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Lydie Breeze: Aipotu — EgoPo, Christ Church Neighborhood House

LYDIE BREEZE: AIPOTU, EgoPo Classic Theater at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street, Philadelphia, through March 18 but returning in April as part of a Marathon — Mirror-read … Continue reading

March 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

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

Rizzo — Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Frank Rizzo is such an indelible figure, 24 years is not enough time to erase his image or the force of his personality from the people who followed his exploits … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Closer Than Ever — Mazeppa Productions at Christ Church Neighborhood House

The proof that David Shire writes catchy tunes is my total inability, or desire, to get several of them out of my head since I heard them almost a week … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

To the Moon — 1812 Productions at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Interweaving biography, especially of someone who has an indelible image and millions of extant fans, with a fictional work that borrows from the famous person’s oeuvre but is unique enough … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Xanadu — Mazeppa Productions at Christ Church Neighborhood House

“Xanadu” is a musical that makes fun of itself and the 1980 movie on which it is based. Douglas Carter Beane’s tongue was so far embedded in his cheek when … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gint — EgoPo Classic Theater at Christ Church Neighborhood House

As told by Henrik Ibsen, following Norwegian legend and drawing on his own life, Peer Gynt is a wastrel who lives in the fjords and fails to live up to … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment
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