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1812 Productions’s 14th annual 'This Is the Week That Is' again parodies politics but with an unapologetically strong point of view. Mark Cofta reviews.
The company including MARK LAZAR, CAROLINE STRANG, KIM CARSON & TYLER FAUNTLEROY keep hilarity going not just with gimmicks but with meaningful delicate storytelling.
Hedgerow Theatre's annual ‘A Christmas Carol’ plays for the 26th year, but check out the brief run of artistic director Jared Reed's solo version. Mark Cofta reviews.
John Rosenberg's new play 'And Then One Feels Great Anxiety' features a solo performance by Jenna Kuerzi and helps re-establish Kensington’s Hella Fresh Theater. Mark Cofta reviews.
The Lantern Theater's solid production of David Ives's 'The Heir Apparent' can't rescue the 1708 French comedy from its own thin humor. Mark Cofta reviews.
'The Government Inspector' offers a fine example of Bryn Mawr College's eclectic productions, a well-kept Philly secret. Mark Cofta reviews.
Villanova Theatre's 'She Loves Me' ably shows that this old musical delivers more than seems possible. Mark Cofta reviews.
Azuka Theatre's production of JC Lee's 'warplay' shows how the mythical can be personal, and vice versa, in a modern two-man exploration of a classic tale. Mark Cofta reviews.
Lucas Hnath's 'A Doll's House, Part 2' builds on the success of the Arden Theatre Company's splendid 2018 production of Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House.' Mark Cofta reviews.
Philly native Josh Wilder's 'Salt Pepper Ketchup' at InterAct Theatre Company contains the ingredients for a powerful gentrification drama but they never truly satisfy. Mark Cofta reviews.
The Wilma Theater’s 'Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play' challenges audiences to think about big issues through post-apocalyptic survival and 'The Simpsons.' Mark Cofta reviews.
The enduring lessons of apartheid are explored in Nicholas Wright's harrowing drama 'A Human Being Died That Night,' launching EgoPo Classic Theatre's Theatre of South Africa season. Mark Co…
Hedgerow Theatre's 'Medea' sizzles with passion. After over 2,400 years, it still feels ripped from today's headlines. Mark Cofta reviews.
Hella Fresh Theater returns to Kensington after a four-year absence with John Rosenberg's 'The Low Cost Mules.' Mark Cofta reviews.
Ninth Planet's lovingly crafted 'Homeworld' offers babies and their caregivers a unique and fun theater experience. Mark Cofta reviews.
Inis Nua Theatre Company's 'The Monster in the Hall,' by Scottish playwright David Greig, brings tragedy and triumph with humor and heart. Mark Cofta reviews.
Quintessence Theatre Group's new adaptation of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' provides more of the novel's words than the story's thrills. Mark Cofta reviews.
Ibrahim Miari's 'In Between' at the Walnut Street Theatre reveals the challenges of growing up with an Arab father and Jewish mother in Israel, but not how Miari overcame them. Mark Cofta re…
People's Light's ambitious original production 'Such Thing as Vampires' falls short trying to portray post-apocalyptic danger in a safe way. Mark Cofta reviews.
Bristol Riverside Theatre's ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End’ portrays the legendary humorist with warmth and wit. Mark Cofta reviews.
The legendary sketch comedy student troupe Cambridge Footlights shares some laughs with Philly in their touring show, 'Pillow Talk,' stopping in at PHIT. Mark Cofta reviews.
Juniper Productions’ Cocktail Plays Round Two serves up a quick quartet of new plays by local playwrights with cocktails to match at Philadelphia Distillery. Mark Cofta reviews.
Revolution Shakespeare’s annual free Shakespeare in Hawthorne Park presents an all-female version of the rarely seen 'Troilus and Cressida.' Mark Cofta reviews.
Tribe of Fools’ 'Fly Eagles Fly' parodies Philly football fans in a new play with heart, ideas, and parkour. Mark Cofta reviews.
Radiant Bloom Productions' 'The F Word' shares a musical celebration of American feminism and a dynamic cast. Mark Cofta reviews.
School-shooting drama Lockhardt by Heart-Soul-Control focuses on a too-familiar incident without offering any insight. Mark Cofta reviews.
Svaha Theatre Collective's two productions skewering royalty, 'Long Trouble,' and 'Phaedra's Love,' result in something greater than the sum of their parts. Mark Cofta reviews.
Lee Minora's Fringe-hopping one-woman show, 'White Feminist,' offers strong satire with a brilliant twist. Mark Cofta reviews.
Kylie Westerbeck's 'Peg!' introduces a relentlessly optimistic Minnesotan who captures our hearts. Mark Cofta reviews.
The quest for a child drives Lisa Grunberger's moving new play ‘Almost Pregnant.’ Mark Cofta reviews.