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Othello — Curio Theatre Company

Call it Iago. Dan Hodge’s production of “Othello” for Curio Theatre centers so much on Shakespeare’s exponentially duplicitous villain, and Brian McCann’s performance of Iago takes such dominant focus, the … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Milk Like Sugar — Simpatico Theatre at Adrienne Skybox

Kirsten Greenidge’s “Milk Like Sugar” is so informed and so on target in its depiction of its characters, its setting, and the situations in which a questioning young black urban … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mickle Street — Walnut Independence Studio on 3

When he was a boy, Oscar Wilde’s mother read him verse from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” a landmark collection that was published in 1855, the year after Wilde was born. … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Whale — Theatre Exile

Charlie has been systematically destroying himself for a decade. That’s how long it’s been since Charlie’s partner, Alan, died, also perhaps of self-neglect, or at least a stoic nod to … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Cherry Orchard — People’s Light & Theatre Company

The languid inertia of the Gayev family, all but one of whom lives as lavishly as he or she did in a luxurious past rather than coping with the austere … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Stairs to the Roof — EgoPo Classic Theater at the Latvian Society

Some sleeping dogs might be better off being let to lie. Even when the sleeping dog is a seldom performed early play by Tennessee Williams that gives glimpses of America’s … Continue reading

February 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Into the Woods — Theatre Horizon

The songs from “Into the Woods” are infectious. Several people I know didn’t like Stephen Sondheim’s score when they heard the first time in the current movie version. I can’t … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mothers and Sons — Philadelphia Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Time, times, and generations provide separate perspectives on a number of subjects in Terrence McNally’s play, “Mothers and Sons.” Katharine Gerard , nearing 70, if not there, and widowed, takes … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nora — Delaware Theatre Company

Intensity reigns constant as Kim Carson gives a breakthrough performance, and Ingmar Bergman’s compact adaptation of Ibsen’s classic, “A Doll’s House,” named “Nora” after its focal character, maintains a steady … Continue reading

February 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael & Edie — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Rachel Bonds’s characters love and are gifted at prose. As both speakers and appreciators. The title figures of her play, “Michael & Edie,” work in a second-hand bookstore in a … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

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