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He Who Gets Slapped — Philadelphia Artists’ Collective at Broad Street Ministry

A man of obvious breeding and station comes to a French circus, pitched just outside of Paris, applying to be a clown. Although he has no experience as any kind of entertainer, he … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Five Fast Takes — Bullshot Crummond; Closer; Gypsy; Tappin’ Thru Life

I need to catch up. September, for whatever reason, was fast, furious, and busy. To be neurotically complete about some reviews, I concentrated on a few and let others go … Continue reading

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Taming of the Shrew — Lantern Theater

Padua and environs are lighthearted places in Charles McMahon’s lively, intelligent production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” for Lantern Theater. McMahon, set designer Lance Kniskern, and costumer Mark … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Arcadia — Lantern Theater

Romantic scientists and romantic poets made the early 19th century a period of such magnificent ferment, particularly in England, it is delicious fun to see Tom Stoppard so artfully contrast … Continue reading

October 7, 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

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