Thursday, September 13, 2018

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: 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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Sunday, September 9, 2018

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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Thursday, September 6, 2018

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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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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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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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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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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Monday, August 6, 2018

‘Watch Me Jump,’ by Jeremy Gable: theater as video game by Cara Blouin

Jeremy Gable's 'Watch Me Jump' world premieres his own play in video game format. Cara Blouin considers.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents ‘Titus Andronicus’ by Cameron Kelsall

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey cranks up the carnage in ‘Titus Andronicus’ without shying away from the play’s problematic treatment of women and race. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater presents Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Children’s Hour’ by Cameron Kelsall

Lillian Hellman’s ‘The Children’s Hour’ remains powerful and thought-provoking, despite an uneven production from Princeton Summer Theater. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Theater with a View presents Martin Zimmerman’s ‘On the Exhale’ (second review) by Cameron Kelsall

‘On the Exhale,’ a gun drama from Theater with a View, shoots blanks. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company’s ‘The Complete History of America (Abridged)’ by Mark Cofta

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company romps through area parks with the zany comedy 'The Complete History of America (Abridged).' Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Montogmery Theater presents Tony Braithwaite’s ‘First Impressions’ by Hugh Hunter

Tony Braithwaite lampoons presidents, presidential hopefuls, and showbiz icons with his gift for mimicry and eye for absurdity in this revamped show at Montgomery Theater. Hugh Hunter review…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Princeton Summer Theater presents Wendy Wasserstein’s ‘Uncommon Women and Others’ by Mark Cofta

Princeton Summer Theater's revival of Wendy Wasserstein's 'Uncommon Women and Others' shows women coping with problems that are far from solved today. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Theater with a View presents Martin Zimmerman’s ‘On the Exhale’ by Mark Cofta

Pottstown, Pennsylvania's Theater with a View sets 'On the Exhale,' Martin Zimmerman's timely drama about mass shootings, outdoors with surprising success. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hedgerow Theatre presents Jared Reed and Damon Bonetti’s ‘His Girl Friday’ by Cameron Kelsall

Hedgerow Theatre Company’s new adaptation of ‘His Girl Friday’ screws up screwball comedy. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre presents Nicole Burgio’s ‘xoxo moongirl’ by Cara Blouin

'xoxo moongirl' combines aerial work with narrative and dance to tell the autobiographical story of a family in crisis. Cara Blouin reviews.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

SoLow Fest 2018: Going Dark Theatre presents Josh Hitchens’s ‘Ghost Stories’ by Alaina Mabaso

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, Josh Hitchens's collection of stories, told in true SoLow Fest style, will give you the shivers. Alaina Mabaso reviews.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

SoLow Fest 2018: Company Aiello and La Voce delle Cose’s ‘Unconscious Theater Machines’ by Melissa Strong

Company Aiello's SoLow Fest entry 'Unconscious Theater Machines' puts audiences in the action for wonderful community-building, one-on-one performances. Melissa Strong reviews.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The view from inside reTheater’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ by Braden Chapman

Hedwig’s otherness and format challenge how we think about ourselves and theater. Braden Chapman — the actor who plays her — considers.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

ReTHEATER presents John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ (second review) by Mark Cofta

reTHEATER's revival of 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' sacrifices character and story to present an exuberantly loud concert with meandering monologues. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Broadway Philadelphia presents ‘Aladdin’ by Cameron Kelsall

Disney’s ‘Aladdin,’ presented by the Kimmel Center's Broadway Philadelphia, fails to cast a magic spell. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

reTHEATER presents John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ by Cara Blouin

RuPaul's Drag Race All-Star Braden Chapman (a.k.a., Mimi Imfurst) heads reTHEATER's 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch,' but sexual harassment allegations that dogged him offstage won't disappear af…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Simpatico Theatre presents Caridad Svich’s ‘Red Bike’ by Cara Blouin

Simpatico Theatre's production of Caridad Svich's 'Red Bike' serves the playwright better than its script. Cara Blouin reviews.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

ReVamp Collective and Plays & Players Theatre present Kristen Scatton’s ‘The Helen Project’ by Mark Cofta

'The Helen Project,' a new play from the ReVamp Collective and Plays & Players, takes a new look at the old "face that launched a thousand ships." Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Pig Iron Theatre Company presents ‘The Caregivers’ by Alaina Mabaso

Pig Iron delves into the art of “social practice” for an original show about caregivers in Philly, starring the real-life people who shared their stories. Alaina Mabaso reviews.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Eagle Theatre presents Jason Robert Brown’s ‘The Last Five Years’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘The Last Five Years,’ at Hammonton, New Jersey’s Eagle Theatre, offers problematic scenes from a problematic marriage. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lantern Theater Company presents Marc Camoletti’s ‘Don’t Dress for Dinner’ by Mark Cofta

The Lantern Theater Company’s production of Marc Camoletti's farce 'Don’t Dress for Dinner' offers mindless good fun that resonates with contemporary themes. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Arden Theatre presents Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron’s ‘Fun Home’ by Mark Cofta

The Arden Theatre Company's 'Fun Home' presents the intimate Tony Award-winner in the right space but succeeds for many other reasons. Mark Cofta reviews.

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