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Coriolanus — Lantern Theater

The Roman rabble are ungrateful to and spiteful towards Coriolanus. All this great soldier and warrior has done is stave off enemy after enemy, the Volscian commander, Aufidius, several times, … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

He Who Gets Slapped — Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at Broad Street Ministry

A man of obvious breeding and station comes to a French circus, pitched just outside of Paris, applying to be a clown. Although he has no experience as any kind of entertainer, he … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Death of a Salesman — Curio Theatre

Paul Kuhn’s touching, everyman portrayal of American theater icon Willy Loman would be enough to recommend Curio’s unceasingly perceptive and moving production of Arthur Miller’s modern classic. Kuhn, whether in … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Baby Doll — McCarter Theatre Company, Berlind Theatre

In Tennessee Williams’s script for “27 Wagons Full of Cotton” and the 1956 screenplay that derives from it, “Baby Doll,” everybody puts Baby in a corner. Or foments her retreating … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Don Quixote — Hedgerow Theatre

More because of “Man of La Mancha” than from oodles of people reading the Miguel de Cervantes classic from cover to cover, “Don Quixote” is one of the most familiar … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Othello — Curio Theatre Company

Call it Iago. Dan Hodge’s production of “Othello” for Curio Theatre centers so much on Shakespeare’s exponentially duplicitous villain, and Brian McCann’s performance of Iago takes such dominant focus, the … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Great Expectations — Arden Theatre

The “story theater” approach Gale Childs Daly employs is effective in bringing Charles Dickens’s “Great Expectations” to life on the stage at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre. Director Matthew Decker is adept … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Oedipussy — Curio Theatre Company

 The cast of Curio Theatre’s “Oedipussy” have a woeful lament. They whine and complain and threaten to commit dire individual acts in a response to an event they find grievous … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

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