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Review: ‘Evita’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

The life of Eva Perón is the stuff legends, and rock operas, are made of: a rags-to-riches story of a poor illegitimate child from provincial Argentina, whose ambitious determination, seductive beauty, and audacious opportunism result in a meteoric rise to fame and fortune, first as an actress and model, then as her country’s First Lady, […]

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Talking Marriage and Farce with the Couples of 1812 Productions’ ‘Happy Birthday’

Celebrating its 20th anniversary season, 1812 Productions – Philadelphia’s all-comedy theater company – is now in rehearsals for its springtime offering, the local premiere of French playwright Marc Camoletti’s Happy Birthday. Adapted by British writer Beverly Cross, the rollicking door-slammer farce was a long-running hit in London, which Camoletti soon followed with Don’t Dress for […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #11: Best Performances and Ensembles in Plays and Musicals in Philadelphia, New York, Delaware, and New Jersey  Are: Caroline Aaron as Ruth Zweigman in All the Days at McCarter Theatre Center. Justin Ariola as Dull in Love’s Labour’s Lost at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Jessica Bedford as Mollie Ralston in The Mousetrap […]

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Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, PA

The new production of Love’s Labour’s Lost at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival continues a tradition the festival began several summers ago of creating a production in a fashion similar to the way plays were produced in Shakespeare’s day. There’s no director, no credited designer, nobody ostensibly in charge of the production. Instead, the actors rehearse on […]

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Review: ‘Julius Caesar’ at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival in Center Valley, PA

For the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s current production of Julius Caesar, Director Patrick Mulcahy views the Bard’s ancient Roman history through a post-modern lens. Set in an imagined future, with a mash-up of references to the past and present, the universality of Shakespeare’s themes and his observations on human behavior are undeniable and enduring. The focus […]

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Part 4: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pride & Prejudice’: An Interview With Sally Boyett-D’Angelo by Joel Markowitz

Here is Part 4 and our final interview of our behind-the-scenes look at Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Pride and Prejudice. Meet Artistic Director and Director Sally Boyett-D’Angelo. Joel: Why did you select Pride and Prejudice? Sally: Actually, I chose this production in early 2012 before we knew we were moving into our new space! I had recently directed […]

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Part 3: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pride & Prejudice’: An Interview With Caitlin McWethy by Joel Markowitz

Here is our second interview with the cast of Pride and Prejudice at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Meet Caitlin McWethy. Hi! I’m Caitlin McWethy and I am from Virginia Beach originally, but petitioning to count as a surrogate Annapolitan as about 15 members of my extended family live in this beautiful city and I’ve been coming to visit since […]

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Part 2: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pride & Prejudice’: An Interview With Michael Ryan Neely by Joel Markowitz

Here is our first interview with the cast of Pride and Prejudice at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Meet Michael Ryan Neely. Joel: Michael, what other Shakespearean roles have you played? Where did you get your training? Michael: My name is Michael Ryan Neely, although you can just call me Ryan, and I play Mr. Darcy. My previous experience in […]

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