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G-chatting the Gift of Life: Talking POLLYANNA with Katherine Perry and Sarah Knittel

Phindie met Katherine and Sarah online to get the lowdown on their collaborative project

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A Different Type of Theatrical Experimentation: PARROT TALK with Julius Ferraro

Philly theater creators experiment with physical theater, but use TV-type language. Julius Ferraro goes down a different path.

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LEPER + CHIP (Inis Nua): More booze than the Bard

A fast-paced shaggy dog tale of love and revenge, told mostly in dueling monologs of Irish brogue

Carla Belver, Kevin Meehan and Nancy Boykin in JOHN by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker. Running at Arden Theatre Company through February 26. Photo by Mark Garvin.

JOHN (Arden): Things that haunt

There remains something compelling about ghost stories. Annie Baker’s JOHN demonstrates why: our past haunts just as well as any poltergeist.

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Two by Tuomanen: MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct) and HELLO! SADNESS (FringeArts)

Two shows by Philadelphia writer Mary Tuomanen opened on consecutive nights last week, providing a singular opportunity to assess common threads tying together works by the author.

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A Winter in the Life of J.S. Bach

This February, Choral Arts Philadelphia presents the Winter segment of the 1734-1735: A Season In The Life of J.S. Bach.

Irina Varina, photo by Said Johnson.

NICE AND FRESH Returns with Josh McIlvain, Irina Varina, Steve Lippe, Evalina “Wally” Carbonell

Philadelphia’s best revue of new performing arts returns for another season January 13 and 14, 2017, at Moving Arts of Mount Airy.

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Phindie’s Best of 2016: Our most-read articles of the past year

Among all these historic joys of 2016, Phindie continued its march as the leading site for independent coverage of Philadelphia theater and arts.

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Choral Arts director Matt Glandorf on the Christmas Oratorio

Choral Arts artistic director Matt Glandorf shares a little about the seasonal New Years Eve concert.

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BORTLE 8 (Tiny Dynamite): Set the controls for the heart of darkness

Chris Davis’s imaginative one-man play gets a deservedly professional staging as part of Tiny Dynamite’s A Play, A Pie, and A Pint series

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New Years with Bach: Choral Arts Philadelphia presents a seasonal treat

End this strange year with some high notes as Choral Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Bach Collegium present a rare performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

Akeem Davis as Bartram. Photo by Ashley LaBonde, Wide Eyed Studios.

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC): A mingled web well woven

PAC’s current production confirms its reputation as the best adaptor of classic works.

Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan are the TWO WALKENS. Photos by Peter Radocaj. Sculpture by Bryan Zanisnik.

TWO WALKENS (Miniature Refrigerator Operator): Finding Christopher Walken, finding us

Meehan and Collins use convincing Christopher Walken impressions in an intriguing look at how the fantasies of popular culture provide escape from our lives while they shape them.

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Meeting the TWO WALKENS: Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan on their new work

For their debut production, Susanne Collins and Kevin Meehan looked to one of the most iconic actors of contemporary cinema: Christopher Walken.

Peter DeLaurier in AN ILIAD at Lantern Theater Company. Photo by Mark Garvin.

AN ILIAD (Lantern): Homer sweet homer

AN ILIAD brings Homer’s characters and their epic struggle to life using just a sole narrator and musical accompaniment.

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A Philadelphian in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS: Colby Lindeman returns to his hometown on a Broadway tour

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS’s touring cast includes Philly local Colby Q. Lindeman, a proud graduate of Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby: Katherine Perry returns with SEX TALK election special

SEX TALK once again turns musical theater tropes into sing-song gropes that will touch you in places only your partner—or favorite presidential candidate—should

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DELIRIUM (EgoPo): 60-second review

At 800+ pages, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov would not seem ideally suited to theatrical interpretation.

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Making Philadelphia Theater Great Again: Ken Brady’s THE LETTER H

What will future theatermakers and scriptwriters make of Donald Trump and his campaign. Ken Brady gets a head start.