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2020 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

Difficult! Difficult! Difficult!     The shortened theater year — Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards are annual based on the calendar year because that’s the way they began when conceived by an … Continue reading

May 26, 2021 · Leave a comment

2020 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

 From the beginning of the abbreviated 2020 theater year in Philadelphia, sterling performances were seen in several shows.       I noted some of them when posting nominees and recipients of … Continue reading

May 25, 2021 · Leave a comment

Sense and Sensibility — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan have proven with two productions they have a surefire bead on adapting Jane Austen novels for the stage. As writers, they find the wit and … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Stella and Lou — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Bruce Graham’s latest play, “Stella and Lou,” is the theatrical version of comfort food. Rather than aim for the gourmet, with fancy ingredients and a self-consciously splashy array of spices, … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Incorruptible — Arden Theatre Company

Religion was heady business in 1250. Even more than it is today. Competition was particularly rife for relics, skeletons and even digits of saints that could draw pilgrims who would … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Pride and Prejudice — People’s Light & Theatre Company

A handsome parquet floor, composed of large, polished planks that form an interweaving diamond pattern, a simple but tasteful brass chandelier, and well-judged sprinklings of Regency furniture make a favorable … Continue reading

March 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherokee — Wilma Theater

The first act of “Cherokee,” Lisa D’Amour’s comedy in its world premiere at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, involves a mystery.       The bigger and lasting mystery is why D’Amour wrote a first … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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