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Quickies! And For Once, Success!

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, Media Theatre, State and Monroe, Media, Pa. through April 1 — Vocally, Jenny Lee Stern channels Patsy Cline. The clean, heartfelt sounds register. Physically, I kept seeing Judy … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Sweeney — Irish Heritage Theatre at Walnut 5

Molly Sweeney can identify several varieties of flowers from the scent and touch. She is a championship swimmer who elegantly describes how slicing through the water, of a pool or … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Too Much Sun — Isis Productions at Walnut 5

Kitty can’t get any peace. Everyone is her life, or at least in her immediate vicinity, is too loud, too demanding, too unmotivated, and too needy. Kitty wants only to … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juno and the Paycock — Irish Heritage Theatre at Plays & Players

Sean O’Casey cleverly weaves three themes in this play that can emphasize any one of them or blend them together. Peggy Mecham’s pleasing and entertaining production of “Juno and the … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Collected Stories — Isis Productions at Walnut 5

Writers tell stories. Even as a theater reviewer, when prose is secondary to description and considered opinion, I try to make each critique a story, to give the person who … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Closer — Luna Theater

The dialogue alone in Patrick Marber’s play, “Closer,” offers enough excellence to celebrate. Marber is a playful writer. The byplay he provides his characters shows their universal sophistication and intelligence. … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rhinoceros — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at the Adrienne

A thunderous noise and a cloud of dust causes café lingerers and passersby to stop what they are doing and gape at a rhinoceros charging down the main road of … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Accomplice — Isis Productions at Walnut 5

Nothing can quite be taken at face value in “Accomplice,” Rupert Holmes’s 1990 comedy thriller Isis Productions is playing at the Walnut 5. You can believe what you see, but … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment
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