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What is Theatre Week? What to See? And other insights from Jenna Kuerzi

Jenna Kuerzi is in almost every Philly Theatre Week show. She tells us all about it.

Sketch by Chuck Schultz and Yumna Tolaimate.

OLEANNA (Walnut Street): 2019, meet Mamet

You can see why Walnut Street Theatre included OLEANNA in its current season.

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Life Inspires Art, Art Inspires Life in Kash Goins’s 74 SECONDS… TO JUDGMENT

Kash Goins gets a message from Valerie Castile, mother of the man who inspired 74 SECONDS… TO JUDGMENT

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Geneviève Perrier and Jered McLenigan in Lantern Theater Company's production of BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter, directed by Kathryn MacMillan. Onstage now through February 17, 2019. Photo by Mark Garvin

BETRAYAL (Lantern): Reversal of fortunes

Pinter’s use of reverse chronology highlights depths beyond the quiet drama and sedate setting.

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Love Wawa®? Love Shabbat? You’ll love Brian Feldman’s newest project

Join Brian Feldman for Wawa Shabbawa January 18, 2019.

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Best of 2018: Phindie articles you loved this year

The most-read articles on Phindie in 2018

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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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Aiello and a puppet. Sketch by Chuck Schultz.

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 2018 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.

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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?