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Hand to God, You For Me For You

     Something I wrote in April and never published. God knows why. HAND TO GOD — Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, through … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Metamorphoses — Arden Theatre

For all that can be commended in Doug Hara’s production of “Metamorphoses” for Arden Theatre, and there’s plenty, the show ultimately suffers from lack of attention to its most important … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Field Hockey Hot — 11th Hour at Adrienne Theatre

Fun, energy, and film noir dramatics with a comic take outweigh any silliness or plot liberties taken in “Field Hockey Hot,” Michael Ogborn’s ebullient world premiere musical being given a … Continue reading

March 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

La Bête — Arden Theatre

All begins well with Emmanuelle Delpech’s production of “La Bête” at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre. That is if you don’t count the gratuitously bizarre antics of Amanda Schoonover as Dorine, the … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Incorruptible — Arden Theatre Company

Religion was heady business in 1250. Even more than it is today. Competition was particularly rife for relics, skeletons and even digits of saints that could draw pilgrims who would … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 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

Side Show — 11th Hour Theatre Company

 The 11th Hour Theatre Company production of “Side Show,” concert version though it was, satisfied a great curiosity.       I saw the original production of Henry Krieger and Bill Russell’s … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Be On the Lookout!

Ambition is most certainly on the hoof.       Interesting things are cooking at some of the Philadelphia area’s smaller theaters, rarely done Schiller and O’Neill classics for example. Meanwhile, plans … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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