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Lights Rise on Grace — Azuka Theatre at the Adrienne

“Tough” is the operative word for the unnurtured souls in Chad Beckim’s “Lights Rise on Grace.” The three focal characters all come from the same lower class New York City … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane — InterAct Theatre at Adrienne

As the host of the World Cup in 2010, South Africa is eager to show the progress the country has made in terms of equality and human relations during the 20 … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo — Temple Theaters at the Adrienne

I know Darryl Gene Daughtry, Jr. is an effective actor because his  portrayal of Kev, a jumpy, quick reacting soldier in Rajiv Joseph’s play, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rhinoceros — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at the Adrienne

A thunderous noise and a cloud of dust causes café lingerers and passersby to stop what they are doing and gape at a rhinoceros charging down the main road of … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

Down Past Passyunk — InterAct Theatre at Adrienne

 I start with a story from my own experience. In London, in 1979, I frequently ate lunch, canneloni stuffed with ricotta and spinach, at a bygone pizza chain. This was … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Hinckley — New City Stage at The Adrienne

 “Hinckley,” Ginger Dayle’s world premiere play at New City StageCompany, is so  complete, so well-structured, and so detailed, it’s difficult to regard it as the first workshop production of a … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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