hound-baskervilles-lantern

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Lantern): 60-second review

The adaptation appropriates the ludicrous plot points and outlandish characters in Arthur Conan Doyle’s opus for a fast and fun theatrical comedy.

Screen-Shot-2015-03-06-at-10.33.01-AM

Kate Watson-Wallace Mashes Up Dance at FringeArts

Choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace returns to FringeArts June 4-6, 2015, with MASH UP BODY,a contemporary dance piece that examines the evolution and destruction of identity. Now based in Brooklyn, NY, Watson-Wallace was a…

AD1_2815

Rhythm on Tap: Take It Away Dance premieres CROSS RHYTHMS

Take It Away Dance’s latest full-length project is one of a series of contemporary tap performances the group has presented since 2007

any-other-way

Teaching Broadway: Drexel students produce FREE staged musical by Broadway alums

Students develop a new musical by NYC writer David Reiser inspired by his relationship with Broadway veteran Caissie Levy.

blue_storm

Renegade’s STORIES AND SPIRITS settles down with a drink and a good book

Novels and cocktails are two of the best things in life. STORIES AND SPIRITS combines them in a one-off evening of drinks and performances.

Tangle - Intersections 2

Undercover Circus in a West Philly Park: Tangle Movement Arts at Clark Park Farmers Market

The show will feature acrobats disguised as normal visitors to the popular Clark Park Farmers Market,

abb7625a-bf5b-4ed0-85b3-476e2f476c2c
Photo_by_Johanna_Austin_150505_Speech_275

SPEECH AND DEBATE (Azuka): 60-second review

Azuka Theatre found a theatrical goldmine in the world of high school misfits with its 2012 production of J.C. Lee’s Pookie Goes Grenading, and finds rich rewards returning to this vein with…

coriolanus-shakespeare-roulette

Reject Shakespeare: New theater company presents an impromptu CORIOLANUS with a drinking game

Reject Theatre Project launches this week with an inventive take on Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS courtesy of Lesley Berkowitz.

Dan Hodge, Rape of Lucrece

Lucrece’s Revenge: A Fringe masterpiece returns for a brief run at the Wilma

Hodge’s one-man adaptation of William Shakespeare’s epic poem returns to Philadelphia in a four-day copresentation with the Wilma Theater.

international-dance-day

Philadelphia Hosts World Dance Day

International Day has grown into a weeklong celebration of dance that commences on April 22 and finishes on April 29,

Photo 9 Burns (Griffin Stanton-Ameisen) and Dunne (John Morrison) ponder their impending fate if they don't win Penelope's love.

PENELOPE (Inis Nua): Love and death in a hot country

Enda Walsh’s existential thought-play treads a well-worn path, but it does so with intelligence and poetry.

Philadelphia-GermantownChestnutHill

Come One Come All: Gathering of Northwest Philadelphia performing arts companies and artists on April 20

With Chestnut Hill’s Stagecrafters Theater, East Falls’ Old Academy Players, and Mount Airy’s Allens Lane Theater, there’s a surprising number of theaters in Northwest Philadelphia. Two of the newest companies,…

Lee Minora and Matteo Scammell in THE HAIRY APE. Photo by David Sarrafian.

THE HAIRY APE (EgoPo): The cage of modern life

The challenge for EgoPo director Brenna Geffers was to make a play which must have been theatrically and politically radical a century ago relevant to a 21st-century audience.

Josh Hitchens as Sherlock Holmes and Peter Zielinski as Watson, 2015.

Sherlock Holmes at Home in Northwest Philadelphia: THE VALLEY OF FEAR at the Ebeneezer Maxwell Mansion

Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective stories are well suited to stage, with strong characters, a firm setting, and delicious plot lines.

Jeff Talbott

“A conversation until it’s a fight”: Playwright Jeff Talbott talks about THE SUBMISSION (Quince)

An explosive tale of race, sexuality, and prejudice, THE SUBMISSION gave Jeff Talbott awards, acclaim, and a new life. Phindie talks to the playwright ahead of it’s Philadelphia premiere.

nice-and-fresh-julius

Revolutionary Theater, Dance, and Circus: NICE AND FRESH at Cliveden historic house

This month, Cliveden opens its historic grounds for a two-night engagement of new performing arts.

Julie Hannah of Madness Most Discreet.

OMG! The R&J Project brings Shakespeare to a new generation

The four recent college grads of Madness Most Discreet weren’t even in kindergarten when Baz Luhrmann Romeo +Juliet came out, but they hope their version will appeal to a new generation, as his did.

wilma

Shakespeare vs Stoppard: Exploring the Wilma’s dream pairing of HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

Two of the best plays in the English language share most of the same characters and much of the same dialog. The Wilma is doing them in successive productions.

Mz Fest FINAL LOGO

A Stage of One’s Own: MZ FEST at Plays and Players

MZ FEST brings together several local avant garde companies to provide dramatic theater opportunities for female artists.