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Auspicious Start to 2016-2017 Season — From “Bathing” to “Mrs. Warren”

So far, so good. And I mean really good. The 2016-2017 theater season has begun with almost unanimous quality in productions ranging from musicals to classic to the new-ish. Even … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quick Impressions — Beautiful, Dogfight, Affair at Styles

Several of these reviews will be expanded in coming days, but here are some fast takes on shows running, or recently closed, in the Philadelphia region.   BEAUTIFUL: The Carole … Continue reading

March 28, 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

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Hedgerow Theatre

Certain books have their day, and one of them is Douglas Adams’s “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” which expands into a series of six books, the first five written … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dracula — Hedgerow Theatre

How wonderful to attend a classic play that could be done as a “39 Steps-like” comedy and see it taken seriously! In addition to praising Hedgerow and director Dan Hodge … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Five Fast Takes — Bullshot Crummond; Closer; Gypsy; Tappin’ Thru Life

I need to catch up. September, for whatever reason, was fast, furious, and busy. To be neurotically complete about some reviews, I concentrated on a few and let others go … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

No Sex Please, We’re British — Hedgerow Theatre

The Hedgerow production of the farce, “No Sex Please, We’re British” creates a great conundrum. From a theatrical point of view, everything is on the mark. Damon Bonetti’s cast hits … Continue reading

July 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Murder Has Been Arranged — Hedgerow Theatre

Mystery needs mood. It requires suspense. Most of all, it needs an audience to care about whether a perpetrator is foiled or not. “A Murder Has Been Arranged” is a … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

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