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Four Fast Takes — As You Like It, The Mousetrap, Nureyev’s Eyes, Sound of Music

AS YOU LIKE IT, Lantern Theater, 10th and Ludlow Streets, Philadelphia, through Sunday, April 17 —Ultimately entertaining, Charles McMahon’s production of Shakespeare’s wise comedy is a hodge-podge that not only … Continue reading

March 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dracula — Hedgerow Theatre

How wonderful to attend a classic play that could be done as a “39 Steps-like” comedy and see it taken seriously! In addition to praising Hedgerow and director Dan Hodge … Continue reading

November 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Threepenny Opera — Villanova Theatre at Vasey Hall

Kurt Weill’s insistent tingel-tangel score for “The Threepenny Opera” pervades the Vasey Hall stage, with horns and drum pumping to a martial beat that sometimes turns lyrical and satirically elegant. … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Big Love — Villanova Theatre at Vasey

Two musical interludes that had nothing to do with the plot count as my favorite moments in the Villanova production of “Big Love” at Vasey Theatre. The first is a … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The School for Lies — Villanova Theatre

┬áIn litigious Paris of 1666, an errant word, a just but insulting criticism, or any hint of gossip, even verifiable gossip, can land an unlucky person in court for slander, … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

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