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THE AUDIENCE DISTURBS MARCEL’S BATHTIME AND HE’S VERY UPSET WITH YOU ALL (Tiny Dynamite): 60-second review

Tiny Dynamite’s A Play A Pie A Pint makes a welcome return with a smart and silly one-man show

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ONWARDS & UPWARDS (Company Aiello): A story of immigration and acceptance

We meet flatulent Italian Spazzolino, a wooden migrant to the New World, step into a barber shop with talking combs, and hear about the struggles of travel from simply constructed dolls.

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FALL SERIES 2018 (BalletX): Three varied, compelling world premieres

The original works testify to the skills of the BalletX dancers and the abilities of new generations of ballet choreographers.

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How Big Is That Theater? Seating capacities of Philadelphia theaters

Ranked list of Philadelphia theaters by seating capacity

Tina Brock with her Barrymore for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Play. Photo by Mike DiFebbo.

Winners of the 2018 Barrymore Awards

Full list of 2018 Barrymore Award winners

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WARPLAY (Azuka): A playground at the gates of Troy

Not quite “Sing, oh muse, of the rage of Achilles.”

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A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): After the slam

Lucas Hnath takes up Nora’s story fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.

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MR BURNS (Wilma): Darkness on the edge of Springfield

Civilization has collapsed but The Simpsons is still going.

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Cooking Up Theater and Indian Food: Shreshth Khilani talks Immigrant Kitchen

Traverse a culinary landscape marked by family memories and ancient myth

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“Anything might be there in the dark”: Josh Hitchens talks fear, ghosts, and horror theater

Never underestimate the power of taking away the lights. Then anything might be there in the dark.

Is everybody a critic? Statler and Waldrof. (Photo via muppet.wikia.com)

10 Ways YOU Can Improve Theater Criticism

Actions you can take since you’re upset with theater criticism in Philadelphia.

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SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?

Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?

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Mule for Hire: John Rosenberg returns to Philly with some hella fresh theater

Our favorite DIY theatermaker returns to Philadelphia with a new play that probably won’t suck

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PAPRIKA PLAINS (Natalie Fletcher / Jessica Noel): 2018 Fringe review

Like a Joni Mitchell song, PAPRIKA PLAINS is intimate, artful, and affecting.

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PHAEDRA’S LOVE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

Two decades after her suicide, Kane remains one of the most truthful voices in theater. Svaha’s production captures her brilliance.

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COCKTAIL PLAYS (Juniper Productions): 2018 Fringe review

Slightly buzzed from our gin-and-honey bees knees, we find the site-specific plays by a diverse group of local playwrights make for welcoming, accessible, easy-to-enjoy theater.

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Recipes for a Great Night of Theater

One morning, a few weeks ago, Sonya Aronowitz sat at a bar in Fishtown, double-fisting cocktails.

Kill Move Paradise at the Wilma. Photo by Joanna Austin, AustinArt.org.

KILL MOVE PARADISE (Wilma Theater): 2018 Fringe review

There’s no fourth wall here: the audience is complicit in the consideration of POC men who lost their lives to judicial murder