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2018 Philadelphia Theater Critic’s Awards — The Nominees

2018 was chocked with good productions and fine performances. Choosing nominees, let alone recipients, required a battery of combinations and permutations until the lists were set. Here, in each of … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Equivocation — Arden Theatre

Besides being thoughtful and thought-provoking, Bill Cain is a clever playwright who can take a lot of plot strands and weave them into an engrossing, satisfying quilt of entertainment. Cain’s … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Passion — Arden Theatre

Stephen Sondheim’s musical, “Passion,” comes to a pivotal point at which a young soldier, driven to a range of emotions, most of them negative, by the unwanted, unencouraged love he’s … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Under the Skin — Arden Theatre

Lou Ziegler needs a kidney transplant. He’s on dialysis but the more threatening problem is the shunt, or portal, in his chest, by which Lou is cleansed, gets continually infected … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Three Sisters — Arden Theatre

Initial signs of the Arden production of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” are ominous. You enter the theater, and the first thing you see is a replica of a rehearsal hall, a … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Parade — Arden Theatre

The Leo Frank case serves as such a total and blatant example of prejudice, lack of justice, political posturing, and mob rule that it resonates powerfully today, a full century … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · Leave a comment
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