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Twelfth Night — Pig Iron Theatre Company at Fringe Arts Theatre

Although the tone of Dan Rothenberg’s production of “Twelfth Night” for Pig Iron Theatre Company is festive and madcap, and although Rothenberg  gives Shakespeare’s comic characters full rein to revel, … Continue reading

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Meet Me in St. Louis: A Live Radio Play — Bucks County Playhouse

 Joe Landry had a brilliant idea when he adapted the popular 1944 movie, “Meet Me in St. Louis” to a radio play format.       I have seen several theatrical productions … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Nerds — Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

 “Nerds” provides fun in so many ways. Its book, by Jordan Allen-Dutton and Erik Weiner pays tribute to tech revolutionaries Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Paul Allen, and Steve Wozniak while … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

West Side Story — National Tour — DuPont Theatre

 Some ’50s touches, like the constant use of the term, “buddy boy” and other hip lingo that may have been neat or cool when “West Side Story” was new in … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

Broadway Roundup — After Midnight, Macbeth, Richard III, Waiting for Godot, Etc.

So far this Broadway season has been the year of the bravura performance.        Repertory has been responsible for some of that. Bona fide stalwarts Mark Rylance, Patrick Stewart, and … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Book Thief — a movie by Brian Percival

 As much as one can’t help perpetuating the practice, books and movies, even of works bearing the same title and telling the same story, should not be compared.       Books … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment
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