Freedom fighters

The subject of wrongful imprisonment gets a human face in the play "The Exonerated." Six men and women freed from death row speak about their time behind bars and their efforts to reclaim their futures.

First United Methodist Church of Germantown, 6023 Germantown Ave., 8 tonight and tomorrow, May 4, 5, 11, 12, $12, 215-438-3677 or



Art in the cit


The University of Pennsylvania's School of Design hosts MFA Open Studios, an evening featuring tours of galleries and studios, with opportunities to hear musical performances, purchase work by up-and-coming artistsand hear fine arts graduate students speak about their work.

University of Pennsylvania, Morgan Building, 205 S. 34th St., 5-8 p.m., free.

Art in the 'burbs

Forget about painting images of people and places. Glassboro, N.J., teacher and artist Burt Wasserman made a career out of "nonrepresentational art." See his metaphorical works, which can be interpreted in multiple ways, at the opening of his solo exhibition "Recent Paintings, Reliefs and Original Digital Graphic Prints." He admits his art isn't "pictures of something," so he leaves it to observers to draw their own conclusions about it.

Villanova University Art Gallery, 800 Lancaster Ave., reception 5-7 p.m., free, 610-519-4612 or