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Local Girls — Azuka Theatre at the Drake

Mary Tuomanen is racking up a number of distinctions this season. And particularly in 2016. The most fleeting is being the lead in every show that’s appeared so far on … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Philly Fan — Montgomery Theater

The time is so ripe for “The Philly Fan’s” return. Though Bruce Graham’s play is set on the eve of a potential Philadelphia sports triumph — Super Bowl XXXIX which … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Hoof — The Sisterhood; A Taste of Things to Come; A Wonderful Noise

  THE SISTERHOOD, Mauckingbird Theatre at The Latvian Society, 7th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia, through Sunday, February 21 — It’s the opposite of “Fiddler on the Roof.” In … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Government Inspector — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at Walnut Studio 5

  When I was a child, my first inkling that life was different in the Communist world behind the Iron Curtain did not derive from propaganda but from Eastern European … Continue reading

February 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Language Archive — Bristol Riverside Theatre

While language, its history, and its components are a preoccupation of several characters, talk is practically a pastime in Julia Cho’s “The Language Archive.” A passive, casual pastime. People trade … Continue reading

February 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

#TheRevolution — InterAct Theatre at the Drake

Kristoffer Diaz has an active, agile mind. In his play “#TheRevolution,” he perceives much about human nature, mob rule, and the potential reach of social media. “#TheRevolution” is full of … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Harvey — Walnut Street Theatre

Harvey, the towering — 6’3″…and a half — invisible rabbit in Mary Chase’s durable 1944 play, is a survivor. He outlasts Veta Louise Simmons’s plot to have him exorcised from … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Funnyman — Arden Theatre

Laughs are Chick Sherman’s life. And lifeblood. From his infancy, his primary lessons, and primary mission, was to get yuks from audiences attending vaudeville show, the Ziegfeld Follies and Broadway … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

On the Road Again — Act II Playhouse

“On the Road Again” is like a busman’s holiday. Tony Braithwaite and Jennifer Childs have and provide such fun, all critical faculties can be suspended as I enjoy a smart, … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lafferty’s Wake — Society Hill Playhouse

For a wee brief while, I was Jimmy O’Donnell, paying respects to my great friend and boon companion, one Charlie Lafferty, whose funeral is the occasion for the audience participation … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

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