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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

Coriolanus — Lantern Theater

The Roman rabble are ungrateful to and spiteful towards Coriolanus. All this great soldier and warrior has done is stave off enemy after enemy, the Volscian commander, Aufidius, several times, … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Quickies Again — Rumors (Bristol), Saint Joan (Quintessence)

RUMORS, Bristol Riverside Theatre, 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, Pa., through Sunday, April 17 — Neil Simon knows how to structure a play and give characters tics and neuroses that individualize … Continue reading

April 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Scandinavian Excursions with a Dutch Accent — Fringe Arts

In his still, intellectual scripts and screenplays, Ingmar Bergman creates intensity by having characters articulately express, even when silent, what living is for them Life and death is a constant … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Hate Hamlet — Montgomery Theater

We need to start a Paul Rudnick fund. We need to find some way of rerouting Paul Rudnick from whatever he might be doing and encouraging him to write a … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Penelope — Inis Nua at Prince Music Theater

Some plays are production-dependent. Their quality as dramatic pieces may be assured, but they have an equal chance of soaring or tanking according to how they are presented or performed. … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Red Speedo — Theatre Exile

Stupidity threatens to take a severe toll on three lives as playwright Lucas Hnath demonstrates that ignorance does not lead to bliss in his funny, sidewinding tale, “Red Speedo,” given … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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