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It’s Family Friendly But It Still Has Hot Cowboys: Quince director Rich Rubin on RODEO by Philip Dawkins

Quince artistic director Rich Rubin about his company, its latest production, and the unique challenges of staging a family show.

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TWO TRAINS RUNNING (Arden): 1969, Pittsburgh

August Wilson is a really good playwright. That’s hardly a bold critical statement, but it’s one confirmed by this vivid production at Arden Theatre Company.

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Taming the Brew: ShakesBEER brings the Bard to a brewery with a drinky MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

“The script is a little more silly and beer filled then Shakespeare originally wrote it,” says MTC’s artistic director Sean Connolly.

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You Don’t Know Philadelphia Writers Like Thom Nickels

Thom Nickels is the go-to person for Philadelphia architecture, gay Philadelphia, and now, literary Philadelphia.

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Tennessee Williams in Space? Caitlin Weigel talks about writing a play she doesn’t call a play

When does a sketch become a play? How you know when something is funny? Caitlin Weigel might know.

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INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MATT & JACQUIE’S SKETCH COMEDY (Good Good Comedy):

The evening satisfyies with steady and smart amusement through short, tightly written and unassumingly delivered sketches.

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Hot Tamales! Playwright Chris Davis talks Mexican food and history ahead of his butcher play

If there are two things Chris Davis knows they are good theater and good Mexican food.

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From Spain, with Love: Angel Corella and PA Ballet’s Don Quixote

“There was really only one option,” laughs the Spaniard. “It could only be Don Quixote.”

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Shhhh: Secret Show at the Painted Bride.

There’s not much I can tell you about the one-night performance at the Painted Bride Art Center on February 9, 2016. The content, performers, and format are a secret to the audience until the performance begins.

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The Last Days of the Society Hill Playhouse

A stalwart of Philadelphia theater since the 1960s, Society Hill Playhouse will close on April 1, 2016. This Spring’s programming marks the final chapter in a long history.

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Famous Philadelphians: Hannah Penn (1664–1726)

Hannah Callowhill Penn grew up in Bristol, England, in a prosperous Quaker family.

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ESCUELA (Guillermo Calderón/ FringeArts): You say you want a revolution

A narrowly focused, transportative work about a cell of Marxist revolutionaries, like entering a fading kodachrome snapshot.

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More Flamenco. More Wine. Tablao Philly returns with flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano

Pasión y Arte brings flamenco superstar Almudena Serrano to the Asian Arts Initiative for the second Tablao Philly

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Second Acts: Top Philly playwright Bruce Graham talks FUNNYMAN and life in the theater

When you think Philadelphia theater, you think Bruce Graham. He shares his thoughts about his latest play, the state of theater in Philadelphia, and the art of writing plays.

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A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Walnut): 60-second review

The Walnut’s production reveals the bones of an American classic if never quite fleshes out the potential of the enduring masterwork.

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THE HARD PROBLEM (Wilma): Stoppard makes intelligible intelligence look easy

Tom Stoppard again demonstrates his uncanny ability to make dense philosophical discussions intelligible and dramatically sensible.

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EXCLUSIVE In-depth interview with Sir Tom Stoppard about his life and work

In this exclusive interview, Sir Tom Stoppard shares his thoughts on theater and life.

Upcoming Readings

  What: How Green Was My Valley with music by Roger Ames and book and lyrics by Elizabeth Bassine; The Gig with music, book, and lyrics by Doug Cohen; and A Good Man with music by…

The 1990s called; they want their facade back.

What Can The Wilma Do With $10 Million?

A new $10 million in funds includes money for an updated facade, a cafe space, and a 10-member artistic company.