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The Philly Fan — Montgomery Theater

The time is so ripe for “The Philly Fan’s” return. Though Bruce Graham’s play is set on the eve of a potential Philadelphia sports triumph — Super Bowl XXXIX which … Continue reading

February 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

2015 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — THE RECIPIENTS

Theatergoing is a pleasant and relatively safe gamble. You never know when you’re going to see a special production or performance that is extraordinary beyond expectation. I didn’t know the … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Watership Down — Simpatico Theatre Project at Mandell Theater

Events of this week make it abundantly clear why a group of living beings may want to seek or create an idyllic spot where, like a chastened Candide, they can … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rizzo — Theatre Exile at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Frank Rizzo is such an indelible figure, 24 years is not enough time to erase his image or the force of his personality from the people who followed his exploits … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — Theatre Exile at Plays & Players

The answer to Edward Albee’s facilely provocative question is: Anyone who isn’t tops at the game being played. At its finest, Albee’s marvelous journey down a realistic rabbit hole, made … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Annapurna — Theatre Exile at Studio X

 “Annapurna” is a play based on withholding. Playwright Sharr White repeatedly hints at an incident that caused a woman to take her son and flee from her husband, the boy’s … Continue reading

April 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

True West — Theatre Exile at Plays & Players

Lights and music punctuate the mood and level of tension as Sam Shepard’s sibling duel, “True West,” progresses in Matt Pfeiffer’s slyly engaging production for Theatre Exile.        Easy tones … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

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