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Review: ‘Buyer & Cellar’ at 1812 Productions

Jonathan Tolins’ captivating one-man play Buyer & Cellar is partly factual (or part truth, or partly true), in that there is indeed a mall...

Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Arden Theatre Company

“Why do we continue to allow destructive powers to gain control?” – Matthew Decker, Director of Cabaret This is the question that runs through Arden...

Here are the 2017 Barrymore Awards Nominations

The nominations for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre for the 2016-17 season have been announced by Theatre Philadelphia. A total of 23 companies were recognized across...

Review: ‘Peaceable Kingdom’ at Orbiter 3

I attended Peaceable Kingdom, a new play by Mary Tuomanen, last night at Christ Church Neighborhood House. I am already checking my calendar for...

Review: ‘I and You’ at People’s Light

For a personal two-hander about a gravely ill teenager’s transcendental reflection on life and death through the lens of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass,...

Review: ‘Marcus/Emma’ at InterAct Theatre Company

Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman were known for their stirring, provocative speeches. But I doubt that, in any of her speeches, Goldman ever said...

Review: ‘Hello! Sadness!’ at FringeArts

Mary Tuomanen’s fiercely political solo performance Hello! Sadness! dreamily jolts through time and space. It blends together disparate historic figures and fictional characters, from...

Review: ‘John’ at Arden Theatre Company

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker is unsurpassed in her modern-day observations on the human condition and how we respond to it: the afflictions that...

Review: ‘The Legend of Georgia McBride’ at Arden Theatre Company in...

It’s drag to the rescue in playwright Matthew Lopez’s camp comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride, now in production at Arden Theatre Company. Filled...

The 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival: ‘Feed’: “Bring Your Appetites.This is a...

Applied Mechanics (AM) is a Philadelphia-based collaborative ensemble that has been making original, immersive theater since it was founded by Director Rebecca (Becky) Wright...

2016 Philadelphia FringeArts Preview: Exploring Food Culture with Applied Mechanics and...

There are more than 175 shows in this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival, spanning eleven different genres and covering a wide array of subjects. Two...

Review: ‘The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Stupid Fairy Tales’ at...

If you think that happy endings, moral lessons, and the power of goodness magically triumphing over the forces of evil are the stuff fairy...

Review: ‘The Nether’ at InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia

Jennifer Haley’s The Nether is set partly in the near future and partly in the distant past. And in Haley’s riveting but frequently disturbing...

Review: ‘Richard III’ at People’s Light and Theatre Company in Malvern,...

Shakespeare’s bloody history of Richard III, presented in a stunning production at People’s Light and Theatre Company, is filled with blind ambition, violent power...

Review: ‘Lobby Hero’ at Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA

A complex new production of Lobby Hero at Theatre Horizon takes an exacting look at just how delicate an instrument a moral compass can...

Review: ‘The Government Inspector’ at Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium in Philadelphia

First performed in 1836, The Government Inspector--playwright Nikolai Gogol’s unrelenting farce on socio-political corruption in Imperial Russia--has long been considered an important precursor to...

‘The Children’s Hour’ at EgoPo Classic Theater in Philadelphia

As EgoPo Classic Theater's  Artistic Director Lane Savadove said in his curtain speech, “Women play a big part of the American canon.” And the...

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