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More Quickies: Hans Brinker, Wonderful Life, This is the Week That Is

HANS BRINKER AND THE SILVER SKATES, Arden Theatre, 40 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, through January 31 — I read at the age of two and, like most children, was attracted … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Juno and the Paycock — Irish Heritage Theatre at Plays & Players

Sean O’Casey cleverly weaves three themes in this play that can emphasize any one of them or blend them together. Peggy Mecham’s pleasing and entertaining production of “Juno and the … Continue reading

October 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — Theatre Exile at Plays & Players

The answer to Edward Albee’s facilely provocative question is: Anyone who isn’t tops at the game being played. At its finest, Albee’s marvelous journey down a realistic rabbit hole, made … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

This Is The Week That Is — 1812 Productions at Plays & Players

What a difference a season makes! Last spring, 1812 Productions moved its annual “This Is The Week That Is” from the holiday slot to April.  The show had zing to … Continue reading

December 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Night with Lady G. — Irish Heritage Theatre at Plays & Players

Lady Augusta Gregory is as seminal to classic Irish theater as anyone. She is among the artists and patrons who encourages Irish playwrights such as Sean O’Casey and John Millington Synge to … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

This Is the Week That Is — 1812 Productions at Plays & Players

Realizing that a $2.5 million fine may be chump change, or something akin to minimum wage for disgraced billionaire Donald Sterling, the cast of “This Is the Week That Is,” … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

True West — Theatre Exile at Plays & Players

Lights and music punctuate the mood and level of tension as Sam Shepard’s sibling duel, “True West,” progresses in Matt Pfeiffer’s slyly engaging production for Theatre Exile.        Easy tones … Continue reading

February 13, 2014 · Leave a comment
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