Thursday, October 22, 2020

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (dir. Jason Woliner): Moviefilm review by Dan Scully

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is hilarious to the point of incapacitation.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Looking Back: Two works by Thaddeus Phillips by Kathryn Osenlund

In today's edition of my look back on theater from years past, I remember two Thaddeus Phillips works from 2015 and 2017: Alias Ellis Mackenzie and A Billion Nights on Earth.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

Death Drop Gorgeous (dir. Michael Ahern, Christopher Dale, Brandon Perras): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Drop Dead Gorgeous takes the shiny, candy-colored world of drag and drenches it with gallons of blood

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Bleed With Me (dir. Amelia Moses): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Writer/director Amelia Moses proves herself a talent to watch with this moody tale of mistrust

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Looking Back: I Am My Own Wife at the Wilma and Theatre Horizon by Kathryn Osenlund

Kathryn Osenlund remembers two productions of I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright. 

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Papi Ramirez vs. Giant Scorpions (dir. Leslie Rivera): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Papi Ramirez vs. Giant Scorpions proves that if you’re creative enough, you can make a pretty damn good DIY movie

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Philly AIDS Thrift Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Beetlejuice Drive-in by Smalley Bogg

They love Halloween and spooky season at Philly AIDS Thrift in Queen Village. Staff put up decorations and don inventive outfits, and the store is…

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Last Thanksgiving (dir. Erick Lorinc): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

Every year, the Salem Horror Festival brings together some of the finest and most diverse voices in horror for an event that features world premieres…

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Looking Back: Chekhov Lizardbrain & Red Eye to Havre de Grace by Kathryn Osenlund

Kathryn Osenlund remembers two productions from Fringe Festivals past

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Occupants (dir. Russ Emmanuel, 2015): Salem Horror Festival capsule review by Dan Scully

With a bigger budget, this concept could be turned into a much more compelling, terrifying movie, but here in this universe, it is what it is. 

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Harvey by Mary Chase (1945): Chosen by Committee Episode 25 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris talk about the play about the rabbit you might've seen in high school

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Monday, September 28, 2020

A Period of Drastic Change and Reordering: Interview with THE WAY OUT artists and performers. by Henrik Eger

Driving by in cars like a slow-moving funeral procession, we get new perspectives from an all-female cast 

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Looking Back at the Theater: Remembering two outstanding performances at Bristol Riverside Theater (BRT) by Kathryn Osenlund

In a new series, Phindie takes a walk down memory lane to briefly revisit memorable theater performances in Philadelphia and environs.

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder (1943): Chosen by Committee Episode 24 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, John, and Chris disagree again about Thorton Wilder. Then, they chart a path forward.

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The Way Out: New life at Laurel Hill Cemetery with an all-female ensemble of theater artists and aerialists by Henrik Eger

A never-performed before multi-arts show on wheels for Fringe audiences

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Friday, September 25, 2020

Olyvia Kwok Art Investments: identifying and accounting for investments in artwork by Smalley Bogg

Similar to any other market, the art market is always hustling, with buyers and sellers trading in different art commodities, services, and art pieces

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Friday, September 18, 2020

THE NEST (dir. Sean Durkin): Film review by Dan Scully

Carrie Coon torches the screen contemporary version of a costume drama

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

There Shall Be No Light by Robert E. Sherwood (1941): Chosen by Committee Episode 23 by Phindie Podcasts

For episode 23, podders Josh, John, and Chris discuss There Shall Be No Light, the third and final prizewinning play by Robert E. Sherwood.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

10 Picks for the 2020 Philadelphia Fringe Festival by Christopher Munden

The Fringe Festival kinda crept up on us this year, but here are a few shows we're looking out for this festival.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (dir. Charlie Kaufman): Film review by Dan Scully

Maybe my love for this movie is mostly because it’s a rock-and-roll act of writing

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The Time of Your Life by William Saroyan (1940): Chosen by Committee Episode 22 by Phindie Podcasts

William Saroyan's The Time of Your Life presents a colorful cast of drinkers. Josh, John, and Chris liked it a bunch.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

From Stage to Streaming in 90 Days: Act II battles Electile Dystfunction with tech start-up Surfcode by Smalley Bogg

Ambler theater begins streaming its election-themed show this week.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Olyvia Kwok: Art museums as a method for attracting art collectors by Smalley Bogg

Olyvia Kwok, London’s most reputed art collector and investor, believes that ‘Art is unregulated’.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS by Robert E. Sherwood (1939): Chosen by Committee Episode 21 by Phindie Podcasts

In this episode of Chosen by Committee, hosts Josh, John, and Chris wonder how Robert E. Sherwood won the 1939 Pulitzer.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

SPUTNIK (dir. Egor Abramenko): Film review by Dan Scully

A crafty sci-fi thriller that fans of the genre will find compelling

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OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder (1938): Chosen by Committee SPECIAL LIVE EDITION (episode 20) by Phindie Podcasts

Oh no! John Rosenberg is moving to LA! To see him off and celebrate the 20th episode of Chosen by Committee, the podders got together and recorded LIVE in John's backyard!

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart (1937): Chosen by Committee Episode 19 by Phindie Podcasts

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937 for You Can't Take it With You.

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Art in the Time of COVID: Two new projects from Ninth Planet by Smalley Bogg

Can the performing arts survive a pandemic? Ninth Planet’s answer is a resounding yes.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

IDIOT’S DELIGHT by Robert E. Sherwood (1936): Chosen by Committee Episode 18 by Phindie Podcasts

Josh, Chris, and John discuss Idiot's Delight, the first of three (!!!) Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Robert E. Sherwood.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

IRC Goes Into the Absurd with A Weekly Virtually Existential Dinner Conversation by Christopher Munden

Philly's absurdist theater company continues to bring good nothingness to life even in this time of absurd nothingness

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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Tempesta di Mare launches behind-the-scenes look at baroque music by Smalley Bogg

Tempesta di Mare launches a new virtual series, Tempesta Talks, with a look at Telemann's fantastic Quixote Suite

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