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Small Mouth Sounds — Phila. Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

Edward Chin-Lyn saved the day several times during “Small Mouth Sounds” at the Philadelphia Theatre’s Company’s Suzanne Roberts Theatre. And I’m not talking about the actor’s brief flirt with nudity. … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Hand to God, You For Me For You

     Something I wrote in April and never published. God knows why. HAND TO GOD — Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Broad and Lombard Streets, Philadelphia, through … Continue reading

September 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Sex with Strangers — Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Editor’s Update: In the month since I saw “Sex with Strangers” at New Brunswick’s George Street Theatre, JoAnna Rhinehart has caught up to Kyle Coffman in quality. David Saint’s production … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Quickie Capsules — Exit Strategy (PTC) and Twelfth Night (Annenberg)

Some of these shows will receive more detailed reviews. Others are about to close and rate mention, this early 2016 being an odd with several interesting failures in which an … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Quickies: The Bald Soprano, Baskerville, Book of Mormon, McCarter Carol, Volunteers…

Oops! I’m behind for a change. Too much attention to creative writing is the culprit, but it’s time to catch up with what’s happening in local theater. “Quickies” will begin to appear … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Disgraced — Philadelphia Theatre Company at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Ayad Akhtar pierces through the polite, and often meant, niceties by which we hide our true sentiments in this well-behaved politically correct world. “Disgraced’s” Amir Kapoor, née Amir Abdullah, was … Continue reading

October 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Current — Ainsleys, Children’s Hour, Comedy of Tenors, Disgraced

To keep up with the glut, here is a listing of plays running currently in the Philadelphia region and some quick comments about them. ANTIGONE — Wilma Theater, Broad and … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bitter Homes and Gardens — Bearded Ladies Cabaret at PHS Pop-Up Gardens

The corn cob headdress Mary Tuomanen peeks through as she plays an indestructible GMO ear of corn acting as the emcee of pro-green cabaret, and the onion peel dome that … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Post Haste — Hedgerow Theatre

Emily Post was a well-published, well-connected writer who found her enduring cash cow of a subject, etiquette, while observing the manners of people she met during a 1915 cross-country automobile … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Murder for Two — Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Kyle Branzel’s V-neck must weigh seven pounds by the time he’s finished playing a dozen or so characters, including three ice cream filching Cub Scouts, in the breakneck musical, “Murder … Continue reading

June 12, 2015 · 1 Comment
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