Reviews

Alee Spadoni as Charlotte in Curio Theatre Company's ANTAGONYMS. Photo by Rebecca Gudelunas

ANTAGONYMS (Curio): What are any of us but destructive dualities

The messiness in Rachel Gluck’s debut play is what make it most lifelike. In the end, what are any of us but destructive dualities, fighting between our desires and our own self-interest?

Cast of Dylan Thomas’ A Child’s Christmas In Wales at Walnut Street Theatre. Photo by Mark Garvin.

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (Walnut Street): 60-second review

Written by Welshman Dylan Thomas in the 1950s, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES is every nostalgic Christmas trope with song thrown in, and it’s totally delightful.

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SLEEPING BEAUTY (People’s Light): Festive wake-up

The Grimmish fairy tale kingdom is transformed to Paoli Shoals, a town depressed by the collapse of a once-thriving recording industry

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RUMORS (Allens Lane Theater): 60-second review

Noel Hanley’s masterful treatment of Neil Simon’s RUMORS exemplifies a farce done right.

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HANDLE WITH CARE (Montgomery Theater): 60-second review

HANDLE WITH CARE is brilliantly seasoned with humor—the type found when differing cultures collide.

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JEAN & TERRY (FringeArts): A mystery of the heart

What exactly is the relationship between Jean and Terry?

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FOUND (PTC): 60-second review

If you’ve ever seen an inscription in a used book and envisioned the person who wrote it, or stumbled upon a note meant for someone else and marveled, FOUND is speaking to you

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (Broadway Philadelphia): Put on your dancing shoes, watch your spirits climb

If your dancing shoes aren’t quite up to the task, this show will do the trick.

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Imogen Cooper (McCarter): Concert review

The distinguished British pianist Imogen Cooper presented several works for piano on November 9, 2016, at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton.

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AN ILIAD (Lantern): Homer sweet homer

AN ILIAD brings Homer’s characters and their epic struggle to life using just a sole narrator and musical accompaniment.

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THE WIZARD OF OZ (Walnut): Just like you remember it!

There’s no place like home, and this winter you don’t need to drive very far to learn that lesson again at the Walnut Street Theater’s musical THE WIZARD OF OZ.

Photography by Alexander Iziliaev.; Pictured: Zachary Kapeluck

SUNSET, O639 HOURS (BalletX): A ballet masterpiece

Like other masterpieces of ballet, SUNSET, O639 HOURS grows by itself and lets the dancers grow.

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DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT (Inis Nua / Drexel MPiRP): Irish theater for the theatrical

Inis Nua Theatre Company’s 2011 breakout hit DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT returns to the stage in partnership with Drexel University’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project

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REVOLUTION (PA Ballet): Revolution for our mind

Dance is an ever-changing artform: the standard themes change, technique changes,audiences change. Even such key aspects and tools as the body shape of the dancers change.

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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.

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MAURITIUS (Act II): Feeling the philatelia

Act II Playhouse gets all dramatic with Theresa Rebeck’s MAURITIUS

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MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY (NextMove DANCE): Timeless dances

As a pioneer dancer and choreographer, Martha Graham established the root of modern dance almost single-handedly.

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DELIRIUM (EgoPo): 60-second review

At 800+ pages, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov would not seem ideally suited to theatrical interpretation.

Denis Arndt & Mary-Louise Parker in HEISENBERG.

[NYC] HEISENBERG and VIETGONE (Manhattan Theatre Club): A weekend report

Thoughts on two shows, HEISENBERG and VIETGONE, under the auspices of the Manhattan Theatre Club.

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BREATHE SMOKE (Orbiter 3): These are times of change

Williams avoids the metatheatrics associated with plays about performance for an inquiry into painful transitions we all must undergo.