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James Davis and Josh Carpenter. Photo by Shawn May.

Troubled Men: Talking with the ‘Father and Sons’ of Quintessence Theatre’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’

Eugene O’Neill, the only American playwright to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature (1936), a man who struggled with alcoholism but who had the courage to address problematic, taboo subjects, shocked his contemporaries with his Long Day’s Journey into Night. Given the financially troubled times in the U.S. today and the often short attention span […]

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Review: ‘The Masque of the Red Death: An Evening of Spirits & Consumption’ at Going Dark Theatre Company and the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia

Guests arrived for the party in formal wear, as requested by the host. Inside the historic building, constructed in 1909, they donned masks in carnival colors and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and libations, including a special “POEtion” created for this “evening of spirits & consumption.” Suddenly a man in black attire and whiteface, wearing a red-feathered […]

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