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Review: ‘Fun Home’ at the Forrest Theatre

Winner of five Tony Awards in 2015 – including the first-ever Best Musical honors given to a show written entirely by a team of women – Fun Home, with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron and music by Jeanine Tesori, is now playing a national tour with a six-day stop at the Forrest Theatre, and […]

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Review: ‘Hir’ at Simpatico Theatre Project

Two staples of American drama have been the “kitchen-sink play,” which feature small casts and meticulously detailed, usually lower-middle class, settings, and what I’ll call “family reunion plays,” in which the return of a family member opens festering wounds. (The two styles of drama can easily overlap.) Usually these plays have focused on white, “mainstream,” […]

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The Dream Team that Made a Small Town Big: Interview with Erin Reilly and Matthew Decker of Theatre Horizon

Theatre Horizon (TH) is a professional nonprofit theatre company headquartered in Norristown, Pennsylvania, 20 miles west of Philadelphia. Since its inception, TH has presented critically-acclaimed productions that fulfill its mission of connecting audiences and students with professional theatre artists through relevant and compelling theatre. TH has received multiple Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. The […]

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Review: ‘Well’ at 1st Stage

“Social ills” is a term often used to name a problem without caring about the people affected by it—as in the phrase “racism and other social ills.”  It’s a way of keeping one’s distance by making the problem somebody else’s. It’s like the way one can hear said of someone chronically and inscrutably sick, “They […]

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‘Fun Home’ Receives 12 Tony Nominations

The glittering prizes keep coming for Fun Home, a mainstream musical about a young lesbian and her closeted gay father. Fun Home received 12, that’s right 12, Tony nominations, for Best Musical, Best Director (Sam Gold), Best Leading Actor (Michael Cerveris), Best Leading Actress (Beth Malone), Best Featured Actress (Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, and Emily Skeggs), […]

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- (l to r) Cynthia (Kyla Janise), Lisa Kron (Alexandra Linn), and Little Oscar (Sean Naar). Photo courtesy of Strand Theater Company.

‘Well’ at Strand Theater Company by Amanda Gunther

Some people get sick and some people get better once they get sick. And then there are some people that are always sick and never get better. Strand Theater Company presents critically acclaimed playwright Lisa Kron’s Well, a meta-theatrical experience in discovering the difference between the two. The playwright is the leading character who is attempting, […]

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