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Curio Theatre Company’s production of ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ isn’t a total drag, but it often misses the comic mark. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
‘Woman and Scarecrow,’ Marina Carr’s enthralling exploration of the end of life, receives a haunting and stunningly acted local premiere from Irish Heritage Theatre. Cameron Kelsall re…
‘Next to Normal’ remains a popular property on the regional-theater circuit, and is currently on stage at Bristol Riverside Theatre. But are the musical’s views on psychiatry and pharm…
‘Tiny Beautiful Things,’ at the Arden Theatre Company, explores the myriad reasons that people seek advice. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Baseball, absentee fathers, and WWII: ‘Last Days of Summer,’ which opens the season at George Street Playhouse, piles on the clichés. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Caryl Churchill’s polemical drama ‘A Number’ receives a stunning, thought-provoking production from People’s Light. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The actors in David Hare’s ‘Skylight’ prepare a pasta dish live on stage. It smells delicious, but we leave the stodgy drama feeling emotionally and intellectually starved. Cameron Kel…
The newly formed Subscension Theatre offers a scrappy yet ambitious production of Brecht’s antiwar drama ‘Mother Courage and Her Children,’ performed al fresco in Headhouse Square. Cam…
‘12 Chairs’ leans into familiar tropes about the mother-daughter dynamic in its world premiere with Juniper Productions. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
‘An Infinite Ache’ at South Camden Theatre Company offers a stale portrait of what it means to be part of a couple. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
A strong season of local August Wilson productions continues with ‘Fences’ at University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Two operas written nearly a century apart consider the familial wounds that time doesn’t heal. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Extraordinary singing from several locally trained performers salvages Opera Philadelphia’s vulgar, high-concept ‘La Bohème.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Sarah Ruhl’s moving family dramedy ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ receives an uneven staging at People’s Light. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The national tour of ‘Anastasia,’ at the Academy of Music, delivered on spectacle but not coherent storytelling. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Gabriel Jason Dean’s ‘Heartland,’ at InterAct Theatre Company, gets awkwardly stuck between kitchen-sink drama and didactic political play. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
New York’s Classic Stage Company revives the legendary ‘The Cradle Will Rock’, by Philadelphia-born composer Marc Blitzstein. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ is revenge tragedy done rippingly right. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
‘How to Catch Creation’ launches an ambitious, important push for greater representation at Philadelphia Theatre Company, but Christina Anderson’s play feels frustrating and predictabl…
‘The Few’ considers the desolate lives of long-haul truckers, but Theatre Horizon’s production of Samuel D. Hunter’s play sets an inconsistent tone. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
EgoPo Classic Theater concludes its South African season with two perspectives on life under apartheid. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
‘Marvin’s Room,’ presented in a revival by Isis Productions, considers the emotional labor of familial obligation. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
'Fishskin Trousers,' the latest in Inis Nua’s Pop-Up Play in a Pub series, offers too many dangling threads that never fully coalesce. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
The national tour of ‘Miss Saigon’ arrives in Philadelphia awash in dated, Orientalist tropes. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
A fine central performance lifts ‘Kate: An Unexamined Life,’ at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3, from the realm of biographical predictability. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Curtis Opera Theatre takes a gutsy chance by grappling with the thorny sexual politics of ‘Don Giovanni,’ but R.B. Schlather’s revisionist production often misses the mark. Cameron Kel…
Exquisite singing and orchestral playing enlivens a by-the-numbers production of ‘Cosí fan tutte’ at AVA. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Arden Theatre Company’s breathtaking production of August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ honors the past and looks ahead to the present. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
In ‘Gatz,’ Elevator Repair Service puts Fitzgerald on stage for eight sometimes fascinating, sometimes frustrating hours. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ swells with treacly sentimentality. Cameron Kelsall reviews.
Curio Theatre Company’s ‘Three Sisters, by RashDash, After Chekhov’ interrogates theatrical traditions and gendered expectations. Cameron Kelsall reviews.