Author Archive | Joshua McLucas

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Bodas de Sangre’/’I Only Came to Use the Phone’: ‘The Duende Cycle’ at Asian Arts Initiative

The Duende Cycle, two plays performed in repertory created by Eliana Fabiyi and Tanaquil Márquez, is nothing if not exceptionally ambitious. Comprised of a bilingual adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre and I Only Came to Use The Phone, an original devised work based on a short story by Gabriel García Márquez, the […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Crave’ at Svaha Theatre

Performing Sarah Kane is a tall order for any theater company, and Svaha Theatre’s production of Crave (directed by Elise D’Avella) at The Iron Factory handles the task with aplomb. One of Kane’s less-coherent-but perhaps most-frequently produced – works, the text is a poetic tapestry of four disembodied voices proclaiming, as playwright and Kane’s friend […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Then Athena’ at Allentown Public Theatre

Then Athena, a collective creation, directed by Troy Dwyer, and presented by Allentown Public Theatre, presents a tapestry of stories about a wide range of women, both fictional and historical. The Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, sparely decorated with four theater blocks, folding chairs, a projector screen, and a collection of red-painted guns from […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘Two Stories’ by Jillian Glace

Two Stories, choreographed by Jillian Glace, touts itself as a dance piece centered “on the concept of perspective and how intimately we experience relationships.” While the piece succeeds at the latter, the show provides little insight on the former. Two Stories presents to us a former couple, recently split. Both partners seem ill-at-ease with the situation until […]

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