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Jeff Dietzler and Harry Dietzler, Photo by Mark Dietzler.

Father, Son, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Interviews with Producer/Director Harry Dietzler and Director Jeff Dietzler of Upper Darby Summer Stage

Harry Dietzler, the executive and artistic director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, one of America’s oldest and most successful theater programs for young adults, founded the Summer Stage in 1976 as a 20-year-old drama teacher. The program has trained dozens of locally and nationally known performers, including such luminaries as Tina Fey. Dietzler won the […]

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Review: ‘Our Town’ at Temple Theaters

Temple University Department of Theater’s production of the Pulitzer Prize winner Our Town would have pleased its author, Thornton Wilder. This American classic was written in the early 20th century to be performed with minimal sets and few props. Directed by Douglas C. Wager, Temple’s production stays true to the source and is poignant and thought-provoking. The […]

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‘Antigone’ at The Kennedy Center

Renowned Belgian director Ivo van Hove is famous for his radical re-imagining of classical works, and his rendition Sophocles’ Antigone  is no different. Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche stars as the titular character in this excellent new translation by poet and classicist Anne Carson. The text, which tells the story of Antigone’s doomed attempt to […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Show Preview: ‘Size Doesn’t Matter: 7 Shorts By DC Playwrights’ by Nan Kyle Ficca

For the seventh consecutive summer, Fully Charged Productions gleefully romps at Capital Fringe in Size Doesn’t Matter — 7 Shorts by DC Playwrights In this incarnation, Fully Charged revels in a fast-paced sketch parade written by four local playwrights and directed by Ray Ficca. From poignant pieces to absurd scenarios, this show inspires introspection while infusing keen comedy. Witness a Greek chorus cheering […]

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Aegeus (Steven Shriner) and Medea (Rachael Rash). Photo courtesy of Mobtown Players.

‘Medea’ at Mobtown Players by Amanda Gunther

Here’s looking at you, kid. Or maybe just a stroll down Hollywood and Vine will get you in the mood for this 1930’s adaptation of Euripides’ Medea. Harking back to the golden age of film with all its polish and flare, The Mobtown Players present this posh makeover of a tragic Greek classic, Directed by […]

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