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Bach at Leipzig — People’s Light & Theatre Company

At the end of the first act of Itamar Moses’s play, “Bach at Leipzig,” I turned to my friend, Byron Fink, and said, “I see. It’s a verbal fugue.” At … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cirkopolis and Odds and Ends — 1812, Dance Celebration, Macbeth, and Porgy and Bess

“Cirkopolis” is unique among shows that bring circus skills to the theater. The piece, produced by Cirque Éloize and directed by Dave St. Pierre and Jeannot Painchaud, has an actual … Continue reading

March 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherokee — Wilma Theater

The first act of “Cherokee,” Lisa D’Amour’s comedy in its world premiere at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, involves a mystery.       The bigger and lasting mystery is why D’Amour wrote a first … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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