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BIND (Corinna Burns): 2017 Fringe review

An ambitious, unfinished work by one of Philadelphia’s best.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut Street Theatre): 60-second review

The promise of “something for everyone” is both too little and too much.

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HELLO BLACKOUT! (New Paradise Laboratories): 2017 Fringe review

How can a radically plotless work communicate a complex and controversial theory?

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I’M OK, ARE YOU OK? (PHIT Comedy): 2017 Fringe review

For Molly Scullion, the only way out is through comedy.

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Eugene Ionesco’s THE BALD SOPRANO (IRC): 2017 Fringe Review

Tina Brock and company make Ionesco’s absurd SOPRANO sing.

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Your guide to Opera Philadelphia’s O17 Festival

Here’s everything you need to know about the musical smorgasbord that awaits.

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2016-2017 Phindie Critics’ Awards

Philadelphia theater writers choose their favorite plays of the last season.

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2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.

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2017 Barrymore Awards nominations

On August 21, Theatre Philadelphia announced nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Established companies led the day.

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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A Woman Who Dares: Interview with KC MacMillan

KC MacMillan talks about making the transition from freelance artist to administrative director, what she envisions for the next phase of her career, and what advice she has for young women who aspire to direct in Philadelphia

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MOON OVER BUFFALO (People’s Light): A few doors short of a farce

Why did People’s Light exhume this largely forgotten play from its well-deserved obscurity?

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THE NEW & IMPROVED STAGES OF GRIEF (Act II): Laughing through tears

Philadelphia’s queen of comedy takes on a dark subject with humor and heart.

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THE NERD (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

Larry Shue’s 1979 farce has seen better days.

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PROJECT DAWN (People’s Light): The hug or the hammer

A well-intentioned but dull play about an important legal program in Philadelphia.

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UNCLE VANYA (Quintessence): Tedious boring people

Good productions of Chekhov remind us of how vital his work still can be. Bad productions feed the narrative that his plays are dated, charmless, and inconsequential.

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HIR (Simpatico): We are all everything

Author’s note: Taylor Mac uses “judy” as a gender pronoun. This review reflects Mac’s preference. Taylor Mac’s work is unwieldy and absurdist, challenging and unsettling. These elements often work to…

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DOGS OF RWANDA (InterAct): We are witnesses

A gripping solo play that asks tough questions and rejects easy answers