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Midwives — George Street Playhouse; The Vertical Hour — Lantern Theater

  MIDWIVES — George Street Playhouse at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7717, http://www.georgestreetplayhouse.org, through February 16 — Working from the theory that stories … Continue reading

February 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

Quickies on the Hoof — The Sisterhood; A Taste of Things to Come; A Wonderful Noise

  THE SISTERHOOD, Mauckingbird Theatre at The Latvian Society, 7th and Spring Garden Streets, in Philadelphia, through Sunday, February 21 — It’s the opposite of “Fiddler on the Roof.” In … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

#TheRevolution — InterAct Theatre at the Drake

Kristoffer Diaz has an active, agile mind. In his play “#TheRevolution,” he perceives much about human nature, mob rule, and the potential reach of social media. “#TheRevolution” is full of … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

To the Moon — 1812 Productions at Christ Church Neighborhood House

Interweaving biography, especially of someone who has an indelible image and millions of extant fans, with a fictional work that borrows from the famous person’s oeuvre but is unique enough … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Mickle Street — Walnut Independence Studio on 3

When he was a boy, Oscar Wilde’s mother read him verse from Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass,” a landmark collection that was published in 1855, the year after Wilde was born. … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Matter of Frank Schaefer — Curio Theatre

The challenge in documentary theater is how to tell the story accurately, with the tone and intent of every speaker intact, while finding the dramatic spark that makes testimony and … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hinckley — New City Stage at The Adrienne

 “Hinckley,” Ginger Dayle’s world premiere play at New City StageCompany, is so  complete, so well-structured, and so detailed, it’s difficult to regard it as the first workshop production of a … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Boy — Walnut Street Theatre — Independence Studio on 3

 “Beautiful Boy” is a rare current example of the well-made play. It’s straightforward, new scenes build on previous scenes, and its characters are clearly drawn and speak concisely. It has … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Cherokee — Wilma Theater

The first act of “Cherokee,” Lisa D’Amour’s comedy in its world premiere at Philadelphia’s Wilma Theater, involves a mystery.       The bigger and lasting mystery is why D’Amour wrote a first … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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