All Things Entertaining and Cultural

Lydie Breeze: Aipotu — EgoPo, Christ Church Neighborhood House

LYDIE BREEZE: AIPOTU, EgoPo Classic Theater at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, through March 18 but returning in April as part of a Marathon — Mirror-read … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Two More from ’18 — Next to Normal and Passing Strange

NEXT TO NORMAL, Media Theatre, through February 25 — Krissy Fraelich’s riveting central performance blends with the perfection of Geoffrey Goldberg’s direction to make this production not only powerful and … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye — Arden Theatre

Curiosity gnawed from the minute the Arden announced its current season would include a dramatization of Toni Morrison hypnotic novel about race identity, “The Bluest Eye.” Since reading it decades … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Small Mouth Sounds — Phila. Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

Edward Chin-Lyn saved the day several times during “Small Mouth Sounds” at the Philadelphia Theatre’s Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre. And I’m not talking about the actor’s brief flirt with nudity. … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

A to M in ’18 — Cold Harbor to Mr. Burns

Here I go on one of my quixotic missions to talk briefly about a lot of shows. 2018 has been a mostly marvelous year so far. The first 11 shows … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Oscar Talk 2018 — Or is it 2017?

While I long for a time when fine movies were released throughout the calendar year, the crop of films that came at the end of 2017 are a superb lot. … Continue reading

March 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blood Wedding — Wilma Theater

BLOOD WEDDING — Wilma Theater, Broad and Spruce Streets, in Philadelphia, through November 19 — Dance 10, Lorca 3. If even. Re: Lorca, poor lad. Csaba Horvath’s muscular production of … Continue reading

November 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017-2018 Season To Date — Wrestling Jersusalem, TouchTones, Lights Out: Nat “King” Cole

Time keeps on skipping, skipping, skipping (or is it “tripping?) into the future. Either way, time has been used well and profitably, but other matters delayed voluminous writing. So did … Continue reading

November 1, 2017 · 1 Comment

Hand to God, You For Me For You

     Something I wrote in April and never published. God knows why. HAND TO GOD — Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, through … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Coriolanus — Lantern Theater

The Roman rabble are ungrateful to and spiteful towards Coriolanus. All this great soldier and warrior has done is stave off enemy after enemy, the Volscian commander, Aufidius, several times, … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

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