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The Hard Problem — Wilma Theater

It happened just now. I was playing my twice-a-day online trivia game. I saw the multiple choice answers. I immediately knew which one was right. I saw my 90 percent … Continue reading

January 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Metamorphoses — Arden Theatre

For all that can be commended in Doug Hara’s production of “Metamorphoses” for Arden Theatre, and there’s plenty, the show ultimately suffers from lack of attention to its most important … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead — Wilma Theater

Squirming, gyrating, turning slowly at odd angles, and other unnecessary, unenhancing, unedifying bursts of the-uh-tuh aside, Blanka Zizka gets to the witty core of the play that thrust Tom Stoppard … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rapture, Blister, Burn — Wilma Theater

So many current playwrights would benefit from taking Gina Gionfriddo as their model. Not only does Gionfriddo deal with interesting themes that provoke thought and display a knowing and sane … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mary Stuart — Philadelphia Artists Collective at Broad Street Ministry

Audiences throughout time have adored battles of titans. Add royalty, and claim to the British throne to the mix, and fewer such contretemps stir interest more than the conflict between … Continue reading

April 16, 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

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