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Saturday, February 4, 2023

FORWARD MOTION (Philadelphia Ballet): An excellent showcase of skill by Christopher Munden

The intimate Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Cultural Campus provides an ideal setting for Philadelphia Ballet’s impressive new production, Forward Motion, three world premieres by… The …

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Fringe in Sketch: FAIR TRADE (Jessica Creane & Yannick Trapman-O’Brien) by Christopher Munden

Is Trust given freely, or earned over time? The post Fringe in Sketch: FAIR TRADE (Jessica Creane & Yannick Trapman-O’Brien) appeared first on phindie.

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Monday, September 19, 2022

A Play at the Intersection of Law and Brutality: CORPUS opens this week by Christopher Munden

How many bodies make a body of law? Corpus is a play at the intersection of legal interpretation and human experience. The post A Play at the Intersection of Law and Brutality: CORPUS opens …

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Monday, June 6, 2022

FAIRVIEW (Wilma): 60-second review by Christopher Munden

Pulitzer winners aren’t always great theatrical works, but they are often very revealing about the times in which they won The post FAIRVIEW (Wilma): 60-second review appeared first on phi…

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Winning a Pulitzer, Directing a Pulitzer-winner by Christopher Munden

2022 Pulitzer Prize winner James Ijames directs the 2019 Pulitzer winner Fairview at the Wilma. The post Winning a Pulitzer, Directing a Pulitzer-winner appeared first on phindie.

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Emerging from the Dark: Sarah Knittel on MAKE A [email protected]’ SHOW YOU POS by Christopher Munden

In a post-quarantine world, we often don't know what to expect, and the same is true of Sarah Knittel and Bradley Kristian Wrenn’s upcoming experience/performance titled MAKE A [email protected]’ S…

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

Rich and Resonating: Neill Hartley on ’NIGHT, MOTHER from Isis Productions by Christopher Munden

Winner of the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Marsha Norman’s two-woman play ’night, Mother is a tragedy on an intimate, rather than epic, scale. Taking place over a single night, it look…

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Theater’s Fiercest Female: New company launches with MEDEA by Christopher Munden

Humble Materials, a new theater company in residence at Philly PACK, will produce an original adaptation of MEDEA, opening February 25.   “Medea is one of… The post Theater’s Fierce…

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

NEW WORKS FOR A NEW WORLD (Philadelphia Ballet): An evocative and uplifting program by three impressive choreographers by Christopher Munden

It’s a new world with Philadelphia Ballet. Vaccine checks and face masks, a new name (is there any state with less state pride than Pennsylvania?),… The post NEW WORKS FOR A NEW WORLD (…

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Now Serving: Hedgerow resumes in-person indoor theater with THE WEIR by Christopher Munden

Marcie Bramucci took on the role of executive director at Hedgerow Theater at an interesting time. For three generations, members of the Reed/Kelsey family had… The post Now Serving: Hedg…

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Make a RENDEVOUS IN BANGKOK: World premiere play premieres this Sunday by Christopher Munden

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was the most influential American Catholic author of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, sold over one million copies… The post …

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Monday, September 13, 2021

BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRIDGE (Elevator Repair Service): 2021 Fringe review by Christopher Munden

Like many people, I’m only now returning to in-person shows after 18 months finding other means of distraction. In a typical example, I went down… The post BALDWIN AND BUCKLEY AT CAMBRI…

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Playing “Girl Games”: WOLFTHICKET draws on playground fun for joyful dance piece by Christopher Munden

Why do we dance? Lily Kind proposes an answer The post Playing “Girl Games”: WOLFTHICKET draws on playground fun for joyful dance piece appeared first on phindie.

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

Kensington-Style Shakespeare: SCP presents a community interpretation of Pericles by Christopher Munden

Shakespeare in Clark Park uses Pericles as the launching point for two community-created interpretations in different Philadelphia parks.  The post Kensington-Style Shakespeare: SCP present…

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Irina Varina Knows What You Did Last Summer by Christopher Munden

In 2020, filmmaker and theater creator Irina Varina had a plan to make a film called I Know What You Did in the Summer of… The post Irina Varina Knows What You Did Last Summer appeared fi…

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Religious Cults in Philadelphia: Interview with author Thom Nickels by Christopher Munden

Religious cults have marked every society throughout history, and Philadelphia has seen its share of peculiar groups. The city’s streets have seen such charismatic figures… The post Rel…

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Living in A DOLL’S HOUSE: An Ibsen adaption for these times by Christopher Munden

On March 23, 2020, Philadelphia officially went into a lockdown that’s still to end. It’s kinda like we’ve all been stuck in an artificial world,… The post Living in A DOLL’S HOUS…

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

Live dance begins to return with Dream Chapters by Christopher Munden

As warm weather and herd immunity approach, a new dance-theater work heralds a safe return to live performance. The post Live dance begins to return with Dream Chapters appeared first on phi…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Henrik Eger’s Memorial Service by Christopher Munden

A virtual memorial service held on Sunday, January 17, 2021, for Dr. Henrik Eger, who died January 3, 2021, at the age of 79. The post Henrik Eger’s Memorial Service appeared first on phin…

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Henrik Eger, 1941–2021 by Christopher Munden

The performing arts lost a vocal supporter and the world lost a vibrant presence last weekend. Editor-at-Large Henrik Eger died on Sunday, January 3, 2021, after being admitted to hospital f…

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

Phindie’s Most Read Articles of 2020 by Christopher Munden

What a fucking year that was. The post Phindie’s Most Read Articles of 2020 appeared first on phindie.

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Friday, December 18, 2020

Need A Podcast for Christmas? by Christopher Munden

Hallmark Christmas movies are a genre of cinema that has received decidedly little critical attention... until now The post Need A Podcast for Christmas? appeared first on phindie.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Directing THE WOLVES: Nell Bang-Jensen helms a talented team at PTC by Christopher Munden

THE WOLVES has been reconfigured as a virtual performance, with the same talented all-female-identifying cast and the same devastating drama. The post Directing THE WOLVES: Nell Bang-Jensen …

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Monday, November 30, 2020

Recording HEROES: Wilma’s Kellie Mecleary talks about producing a digital, site-specific production by Christopher Munden

In Will Arbery’s HEROES OF THE FOURTH TURNING, four Catholic conservative friends gather at a late-night backyard party in Wyoming, shortly before the 2017 eclipse.… The post Recording …

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Tackling THE WOLVES: Star Hanna Gaffney talks about working on the new PTC production by Christopher Munden

Hanna Gaffney's character is the center of much of the action in Sarah DeLappe's wonderfully naturalistic new play The post Tackling THE WOLVES: Star Hanna Gaffney talks about working on th…

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

10 Picks for the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Christopher Munden

The Fringe Festival kinda crept up on us this year, but here are a few shows we're looking out for this festival.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

IRC Goes Into the Absurd with A Weekly Virtually Existential Dinner Conversation by Christopher Munden

Philly's absurdist theater company continues to bring good nothingness to life even in this time of absurd nothingness

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

SoLow Fest Goes Virtual by Christopher Munden

A virtual performance festival

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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020

More Videos of Philadelphia Theater to Get You Through the Shutdown by Christopher Munden

Our last post of videos of recent Philly theater productions proved popular, so we're sharing another. Here are five more recordings to get you through.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Watch OSCEOLA the Film: Stream a recent Philly theater production by Christopher Munden

Hella Fresh Theater's production of Osceola lives on in these theaterless times thanks to photographer Kyle Cassidy and videographer Brian Siano, who adapted it for the screen.

SOURCE: phindie.com at 01:02PM

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