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Auspicious Start to 2016-2017 Season — From “Bathing” to “Mrs. Warren”

So far, so good. And I mean really good. The 2016-2017 theater season has begun with almost unanimous quality in productions ranging from musicals to classic to the new-ish. Even … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quickies Again — Rumors (Bristol), Saint Joan (Quintessence)

RUMORS, Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, Pa., through Sunday, April 17 — Neil Simon knows how to structure a play and give characters tics and neuroses that individualize … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Misalliance — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at Walnut 5

Among the many human traits George Bernard Shaw figured out and wrote about is the people most likely to be strangers to each other are parents and their children. In … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Philanderer — Shaw Festival — Festival Theatre

Period costumes aside, Lisa Peterson’s production of “The Philanderer” for the Shaw Festival gleefully casts off Victorian trappings for the more carefree romantic and sophisticated dash of a contemporary comedy. … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Arms and the Man — Shaw Festival — Royal George Theatre

Morris Panych’s Shaw Festival production of George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man” touches on all, but doesn’t quite emphasize any, of the play’s possible themes — romance, nobility, heroism, … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dear Liar — Hedgerow Theatre at Farmhouse Studo

The history of “Pygmalion,” the insanity of war, the personal lives of artists, and the deep, deep love that can develop between friends are among the many subjects broached in … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

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