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Monday, February 4, 2019

Temple Theaters presents Lynn Nottage’s ‘Fabulation’ by Cameron Kelsall

Temple Theaters revives ‘Fabulation, or, the Re-Education of Undine,’ an early Lynn Nottage play that nods to 19th-century sentimental fiction. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

InterAct Theatre Company presents Idris Goodwin’s ‘Hype Man: A Break Beat Play’ by Cameron Kelsall

The important themes of ‘Hype Man: A Break Beat Play,’ at InterAct Theatre Company, too often get lost in the musical shuffle. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

The Eagle Theatre presents ‘Ragtime’ by Cameron Kelsall

Timeless and timely, ‘Ragtime’ reinforces its status as a great American musical in Eagle Theatre’s fine production. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Ernest Thompson’s ‘On Golden Pond’ by Cameron Kelsall

Like its octogenarian protagonist, ‘On Golden Pond,’ now onstage at Bristol Riverside Theatre, shows its age. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Arden Theatre presents Kash Goins’s ‘74 seconds…To Judgment’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘74 Seconds…To Judgment,’ at the Arden Theatre Company, joins the pantheon of political plays that ask tough questions and reject easy answers. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Two River Theater presents Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’ by Cameron Kelsall

Two River Theater’s production of ‘Noises Off,’ Michael Frayn’s durable backstage comedy, works too hard and achieves too little. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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McCarter Theatre Center presents Eleanor Burgess’s ‘The Niceties’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Niceties,’ a thrilling new play at McCarter Theatre Center, considers academic freedom across a racial and generational divide. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lantern Theater Company presents Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal’ by Cameron Kelsall

Harold Pinter’s ‘Betrayal,’ at Lantern Theater Company, hasn’t aged well. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents Noël Coward’s ‘Fallen Angels’ by Cameron Kelsall

Mauckingbird Theatre Company puts a genderfluid spin on ‘Fallen Angels,’ an early Noël Coward hit, with middling results. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Broadway Philadelphia presents ‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,’ on tour at the Academy of Music, offers a compelling portrait of a music industry trailblazer, but largely ignores the social issues of its time. Ca…

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Cameron Kelsall’s best Philadelphia-area theater of 2018 by Cameron Kelsall

Theater critic Cameron Kelsall considers his favorite productions of 2018, and realizes that revivals venturing beyond the canon were worthy tickets.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Tiny Dynamite’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint presents ‘The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time’ by Cameron Kelsall

Tiny Dynamite opens its season with ‘The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He Is Very Upset with You All’, but the play’s exploration of privacy culture does little to disturb…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Playwrights Horizon presents Heather Raffo’s ‘Noura’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Noura,’ at Playwrights Horizons in New York, uses Ibsen to explore the experiences of resettled Iraqi refugees in America. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, December 3, 2018

George Street Playhouse presents ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Cameron Kelsall

A subtle, surprising production of Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at George Street Playhouse warrants a look from Ibsen sequel skeptics. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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11th Hour Theatre Company presents ‘Children of Eden’ by Cameron Kelsall

11th Hour Theatre Company makes a strong case for the cult musical ‘Children of Eden.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Eagle Theatre presents James Valcq and Fred Alley’s ‘The Spitfire Grill’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Spitfire Grill,’ at Hammonton, New Jersey’s Eagle Theatre, offers a charming character study set to folksy music. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Theatre Horizon presents ‘The Color Purple: An American Musical’ by Cameron Kelsall

Theatre Horizon’s outstanding production of ‘The Color Purple’ breaks new ground with familiar material. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Arden Theatre Company presents ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ by Cameron Kelsall

Scott Greer shines in ‘Every Brilliant Thing,’ back at the Arden, but the play itself only skims the surface of a difficult topic. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Quintessence Theatre Group presents Lionel Bart’s ‘Oliver!’ by Cameron Kelsall

Quintessence Theatre Group puts a high-concept gloss on ‘Oliver!’, but some of the musical’s more questionable themes remain unexamined. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Curtis Opera theatre presents Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Cameron Kelsall

Curtis Opera Theatre’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ highlights the perils of classical companies adopting the musical theater idiom. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Arden Theatre Company presents Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ (second review) by Cameron Kelsall

In ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2,’ now at the Arden, Lucas Hnath distills the important issues of Ibsen’s great play into facile sound bites. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Act II Playhouse presents Donald Margulies’s ‘Collected Stories’ by Cameron Kelsall

Donald Margulies’s ‘Collected Stories,’ at Act II Playhouse, glibly explores the teacher/student relationship. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Atlantic Theater Company presents Donja R. Love’s ‘Fireflies’ by Cameron Kelsall

'Fireflies,’ a New York premiere by Philadelphia-born playwright Donja R. Love, explores the desires of a black queer woman in the Jim Crow south. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Theatre Company returns after a season-long absence with Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat,’ but the first fruits of Paige Price’s leadership feel frustratingly familiar. Cameron Ke…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Curio Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ by Cameron Kelsall

Curio Theatre Company’s poignant ‘All My Sons’ smooths some of the rough edges of Arthur Miller’s overly symbolic play. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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McCarter Theatre Center presents Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Detroit ‘67’ by Cameron Kelsall

Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Detroit ’67,’ at McCarter Theatre Center, offers a portrait of the Motor City’s past, present, and future. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Philly POPS present Heather Headley’s ‘Broadway My Way’ by Cameron Kelsall

Vocal powerhouse Heather Headley chose the Philly POPS to debut her new solo show ‘Broadway My Way.' Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

1812 Productions presents Tom Wells’s ‘Broken Biscuits’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Broken Biscuits,’ a U.K. import from 1812 Productions, feels like an overly earnest after-school special. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

11th Hour Theatre Company presents ‘Grey Gardens’ by Cameron Kelsall

11th Hour Theatre Company’s concert staging of ‘Grey Gardens’ fails to capture the what makes its subjects so charming, maddening, and fascinating. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

EgoPo Classic Theater and Abrahamse and Meyer Productions present ‘Desire Under the Elms’ by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater imports a South African ‘Desire Under the Elms’, with mixed results. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Sam Shepard’s ‘Buried Child’ by Cameron Kelsall

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents an uneven staging of ‘Buried Child,’ Sam Shepard’s disturbing domestic drama. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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