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Spine– Inis Nua at Lou Bluver Theatre in the Drake

Amy, the narrator and sole character of Clara Brennan’s “Spine,” is one of those late teens that is too cool for her own good. Observant and expressive, she sees through … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Handmaid’s Tale — Curio Theatre

Margaret Atwood conceived a grim world as she chronicled a young woman’s life of sexual slavery in a feudal totalitarian society in her 1985 novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Atwood’s Medieval … Continue reading

October 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mark Twain Unplugged — Act II Playhouse

Tom Teti’s scholarship impresses. The actor has not only done research to write a script that assigns him the laudable part of America’s finest humorist, Mark Twain, but he has … Continue reading

January 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Letters to Zora: In Her Own Words — Crossroads Theatre

During my freshman year of college, I read a Langston Hughes poem, and it acquainted me with the Harlem Renaissance and the work of several writers, including Zora Neale Hurston. … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

iHamlet — Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre

Stark clarity is the thing in “iHamlet,” a condensed version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece that excerpts and reorders Hamlet’s speeches with occasional Marcellus and Claudius added for good measure. The Philadelphia … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You? — Reprise — Act II Playhouse

Tony Braithwaite is reprising his one-man show, “Didn’t Your Father Have This Talk With You?,” at the Act II Playhouse, where he is artistic director, through Sunday, August 3. This … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Unconstitutional — Philadelphia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Colin Quinn is for abortion, for guns, for gay marriage, and for the death penalty. Besides crossing entrenched party lines to put some common sense into politics, Quinn says his … Continue reading

June 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Twelve Dates of Christmas — Act II Playhouse

Mary thinks her life is settled.      Her acting career isn’t exactly skyrocketing, but Mary seems to get parts as far afield as Lady Macbeth and the Ghost of Christmas … Continue reading

December 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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