mccarter frankenstein review

MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (Lookingglass Theatre Company at McCarter): Second review

There’s ethereal magic to be found in this stripped and reconstituted Victorian Gothic piece

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (IRC): 2019 Fringe review

IRC widens the scope of what absurdism means in our absurd world

RED LODGE, MONTANA (The Antidote): 2019 Fringe review

A bizarro fusion of indolence, violence, nudity, sex, and dance

A MANAYUNK MYSTERY TOUR (Manayunk Theatre Company): 2019 Fringe review

Shadowy figures lurk on the dark towpath under the Green Lane Bridge. That would be us.

CONSTELLATIONS (Quantum Theater Group/Wings of Paper): 60-second review

This is a fine production and it’s exciting to have a new Northeast Philly theater company.

Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN (Surflight Theatre): 60-second review

This HOLIDAY INN is very, very impressive for a regional seashore show, in fact it would be impressive anywhere,

THE GODS OF COMEDY (McCarter Theatre): 60-second review

A charming comedy buried under an avalanche of frenetic activity

GEM OF THE OCEAN (Arden): A thing of beauty

GEM OF THE OCEAN is about a lot of things, including race, mysticism, and murder.

BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS (Azuka Theatre): Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together —Vincent Van Gogh When Bob is born and immediately deserted in a White Castle restaurant bathroom, an employee…

betrayal lantern theater review

Revisiting Pinter’s BETRAYAL: A commentary

An attempt to detangle this nine-scene play that’s designed to move backwards

COMPLETENESS (Theatre Exile): Algorithms and geek romance

Seduction by examples of computational intractability

KING KONG (Broadway Theatre): Going ape on Broadway

We like our fantasies to be readily identifiable as such and to be realistic in their details.

LONG TROUBLE (Svaha Theatre Collective): 2018 Fringe review

There’s a lovely simplicity in Elise D’Avella’s staging of the tragic story.

TRUE WEST (Subscension): 2018 Fringe review

This little company has heft and promise. The Fringe has given them the opportunity to launch and they’ve certainly taken advantage of it.

THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis): 2018 Fringe review

Chris Davis has come into his own as an exuberant and irresistible Rumpelstiltskin who spins his own life’s straw into gold.

FLY EAGLES FLY (Tribe of Fools): 2018 Fringe review

With life and football you have to push through it all to get to the joy.

ECCENTRICITIES and random notes on Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams slept with my boyfriend’s father. I love saying that at a party.

SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN (Heiner Goebbels): 2018 Fringe review

An imaginatively textured musical performance in which music, sounds, and speaking are of a piece