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Ross Barron and Abby Melick. Photo by Jake Schade.

Review: ‘Spider’s Web’ at Princeton Summer Theater

Spider’s Web ends with the unmasking of a murderer, and it starts with… a taste test. In this play’s opening moments, two veddy proper, blindfold-wearing English gentlemen drink glasses of Port and trying to figure out the vintage. A murder mystery with wine tasting? Who else but Agatha Christie could get away with that? And who […]

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Sally Struthers, Kevin Carolan, Erin Dilly, Carson Elrod, Clifton Duncan, Lindsay Nicole Chambers and Brian J. Carter. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Review: ‘Clue On Stage’ at Bucks County Playhouse

Wanna play a game? Clue On Stage is a show that doesn’t ask deep, profound questions of its audience. Instead, it simply asks, whodunit? Who killed Mr. Boddy? Was it Professor Plum in the conservatory with the candlestick? Or was it Miss Scarlet in the library with the lead pipe? Yes, it’s a play based […]

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‘The Pillowman’ at 4615 Theater Company

Two days before seeing the closing performance of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman by the newish 4615 Theater Company, I received an email from director and 4615 Artistic Director Jordan Friend: “About 75 percent of the seats are chairs set up in a normal proscenium fashion, but in the front we have a collection of large […]

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‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’ at The Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center by Amanda Gunther

Never yet have incest and murder so strangely met…that is until The Rude Mechanicals came to town with their production of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. Directed by Jaki Demarest and Paul Davis, John Ford’s Carolingian tragedy subverts the antiquated notions of love and honor, twisting gruesome plot elements into a murderous tale most foul. […]

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Parlor Room Theater Opens ‘The Mousetrap’ TONIGHT

Parlor Room Theater is presenting The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. The murder mystery opens TONIGHT. From Wikl: “The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. It is the […]

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Mark Mueller and Charles Martinez.

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Dark House’ by Tarpey Long

Dark House will open July 12, 2013, as part of the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. Written by Tarpley Long and directed by Tracy McMullan, the play is based on Faulkner’s story Absalom, Absalom! Dark House, was Faulkner’s original  title while he was writing the novel. The present work  re-imagines the ruthless Colonel Thomas Sutpen as a land […]

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