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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Looking Back: Two works by Thaddeus Phillips by Kathryn Osenlund

In today's edition of my look back on theater from years past, I remember two Thaddeus Phillips works from 2015 and 2017: Alias Ellis Mackenzie and A Billion Nights on Earth.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Looking Back: I Am My Own Wife at the Wilma and Theatre Horizon by Kathryn Osenlund

Kathryn Osenlund remembers two productions of I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. 

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Looking Back: Chekhov Lizardbrain & Red Eye to Havre de Grace by Kathryn Osenlund

Kathryn Osenlund remembers two productions from Fringe Festivals past

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Looking Back at the Theater: Remembering two outstanding performances at Bristol Riverside Theater (BRT) by Kathryn Osenlund

In a new series, Phindie takes a walk down memory lane to briefly revisit memorable theater performances in Philadelphia and environs.

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Remembering Mercutios and Tybalts by Kathryn Osenlund

In recent days of home-captivity my mind has wandered to Romeo & Juliet performances, new and old. But I'm more interested in Mercutio and Tybalt than the star-crossed lovers.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Remembering Hamlets by Kathryn Osenlund

Cooped up inside, with no theater in sight, I’m remembering Hamlets I’ve known.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

DESCRIBE THE NIGHT (Wilma): Put on your thinking caps by Kathryn Osenlund

Put on your thinking cap if you’re thinking of going to see DESCRIBE THE NIGHT

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE (Walnut Street): Dropping a stream of bon mots from the sofa by Kathryn Osenlund

How wonderful that we have Oscar Wilde's works and can go and see his plays

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

THE SNOW QUEEN (Arden Children’s Theatre): by Kathryn Osenlund

“In the realm of the unknown, kids and adults have pretty much the same needs: courage, resilience, protection.” 

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Review: The Trump Card at by Kathryn Osenlund

Mike Daisey's latest is more tragedy than comedy, yet it's so funny you want to cry

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Review: He Who Gets Slapped at by Kathryn Osenlund

Goodbye cruel world, he's off to join the circus. Read More

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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Review: A Moon for the Misbegotten at Philadelphia by Kathryn Osenlund

O'Neill upstairs at Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: A Doll's House at by Kathryn Osenlund

Deconstructed, reconstructed with American lingo and absurdist set

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Cankerblossom at Curtainup/Philadelphia by Kathryn Osenlund

conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company for Philadelphia Live Arts

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Review: Ghost-Writer at Curtainup/Philadelphia by Kathryn Osenlund

The seventh world premiere of a Michael Hollinger play at the Arden introduces a vintage world to their Arcadia stage

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Review: Erik Jackson's Carrie at by Kathryn Osenlund

urprise! Not scary or gory or a musical but an elongated comedy sketch, well-directed by Michael Alltop at Philadelphia's Underground Arts

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Review:The Three Musketeers at by Kathryn Osenlund

En garde! A World Premiere adaptation at Quintessence theatre

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Review: The Taming of the Shrewat by Kathryn Osenlund

A bright comedy of light intrigue and romantic passion has heavy underpinnings

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review: Hamlet at by Kathryn Osenlund

The experience of watching this Wilma productiobn is like watching an ensemble performance in which virtually each actor performs alone. Like a necklace with the links removed, each jewel sh…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Review: Moon Cave at by Kathryn Osenlund

Doug Williams' world premiere addresses dark mysteries of the psyche . . . Read More

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Review: Red Speedo at by Kathryn Osenlund

The need for performance enhancing drugs swims across the surface of the play .

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review:Ciphers at by Kathryn Osenlund

Dawn King's ambiguous play features great production values

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Review:Arcadia at by Kathryn Osenlund

Stoppard's tour de force gets a big, smart production at Lantern Theater Company .

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Review:The Real Thing at by Kathryn Osenlund

A triumph of thought and feeling plays at the Wilma Theater

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Chekhov's classic hits the stage in a bright new translation.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review:  Skin & Bone at by Kathryn Osenlund

- As a comedy of retro Southern Fried horror, Skin & Bone is amusingly outré . But these days this sort of thing is not as disturbing as it once was... Or is it?

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Review: The Tragedy of Julius Caesar at by Kathryn Osenlund

Friends, Nipponese, countrymen, lend me your ears. Here's one for the record books. . .

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Review: Water by the Spoonfulat by Kathryn Osenlund

Quiara Alegria Hudes'prize winning play comes home, with no Philly vibe.

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Review: Ten Blocks on the Camino Real at by Kathryn Osenlund

Medicine Show's useful program fills in the play's background and provides song lyrics in Spanish and English. It's good to see Medicing Show resurrect this valuable artifact from the Tennes…

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Review: Under the Radar Festival-JX Public Enemy at by Kathryn Osenlund

Our first Under the Radar Festivalreview: JDX - A Public Enemy

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Review:Nerds at by Kathryn Osenlund

This new production of Bill Gates/Steve Jobs musical is drawing attention at Philadelphia Theatre Company [PTC], where it premiered in 2007.

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards