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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Lisa Grunberger’s ‘Almost Pregnant’ by Mark Cofta

The quest for a child drives Lisa Grunberger's moving new play ‘Almost Pregnant.’ Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 07:22PM
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Tongue & Groove’s ‘FEEL’ by Mark Cofta

Tongue & Groove's life-based improv explores relationships through emotions in their new format, FEEL, debuting in the Fringe. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 10:49PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Trey Lyford’s The Accountant by Mark Cofta

Trey Lyford's lovely and haunting new work in the Curated Fringe explores the inner life of a lonely office worker. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Elephant Room Productions presents Lisa Villamil’s ‘Salamander’ by Mark Cofta

Elephant Room Productions' Fringe Fest entry explores sexual assault in the poetic yet starkly real new play 'Salamander' by Lisa Villamil. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Irish Heritage Theatre and Plays & Players present Billy Roche’s ‘Lay Me Down Softly’ by Mark Cofta

Boxing gives way to emotional turmoil in Irish playwright Billy Roche's 'Lay Me Down Softly,' produced by the Irish Heritage Theatre and Plays & Players. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Bucks County Playhouse presents ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ by Mark Cofta

'Million Dollar Quartet' at the Bucks County Playhouse imagines four rock-and-roll legends’ real jam session, but opts for familiarity rather than fidelity. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater presents Paula Vogel’s ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ by Mark Cofta

Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz by the Princeton Summer Theater reminds us of the 1989 play's enduring themes and Vogel's masterful writing. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 10:32PM
Monday, July 30, 2018

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents ‘All’s Well that Ends Well’ (first review) by Mark Cofta

'All's Well That Ends Well' at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is another well-acted and challenging Extreme Shakespeare production. Mark Cofta Reviews.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company’s ‘The Complete History of America (Abridged)’ by Mark Cofta

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company romps through area parks with the zany comedy 'The Complete History of America (Abridged).' Mark Cofta reviews.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater presents Wendy Wasserstein’s ‘Uncommon Women and Others’ by Mark Cofta

Princeton Summer Theater's revival of Wendy Wasserstein's 'Uncommon Women and Others' shows women coping with problems that are far from solved today. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 10:27PM
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Theater with a View presents Martin Zimmerman’s ‘On the Exhale’ by Mark Cofta

Pottstown, Pennsylvania's Theater with a View sets 'On the Exhale,' Martin Zimmerman's timely drama about mass shootings, outdoors with surprising success. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents ‘Twelfth Night’ by Mark Cofta

Matt Pfeiffer's multifaceted ‘Twelfth Night’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival marks another masterful achievement for Philadelphia's accomplished director. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

ReTHEATER presents John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ (second review) by Mark Cofta

reTHEATER's revival of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' sacrifices character and story to present an exuberantly loud concert with meandering monologues. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

People’s Light presents Dominique Morisseau’s ‘Skeleton Crew’ by Mark Cofta

There's rich meat on the bones of Dominique Morisseau's 'Skeleton Crew,' a must-see production at People's Light & Theatre Company. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 07:08PM
Sunday, June 17, 2018

SoLow Fest 2018: Steve Lippe’s ‘Texas Wiener!’ by Mark Cofta

Steve Lippe's medical odyssey comes to life in his entertaining SoLow Festival monologue 'Texas Weiner!' Mark Cofta reviews.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

SoLow Fest 2018: Automatic Arts’ ‘People Are Strange and Other Revelations’ by Mark Cofta

Automatic Arts' SoLow Festival entry collects a fascinating foursome with familiar feelings. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

ReVamp Collective and Plays & Players Theatre present Kristen Scatton’s ‘The Helen Project’ by Mark Cofta

'The Helen Project,' a new play from the ReVamp Collective and Plays & Players, takes a new look at the old "face that launched a thousand ships." Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 10:38PM
Saturday, June 2, 2018

PIFA 2018: Plastic Boom’s ‘Water on Mars’ by Mark Cofta

Plastic Boom's delightful U.S. premiere, 'Water on Mars,' (presented by PIFA 2018) soars to the heavens. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lantern Theater Company presents Marc Camoletti’s ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ by Mark Cofta

The Lantern Theater Company’s production of Marc Camoletti's farce 'Don’t Dress for Dinner' offers mindless good fun that resonates with contemporary themes. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Arden Theatre presents Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s ‘Fun Home’ by Mark Cofta

The Arden Theatre Company's 'Fun Home' presents the intimate Tony Award-winner in the right space but succeeds for many other reasons. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Inis Nua presents Noni Stapleton’s ‘Charolais’ by Mark Cofta

Noni Stapleton's Irish comedy 'Charolais' shares a dark yet hilarious story of a woman jealous of a cow in Inis Nua Theatre Company's annual Pop Up Play in a Pub. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Quintessence presents Josh Carpenter’s adaptation of Mark Twain’s ‘The Prince and the Pauper’ by Mark Cofta

Mark Twain’s 'The Prince and the Pauper' proves relevant and entertaining in Josh Carpenter’s new adaptation for Quintessence Theatre Group. Mark Cofta reviews.

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South Camden Theatre Company presents Lee Kiszonas’s ‘Artemisia’ by Mark Cofta

Lee Kiszonas’s 'Artemisia' at South Camden Theatre Company imagines an Italian artist’s violent rebellion, but she might have been better served by sticking to history. Mark Cofta review…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

McCarter Theater Center presents Christopher Durang’s ‘Turning Off the Morning News’ (second review) by Mark Cofta

Christopher Durang’s comedy 'Turning Off the Morning News,' in a world premiere at Princeton's McCarter Theatre, disappoints today — but might have fared better 40 years ago. Mark Cofta …

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Azuka Theatre Company presents R. Eric Thomas’s ‘Mrs. Harrison’ by Mark Cofta

R. Eric Thomas’s 'Mrs. Harrison,' in a world premiere by Azuka Theatre, pits old classmates against each other in a high-stakes debate. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 10:02PM

Passage Theatre Company presents the New Jersey Prison Cooperative’s ‘Caged’ by Mark Cofta

Passage Theatre Company’s ambitious 'Caged' doesn’t reveal the insiders’ insights into the prison system as promised. Mark Cofta reviews.

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ComedySportz presents Joe Sabatino’s ‘Puppets Here & There’ by Mark Cofta

Puppets perform onscreen and puppeteers perform offscreen in 'Puppets Here & There,' comedy improvisation for adults presented by ComedySportz. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Mark O’Rowe’s ‘Our Few and Evil Days’ by Mark Cofta

Inis Nua's U.S. premiere of Mark O'Rowe's 'Our Few and Evil Days' brings a dark, disturbing, and thrilling family drama. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Mark Cofta’s theater picks: Hello Hollinger (again), goodbye Orbiter 3 by Mark Cofta

May features new work from writers including Christopher Durang, Michael Hollinger, and R. Eric Thomas, alongside work that breaches prison walls, plus the close of an ambitious Philly exper…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

People’s Light presents Zak Berkman and Samantha Reading’s ‘Romeo & Juliet: A Requiem’ by Mark Cofta

Samantha Reading and Zak Berkman’s retelling of Shakespeare’s 'Romeo & Juliet' at People’s Light & Theatre Company may seem redundant but proves its worth. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 10:37PM

Juniper Productions presents Jessica Bedford’s ‘Splinter and Crack’ by Mark Cofta

Jessica Bedford’s 'Splinter and Crack,' Juniper Productions’ sophomore production, can’t support its own weight. Mark Cofta reviews.

Linked From Broad Street Review at 09:35PM

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