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2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

2018 was chocked with good productions and fine performances. Choosing nominees, let alone recipients, required a battery of combinations and permutations until the lists were set. Here, in each of … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · 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

Rizzo — Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Frank Rizzo is such an indelible figure, 24 years is not enough time to erase his image or the force of his personality from the people who followed his exploits … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

All My Sons — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Seeing a naturalistic play by one of the masters of the form, Arthur Miller, with a cast and set that are as realistic and as authentically moving as the text, … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

In the Blood — Theatre Horizon

Between playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and director Pirronne Yousefzadeh, all of the power, grit, and exposure of hypocrisy inherent in Parks’s “In the Blood” comes roiling to the surface where reality … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Unnecessary Farce — Act II Playhouse

Silly, unpolished mayhem appears to be sum of “Unnecessary Farce,” the aptly named crime comedy at Act II Playhouse. When Anthony Lawton and Karen Peakes begin the show as two … Continue reading

March 4, 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┬áthe 20 … Continue reading

February 3, 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

The Exonerated — Delaware Theatre Company

When Ryan Ferguson was released from a Missouri prison in November after spending almost 10 years locked up for a murder he did not commit and for which there was … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 1 Comment
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