to Getee’s death? Inspired by true events, HEARTLAND is a story of healing, connection, and the devastating unintentional consequences of our actions. Performances run March 29 - April 21, 2019

presented by InterAct Theatre Company
03/2019/29 - 04/2019/21
Brilliant Baroque Paoli
Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Steven Zohn (transverse flute), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) Concerto in a minor for Flute and Strings, “Il Gran Mogol”, RV 431a Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 1, No. 7, Bre6 Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello Concerto in D Major for Recorder (after BWV 1053, BWV 169, BWV 49) J.S. Bach Concerto in e minor for Recorder and Flute , TWV 52:e1 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Violin in A Major, Op. 1, No. 11, Bre11 Brescianello Orchestral Suite in b minor, BWV 1067 J.S. Bach A first in Camerata Ama Deus programming, we feature together on stage the Baroque flute and recorder (both in solo and double concerti) in an array of gems by German and Venetian composers for violin, transverse flute, recorder and strings. Premiering two lively works by Venetian master Giuseppe Brescianello, and ending with Bach’s fabulous orchestral dance suite. All with Maestro’s charming and engaging “live notes”!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2019/24 - 03/2019/24
Brilliant Baroque Chestnut Hill
Soloists: Thomas DiSarlo (violin), Steven Zohn (transverse flute), Rainer Beckmann (recorder) Concerto in a minor for Flute and Strings, “Il Gran Mogol”, RV 431a Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Violin in e minor, Op. 1, No. 7, Bre6 Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello Concerto in D Major for Recorder (after BWV 1053, BWV 169, BWV 49) J.S. Bach Concerto in e minor for Recorder and Flute , TWV 52:e1 Georg Philipp Telemann Concerto for Violin in A Major, Op. 1, No. 11, Bre11 Brescianello Orchestral Suite in b minor, BWV 1067 J.S. Bach A first in Camerata Ama Deus programming, we feature together on stage the Baroque flute and recorder (both in solo and double concerti) in an array of gems by German and Venetian composers for violin, transverse flute, recorder and strings. Premiering two lively works by Venetian master Giuseppe Brescianello, and ending with Bach’s fabulous orchestral dance suite. All with Maestro’s charming and engaging “live notes”!

presented by Vox Ama Deus
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes
Bowerbird, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, is pleased to present Amy Williams performing Sonatas and Interludes, John Cage’s groundbreaking cycle for prepared piano. Significantly more complex than his other works for prepared piano, Sonatas and Interludes is generally recognized as one of Cage’s most important compositions.   The cycle consists of sixteen sonatas (thirteen of which are cast in binary form, the remaining three in ternary form) and four more freely structured interludes.Cage’s works will be interspersed with new interludes by Jay Alan Yim, Jeffrey Weeter, Robert Reinhart and Philly composers Adam Vidiksis and Kevin Laskey. https://www.bowerbird.org/event/john-cage-sonatas-interludes/

presented by Bowerbird
03/2019/21 - 03/2019/21
Spring Night, Summer Night
J.L. Anderson’s haunted Appalachian romance occupies a proud place alongside such similarly hand-crafted, off-the-grid American independent films as Carnival of Souls, The Exiles, Night of the Living Dead, and Wanda. Made in coal-mining country in southeastern Ohio with local amateur actors, the film is carefully observed and beautifully and lovingly realized. The restored version screening is Anderson’s original cut, ready to take its place, finally, among the pantheon of American independent cinema.

presented by International House Philadelphia
03/2019/21 - 03/2019/21
Curtis 20/21 Ensemble: Portrait of Augusta Read Thomas
The Curtis 20/21 Contemporary Music Ensemble performs a selection of works by Curtis’s 2018–19 composer in residence, Augusta Read Thomas. A Grammy Award-winning master with an impressive body of works that embody unbridled passion and fierce poetry, she has been called “a true virtuoso composer” (The New Yorker) and “one of the most recognizable and widely loved figures in American music” (American Academy of Arts and Letters). An on-stage conversation with Augusta Read Thomas will precede the performance at 7:30 p.m.

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
03/2019/23 - 03/2019/23
Curtis Presents: A Silver Touch - Part Three
In the 25 years since his graduation, pianist Meng-Chieh Liu has earned a place among the most respected musicians of his generation. Throughout that time he has continuously been a vital presence at Curtis as a performer, teacher, and mentor. In this special afternoon, he offers a program of chamber concertos with Curtis musicians, including the school’s new string quartet in residence, the Vera Quartet. BACH Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BMV 1052 MOZART Concerto No.17 in G Major, KV. 453 ZHOU TIAN Morning after the Deluge SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto in C minor. Op. 35

presented by Curtis Institute of Music
03/2019/31 - 03/2019/31
Catherine Britt
When you look at modern country music you can identify a diverse range of styles that have evolved from the traditional roots form. From pop country to bush ballads, acoustic folk-leaning songs to rousing country rock and the polymorphic blend of Americana. One Australian artist that can lay claim to all of these strains is Catherine Britt, a songwriter who has already packed a respected and highly acclaimed career into her first two decades as a recording artist. Now, in 2018, a new chapter begins with the release of her seventh studio album, Catherine Britt & The Cold Cold Hearts. From Newcastle to Nashville, Catherine made the move to the home of country music at just 17 years old. It proved to be a brave decision that gave her immeasurable experience as a musician, insight into the machinations of the industry and a contract with the legendary RCA Records.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
Group Motion Friday Night Workshop
The Friday Night Workshop is a forum for creative and authentic expression through dance, music, and movement. It offers a space for spontaneous creation and communication. Guided by Brgitta Herrmann and Manfred Fischbeck, the workshop combines structures of relaxation, movement meditations, and improvisational dance accompanied by live music. It was created in 1971 and has been offered ongoing every Friday since then as well as being presented nationally and internationally on numerous Retreats and Group Motion tours. Offered ongoing every Friday www,groupmotion.org

presented by Group Motion
03/2019/22 - 03/2019/22
Six Degrees of Separation
Guare's famous drama popularized the theory that any individual in the world can be reached through a network of acquaintances with a maximum separation of six. A privileged New York couple open their door to a charming young black friend of their children, with life-altering results.

presented by The Players Club of Swarthmore
03/2019/15 - 03/2019/30
Ana Egge and Antje Duvekot
PFS Presents Ana Egge and Antje Duvekot Friday, March 29, 2019 Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm $12 for Members *While Supplies Last* | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $20 Doors About Ana Egge When Ana Egge got bit by the music bug as a teenager, she took matters into her own hands, building her own guitar, and moving to Austin, TX to observe, absorb and take musical risks. Ana, herself, fiercely honest and compassionate, is not unlike that animal, near-miraculous, rare but real, and she, too, can take us through, enlighten our lives. About Antje Duvekot Antje Duvekot has solidified her reputation as one of Boston's top singer songwriters with "Big Dream Boulevard" her debut studio release and "the Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer" and "New Siberia" her follow-up albums.

presented by Philadelphia Folksong Society
03/2019/29 - 03/2019/29
Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen's timeless drama follows the independent, striking, and powerful Hedda as she struggles to escape a loveless, ordinary existence and exercise her wild whims. With the return of an old flame and a proposition from an amorous judge, Hedda begins a dangerous game, manipulating and destroying everyone around her in an attempt to regain control of her life. PLEASE NOTE: This production only runs for one weekend, unlike out previous shows.

presented by Arcadia University Theatre Department
03/2019/28 - 03/2019/31
Dolce Suono Ensemble "Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music" Concert and Panel Discussion
Dolce Suono Ensemble’s innovative project presents chamber music by American composers who were at the forefront of post-war musical culture but who are underrepresented in concert today. This concert and panel discussion features music by Walter Piston, George Rochberg, Louise Talma, Leonard Bernstein, George Perle, Ralph Shapey, and Richard Wernick. The artists: Celebrated musicians Miranda Cuckson, violin/viola, joins the Dolce Suono Trio of Mimi Stillman, flute, Gabriel Cabezas, cello, and Charles Abramovic, piano, and Yao Guang Zhai, clarinet They will be joined by panel discussion speakers James Freeman, conductor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Richard Wernick. 3:00-6:00pm - 3:00 concert - 4:00pm panel discussion and refreshments - 5:00pm concert DSE's "Rediscoveries: Festival of American Chamber Music" is supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Musical Fund Society of Philadelphia, and Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

presented by Dolce Suono Ensemble
03/2019/31 - 03/2019/31