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Local Girls — Azuka Theatre at the Drake

Mary Tuomanen is racking up a number of distinctions this season. And particularly in 2016. The most fleeting is being the lead in every show that’s appeared so far on … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

Don Quixote — Pennsylvania Ballet at Academy of Music

There’s a windmill, a sidekick, and a doddering elderly man who wears a gold barber’s lavabo for a helmet, but Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quixote de la Mancha is only a … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spine– Inis Nua at Lou Bluver Theatre in the Drake

Amy, the narrator and sole character of Clara Brennan’s “Spine,” is one of those late teens that is too cool for her own good. Observant and expressive, she sees through … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Smoke — Theatre Exile at Studio X

Julie, age 20, may be joking, or not, when she says she took a class in S&M (Sadomasochism) 101, but this ingĂ©nue has a decided taste for danger. Or at … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lobby Hero — Theatre Horizon

In the lingua franca of one Ralph Kramden, Jeff, the security guard who bristles at being referred to as a doorman in “Lobby Hero,” is a blabbermouth. A blaaaaa-bbbeeeeeerrrrr-mouth! Jeff … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Sense and Sensibility — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan have proven with two productions they have a surefire bead on adapting Jane Austen novels for the stage. As writers, they find the wit and … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment
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