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This show has history. Odets, a voice for his disinherited generation was born in Philadelphia.
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Scott Greer has the audience suffering with him, then happy for him. It seems this story could have been his personal history. He owns it that much.
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Boisterous, joyful, defiant, and a little bawdy, the show may have a sketchy contraption of a plot, but you don’t go to a musical expecting Hamlet.
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Faced with bureaucratic nonsense or official missteps, who hasn’t said ‘fuck the government’ or a more genteel equivalent? The multi-ethnic East African Kenya Colony gained independe…
Tennessee Williams had been writing since he was a teenager, and by the time he was 30 years old he was getting nowhere. His early…
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Due to the pandemic, it had been many months since I’d visited the Sedgwick Theater in Germantown. October 1 was opening night for The Chairs…
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It’s a tragedy that more audiences will not have a chance to enjoy the production.
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Okay: A drag queen show for children.
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This play-within-a-play about a play takes place on the Bluver Theatre’s tiny stage, brightly lit, although called dim by the characters. The audience, up close…
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A little bit naughty at times, semi-Shakespearean lingo is mixed with a good deal of TomFoolery.
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Unless you know Geoff Sobelle’s other works, you’ve never seen anything like this.
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There are many, many moments that become stories.
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ames Joyce is Dead And So Is Paris was presented at Christ Church Annex in Old City in 2003. It was something else!
In today's edition of my look back on theater from years past, I remember two Thaddeus Phillips works from 2015 and 2017: Alias Ellis Mackenzie and A Billion Nights on Earth.
Kathryn Osenlund remembers two productions of I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright.
Kathryn Osenlund remembers two productions from Fringe Festivals past
In a new series, Phindie takes a walk down memory lane to briefly revisit memorable theater performances in Philadelphia and environs.
In recent days of home-captivity my mind has wandered to Romeo & Juliet performances, new and old. But I'm more interested in Mercutio and Tybalt than the star-crossed lovers.
Cooped up inside, with no theater in sight, I’m remembering Hamlets I’ve known.
Put on your thinking cap if you’re thinking of going to see DESCRIBE THE NIGHT
How wonderful that we have Oscar Wilde's works and can go and see his plays
“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