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Thursday, November 29, 2018

1812 Productions presents its 14th annual ‘This Is the Week That Is’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Philly Review:"Cinderella A Musical Panto" @ People's Light newly restaged, updated & Better with Age! by Mark Cofta

The company including MARK LAZAR, CAROLINE STRANG, KIM CARSON & TYLER FAUNTLEROY keep hilarity going not just with gimmicks but with meaningful delicate storytelling.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Hedgerow Theatre presents Jared Reed’s adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Hella Fresh Theater presents John Rosenberg’s ‘And Then One Feels Great Anxiety’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Lantern Theater Company presents David Ives’s ‘The Heir Apparent’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bryn Mawr College presents Nikolai Gogol’s ‘The Government Inspector’ by Mark Cofta

'The Government Inspector' offers a fine example of Bryn Mawr College's eclectic productions, a well-kept Philly secret. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Villanova Theatre presents ‘She Loves Me’ by Mark Cofta

Villanova Theatre's 'She Loves Me' ably shows that this old musical delivers more than seems possible. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Azuka Theatre presents JC Lee’s ‘warplay’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Arden Theatre Company presents Lucas Hnath’s ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

InterAct Theatre Company presents Josh Wilder’s ‘Salt Pepper Ketchup’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Wilma Theater presents Anne Washburn’s ‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Nicholas Wright’s ‘A Human Being Died That Night’ by Mark Cofta

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…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Hedgerow Theatre presents Robinson Jeffers’s adaptation of ‘Medea’ by Mark Cofta

Hedgerow Theatre's 'Medea' sizzles with passion. After over 2,400 years, it still feels ripped from today's headlines. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Hella Fresh Theater presents John Rosenberg’s ‘The Low Cost Mules’ by Mark Cofta

Hella Fresh Theater returns to Kensington after a four-year absence with John Rosenberg's 'The Low Cost Mules.' Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Ninth Planet Productions presents Sam Tower’s ‘Homeworld’ by Mark Cofta

Ninth Planet's lovingly crafted 'Homeworld' offers babies and their caregivers a unique and fun theater experience. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Inis Nua Theatre Company presents David Grieg’s ‘The Monster in the Hall’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Inis Nua Theatre Company presents David Greig’s ‘The Monster in the Hall’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Quintessence Theatre Group presents Alexander Burns’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre Studio 3 presents Ibrahim Miari’s ‘In Between’ by Mark Cofta

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…

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

People’s Light presents ‘Such Things as Vampires’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents Allison and Margaret Engel’s ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End’ by Mark Cofta

Bristol Riverside Theatre's ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wit's End’ portrays the legendary humorist with warmth and wit. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: The Cambridge Footlights presents ‘Pillow Talk’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Juniper Productions presents ‘Cocktail Plays Round Two’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Revolution Shakespeare presents ‘Troilus and Cressida’ by Mark Cofta

Revolution Shakespeare’s annual free Shakespeare in Hawthorne Park presents an all-female version of the rarely seen 'Troilus and Cressida.' Mark Cofta reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Tribe of Fools presents Caitlin Corkery’s ‘Fly Eagles Fly’ by Mark Cofta

Tribe of Fools’ 'Fly Eagles Fly' parodies Philly football fans in a new play with heart, ideas, and parkour. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Radiant Bloom Productions presents Irene Molloy’s ‘The F Word’ by Mark Cofta

Radiant Bloom Productions' 'The F Word' shares a musical celebration of American feminism and a dynamic cast. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Heart-Soul-Control Productions presents Tom England’s ‘Lockhardt’ by Mark Cofta

School-shooting drama Lockhardt by Heart-Soul-Control focuses on a too-familiar incident without offering any insight. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Svaha Theatre Collective’s’ Long Trouble’ and ‘Phaedra’s Love’ by Mark Cofta

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.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Lee Minora’s ‘White Feminist’ by Mark Cofta

Lee Minora's Fringe-hopping one-woman show, 'White Feminist,' offers strong satire with a brilliant twist. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Kylie Westerbeck’s ‘Peg!’ by Mark Cofta

Kylie Westerbeck's 'Peg!' introduces a relentlessly optimistic Minnesotan who captures our hearts. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Lisa Grunberger’s ‘Almost Pregnant’ by Mark Cofta

The quest for a child drives Lisa Grunberger's moving new play ‘Almost Pregnant.’ Mark Cofta reviews.

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