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Quickies! And For Once, Success!

ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE, Media Theatre, State and Monroe, Media, Pa. through April 1 — Vocally, Jenny Lee Stern channels Patsy Cline. The clean, heartfelt sounds register. Physically, I kept seeing Judy … Continue reading

March 31, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Sweeney — Irish Heritage Theatre at Walnut 5

Molly Sweeney can identify several varieties of flowers from the scent and touch. She is a championship swimmer who elegantly describes how slicing through the water, of a pool or … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Chairs — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Walnut 5

Eugène Ionesco is categorized as an absurdist. The dialogue in his plays often reads as non-sequitur. His characters can rampage, pose, cower, or make declarations at unexpected times. Fantastic events … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Too Much Sun — Isis Productions at Walnut 5

Kitty can’t get any peace. Everyone is her life, or at least in her immediate vicinity, is too loud, too demanding, too unmotivated, and too needy. Kitty wants only to … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Collected Stories — Isis Productions at Walnut 5

Writers tell stories. Even as a theater reviewer, when prose is secondary to description and considered opinion, I try to make each critique a story, to give the person who … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

In a Dark, Dark House — Simpatico Theatre at Walnut 5

 Among the dark houses referred to in Neil LaBute’s “In a Dark, Dark House” are the recesses of the mind where one keeps painful memories, in the case of this … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ondine — Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium at Walnut 5

Seeing a rare piece, one you never expected to see, is treat enough, but the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium (IRC)’s production of Jean Giraudoux’s “Ondine” goes beyond a treat to become … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 1 Comment
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