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Monday, June 17, 2024

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Roger Q. Mason’s The Duat by Kiran Pandey

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Roger Q. Mason’s The Duat, a play that, even with an astonishing central role, struggles to settle into its own rhythm. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:11PM
Monday, May 27, 2024

Lantern Theater Company presents Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors by Kiran Pandey

Lantern Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, as reliably airy and delightful as it’s ever been. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:16PM
Monday, April 29, 2024

Big Telly and Tiny Dynamite present The Worst Café in the World by Kiran Pandey

Big Telly and Tiny Dynamite present The Worst Cafe in the World, a conceit that offers theater as dinner but never amounts to a complete meal. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:37PM
Monday, April 8, 2024

Plays and Players presents Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story by Kiran Pandey

Plays and Players presents Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story, in a flat restaging that fails to capture the play’s primal power. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:20PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Shakespeare’s Macbeth by Kiran Pandey

Quintessence Theatre Group stages a blockbuster Macbeth with an expanded script and an all-male cast, thrilling even when its reach exceeds its grasp. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:34PM
Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Stand-up for everybody with Next in Line Comedy by Kiran Pandey

Manny Brown talks comedy and community with the collective Next in Line Comedy, now with a new venue at The Coop. Kiran Pandey profiles.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:44AM
Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Montgomery Theater presents R. Eric Thomas’s Mrs. Harrison by Kiran Pandey

Montgomery Theater presents R. Eric Thomas’s Mrs. Harrison, a play that contends with timely themes of storytelling and appropriation but falters for the messiness of its construction. Kir…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:28PM
Monday, January 22, 2024

Walnut Street Theatre presents Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Kiran Pandey

The Walnut Street Theatre revives Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to explosive effect, conjuring the delicate illusions of Albee’s most famous play. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:22PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Homer’s The Iliad, translated by Emily Wilson by Kiran Pandey

Philadelphia-based translator and Penn professor Emily Wilson follows her acclaimed English translation of The Odyssey with a similarly lucid and lean new Iliad. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:07PM
Tuesday, December 5, 2023

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and the Shubert Organization present the national tour of Company by Kiran Pandey

Sondheim still abounds, despite his recent passing, and the new tour of Company takes a gender swap to the 1970 story, with uneven results that nevertheless keep the joy of the show alive. K…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:55PM
Monday, November 6, 2023

Arden Theatre Company presents Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me by Kiran Pandey

Arden Theatre Company presents Heidi Schreck’s What the Constitution Means to Me, a play that is as alternately illuminating and frustrating as our founding document. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:40PM
Monday, October 16, 2023

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit by Kiran Pandey

Quintessence Theatre Group conjures a classic vision of hell with Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit, in a new translation by Alex Burns. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:26PM
Wednesday, October 4, 2023

People’s Light presents Steve H. Broadnax III’s Bonez by Kiran Pandey

People’s Light brings social horror to the stage with the world premiere of Steve H. Broadnax III’s Bonez, which boasts eerie technical wizardry but is stymied by a script that too often…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:39PM
Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Hedgerow Theatre Company presents Bruce Graham’s The Philly Fan by Kiran Pandey

The Philly Fan, in an updated version at Hedgerow Theatre starring playwright Bruce Graham, surveys 50 years of Philadelphia sports through the thoughtful perspective of one man in a bar. Ki…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:30PM
Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Spanking Macbeth and Macbeth in a Bar by Kiran Pandey

The 2023 Philly Fringe takes on Macbeth in two different shows: Spanking Macbeth, an original play, and Macbeth in a Bar, a restaging at Lilly’s Ferry. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:12PM
Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Denise Stephenson presents Finding Melania by Kiran Pandey

Denise Stephenson invokes the specter of our former First Lady in Finding Melania, a one-woman show at the Philly Fringe that offers a surreal portrait of complicity and alienation. Kiran Pa…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:35PM
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Kingfisher Theatre presents Odysseus by Kiran Pandey

Bill George brings Odysseus to the Philly Fringe, a one-man retelling of The Odyssey that captivates in returning the poem to its rhetorical origins. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:31PM
Friday, August 18, 2023

Theatre in the X presents Charles Fuller’s Zooman and the Sign by Kiran Pandey

Theatre in the X celebrates its 10th anniversary with Zooman and the Sign, a tremendous rumination on community violence in Philadelphia that is all too resonant today. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:21PM
Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Kiran Pandey

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival closes its 2023 season with bold comedic swings and infrequent wonder in an ultimately uneven Tempest. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:18PM
Monday, June 5, 2023

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents Henry IV, Part 2 by Kiran Pandey

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival opens its 2023 season with Henry IV, Part 2, a joyous restaging that succeeds in ragtag style, despite a few dramatic missteps. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:48PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Wilma Theater presents Nathan Alan Davis’s Eternal Life Part 1 by Kiran Pandey

Eternal Life Part 1, in its world premiere at the Wilma, offers a vision of the near future that is as strange and wondrous as it is relatable. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:39PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Hedgerow Theatre Company presents Ngozi Anyanwu’s Good Grief by Kiran Pandey

Good Grief, in its regional premiere at Hedgerow Theatre Company, offers a sometimes touching, mostly frustrating portrayal of grief. Kiran Pandey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:16PM
Wednesday, January 25, 2023

1812 Productions and Jennifer Childs present Broads by Kiran Pandey

1812 Productions presents Broads, a hit cabaret that celebrates the bawdiest, boldest, and funniest ladies of the 1920s through the 1960s. Kiran Pandey previews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:26PM
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Book of I.P., by Chris Courtney Martin by Kiran Pandey

In The Book of I.P., a poetry-and-essay chapbook collection, Philly native Chris Courtney Martin breaks from the strictures of Hollywood to craft a blazing manifesto of art on its own terms.…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:15PM

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