7Days: Regional arts and entertainment

Stanislav Ryadinskiy in "Pechorin" at the County Theater in Doylestown.
Stanislav Ryadinskiy in "Pechorin" at the County Theater in Doylestown. (Globus Film Studio)
Posted: July 15, 2013


Backstage follies In Michael Frayn's 1982 comedy Noises Off, a theater company's attempt to put on an unfunny farce called Nothing On is seen from the wings as it devolves from rehearsal to matinee to the end of its run. The show goes on at 2 and 7 p.m. at the People's Light & Theatre Company, 39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, and continues on a Tuesday-through-Sunday schedule to Aug. 4. Tickets are $25 to $45. Call 610-644-3500.

Show of shows Juggler and magician Chris Ruggiero presents another edition of the Five Minute Follies Variety Extravaganza, his one-man salute to the Golden Age of TV, with his guests - tap dancer Pamela Hetherington, jazz guitarist Noah Gershwin, Hank Curry as Mr. Klop, comedian Craig Liggeons, doo-wop singer Milton McGriff, and flow artist Faith Benamy performing a tribute to Dr. Who. The show goes on at 8 p.m. at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St. Tickets are $18. Call 1-800-838-3006.

Hazy daze David Wain and Michael Showalter's 2001 cult comedy Wet Hot American Summer is a satire of 1980s camp movies, with a soon-to-be all-star cast including Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Michael Ian Black, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, and Bradley Cooper. The film screens at 9:15 p.m. at the Ambler Theater, 108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler. Tickets are $9.75; $7.25 for seniors and students. Call 215-345-7855.


The artist and the kids Germantown native Jerry Pinckney is a Caldecott Medal-winner, beloved for his works such as The Lion and the Mouse. He discusses his work at 7:30 p.m. at the Free Library, 1901 Vine St. Admission is free. Call 215-567-4341.


Man apart Roman Khrushch's visually striking 2011 drama Pechorin, based on Mikhail Lermontov's classic romantic novel A Hero of Our Time, follows the regretful reverie of a manipulative and self-absorbed nobleman as he lies dying. The film screens as part of New Hope Film Festival at 7 p.m. at the County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown. Tickets are $9.75; $7.25 for seniors. Call 215-345-6789.


On the road The Philadelphia Orchestra makes its first visit to Princeton in nearly 50 years, with Mark Laycock conducting works by Prokofiev, Weber, Brahms, and Schumann at 8 p.m. at Princeton University's Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall, Route 27 and Elm Drive, Princeton. Tickets are $62 to $92. Call 609-258-9220.

How it seemed Two films by the art collective Bernadette Corporation: The 2000 short Hell Frozen Over juxtaposes a faux documentary fashion shoot with footage of semiologist Sylvère Lotringer giving an impromptu lecture on Mallarmé on a frozen lake, while the 2003 "anti-documentary" Get Rid of Yourself mixes shots of rioting at the 2001 G-8 summit in Genoa, Italy, with shots of the filmmakers brainstorming on the beach in Calabria and scenes featuring actress Chloe Sevigny and a time-travelling philosopher. The films screen at 7 p.m. at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Admission is free. Call 215-387-5125.


Jersey girl Mullica Hill-based chanteuse Doreen Taylor trained in opera and sings pop-tinged country. She performs her Vegas-style stage show, backed by dancers and magicians, at 7 p.m. at the Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St. Tickets are $20 and $40. Call 215-893-1999.

Shore recital Violinist Bella Hristova plays works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Gershwin at 7:30 p.m. at Ocean Grove's Great Auditorium, Pilgrim and Ocean Pathways, Ocean Grove, N.J. Tickets are $15. Call 800-590-4064.

Friday & Saturday

Hooray for everybody The invaluable Secret Cinema teams with the AIDS Law Project for a benefit with Hollywood Party, a 1934 musical comedy extravaganza made with a revolving-door cast and no script in sight, with Laurel and Hardy, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Mouse, the Three Stooges, Robert Young, and Lupe Velez among those trouping through. The film screens at the William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St., at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $25. Call 215-587-9377.

Good pop Big-voiced pop singer/keyboardist Jerzy Jung opens for roots rocker Shaun Ruymen at the Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St., at 8:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $10. Call 215-928-0978.

A complete guide to events in the region over the coming weekend will appear in the Weekend section in Friday's Inquirer. Send notices of events for "7 Days" to Michael Harrington at mharrington@phillynews.com.

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