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The Chairs — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Walnut 5

Eugène Ionesco is categorized as an absurdist. The dialogue in his plays often reads as non-sequitur. His characters can rampage, pose, cower, or make declarations at unexpected times. Fantastic events … Continue reading

September 14, 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

All in the Timing — Idiopathic Ridculopathy Consortium at L’Etage

Tina Brock and David Stanger’s production of David Ives’s loopy one-acts, “All in the Timing” is an occasion of grand serendipity. “Timing’s’ half-dozen sketches seem handmade for Brock’s Idiopathic Ridiculopathy … Continue reading

November 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Exit the King — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at Walnut 3

Mortality motivates me. The way death affects life interests me so much, I attend, when possible, a monthly group discussion called The Death Café in Center City Philadelphia. It’s not … Continue reading

September 9, 2015 · 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

Rhinoceros — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at the Adrienne

A thunderous noise and a cloud of dust causes café lingerers and passersby to stop what they are doing and gape at a rhinoceros charging down the main road of … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ondine — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at Walnut 5

Seeing a rare piece, one you never expected to see, is treat enough, but the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC)’s production of Jean Giraudoux’s “Ondine” goes beyond a treat to become … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

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