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Lobby Hero — Theatre Horizon

In the lingua franca of one Ralph Kramden, Jeff, the security guard who bristles at being referred to as a doorman in “Lobby Hero,” is a blabbermouth. A blaaaaa-bbbeeeeeerrrrr-mouth! Jeff … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ruth, Billy, Nativity, Ralphie, Free Man, Matilda, Mrs. Wilson, Musketeers, Lintel

BECOMING DR. RUTH — Walnut Independence on 3, Philadelphia, through December 27 — Jane Ridley is consistently engaging in Mark St. Germain’s chatty, informative solo play about Karola Siegel who … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

In the Blood — Theatre Horizon

Between playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and director Pirronne Yousefzadeh, all of the power, grit, and exposure of hypocrisy inherent in Parks’s “In the Blood” comes roiling to the surface where reality … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Into the Woods — Theatre Horizon

The songs from “Into the Woods” are infectious. Several people I know didn’t like Stephen Sondheim’s score when they heard the first time in the current movie version. I can’t … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tommy — New Cavern Productions

The first thing I look for in the inaugural production of a theater company is the will to do good work. New Cavern Productions, the brainchild of founders who are … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

The 39 Steps — Theatre Horizon

As the music hall novelty performer, Mr. Memory, is introduced in the Theatre Horizon production of “The 39 Steps,”  you hear Gounod’s “Funeral March of the Marionettes” and see a … Continue reading

May 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Circle Mirror Transformation — Theatre Horizon

 In the last scene of Annie Baker’s craftily constructed “Circle Mirror Transformation,” a teenage student, the youngest by far in a five-week community center adult acting workshop, is assigned to … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

News from the Avenue — The Vogel Collaboration

ACTORS WORK WITH VOGEL, ZIZKA TO DEVELOP ‘DON JUAN’ AT WILMA       The Wilma put itself on a heady course when it scheduled two consecutive world premieres for this winter. … Continue reading

February 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

I Am My Own Wife — Theatre Horizon

 Nuance, precision, and deliberate subtlety inform Charlie DelMarcelle’s touching, amusing, and charming performance as Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, born Lothar Berfelde, in Doug Wright’s 2003 solo piece, “I Am My Own … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

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