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Thursday, October 17, 2019

An Irish Masterpiece Still Shocking: Considering Synge’s PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD by Henrik Eger

An extended consideration of the new Synge production from Mount Airy's Quintessence Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The good, the bad, and the ugly—The latest LGBTQ+ news from around the globe by Henrik Eger

The LGBTQ+ shows in this year's Fringe inspire a look at queer news from around the globe

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

Fringe is Here. Fringe is Queer. by Henrik Eger

Fringe if you're glad to be gay, Fringe if you're happy that way.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

A Welcome to the International Artists at the 2019 Fringe Festival by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger greets international Fringe artists.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004 by Henrik Eger

Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.

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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Philadelphia Theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 1: 2002–2003 by Henrik Eger

Remembering Philadelphia theater history through the eyes of a venerable theater reviewer.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Perceptions of Each Other’s Cultures: Open Letter to an American Theater Critic by Henrik Eger

Most theater productions will never become available again, no matter how great the quality, because of copyright and technical reasons. However, theater critics around the world are leaving…

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Probing Tom Stoppard on Russia: Part of The Legacy of Theater Critic and Educator J. Cooper Robb by Henrik Eger

Cooper Robb, an immensely knowledgeable and prolific American theater critic, who recently passed away, left behind many articles, especially in Backstage Magazine and TheaterMania, filled t…

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Presenting stronger new dramas by overcoming “premieritis” by Henrik Eger

The “one-and-done” premiere problem and filling more theaters through “rolling WORLD premieres”

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Working With a Cultural Consultant When Writing an International Play: Interview With U.S. Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean and Humaira Ghilzai, an Afgha by Henrik Eger

The playwright “I spring from ministers, murderers, rebels, addicts, closeted queens, soldiers, singers, and blue-collar mill workers.” This confession opens playwright Gabriel Jason Dea…

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Sunday, June 30, 2019

“An Enemy Is Someone Whose Story You Don’t Know”: Interview with Arab Israeli Playwright Ibrahim Miari About His Drama “In Between” by Henrik Eger

Ibrahim Miari, son of a Palestinian Muslim father and Jewish Israeli mother, grew up in Israel, became an actor, a playwright, a Sufi dancer, and an educator who now lives in the US. His one…

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Up and Over the Rainbow: The Impact of Judy Garland on the work of Tyler Houchins by Henrik Eger

From being bullied to falling in love with Judy Garland. Tyler Houchins takes us down the yellow brick road.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Between chaos and quiet passion: Interview with Robert Jason Jackson as KING LEAR (Quintessence) by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Quintessence's KING LEAR

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Friday, March 29, 2019

“Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Haunted by Loss and Abandonment: Talking with the Cast of ‘By the Bog of Cats’ at The Irish Heritage Theatre by Henrik Eger

By the Bog of Cats – a modern Irish drama by Marina Carr, who has taught in Ireland and the U.S., including at Villanova University – echoes classical Greek theater, especially Medea by …

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Review: ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ at the Academy of Music by Henrik Eger

“I’m not going to take this on the road unless it’s as good as what people have read about, with the same lighting and the same sound. I think that’s my biggest bequest—that I impo…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Troubled Men: Talking with the ‘Father and Sons’ of Quintessence Theatre’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’ by Henrik Eger

Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1936), a man who struggled with alcoholism but who had the courage to address problematic, taboo sub…

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Singing From a Trapeze: Interview with Tangle Movement Arts’ founder, Lauren Rile Smith by Henrik Eger

Lauren Rile Smith, a Philadelphia poet and performer, founded Tangle Movement Arts in 2011. She has trained trapeze and other circus arts at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts and many o…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tackling Suicide on Stage: Interviews with Nine Playwrights from Elephant Room Productions by Henrik Eger

The 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival offers a wide range of genres and topics, but few as sensitive and important as Suicide Stories: Gallery of the Untold — nine short plays by nine pla…

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Father, Son, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Interviews with Producer/Director Harry Dietzler and Director Jeff Dietzler of Upper Darby Summer Stage by Henrik Eger

Harry Dietzler, the executive and artistic director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, one of America’s oldest and most successful theater programs for young adults, founded the Summer Stage in …

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

From Bethlehem to Philadelphia: An Interview with Rami Khader, Director of the Diyar Dance Theatre by Henrik Eger

Director Rami Khader, along with a group of talented and committed artists, both male and female and of differing ages and backgrounds, founded Diyar Dance Theatre in 2008. Based in Bethlehe…

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

‘Hamlet’ at Laurel Hill Cemetery: An Interview with Rosey Hay and Rudy Caporaso of the REV Theatre Company by Henrik Eger

Every year, the REV Theatre Company fills Laurel Hill Cemetery — Philadelphia’s resting place of the rich, the powerful, and the famous — with an almost cult-like following of theaterg…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Romping Around the Globe: An Interview with Damon Bonetti, Director of Hedgerow Theatre’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ by Henrik Eger

Damon Bonetti, a popular Philadelphia actor and director at various theaters and Co-Founding Artistic Director of The Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (The PAC), is directing a new product…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Celebrating the Lives of the Emanuel Nine: An Interview with the Cast of New Freedom Theatre’s ‘Mother Emanuel’ by Henrik Eger

During a prayer service on June 17, 2015, nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, were killed by a 21-year-old white s…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

The Dream Team that Made a Small Town Big: Interview with Erin Reilly and Matthew Decker of Theatre Horizon by Henrik Eger

Theatre Horizon (TH) is a professional nonprofit theatre company headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 20 miles west of Philadelphia. Since its inception, TH has presented critically-ac…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Repairing and Healing the World Through Theater: An Interview With the Actors of IRC, Philadelphia’s Surreal Theater Company by Henrik Eger

Near the end of each year, Philadelphia’s only surreal theater, The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC) —with their deeply philosophical mission statement, “We Bring Good Nothing…

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

From the Artful Dodger and Peter Pan to Romeo: An Interview with Brandon O’Rourke of The Media Theatre’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ by Henrik Eger

Henrik Eger: You left quite an impression portraying the Artful Dodger in Oliver! (2009) and Peter in Peter and the Starcatcher (2016) — both at the Walnut Street Theatre. Seen from the pe…

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Philadelphia Chorus’ ‘The Voice of Peace” by Henrik Eger

German philosopher Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969), in his 1949 essay, “Cultural Criticism and Society,” claimed, “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric” (transl. by Samu…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

‘Wilde Tales’: An Interview with Director Jeremy Bloom, on the Quintessence Production by Henrik Eger

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900), famous and controversial Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, also authored thought provoking fairy stories for children that appeared in various magazine…

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

An Interview With Aaron Cromie and Matthew Mastronardi on Dylan Thomas’ ‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ at Walnut Street Theatre by Henrik Eger

I have seen many Christmas shows, each one enjoyable in its own way, but I’ve never seen a production as moving, as unusual, and as artistically satisfying as this unique version of A Chil…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

An Interview with the Producers and the Creative Team of ‘In My Body’ at The Prince Theater by Henrik Eger

The popular creative team of composer and musician Dan Martin and lyricist and artist Michael Biello, well-known for their many artistic ventures in both New York and the City of Brotherly L…

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