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Friday, September 17, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Nichole Canuso Dance Company presents Being/With by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Performed for an audience of two, on opposite ends of the city, Nichole Canuso’s Being/With is less of a performance and more of an experience. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Theatre Exile Presents R. Eric Thomas’s The Ever Present by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Staged in several South Philly parks, R. Eric Thomas’s The Ever Present is a family-friendly look at the magic of South Philadelphia and what gets lost as gentrification moves in. Jill Ive…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:04PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

1812 Productions presents ‘The Way I Walk’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

After 14 months of social distancing, 1812 Productions injects life into Zoom ubiquity with ‘The Way I Walk.’ Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Adam Rapp’s ‘Nocturne’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

EgoPo’s production of Adam Rapp’s 2001 ‘Nocturne’ defies the company’s “classic theater” mission, but feels nonetheless like a Greek tragedy, catharsis and all. Jill Ivey revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:52PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Samuel Beckett’s Rockaby by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

EgoPo’s production of ‘Rockaby,’ Beckett’s avant-garde classic, performed for an audience of one, is the perfect anniversary marker of the pandemic age. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:41PM
Monday, February 8, 2021

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and Die-Cast present ‘The Fleecing’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Though ambitious and full of potential, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre’s ‘The Fleecing’ is marred by an overcomplicated format and technological limitations. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:31PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Phoenix Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VI, Part III’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The Phoenix Theatre in Chester Springs embraces Zoom with its presentation of ‘Henry VI, Part III,’ one of the Bard’s lesser-performed histories. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:32PM
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Maren Montalbano presents ‘The Bodice Ripper Project’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano has long shared steamy stories with her castmates, and now she’s bringing them to your living room in ‘The Bodice Ripper Project’ for this year’s Fring…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:28AM
Monday, September 28, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Green Light Group presents ‘Crossover: A New Pop Musical’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Despite its promising music and lyrics, the digital world premiere production ‘Crossover’ is failed by the virtual reality of 2020. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Irina Varina presents ‘An Encounter’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

With 2020 making many of us acutely aware of our own mortality, a slow stroll with Death, as in Irina Varina's Fringe offering, 'An Encounter,' just makes sense. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:32PM

Philly Fringe 2020: David Gordon presents ‘The Philadelphia Matter - 1972/2020’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Famed choreographer-director David Gordon revisits his 1972 dance production ‘The Matter’ with Philadelphia dancers and archival footage in this curated Fringe presentation. Jill Ivey re…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:52PM
Monday, September 14, 2020

Free Fringe Philly 2020: Sarah Knittel and Betty Smithsonian present ‘Shitty Jews’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Jewish performers Sarah Knittel and Betty Smithsonian are joined by funny friends—Jewish and not—to kvetch, commiserate, and talk shit in this Free Fringe livestream offering. Jill Ivey …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:17PM
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

EgoPo faced disaster once before. How is the company coping in the pandemic? by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

EgoPo Classic Theater relocated successfully to Philadelphia after hurricane Katrina destroyed its former home in New Orleans. Artistic director Lane Savadove talks to Jill Ivey about surviv…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:59PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Theatre Exile presents Jacqueline Goldfinger’s ‘Babel’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Set in a future in which climate change and advanced genetic testing have reshaped society, Jacqueline Goldfinger’s ‘Babel’ asks the price of a perfect society. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:47PM
Friday, February 7, 2020

The Kimmel Center presents Amir Nizar Zuabi’s ‘Grey Rock’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

‘Grey Rock,’ from a Palestinian writer/director and cast, reminds us that some things in life are worth pursuing not because they are easy, but because they are hard. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:48PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Philadelphia Young Playwrights presents Angelina DeMonte’s ‘Candles’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Authored by 10th-grader Angelina DeMonte, 'Candles' tells the story of every American teenager’s worst fear. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:01PM
Monday, November 18, 2019

Lantern Theater Company presents Anna Ziegler’s ‘The Last Match’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The Lantern’s impressively staged production of Anna Ziegler’s 'The Last Match' is funny, heartbreaking, and surprisingly relatable for even the least athletic among us. Jill Ivey review…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:47PM
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre presents Steve Martin’s ‘Meteor Shower’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The Walnut’s production of Steve Martin’s darkly funny but too-neatly-resolved 'Meteor Shower' is good fun till the neck spasms kick in. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:41PM
Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Richard Bean’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Quintessence Theatre Group stages Richard Bean’s madcap adaptation of a Commedia classic. If the execution is a bit uneven, the laughs more than make up for it. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:00PM
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The Wilma Theater presents Kate Tarker’s ‘Dionysus Was Such a Nice Man’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Kate Tarker's world-premiere play tells the story of 'Oedipus Rex' in the style of Tom Stoppard's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'… but much less successfully. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:46PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Curio Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

West Philly’s Curio Theatre Company puts its mark on one of Shakespeare’s most underwhelming works, which also happens to have one of theater’s most famous stage directions. Jill Ivey …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:45PM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Simpatico Theatre and the University of the Arts present ‘Click’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Set now and in the not-too-distant future, Jacqueline Goldfinger’s darkly funny 'Click' is focused on the fallout of a sexual assault that was streamed online. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:08PM
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Quintessence uses a diverse cast and versatile set to interpret the Shakespearean classic while staying faithful to the Bard’s work. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:15PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Lantern Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s ‘Measure for Measure’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

With its annual spring Shakespeare production, the Lantern tackles ‘Measure for Measure,’ a notorious problem play still onstage in the #MeToo era. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:40PM
Sunday, March 17, 2019

Irish Heritage Theatre presents Hugh Leonard’s ‘Da’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day and families divided by the current political climate, Hugh Leonard’s 1978 Tony Award-winning ‘Da’ is still remarkably relatable today. Ji…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Inis Nua Theatre Company presents Monsay Whitney’s ‘Box Clever’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Inis Nua Theatre Company deftly and delicately handles the cycle of poverty in this two-actor show. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:04PM

The Hum’n’Bards present ‘We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The collaboratively-written world premiere of 'We’ll Sleep When We’re Dead' is entertaining and unabashedly queer, but it falls a little short in the dystopia department. Jill Ivey revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 07:00PM
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre Presents Ken Ludwig’s ‘A Comedy of Tenors’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

With all the big ideas and Very Important Art flying around out there, sometimes we need to just take a seat and laugh, and the Walnut’s ‘Comedy of Tenors’ is waiting. Jill Ivey review…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Friday, January 25, 2019

Walnut Street Theatre presents David Mamet’s ‘Oleanna’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

With strong performances and creative staging, the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Oleanna is — sadly — as relevant in 2019 as the play’s original production was in 1992. Jill …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 06:10PM

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