Onstage at the Wilma Theater is the off-Broadway hit comedy, "Assistance," the second section of Leslye Headland's "Seven Deadly Sins" series, directed by David Kennedy, portraying corporate office politics loosely based on the playwright's own experience as Harvey Weinstein's assistant, through February 3, 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.
Opening this weekend at Painted Bride Art Center is "One Year," an installation of hundreds of wire sculptures that explore the public apathy toward rising urban violence, featuring one for each murder in Philadelphia in 2012. The exhibit features work by Janice Hayes-Cha, Brenda Howell, Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Julie Mann, and Kimberly Mehler, inspired by the action and resilience of Mothers in Charge, whose work transforms grief and aims to prevent violence, through February 10, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia.
The national tour of the hit Broadway revival of "West Side Story" comes to the State Theatre for two performances, January 8-9, 7:30pm, with Arthur Laurents' direction recreated by David Saint and Jerome Robbins' choreography reproduced by Joey McKneely, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, PA. Recommended for ages 13+.
The Lewis Center for the Arts' Program in Theater presents the gritty psychological drama "A Steady Rain," by Keith Huff, January 10-13, the story of two Chicago cops, lifelong friends, trying to save their friendship and shared family as they confront the toughest city streets and their own personal failings, a senior thesis production directed by faculty member R.N. Sandberg, in the Marie and Edward Matthews '53 Acting Studio, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ.
Haddonfield Plays & Players presents "God of Carnage," by Yasmina Reza, the 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Play about a playground dispute between two boys that brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents to discuss and resolve the issue, January 10-26, 957 East Atlantic Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ.