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Quickies! And For Once, Success!

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, Media Theatre, State and Monroe, Media, Pa. through April 1 — Vocally, Jenny Lee Stern channels Patsy Cline. The clean, heartfelt sounds register. Physically, I kept seeing Judy … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hand to God, You For Me For You

     Something I wrote in April and never published. God knows why. HAND TO GOD — Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, through … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

2016 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

The level of theatrical production in the Philadelphia area is so fine, choosing recipients for an annual award was a challenge in all but the Best Supporting Actress category, and … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fasten Seat Belts; Another Blitz — Patsy Cline, Electra, Grounded

Wish me discipline. Other pursuits, mainly a predictable income job to which I am just adjusting, have kept me from the keyboard. “All work…..” as they say. Catching up is … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Nether — InterAct Theatre at The Drake

In the course of writing a play about keeping confidences, the modern penchant for intervention, and related issues of trust and meddling, Edward Albee challenges his audience’s possible disdain — … Continue reading

April 4, 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

Uncanny Valley — InterAct Theatre at the Adrienne

The InterAct program says 2050 is the not-distant future. I agree. Thirty-five years is not a long time. 1980 seems on occasion like one summer past. Yet think of all … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane — InterAct Theatre at Adrienne

As the host of the World Cup in 2010, South Africa is eager to show the progress the country has made in terms of equality and human relations during the 20 … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ritu Comes Home — InterAct Theatre at the Adrienne

Peter Gil-Sheridan was generous to himself when he conceived “Ritu Comes Home.” His play, having its world premiere production at InterAct Theatre,  is endowed with a rich sitcom premise in … Continue reading

June 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Down Past Passyunk — InterAct Theatre at Adrienne

 I start with a story from my own experience. In London, in 1979, I frequently ate lunch, canneloni stuffed with ricotta and spinach, at a bygone pizza chain. This was … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 Comment
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