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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

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

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

Post Haste — Hedgerow Theatre

Emily Post was a well-published, well-connected writer who found her enduring cash cow of a subject, etiquette, while observing the manners of people she met during a 1915 cross-country automobile … Continue reading

June 24, 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

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

On The Verge — Hedgerow Theatre

Naturalists, botanists, zoologists, archeologists, and any number of explorers and adventurers left Britain’s piers from the Georgian to the Victorian periods on scientific expeditions that had the noble intention to … Continue reading

January 14, 2015 · Leave a comment
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