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Christmas: in Story, in Panto, and in Wales; and Found

A line that sticks with me from vintage television echoes through my head today, “Chatsworth, you’re a lazy boy.” Well, not so much lazy and busy and tired while adjusting … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Peter and the Starcatcher — Walnut Street Theatre

Director Bill Van Horn provides clarity and room for comic ideas to breathe that sets his production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” for a Walnut above any of the previous … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Or, — Hedgerow Theatre

Aphra Behn should be lauded among women, especially among woman playwrights. She wrote for the theater in an era when such work was the exclusive province of men. Not only … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Watership Down — Simpatico Theatre Project at Mandell Theater

Events of this week make it abundantly clear why a group of living beings may want to seek or create an idyllic spot where, like a chastened Candide, they can … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

On The Verge — Hedgerow Theatre

Naturalists, botanists, zoologists, archeologists, and any number of explorers and adventurers left Britain’s piers from the Georgian to the Victorian periods on scientific expeditions that had the noble intention to … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Henry V — Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Aaron Cromie specializes in giving plays kinetic motion. His productions always brim with life and, when possible, are set in an alternative time and place them offsets themes and often … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

Man of La Mancha — Act II Playhouse

From the time Christopher Colucci comes down Act II Playhouse’s house left aisle fingering on a lone guitar the familiar chords and rhythms that signal the overture of “Man of … Continue reading

May 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frost/Nixon — New City Stage Company at Adrienne Theatre

┬áPeter Morgan is as skillful at portraiture as he is at playwriting. In various movies and plays — “The Queen,” “The Audience,” “The Last King of Scotland,” “Frost/Nixon” — he … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

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