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My General Tubman — Arden Theatre; A Woman of No Importance — Walnut Street Theatre

MY GENERAL TUBMAN — Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-1122, http://www.ardentheatre.org, through March 1 — “My General Tubman,” is ambitious in its attempt to tie 19th century slavery … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

An Octoroon — Wilma Theater

Beyond being entertaining and thought-provoking, Branden Jabobs-Jenkin’s “An Octoroon” is an experience. An exciting, exhilarating experience that is compounded, with exponential interest, by Joanna Setlle’s variegated, perceptive production, a landmark … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eurydice — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Eurydice leads a charmed death. Holding her breath while submerged in the River Styx during her crossing from life to the Underworld, and jauntily sporting a tentlike umbrella as she … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michael & Edie — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Rachel Bonds’s characters love and are gifted at prose. As both speakers and appreciators. The title figures of her play, “Michael & Edie,” work in a second-hand bookstore in a … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

La Bête — Arden Theatre

All begins well with Emmanuelle Delpech’s production of “La Bête” at Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre. That is if you don’t count the gratuitously bizarre antics of Amanda Schoonover as Dorine, the … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Three Sisters — Arden Theatre

Initial signs of the Arden production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” are ominous. You enter the theater, and the first thing you see is a replica of a rehearsal hall, a … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

We Are Proud to Present… — InterAct Theatre at the Adrienne

The full title of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play, performed by InterAct at the Adrienne Theatre, is “We Are Proud to Present a Presentation about The Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

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