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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

Sex with Strangers — Philadelphia Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

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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…

April 15, 2016 · 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

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

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

Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray) — Philadelphia Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

Before launching into a generally favorable review of Kimber Lee’s sensitive and moving play, “Brownsville Song (B-Side for Tray),” I need to admit a pet peeve and explain the law … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Outside Mullingar — Philadelphia Theatre Co. at Suzanne Roberts

“Outside Mullingar” is a roundabout love story that is tinged with Irish loquaciousness, humor, and frankness that keeps you listening and, sporadically, laughing until John Patrick Shanley deigns to bend the … Continue reading

December 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Detroit — Philadephia Theatre Company at Suzanne Roberts Theatre

The difference between Gina Gionfriddo, whose “Rapture, Blister, Burn” is searing the stage at the Wilma Theater, and Lisa D’Amour, whose “Detroit” is fouling the boards for Philadelphia Theatre Company, … Continue reading

October 21, 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
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