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Debra Miller: An interview with Philadelphia’s most prolific theatre reviewer

Debra Miller sees a LOT of theater. Indeed, she is the most prolific theater writer in town. Henrik Eger talked to Deb about her background and writing.

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Get to know your favorite Phindie editor

Christopher Munden is the publisher and editor of Phindie. In these pages you’ve probably read what he thinks about local theater and arts. But what’s his deal? Read Henrik Eger’s interview with…

Andrea Yorita (and musicians) in Matthew Neenan's "Increasing" Photo by: Bill Hebert

Fall Series (BalletX): Darkness on the edge of ballet

BalletX’s Fall Series features three disparate dances united by evocative lighting schemes and the genre-stretching beauty of movement which characterizes the company.

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Making Dreams Happen: The closing of the Shubin Theatre

The much-loved little Shubin Theatre is closing. Rich Rubin shares his memories and thoughts.

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Political choreographer: Interview with Rami Be’er, artistic director of Israel’s Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company

No dance company on earth has a history as moving as the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company. KCDC’s story begins with Yehudit Arnon, an 18-year-old Jewish dancer who was interned at…

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JUG-BABY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Transmissions Theatre): A jar of surprises

There is magic and wonder in the world, and not the cheap kind from childhood fairy tales, but the hard earned kind from adults who speak in their own true voices and dare to tell us how we’re all put together.

Ken Opdenaker, Paul Kuhn (center) and Steve Carpenter.in THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER. Photo by Rebecca Miglionico.

THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER (Curio): Go and do likewise

Curio personalizes a national news story: THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER, a Methodist priest defrocked for officiating his son’s same sex wedding.

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Dance-noir edge in Jorma Elo’s BalletX premiere

Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo has been shuttling back and forth to Philly this fall to make ‘Gran Partita’, premierin in BalletXs fall program

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GREEN PORNO (Isabella Rossellini): Sex and celebrity in the service of a serious message

It’s no secret that sex and celebrity sell, so what better use for those ever-reliable marketing commodities than in the service of a serious message? That’s precisely what actress/model/activist Isabella…

Jared Reed as Hamlet and Jennifer Summerfield as Horatio in Hedgerow Theatre's HAMLET. Photo by Kyle Cassidy.

To alter or not to alter, that is the question: Dan Hodge on directing HAMLET in unorthodox ways

Dan Hodge discusses his edited version of HAMLET, onstage through November 23 at Hedgerow Theatre.

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TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL (Society Hill Playhouse): The annoying ex you never wanted to see

This 90-minute cabaret featuring of three bitter divorced women and a newspaper pen pal crams heartless bubble gum jingles and cheap laughs into the plot of a confused Lifetime special.

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A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG (IRC): 60-second review

High-energy hilarity fills L’Étage as the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium remounts its 2008 Fringe hit, a trio of one-act parodies by Christopher Durang.

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PESTS opens Inis Nua’s reading series tonight

Vivienne Franzmann’s new play, PESTS, is the first offering of Inis Nua Theatre Company’s 2014/15 reading series

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THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE (Azuka): Connecting with audience

A thoroughly entertaining, beautifully staged exploration of trust, love, relationships, entanglement, dependency and technology and intimacy.

Robert Stineman and Ellie Ruttenberg in John Rosenberg's CANA OF GALILEE at the 2014 Nice and Fresh winter series.

[audio] Exclusive reading of John Rosenberg’s CANA OF GALILEE (Hella Fresh Theater)

Exclusive recording of John Rosenberg’s CANA OF GALILEE, a full-length play only performed once, in a living room in Philadelphia, April 2014.

Victoria Rose Bonito and J Hernandez star in BLOOD WEDDING (Photo credit: Kate Raines/PLATE 3 Photography)

BLOOD WEDDING (PAC/MPiRP): A symbiotic relationship between the arts and education

Love, betrayal, vengeance, and death are the themes of Federico García Lorca’s Spanish Symbolist tragedy, BLOOD WEDDING.

Raviv Ullman, Bill Pullman, and Holly Hunter in STICKS AND BONES. Photo credit: Monique Carboni

[NYC] STICKS AND BONES (The New Group): A revival with a local connection is attracting attention in New York

STICKS AND BONES vents Vietnam era fury against a war that sent an endless stream of young men home damaged or in body bags.

Justin Jain and Bi Jean Ngo in InterAct’s CAUGHT (Photo credit: Kate Raines/Plate 3 Photography)

CAUGHT (InterAct): On the nature of art and truth

When artful deceptions permeate an artist’s life, it casts doubt on everything we believe but never really knew.

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RED SPEEDO (Theatre Exile): A dive into the waters of amorality

“We all do things that are sorta good, and things that are sorta not so good.” In RED SPEEDO, each character is capable of doing those things that are sorta not so good.

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Any house is a DREAM HOUSE with some imagination: Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth and Plays & Players prepare a Rainy Day Play

A product of the Philadelphia Local Artists for Youthprogram, DREAM HOUSE is is designed to unleash the creativity of audiences young and old alike.