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Ritu Comes Home — InterAct Theatre at the Adrienne

Peter Gil-Sheridan was generous to himself when he conceived “Ritu Comes Home.” His play, having its world premiere production at InterAct Theatre,  is endowed with a rich sitcom premise in … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Coffin in Egypt — Opera Philadelphia — Perelman Theater

Commanding the stage with a bona fide star’s aplomb, Frederica von Stade endows Ricky Ian Gordon and Leonard Foglia’s graceful opera, “A Coffin in Egypt,” with wit, drama, and grandeur … Continue reading

June 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tony Awards 2014 — Preferences and Predictions

My favorite thing about each annual Tony Award presentation is being able to see some of the great production numbers and enjoying some spectacular performances over again. This could be … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Wizard of Oz — National Tour — Academy of Music

The production of “The Wizard of Oz” currently crossing the U.S. looks less like a touring company than like a tourist trap. You might expect to find this kind of … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Real Thing — Wilma Theater

 Tom Stoppard is always on a quest for the precise, for the genuine. His plays deal with the corruption of philosophy, journalism, education, scholarship, scientific application, literature, romance, politics, and … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Screwtape Letters — Lantern Theater

The difference between literature, of which drama is a subset, and theater has rarely been demonstrated as clearly as in Anthony Lawton’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s religious satire, “The Screwtape … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Incorruptible — Arden Theatre Company

Religion was heady business in 1250. Even more than it is today. Competition was particularly rife for relics, skeletons and even digits of saints that could draw pilgrims who would … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

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