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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

The Nether — InterAct Theatre at The Drake

In the course of writing a play about keeping confidences, the modern penchant for intervention, and related issues of trust and meddling, Edward Albee challenges his audience’s possible disdain — … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Shipwrecked! — Walnut Independence on 3

Greg Wood practically bounds on stage, the enthusiasm of his “Shipwrecked!” character, Louis de Rougemont, being so great, he can barely wait to tell his stories about 30 years of … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Caught — InterAct Theatre

“Caught” is Christopher Chen’s exercise in theatrical trompe l’oeil. Nothing is what it appears to be, and that’s the point. Chen, in “Caught,” at Philadelphia’s InterAct Theatre, captures the storyteller’s … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Water by the Spoonful — Arden Theatre

 “Water by the Spoonful” is the middle play of a trilogy in which Quiara Alegría Hudes chronicles the life of Elliot Ortiz, a puertoriquen͂o with great teeth and a leg … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 5 Comments

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