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Driving Miss Daisy — Act II Playhouse

From the second Carla Belver bellows her first emphatic “No” in Act II’s “Driving Miss Daisy,” you know you’re going to see a special performance. As the first scene between … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Macbeth — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Theatre

Although passages are cut and the story is framed to be a close comparison of the men who might rule Scotland in James J. Christy’s production of “Macbeth” at Villanova … Continue reading

November 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pericles — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Fashionable though it has become to gush over experimentation and bask in “process,” my firm and decided preference is for the polished and finished. I don’t mind seeing a play … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Glass Menagerie — Act II Playhouse

The sad lucklessness of the Wingfield family of FDR-era St. Louis resonates deeply through James J. Christy’s production of “The Glass Menagerie” for Act II Playhouse. All of Amanda’s plans … Continue reading

November 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike — Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Christopher Durang is a master gagster who is not afraid to let his education or cultural leanings show is his many comedies, most of which spoof some aspect of modern … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Woman in Black — Act II Playhouse

Snoopy’s famous and much-maligned opening line would be an appropriate beginning for “The Woman in Black,” Stephen Mallatratt and Susan Hill’s  neatly crafted ghost story at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse. … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · Leave a comment
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