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THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, PART 2 (Hedgerow): Infinite fun!

Familiarity with the pan-galactic Hitchhikers Guide isn’t necessary to appreciate this cosmic comedy, just a general suspension of time, disbelief and willingness to have infinite fun.

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MARISOL (Villanova): Wake up call by golf club

José Rivera’s fantastically powerful portent of a world is fabulously riveting as directed by James Ijames at Villanova Theatre.

Janis Dardaris (as Mother Courage), Forrest McClendon (as The Cook). Photo by Shawn May.

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Quintessence): Epic theater!

Quintessence Theatre brings to life a beautifully staged, truly epic production of Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, as brilliantly directed by Alexander Burns.

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HABITUS (Ann Hamilton): 2016 Fringe review 78

Colossal curtains beautifully billowing with the breeze, are hanging around, literally, throughout the vast Municipal Pier 9 facility

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A RUNAWAY, A SOLDIER AND A SNOWBALL FIGHT (Iron Age Theatre): 2016 Fringe review 71

This fabulous Fringe piece plunges the audience into the dramatic action of the American Revolution.

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THEY’LL BE CALLIN’ US WITCHES (Queen Mab’s Men): 2016 Fringe review 25

Five wicked young women flavor this theatrical piece like a craft brew.

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Deep Blue Theatre Collective): 2016 Fringe review 20.2

Upon entering the MAAS Space, with it’s exposed beams and brick walls, and wooden floors, the very sensation of being engulfed in 1940s New Orleans in summer ensues. An ensemble…

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CAT-A-STROPHE (Fail Better): 2016 Fringe review 1

Fallacies and facts concerning male-female relations are explored within a farcical framework.

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LUCID STORY (Gavin Whitt): SoLow review

A provocative premise makes for one Hell of fascinating tale.

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MAGDALENE (Rachel Gluck): SoLow review

Madwoman or mystic? See for yourself…

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DREAM SEQUENCE (Noah Levine): SoLow review

I will NOT get distracted by anything­­ — not any of my hobbies, or my sleep deprivation, or this tasty looking banana. What is this banana doing here anyway?

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STRAIGHT WHITE MEN (InterAct): Rattling cages…

Young Jean Lee’s brave societal exploration brings out the issues of privilege among, you guessed it—straight white men.

Dr. Anonymous at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in 1972. Photo by Kay Tobin, courtesy New York Public Library Collections.

217 BOXES OF DR. HENRY ANONYMOUS (HSP/PUPCos/Painted Bride): Archival gold

An extraordinary story of conviction and courage among a cleverly conceived catacumbal graduation of gray archival boxes.

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MACHINAL (EgoPo): Welcome to the machine

A dank, metallic, appropriately oppressive feel imbues this production of Sophie Treadwell’s 90-year-old play.

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1776 THE MUSICAL (Media): Rollicking romp through history

A rocking, irreverent look at the birth of our nation wrought with lively, believable characters.

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SIDE MAN (PCS): Outstanding and all that jazz…

Warren Leight’s retrospective play brings to light dusky, smoked filled jazz clubs, youthful dreams, family nightmares, camaraderie and the all consuming love of music.

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SAINT JOAN (Quintessence): The Maid’s new clothes

George Bernard Shaw’s play is presented in rich tonalities of color, light, positioning, and sound. It is wide awake.

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JUAN-WINFIELD ESCUTIA-SCOTT, OR THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, A BUTCHER PLAY (Chris Davis): 60-second review

With, “It was Mexico, but not your grandfather’s Mexico…” Chris Davis sets the tone for an enjoyably interactive, imaginative tour back in time to the Mexican-American War.

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A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME (BCP): Delicious flavors

Sprinkled with furiously funny lines, steeped in talent, and infused with courageous choreography by Lorin Latorro, A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME is boldly brilliant theatrical buffet with something for everyone!

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OR (Hedgerow): love, lust, loyalties and loads of laughter!

Set in London, 1660, Liz Duffy Adams’s rollicking historical romp explores the remarkable life of Aphra Behn, a spy, poet, and England’s first professional female playwright.