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Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Award 2014 — Qualifiers

Awards are not a matter of whim. Painstaking care is taken to see that every play, actor, and director is given conscientious consideration. The Philadelphia Theater’s Critic’s Award process involves … Continue reading

December 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Is The Week That Is — 1812 Productions at Plays & Players

What a difference a season makes! Last spring, 1812 Productions moved its annual “This Is The Week That Is” from the holiday slot to April.  The show had zing to … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Plaid Tidings — Bucks County Playhouse

“The Godfather, Part 2” and the last entries in the Harry Potter series aside, my long-standing opinion is sequels are generally not as sharp as originals for one of two … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Outside Mullingar — Philadelphia Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

“Outside Mullingar” is a roundabout love story that is tinged with Irish loquaciousness, humor, and frankness that keeps you listening and, sporadically, laughing until John Patrick Shanley deigns to bend the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Birdman — a movie by Alejandro González Iñárritu

The spirit of Samuel Taylor Coleridge has to be invoked practically every minute Alejandro González Iñárritu’s “Birdman” digitally projects on the screen. While Michael Keaton, in his best role of … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon — People’s Light

Watching Christopher Patrick Mullen laboring back and forth across the People’s Light stage wrestling with a dragon’s tail sets up the farcical silliness of Michael Ogborn’s latest panto, “Arthur and … Continue reading

December 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

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