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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

The Metamorphosis — Quintessence Theatre

Exquisitely inventive choreography, and the right tone of storytelling, in a stylized expressionistic setting combine to make Rebecca Wright’s production of “The Metamorphosis” for Quintessence Theatre Group an evocative experience … Continue reading

February 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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