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“In the realm of the unknown, kids and adults have pretty much the same needs: courage, resilience, protection.”
Mike Daisey's latest is more tragedy than comedy, yet it's so funny you want to cry
Goodbye cruel world, he's off to join the circus. Read More
O'Neill upstairs at Philadelphia's historic Walnut Street Theatre.
Deconstructed, reconstructed with American lingo and absurdist set
conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company for Philadelphia Live Arts
The seventh world premiere of a Michael Hollinger play at the Arden introduces a vintage world to their Arcadia stage
urprise! Not scary or gory or a musical but an elongated comedy sketch, well-directed by Michael Alltop at Philadelphia's Underground Arts
En garde! A World Premiere adaptation at Quintessence theatre
A bright comedy of light intrigue and romantic passion has heavy underpinnings
The experience of watching this Wilma productiobn is like watching an ensemble performance in which virtually each actor performs alone. Like a necklace with the links removed, each jewel sh…
Doug Williams' world premiere addresses dark mysteries of the psyche . . . Read More
The need for performance enhancing drugs swims across the surface of the play .
Dawn King's ambiguous play features great production values
Stoppard's tour de force gets a big, smart production at Lantern Theater Company .
A triumph of thought and feeling plays at the Wilma Theater
Chekhov's classic hits the stage in a bright new translation.
- As a comedy of retro Southern Fried horror, Skin & Bone is amusingly outré . But these days this sort of thing is not as disturbing as it once was... Or is it?
Friends, Nipponese, countrymen, lend me your ears. Here's one for the record books. . .
Quiara Alegria Hudes'prize winning play comes home, with no Philly vibe.
Medicine Show's useful program fills in the play's background and provides song lyrics in Spanish and English. It's good to see Medicing Show resurrect this valuable artifact from the Tennes…
Our first Under the Radar Festivalreview: JDX - A Public Enemy
This new production of Bill Gates/Steve Jobs musical is drawing attention at Philadelphia Theatre Company [PTC], where it premiered in 2007.
Dylan Thomas's work really isn't a children's story, but a mature, droll, and warm trip down a Welsh memory lane. This production's exploratory, extemporaneous take is evidently more about e…
In this memory play and almost love story, Alan Zweibel dramatizes and shares the story of his life & times with late comedienne Gilda Radner.
Playwright Mark St. Germain’s idea to posit this fictional encounter in a quiet study on the very day Chamberlain declared war on Germany, and King George VI delivered The King’s Speech …
The Wilma Theater, unfettered by concerns of fidelity to previous productions, presents a re-thought and re-staged Angels in America, and introduces a crisp new aesthetic: white.
Despite noteworthy singing and acting this remains a high concept piece that’s slow on the ground. .
I'm sad to report that Jon Marans' new play at Bristol Riverside Theatre disappoints.
Philadelphia is fringing....
an uneasy alliance of film images, a spoof, and a lite investigation into the Leni Riefenstahl conundrum.. . .