Troubled marriage with Andy Joos and Julia Wise in ALTAR CALL.

ALTAR CALL (Melissa McBain): “Theologically speaking, have you ever considered going to hell?”

ALTAR CALL begins and ends with hymns, not only setting the mood but, through carefully chosen songs, it sends out thought-provoking messages

Rene Goodwin as Sister Katherine Drexel.

The Pope, the Writer, and the Saint: Catholic theater for Pope Francis’s visit to Philadelphia

Audiences in town to see the Pope are treated to a play by a Philadelphia playwright about a Philadelphia saint.

Jenna Kuerzi, Robb Hutter, and Patricia Durante in EXIT THE KING.  (Photo credit: Johanna Austin)

When an actor cannot move, the director has to jump in: Tina Brock is the new KING in the sold-out final performances of Ionesco’s classic

Director Tina Brock shares her thoughts as she steps into the lead role for IRC’s final performances of EXIT THE KING

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Charles Dickens comes undead at this haunting site-specific show.

The cast (Patricia Durante, Robb Hutter, Anna Lou Hearn, and Jenna Kuerzi) of IRC’s EXIT THE KING (Photo credit: Johanna Austin)

“Performing Ionesco is a sport”: Interview with EXIT THE KING director Tina Brock

Henrik Eger talks to director Tina Brock about this intriguing Fringe production.

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Long Live Ionesco Actors: Behind the scenes with the cast of IRC’s EXIT THE KING

Philadelphia’s favorite absurdist theater troupe, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, is Fringing all Festival long with Eugene Ionesco’s EXIT THE KING. Henrik Eger talks to the six cast members about the characters…

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The International Philly Fringe: A welcome to 18 countries

Here’s the latest sampling of Fringe shows, performances, playwrights, and artists from around the world, now grown to 18 countries.

​Dwayne Thomas as Iago and LaNeshe Miller-White as his wife Emilia. Photo by Tieshka Smith.

An ALL-Black OTHELLO: Director Ozzie Jones talks about his “gloriously liberating” casting for Theatre in the X, part 2

In part two of our interview with Ozzie Jones, the director talks about his decision to cast an ALL-black OTHELLO.

​Dwayne Thomas as Iago laughs at the carnage he has caused. Photo by Tieshka Smith.

Bringing OTHELLO to the Hood: Interview with director Ozzie Jones, part 1

Henrik Eger speaks to director Ozzie Jones about Theatre in the X and presenting Shakespeare in an area some call “the hood”.

Bill Egan, Andrew Dean Laino, and Peggy Smith in MOTHER TONGUE at GayFest! 2015. Photo by John Donges.
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The limits of forgiveness: Interview with FROM WHITE PLAINS playwright Michael Perlman

Successful young director-playwright Michael Perlman talks to Phindie ahead of his new play in GayFest! 2015.

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“Nobody cares what a playwright looks like”: GayFest! playwright F.J. Hartland talks MOTHER TONGUE and more (part 1)

FJ Hartland’s MOTHER TONGUE, about a different kind of love triangle, will be one of the highlight productions of this year’s GayFest!

Adriana (Marilyn McIntyre and Rudy Caporaso in REV's COMEDY OF ERRORS. Photo by Dave Kappler.

Home Run! Shakespeare at a Ball Park: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso of REV Theatre Company, part 2

REV Theatre Co brings THE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Columbus Square Park in South Philly.

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Building New Audiences for Classical Theater: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso, artistic co-directors of REV Theatre Company

REV Theatre Company presents Shakespeare and other classical works in innovative ways. We talk to their co-directors.

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How to Get Accepted into PlayPenn: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 3

How do you get your play accepted to PlayPenn? Founder Paul Meshejian gives the low down to the selection process.

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PlayPenn, Theater, and “A comfortable place for misfits”: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 1

It’s unfashionable to suggest there’s such a thing as human nature, but we are “Homo narrans”—Man, the story teller. The theater will always be with us—as a sacred space.

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Tribute to Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for his work in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, died July 10, 2015, at the age of 83. Henrik Eger penned this tribute to him.

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Hearing voices at 3 AM: Interview with POST HASTE playwright Frank E. Reilly

Frank E. Reilly’s latest play, POST HASTE, just finished its world premiere run at the Hedgerow Theatre. Henrik Eger interviewed the playwright about his works.

Drama teacher (Elexis Morton) and seniors (Jordan O'Brien, Jared Rosenberg, and Colleen Murphy)rehearsing for Romeo & Juliet. Photo by Fernando Gonzales

BARE: A Pop Opera – In Concert: Bare-bones budget but not a bare-bones sound. Interview with Fernando Gonzales, artistic director of Truth Be Told, Philadelphia

Fernando Gonzales, Philadelphia theater artist and co-director of Truth Be Told Productions, made his regional directing debut with The Shape of Things at the Ritz Theatre, NJ. As a director,…