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Fool For Love — EgoPo; Words for Snow — Inis Nua; Outside Mullingar — Delaware Theatre Company

FOOL FOR LOVE — EgoPo Classic Theater at Latvian Society, 7th and Spring Garden Streets, Philadelphia, 267-273-1414, http://www.egopo.org -through Sunday, February 23- EgoPo’s production of “Fool For Love” holds out … Continue reading

February 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Midwives — George Street Playhouse; The Vertical Hour — Lantern Theater

  MIDWIVES — George Street Playhouse at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7717, http://www.georgestreetplayhouse.org, through February 16 — Working from the theory that stories … Continue reading

February 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

My General Tubman — Arden Theatre; A Woman of No Importance — Walnut Street Theatre

MY GENERAL TUBMAN — Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-1122, http://www.ardentheatre.org, through March 1 — “My General Tubman,” is ambitious in its attempt to tie 19th century slavery … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Soprano, Describe, Eleanor, Alice, Lear, Man of God, Rachel

THE BALD SOPRANO — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, at Bethany Mission Gallery, 1527 Brandywine Street, Philadelphia, info@idiopathicridiculopathyconsortium.org, through February 16 — Tina Brock constantly sophisticates and updates her act as she … Continue reading

February 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

In the past week, performances by Marcia Saunders (“The Children”), Janis Dardaris (“The Children”), Dana Delany (“Goodnight Nobody”), Ellen McLaughlin (“Midwives”), and Alicia Roper (“A Woman of No Importance”) were … Continue reading

January 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

You never know when you will enter a theater and see the “best.” Of a season. Of a year. Of a decade. Of a lifetime. I don’t go to the … Continue reading

January 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Qualifiers

In 2019, I saw and ranked 138 theater productions in the Philadelphia area, which I define as being from New Brunswick, N.J. to Wilmington, Delaware., These shows range from national … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

2019 Oscars — Goodness All the Way

2019 did not look as if it was going to be an interesting, let alone an eclectic and notable film year. Until November, only Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … Continue reading

January 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

O19: A Genuine Festival and an Operatic Feast

Producing one opera is a chore. Even when, in an unusual course of events, scenery and costumes are minimal, there’s a score, orchestrations, a libretto, the staging, and the delicate … Continue reading

October 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

One Eclectic Season — 2019-2020 in Philadelphia

The list, not totally complete, sometimes because of forgetfulness, sometimes because of blissless ignorance, and mainly because all the imminent Fringe activity might double the number, stands at 211, including … Continue reading

August 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

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