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Theater Blitz — An Attack of Catch-Up Comments

As I mentioned in my last post, I needed a break from the keyboard. Apologies that shows that went uncovered, especially those that are about to receive belated favorable reviews, … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 · 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

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

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

The Hound of the Baskervilles — Lantern Theater

Lantern is doing two shows at once. Its current production of “The Hound of the Baskervilles” suggests it’s presenting a version of the mystery Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to reintroduce … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Goldilocks Zone — Passage Theatre at Mill Hill Playhouse

Franny and Andy both want to have a child, but in each of their cases, something is not “just right.” Angle as they might, they just can’t seem to find … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

And Then There Were None — Walnut Street Theatre

Eight people, strangers to each other, are invited to spend the weekend at a British country estate situated on an island and only reachable by boat, a ferry that comes … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Gun Show — Passage Theatre at Mill Hill Playhouse

E.M. Lewis knows guns. She grew up in rural Oregon on a farm that was 50 miles from the nearest police station and a considerable distance from its nearest neighbor. … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Blood Wedding — Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at Mandell

Everything about Matthew Campbell’s set for Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s “Blood Wedding” suggests arid languor. Though the stucco arches that stand for houses, plazas, and towns are often lit by Dominic … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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