Diversions: March 19-25

Diversions: March 19-25

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THEATER Blue Door Arden Theatre Company presents the story of a successful mathematics professor experiencing a sleepless night where a series of ancestors visit to reveal the hardships and victories that have shaped their lives, through March 21, 40 N. Second St.; (215) 922-1122.

Broken Glass The Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5 presents Arthur Miller’s exploration of what it means to be Jewish and American in 1938, through April 4, 825 Walnut St.; (215) 574-3550.

Everything Between Us The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a darkly comic play set in the political intrigue of Northern Ireland, 8 p.m. March 19-20 at Bruce Montgomery Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

Happily Ever After 1812 Productions presents four-time Barrymore Award-winner Mary Martello in her new cabaret about the lives of aging fairy-tale princesses, through March 28 at Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom St.; (215) 592-9560.

Language Rooms The Wilma Theater presents a black comedy that exposes the divided loyalties among today’s immigrants, discovering the rising cost of the American dream, through April 4, 265 S. Broad St.; (215) 546-7842.

The Lion King The Kimmel Center’s Broadway Series presents the wildly successful stage adaptation of the hit animated film, March 23-April 24 at the Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Rear Column Iron Age Theatre Productions presents the story of explorer H.M. Stanley and the fate of the five men he left behind in Africa, through March 21, The Centre Theater, 208 DeKalb St., Norristown; (610) 279-1013.

Respect: A Musical Journey of Women Society Hill Playhouse presents an exuberant musical that recounts the journey of women in the 20th century with popular music, through April 18, 507 S. Eighth St.; (215) 923-0210.

Take Me Out Plays and Players looks at what happens when the star player of a professional baseball team suddenly announces his homosexuality, and the ripple effect it has on the team over the course of a season, through March 27, 1714 Delancey Place; (215) 735-0630.

Waiting for Godot EgoPo Classic Theater presents an imaginative and unique staging of Samuel Beckett’s classic play, through March 28 at The Latvian Society, 531 N. Seventh St.; (800) 595-4849.

MUSIC classical Beethoven’s “Eroica” The Philadelphia Orchestra performs with Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski, 2 p.m. March 19 and 8 p.m. March 20 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

San Francisco Symphony The Kimmel Center presents the symphony led by Michael Tilson Thomas, 8 p.m. March 23 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

The Stage Door Canteen: Lynn Roberts Returns Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform an evening of USO songs, 8 p.m. March 24 and 26 and 3 p.m. March 27-28, at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

Mozart and Elgar The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the debut of the stellar American violinist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Stefan Jackiw, 8 p.m. March 25 and 27 and 2 p.m. March 26 at Kimmel’s Verizon Hall, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

MUSIC other Alicia Keys The R&B singer performs at 8 p.m. March 20 at Mark G. Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City; (609) 449-5150.

Anne McCue The out singer-songwriter performs with her band at 8:30 p.m. March 25 at Triumph Brewing Co., 400 Union Square Drive, New Hope; (215) 862-8300.

EXHIBITS Benjamin Pierce’s Transfigure InLiquid presents an exhibition of photographs escaping the bounds of traditional figure photography, where the human body takes on myriad forms, through March 21 at Painted Bride Art Gallery, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.

Contemporary Folklore The James A. Michener Art Museum presents an exhibition featuring the works of four regional artists, mining both collective and personal stories to create sculptures that retell new histories, through June 13, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown; (215) 340-9800.

Chromatic Alchemy AxD Gallery presents an exhibition of paintings by John Clark and Gabriel Turner Byrne, through April 3, 265 S. 10th St.; (215) 627-6250.

The Hermaphrodites: Living in Two Worlds Wexler Gallery presents a group show focusing on figural sculptures that embody the literal definition of hermaphrodites (encompassing both genders) and the conceptual nature of the term, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

Inspiring a Nation The National Constitution Center hosts an exhibition featuring World War I posters created by Philadelphia Sketch Club artists, through April 25, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6700.

The Peaceable Queendom Wexler Gallery presents an exhibition of works by Adelaide Paul exploring the alternately sentimental and callous relationship between humans and both domesticated and wild animals, through May 1, 201 N. Third St.; (215) 923-7030.

Play Mate The James Oliver Gallery presents an exhibition of whimsical works by Darla Jackson, Gretchen Diehl and Sienna Freeman, through March 23, 723 Chestnut St., fourth floor; (215) 923-1242.

Of This Century The Clay Studio presents an exhibition of works by select guest artists, through May 2, 139 N. Second St.; (215) 925-3453.

DANCE Autumn Skin: Journey of East/West Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers perform an evening of new works at 8 p.m. March 19-20 at Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine St.; (215) 925-9914.

Sparks Rocks the House! The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents a performance by Sparks Dance Company, 8 p.m. March 19-20 at Harold Prince Theatre, 3680 Walnut St.; (215) 898-3900.

FILM Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives The Flickering Light hosts a screening of the 1978 documentary featuring conversations with 26 gay and lesbian Americans about their lives and exploring experiences across generations, geography, class and race, 6:30-10 p.m. March 20, 542 W. Carpenter Lane; (717) 926-0790.

Pink Flamingos Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents the John Waters film, 7:30 p.m. March 20, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts Bryn Mawr Film Institute presents a program of the short-subject animated films nominated at this year’s Academy Awards, 7:30 p.m. March 24, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 527-9898.

BOOKS Troilus and Cressida The National Constitution Center and the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective will present a free reading of Shakespeare’s poignant account of the Trojan War. 6:30 p.m. March 22, 525 Arch St.; (215) 409-6700.

OPERA Antony & Cleopatra Curtis Opera Theatre presents the story of Marc Antony and Cleopatra as they weave their way through deception, political intrigue and passions as hot as the sands of Egypt, 8 p.m. March 19 and 2:30 p.m. March 21 at Kimmel’s Perelman Theater, 240 S. Broad St.; (215) 790-5847.

CABARET Sex and the Single Singer Cabaret performer Karen Gross sings at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St.; (215) 928-0770.

ETC Jackie Monahan The out comedian performs at 8:30 p.m. March 20 at Harlans Cabaret, 6426 Lower York Road, New Hope; (215) 862-5225.

The Rev. Cameron Partridge Bryn Mawr College hosts the alum trans man and Episcopal priest for a discussion from 8-10 p.m. March 25 at the Campus Center, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr; (610) 526-5000.


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