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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Lantern Theater Company presents Tom Stoppard’s ‘Hapgood’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Hapgood,’ at Lantern Theater Company, finds Tom Stoppard at his most self-consciously dense. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Half Key Theatre Company presents Arden Kass’s ‘Behold Her’ (second review) by Alaina Johns

This Fringe show sets out to explore images and expectations of Jewish beauty, but ends up taking in a lot more. Alaina Johns reviews.

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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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Philly Fringe 2018: Wilma Theater presents James Ijames’s ‘Kill Move Paradise’ by Cameron Kelsall

The power of ‘Kill Move Paradise,’ James Ijames’s bracing new play at the Wilma Theater, lies in its sad ambiguity. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Trey Lyford’s ‘The Accountant’ (third review) by Cameron Kelsall

Bloated and self-indulgent, Trey Lyford’s ‘The Accountant’ offers little insight on the banality of corporate culture. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Sarah Knittel’s ‘NIGHTMARE FUEL’ by Alaina Johns

‘NIGHTMARE FUEL,’ a scary, sticky, freshly re-birthed gem in this year’s Fringe Fest, is worth the trip. Alaina Johns reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: maura ampersand doug presents Doug Williams’s ‘Bon Iver Fights a Bear’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Bon Iver Fights a Bear,’ the latest work from playwright Douglas Williams, explores the hipster folk musician’s origin story. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Pratima Agrawal’s ‘Voided’ by Alaina Johns

In ‘Voided,’ a playwright/performer grapples with the question of how to discover and represent someone else, and introduces us to a woman we should all know — if we can grasp her. Ala…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Tongue & Groove’s ‘FEEL’ by Mark Cofta

Tongue & Groove's life-based improv explores relationships through emotions in their new format, FEEL, debuting in the Fringe. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Half Key Theatre Company’s ‘Behold Her’ by Cameron Kelsall

The history of Jewish women takes center stage in ‘Behold Her,’ a Fringe Festival entry from Half Key Theatre Company. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Trey Lyford’s ‘The Accountant’ (second review) by Helen Walsh

The Curated Fringe visits an aging office clerk who’s consumed by regret and loss, rendered in piquant detail in The Accountant. Helen Walsh reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Chris Davis’s ‘The Presented’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Presented,’ the latest one-person show from Chris Davis, gives off an old-school Fringe Festival vibe. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Heiner Goebbels’s ‘Stifter’s Dinge’ by Gail Obenreder

What do inanimate objects demand for themselves? This performative installation in the Curated Fringe lets them speak. Gail Obenreder reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Trey Lyford’s The Accountant by Mark Cofta

Trey Lyford's lovely and haunting new work in the Curated Fringe explores the inner life of a lonely office worker. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Heiner Goebbels’s ‘Songs of Wars I Have Seen’ by Cameron Kelsall

Heiner Goebbels’s ‘Songs of Wars I Have Seen,’ a curated Fringe Festival entry, awkwardly blurs the lines between music and theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: IRC’s ‘The Eccentricities of a Nightingale’ by Cameron Kelsall

For this year’s Fringe, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium puts an absurdist spin on Tennessee Williams’s ‘The Eccentricities of a Nightingale.’ Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Filitalia International & Company Aiello’s ‘Onwards and Upwards’ by Helen Walsh

Angelo Aiello’s original production 'Onwards and Upwards' gets lost in transit. Ostensibly an exploration of Italian American immigration and the immigrant experience, it lacks polish and …

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Elephant Room Productions presents Lisa Villamil’s ‘Salamander’ by Mark Cofta

Elephant Room Productions' Fringe Fest entry explores sexual assault in the poetic yet starkly real new play 'Salamander' by Lisa Villamil. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: Irish Heritage Theatre’s ‘Lay Me Down Softly’ (second review) by Cara Blouin

Irish Heritage Theatre's Fringe Fest entry, Billy Roche's 'Lay Me Down Softly' features solid performances but ultimately loses the fight. Cara Blouin reviews.

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Philly Fringe 2018: PAC presents J.M. Barrie’s ‘Mary Rose’ by Cameron Kelsall

'Peter Pan' author J.M. Barrie's ‘Mary Rose,’ Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s latest Fringe entry, tells a gorgeous ghost story. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Bearded Ladies Cabaret present ‘Do You Want a Cookie?’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Do You Want a Cookie?’, a Philadelphia Fringe Festival offering from the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, explores cabaret’s personal and political history. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Irish Heritage Theatre and Plays & Players present Billy Roche’s ‘Lay Me Down Softly’ by Mark Cofta

Boxing gives way to emotional turmoil in Irish playwright Billy Roche's 'Lay Me Down Softly,' produced by the Irish Heritage Theatre and Plays & Players. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Act II Playhouse presents Neil Simon’s ‘Biloxi Blues’ by Cameron Kelsall

Unfortunately (considering the timing), Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical ‘Biloxi Blues,’ at Act II Playhouse, hasn’t aged well. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Cameron Kelsall

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ never settles for easy laughs. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bailey Williams’s ‘Buffalo Bailey’s Ranch for Gay Horses, Troubled Teen Girls and Other’ by Alaina Johns

This wolverine-besieged ranch for troubled teens, gay horses, and vacationers like you is actually a 90-minute timeshare presentation, right? Alaina Johns reviews.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents ‘Dangerous House’ by Cameron Kelsall

Jen Silverman’s ‘Dangerous House,’ at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, chronicles the perilous lives of LGBTQ people in supposedly progressive contemporary South Afr…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Bucks County Playhouse presents ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ by Mark Cofta

'Million Dollar Quartet' at the Bucks County Playhouse imagines four rock-and-roll legends’ real jam session, but opts for familiarity rather than fidelity. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater presents Paula Vogel’s ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ by Mark Cofta

Paula Vogel's The Baltimore Waltz by the Princeton Summer Theater reminds us of the 1989 play's enduring themes and Vogel's masterful writing. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

People’s Light presents ‘Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie’ by Cameron Kelsall

'Woody Sez,’ in a return performance at People’s Light, offers music for the moment. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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