Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Icebox Project Space presents Bread and Puppet Theater’s ‘The Basic Byebye Show’ by Jessica Rizzo

Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater visit Philly for a consciousness-raising good time with its "bad" play 'The Basic Byebye Show.' Jessica Rizzo reviews.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s ‘Tell Me on a Sunday’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Tell Me on a Sunday,' at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3, trades in gender stereotypes and clunky storytelling. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Eagle Theatre presents Ron Hutchinson’s ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ by Mark Cofta

Ron Hutchinson’s 'Moonlight and Magnolias' at the Eagle Theatre imagines how a producer, writer, and director saved the film 'Gone with the Wind.' Mark Cofta reviews.

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Quintessence Theatre Group presents Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck’ by Cameron Kelsall

Quintessence Theatre Group premieres a compelling adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck’. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Irish Heritage Theatre presents ‘The Women of Ireland’ by Cameron Kelsall

Irish Heritage Theatre collects five short plays about the Irish women of yesterday and today, and delivers mixed results. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Interact Theatre Company presents Seth Rozin’s ‘Human Rites’ by Mark Cofta

Seth Rozin's 'Human Rites' is an engrossing, often uncomfortable, thoroughly worthwhile new drama from InterAct Theatre Company. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Quintessence Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ by Mark Cofta

Quintessence Theatre Group's 'Julius Caesar' shows Shakespeare's relevance to today's political issues without gimmickry. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Mark Cofta’s theater picks: The Bard, Ibsen, Heller, and Mary Magdalene by Mark Cofta

On Philly stages, you can at least pretend it feels like spring with productions like 'Much Ado' and 'Twelfth Night,' plus intriguing new stuff from Michael Hollinger and…

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Arden Theatre Company presents Kash Goins’s ‘V to X’ by Cameron Kelsall

GoKash OnSTAGE's residency at the Arden presents ‘V to X,’ exploring the world of for-profit incarceration and the state of black lives behind bars. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Walnut Street theatre presents Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’ by Cameron Kelsall

‘Noises Off,’ Michael Frayn’s evergreen farce, proves its durability once more at the Walnut Street Theatre. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Prince Theater presents Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers ‘Faith Project/The Door’ by Melissa Strong

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers perform 'Faith Project/The Door,' an exploration of divine connections. Melissa Strong reviews.

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

‘Foxtrot,’ by Samuel Maoz by Stephen Silver

Samuel Maoz's 'Foxtrot' somehow managed to unite Israel's supporters and detractors around an IDF soldier story. Stephen Silver reviews.

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McCarter Theatre Center presents Regina Taylor’s ‘Crowns’ by Cameron Kelsall

Regina Taylor’s ‘Crowns,’ at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center, gives voice to the special relationship between black women and their hats. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Bess Wohl’s ‘Small Mouth Sounds’ by Mark Cofta

Philadelphia Theatre Company imports Bess Wohl's 'Small Mouth Sounds,' which may say more about PTC than they intended. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Isis Productions presents Bryony Lavery’s ‘Frozen’ by Cameron Kelsall

Bryony Lavery’s ‘Frozen,' from Isis Productions, fails to explore the fetishization of forgiveness. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theater presents Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan’s ‘The Producers’

Bialystock and Bloom's plan to hatch an egg on Broadway is back with Bristol Riverside Theater's 'The Producers.' Stephen Silver reviews.

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Power Street Theatre Company presents Erlina Ortiz’s ‘Las Mujeres’ by Mark Cofta

Power Street Theatre Company premieres Erlina Ortiz’s 'Las Mujeres,' a celebration of Latinas past that also addresses today and the future. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia present Leonard Bernstein’s ‘A Quiet Place’ by Cameron Kelsall

Leonard Bernstein’s ‘A Quiet Place,’ warts and all, gets a thoughtful treatment from Curtis Opera Theatre and Opera Philadelphia. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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March Letters: Anne Frank….

Readers respond about 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' Trump and guns, improvisational theater, Billy Graham, Tilson Thomas's Philadelphia Orchestra program, the Parkland massacre, …

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Monday, March 12, 2018

EgoPo Classic Theater presents John Guare’s ‘Lydie Breeze Part 2: Aipotu’ by Cameron Kelsall

'Aipotu,' the second installment of John Guare’s ‘Lydie Breeze’ trilogy, at EgoPo Classic Theater, deconstructs the utopian myth. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pennsylvania Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’ by Camille Bacon-Smith

The Pennsylvania Ballet presents 'Swan Lake,' the most iconic and best-loved ballet in the classical repertoire. Camille Bacon-Smith reviews.

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Arden Theatre Company presents Lydia R. Diamond’s adaptation of Toni Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ by Cameron Kelsall

Lydia R. Diamond's adaptation of ‘The Bluest Eye’ at Arden Theatre Company, fails to capture the wrenching power of Toni Morrison’s landmark novel. Cameron Kelsall reviews.

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BalletX presents ‘Spring Series’ 2018 with Matthew Neenan, Darrell Grand Moultrie and Trey McIntyre by Melissa Strong

BalletX's 'Spring Series' features work by Matthew Neenan plus world premieres by Darrell Grand Moultrie and Trey McIntyre. Melissa Strong reviews.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

What If You Broaden Anne Frank's Story As About Oppressed People Rather Than Jewish People? by Wendy Rosenfield

The real Anne was unequivocal about the particular Jewishness of her suffering and about her perpetual otherness. She wrote, “We can never become just Netherlanders, or just English, or …

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Mark Cofta’s theater picks: This month, skip the script by Mark Cofta

For March, we’re spotlighting some of the many improv shows you can catch regularly in Philly, where unscripted performances evoke everything from a hip dinner party to an action movie to …

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Broadway Philadelphia presents ‘Something Rotten’ by Mark Cofta

Broadway hit 'Something Rotten' visits the Academy of Music this week, sharing laughs about Shakespeare and musicals. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Philadelphia Theatre Company hosts “Improv Is the Future of Theater” panel discussion by Judy Weightman

A panel discussion at Philadelphia Theatre Company explored the notion that "Improv Is the Future of Theater." Judy Weightman considers.

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People’s Light presents Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ by Mark Cofta

'The Diary of Anne Frank' receives a superb and timely revival by People's Light & Theatre Company. Mark Cofta reviews.

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Monday, February 26, 2018

Philly’s Bechdel Test Fest changes the comedy default by Alix Rosenfeld

The Bechdel Test Fest returns for a third year to feature female-identifying, transgender, and gender-nonconforming comedians in Philadelphia.

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Azuka Theatre Company presents David Jacobi’s ‘Ready Steady Yeti Go’ by Mark Cofta

Azuka Theatre Company's latest world premiere, David Jacobi's 'Ready Steady Yeti Go,' has serious fun showing teens dealing with real-life problems.

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Sunday, February 25, 2018

Bryn Mawr College presents Okwui Okpokwasili’s ‘Poor People’s TV Room’ by Mark Cofta

Okwui Okpokwasili’s visits Bryn Mawr College with a powerful reflection about African women, 'Poor People’s TV Room.' Mark Cofta reviews.

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