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The Captive — Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at The Physick House

Édouard Bourdet’s “La Prisonnière,” which translates in English to “The Captive,” was bold for 1926 as it centered on a taboo subject, Lesbianism, and caused a stir in Paris, New … Continue reading

September 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Murder Has Been Arranged — Hedgerow Theatre

Mystery needs mood. It requires suspense. Most of all, it needs an audience to care about whether a perpetrator is foiled or not. “A Murder Has Been Arranged” is a … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hamlet — Hedgerow Theatre

Jared Reed has a way of reading soliloquies that brings you immediately into Hamlet’s thought processes. Reed, playing the role at Hedgerow Theatre, is a Hamlet you could never construe … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 39 Steps — Hedgerow Theatre

“The 39 Steps” gets broader every time I see it. My first view, at London’s Criterion Theatre in 2006, was an eye opener. It took me a scene of two … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Mystery of Irma Vep — Hedgerow Theatre

Carl Nathaniel Smith and Joel Guerrero are havIng a ball playing the various characters Charles Ludlam created for “The Mystery of Irma Vep.” The great news is their rampant fun … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · 3 Comments

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