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Theater Blitz — An Attack of Catch-Up Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, I needed a break from the keyboard. Apologies that shows that went uncovered, especially those that are about to receive belated favorable reviews, … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Driving Miss Daisy — Act II Playhouse

From the second Carla Belver bellows her first emphatic “No” in Act II’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” you know you’re going to see a special performance. As the first scene between … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Midsummer Night’s Dream — Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Color, strings, sparkling light, balloons, and evocative shadows introduce Carmen Khan’s production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. Khan’s approach to the classic is reminiscent of … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fences — People’s Light & Theatre Company

August Wilson’s finest play, “Fences,” is set in the 1950s, one of the more fertile and groundbreaking decades of American theater. Kamilah Forbes’s production of “Fences” for People’s Light & … Continue reading

September 17, 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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