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Harvey — Walnut Street Theatre

Harvey, the towering — 6’3″…and a half — invisible rabbit in Mary Chase’s durable 1944 play, is a survivor. He outlasts Veta Louise Simmons’s plot to have him exorcised from … Continue reading

February 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quickies: The Bald Soprano, Baskerville, Book of Mormon, McCarter Carol, Volunteers…

Oops! I’m behind for a change. Too much attention to creative writing is the culprit, but it’s time to catch up with what’s happening in local theater. “Quickies” will begin to appear … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Fox on the Fairway — Act II Playhouse

Golf is a religion to the characters in Ken Ludwig’s amusing flapdoodle of a farce, “The Fox on the Fairway.” Both acts of the clockwork-structured comedy, filled, as all Ludwig … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Comedy of Tenors — McCarter Theatre Company at the Matthews Theatre

Ken Ludwig cannot keep his hands off of tenors. Thank goodness! While his marvelous new farce, “A Comedy of Tenors,” does not refer significantly to his lasting 1989 favorite, “Lend Me … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Current — Ainsleys, Children’s Hour, Comedy of Tenors, Disgraced

To keep up with the glut, here is a listing of plays running currently in the Philadelphia region and some quick comments about them. ANTIGONE — Wilma Theater, Broad and … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Baskerville — McCarter Theatre

Patrick Barlow turned to movies and the master of cinematic suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, when he formulated his humorous romp of a thriller, “The 39 Steps,” a current staple in regional … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lend Me a Tenor — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

When a piece of a door breaks off after apparently being slammed one time past its tolerance, actor Perry Ojeda, playing an internationally renowned opera singer in “Lend Me a … Continue reading

July 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — Be On the Lookout!

Ambition is most certainly on the hoof.       Interesting things are cooking at some of the Philadelphia area’s smaller theaters, rarely done Schiller and O’Neill classics for example. Meanwhile, plans … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lend Me a Tenor — Delaware Theatre Company

“Lend Me a Tenor” is so well crafted, every line, plot twist, and gimmick is an invitation to laugh.      Employing everything from confusing twin Othellos to rapidly spoiling shrimp … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment
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