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My General Tubman — Arden Theatre; A Woman of No Importance — Walnut Street Theatre

MY GENERAL TUBMAN — Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, 215-922-1122, http://www.ardentheatre.org, through March 1 — “My General Tubman,” is ambitious in its attempt to tie 19th century slavery … Continue reading

February 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

2016 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Recipients

The level of theatrical production in the Philadelphia area is so fine, choosing recipients for an annual award was a challenge in all but the Best Supporting Actress category, and … Continue reading

February 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

Richard III — People’s Light & Theatre Company

Shakespeare offers directors and performers multiple avenues by which to craft a production of his works. Concentration could be on a character, parallel patterns, or a theme. Samantha Reading leans … Continue reading

March 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Write a New Book for the Bible — People’s Light & Theatre Company

I say it often, and I mean it sincerely. There’s no pro like an old pro. I uttered that line first after seeing Helen Gallagher and Eddie Bracken in a … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Cherry Orchard — People’s Light & Theatre Company

The languid inertia of the Gayev family, all but one of whom lives as lavishly as he or she did in a luxurious past rather than coping with the austere … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

QED — Lantern Theater

Beating bongos with flawless aplomb, dancing with ingenuous abandon, donning an elaborate costume with panache, or entertaining enthusiastic Russian guests, Peter DeLaurier endows Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman with a … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Two Gentlemen of Verona — Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

“The Two Gentlemen of Verona” is Shakespeare in embryo. You see history’s most talented and perceptive psychologist at work as he dissects elements of love, friendship, betrayal, and redemption. You … Continue reading

June 28, 2014

The Train Driver — Lantern Theater

Peter DeLaurier is giving a comprehensive master class in acting with the superb set of performances he’s contributed this season, but knowing Peter, he would take his varied magnificent portrayals in … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ghosts — People’s Light & Theatre Company

 Like many, Helen Alving is secure in thinking that by ignoring and managing the past, a past that she has engineered through decades of manipulation, careful rearrangement, and denial, she … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

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