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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

People’s Light presents Caryl Churchill’s ‘A Number’ by Cameron Kelsall

Caryl Churchill’s polemical drama ‘A Number’ receives a stunning, thought-provoking production from People’s Light. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

McCarter Theatre Center presents David Hare’s ‘Skylight’ by Cameron Kelsall

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…

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Subscension Theatre presents Bertolt Brecht’s ‘Mother Courage and Her Children’ by Cameron Kelsall

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…

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Juniper Productions presents John O’Hara’s ‘12 Chairs’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘12 Chairs’ leans into familiar tropes about the mother-daughter dynamic in its world premiere with Juniper Productions. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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South Camden Theatre Company presents David Schulner’s ‘An Infinite Ache’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘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.

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The Resident Ensemble Players present August Wilson’s ‘Fences’ by Cameron Kelsall

A strong season of local August Wilson productions continues with ‘Fences’ at University of Delaware’s Resident Ensemble Players. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia present ‘Riders to the Sea’ and ‘Empty the House’ by Cameron Kelsall

Two operas written nearly a century apart consider the familial wounds that time doesn’t heal. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Opera Philadelphia presents ‘La Bohème’ by Cameron Kelsall

Extraordinary singing from several locally trained performers salvages Opera Philadelphia’s vulgar, high-concept ‘La Bohème.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

People’s Light presents Sarah Ruhl’s ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ by Cameron Kelsall

Sarah Ruhl’s moving family dramedy ‘For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday’ receives an uneven staging at People’s Light. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Broadway Philadelphia presents the national tour of ‘Anastasia’ by Cameron Kelsall

The national tour of ‘Anastasia,’ at the Academy of Music, delivered on spectacle but not coherent storytelling. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

InterAct Theatre Company presents Gabriel Jason Dean’s ‘Heartland’ by Cameron Kelsall

Gabriel Jason Dean’s ‘Heartland,’ at InterAct Theatre Company, gets awkwardly stuck between kitchen-sink drama and didactic political play. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Classic Stage Company presents Marc Blitzstein’s ‘The Cradle Will Rock’ by Cameron Kelsall

New York’s Classic Stage Company revives the legendary ‘The Cradle Will Rock’, by Philadelphia-born composer Marc Blitzstein. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ is revenge tragedy done rippingly right. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Christina Anderson’s ‘How to Catch Creation’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘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…

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Theatre Horizon presents Samuel D. Hunter’s ‘The Few’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘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.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

EgoPo and Theatre in the X present Censored: A Rotating Repertory of Two Banned South African Plays by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater concludes its South African season with two perspectives on life under apartheid. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Isis Productions presents Scott McPherson’s ‘Marvin’s Room’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Marvin’s Room,’ presented in a revival by Isis Productions, considers the emotional labor of familial obligation. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Elizabeth Kuti’s ‘Fishskin Trousers’ by Cameron Kelsall

'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.

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Broadway Philadelphia presents ‘Miss Saigon’ at the Academy of Music by Cameron Kelsall

The national tour of ‘Miss Saigon’ arrives in Philadelphia awash in dated, Orientalist tropes. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Walnut Street Theatre presents Rick Foster’s ‘Kate: An Unexamined Life’ by Cameron Kelsall

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.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia present ‘Don Giovanni’ by Cameron Kelsall

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…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents Mozart’s ‘Cosí fan tutte’ by Cameron Kelsall

Exquisite singing and orchestral playing enlivens a by-the-numbers production of ‘Cosí fan tutte’ at AVA. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Arden Theatre Company presents August Wilson’s ‘Gem of the Ocean’ by Cameron Kelsall

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.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

McCarter Theatre Center presents Elevator Repair Service’s ‘Gatz’ by Cameron Kelsall

In ‘Gatz,’ Elevator Repair Service puts Fitzgerald on stage for eight sometimes fascinating, sometimes frustrating hours. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ by Cameron Kelsall

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ swells with treacly sentimentality. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Curio Theatre Company presents ‘Three Sisters, by RashDash, After Chekhov’ by Cameron Kelsall

Curio Theatre Company’s ‘Three Sisters, by RashDash, After Chekhov’ interrogates theatrical traditions and gendered expectations. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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South Camden Theatre Company presents ‘The Duck Variations’ and ‘The Dumb Waiter’ by Cameron Kelsall

South Camden Theatre Company ably pairs ‘The Duck Variations’ and ‘The Dumb Waiter,’ early-career successes for David Mamet and Harold Pinter. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium presents Elmer Rice’s ‘Dream Girl’ by Cameron Kelsall

The boundaries between fantasy and reality blur too frequently in Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s ‘Dream Girl.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Hella Fresh Theater presents John Rosenberg’s ‘Cana of Galilee’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Cana of Galilee,’ the latest DIY offering from Kensington’s Hella Fresh Theater, considers growth and grief with surprising power. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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EgoPo Classic Theater presents Reza de Wet’s ‘Three Sisters Two’ by Cameron Kelsall

EgoPo Classic Theater powerfully explores the doomed Prozorov sisters, and the future of South Africa, in Reza de Wet’s ‘Three Sisters Two.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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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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