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Quickies: The Bald Soprano, Baskerville, Book of Mormon, McCarter Carol, Volunteers…

Oops! I’m behind for a change. Too much attention to creative writing is the culprit, but it’s time to catch up with what’s happening in local theater. “Quickies” will begin to appear … Continue reading

December 15, 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

The Fair Maid of the West — Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at Broad Street Ministry

Charlotte Northeast figured out how to make a rollicking entertainment of Thomas Heywood’s ungainly 1631 intrigue -filled comedy, “The Fair Maid of the West.” She parodies Heywood’s work as she … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Arcadia — Lantern Theater

Romantic scientists and romantic poets made the early 19th century a period of such magnificent ferment, particularly in England, it is delicious fun to see Tom Stoppard so artfully contrast … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mary Stuart — Philadelphia Artists Collective at Broad Street Ministry

Audiences throughout time have adored battles of titans. Add royalty, and claim to the British throne to the mix, and fewer such contretemps stir interest more than the conflict between … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Be On the Lookout!

Ambition is most certainly on the hoof.       Interesting things are cooking at some of the Philadelphia area’s smaller theaters, rarely done Schiller and O’Neill classics for example. Meanwhile, plans … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — I Am Curious (Very)

SCIENCE VS. RELIGION IN SNOWGLOBE AT SHUBIN         Playwright Nicholas Wardigo says he once believed that science and religion could co-exist, that faith and fact were compatible in the … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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