For more than 50 years, South African playwright Athol Fugard used his writing to fight apartheid in his native land. Apartheid ended in 1994; the Lantern Theater's stirring, if exhausting, production of Fugard's 2010 The Train Driver shows the playwright still needs something to fight against.
Richard Greenberg's 1997 Three Days of Rain poses challenges for any company, and Quince Productions illustrates these difficulties in its unbalanced staging at Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5.
New This Week Annapurna (Theatre Exile) In a squalid trailer, a crumbling poet and his ex rummage through 20 years of estrangement. Previews Thursday-April 22, opens April 23.
Theater Professional/semi-professional 1812 Productions: This Is The Week That Is Annual show poking fun at local & national current events. Closes 6/1. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.; 215-592-9560. 1812productions.org.
Art Museums & Institutions African American Heritage Museum 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville; 609-704-5495. www.aahmsnj.org. Tue.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm.
Friday Church music Conductor Valentin Radu leads the Ama Deus Ensemble in Mozart's Requiem and the 1842 Paris version of Rossini's Stabat Mater, with soloists Julie-Anne Green, soprano, Jody Kidwell, mezzo, Timothy Bentch, tenor, and Justin Ryan, bass, at St. Katharine of S
Edward J. Sozanski, 77, art critic for The Inquirer, who over three decades became a major figure in describing and documenting the city's cultural transformation from regional byway to the national main stage, died suddenly Monday, April 14, in Gladwyne. The cause of death has not been determined.
John Bartram was known for the wooden boxes he filled with botanical goodies from the New World and shipped off to wealthy customers in England and beyond.