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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.

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HANSEL AND GRETEL (Quintessence): Cool contemporary spin on Grimm

You don’t have to be ten years old to thoroughly enjoy this production, you just have to retrace the breadcrumbs and remember how to pretend again.

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THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Montgomery Theater): Treasure amid the chintz

The clock is ticking down to tinsel time at Armadillo Acres in Starke, Florida, where the residents intend to blind the heavens with bargain store bling, lots of lights and…

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DRACULA (Hedgerow): Raising the stakes

This not your usual resurrection of the Dracula story of seducing young women to join him in the realm of the undead.

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THE MANDRAKE (Quintessence): A Machiavellian sex satire

What could be so funny in a play written nearly 500 years ago? There is something for everyone to either laugh or balk at in this bawdy production of a play by Machiavelli.

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CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO (South Camden): Turbulence ahead

You are advised, before the show takes off, to secure your seatbelt. DO IT!

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MAURITIUS (Stagecrafters): Stamp of suspense

Theresa Rebeck’s thriller with a philatelical twist leaves a stamp of suspense on an appreciative audience.

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SECOND SKULL (Sothis Music-Theater Ensemble): 2015 Fringe review 69

Sothis devises experimental theater to call attention to collective and conscious freedom.

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JUMP THE MOON (Philadelphia Opera Collective): 2015 Fringe review 57.2

o subtitles necessary to hear praises sung for women astronomers of the late 19th century.

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THE BORDER (Jo Strømgren Kompani): 2015 Fringe review 32.1

This scintillating exploration of the territorial tensions between a man and a woman takes us beyond the cubicle walls to the dynamic boundaries of human relations.

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THE DOLLS OF NEW ALBION: A STEAMPUNK OPERA (Manayunk Theatre Company): 2015 Fringe review 14

Steampunk opera THE DOLLS OF NEW ALBION follows four generations of a family afflicted by an anti-necrotic deed.

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TILL BIRNAM WOOD… (John Schultz): 2015 Fringe review 3

Shakespeare blindfolded: In the darkness, Shakespeare is illuminated.

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THE HOUR OF ALL THINGS (Missing Bolts/PWTF): Reflections on political arousal

“What can I do within this world?” ~ Nic, THE HOUR OF ALL THINGS by Caridad Svich In a riveting, nearly odic, 45 minute solo performance, directed by Zac Kline,…

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ONE WAY RED (Dani Solomon): SoLow review

Dani Solomon’s 40-minute sojourn to Mars is inspired by testimonials from folks who are seriously vying for a one way ticket to go to the red planet.