Reviews

Christopher Patrick Mullen as Merlyn and Susan McKey as Archimedes in ARTHUR AND THE TALE OF THE RED DRAGON at People’s Light (Photo caption: Mark Garvin)

ARTHUR AND THE TALE OF THE RED DRAGON: A MUSICAL PANTO (People’s Light): Coming of age in the Middle Ages

The family friendly holiday panto takes a wacky look at the growing pains of the future King Arthur as he faces the challenges of life, learning, and leadership.

Clare Mahoney and Peter DeLaurier in Lantern Theater Company's QED (Photo credit: Mark Garvin).

QED (Lantern) No doctorate in theoretical physics is required to enjoy this production

But you don’t have to be an egghead to enjoy this play. It’s a great show for non-physicists, a category that includes a whole lot of us.

Peter DeLaurier (with Clare Mahoney in the background) in Lantern Theater Company's QED (Photo credit: Mark Garvin).

QED (Lantern): A glowing tribute to a brilliant man

Peter DeLaurier reprises his role as physicist Richard Feynman in Lantern Theater Company’s remount of its 2006 hit.

Corinna Burns and Griffin Stanton-Ameisen in THE (CURIOUS CASE OF) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Photo by Mark H. Andrews.

THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE (Azuka): Do we all need a Watson in our lives

In a time-bending script that requires each of the actors to play multiple roles across the last century or so, “Watson”, played in all his guises by Griffin Stanton-Ameisen, is the force that ties them all together.

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MARY POPPINS (Walnut): Flying between lightness and gravitas

In doing MARY POPPINS, a director has to decide between approaches: light and fantastical like the movie or darker like the book.

Andrea Yorita (and musicians) in Matthew Neenan's "Increasing" Photo by: Bill Hebert

Fall Series (BalletX): Darkness on the edge of ballet

BalletX’s Fall Series features three disparate dances united by evocative lighting schemes and the genre-stretching beauty of movement which characterizes the company.

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JUG-BABY: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (Transmissions Theatre): A jar of surprises

There is magic and wonder in the world, and not the cheap kind from childhood fairy tales, but the hard earned kind from adults who speak in their own true voices and dare to tell us how we’re all put together.

Ken Opdenaker, Paul Kuhn (center) and Steve Carpenter.in THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER. Photo by Rebecca Miglionico.

THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER (Curio): Go and do likewise

Curio personalizes a national news story: THE MATTER OF FRANK SCHAEFER, a Methodist priest defrocked for officiating his son’s same sex wedding.

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GREEN PORNO (Isabella Rossellini): Sex and celebrity in the service of a serious message

It’s no secret that sex and celebrity sell, so what better use for those ever-reliable marketing commodities than in the service of a serious message? That’s precisely what actress/model/activist Isabella…

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TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL (Society Hill Playhouse): The annoying ex you never wanted to see

This 90-minute cabaret featuring of three bitter divorced women and a newspaper pen pal crams heartless bubble gum jingles and cheap laughs into the plot of a confused Lifetime special.

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A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG (IRC): 60-second review

High-energy hilarity fills L’Étage as the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium remounts its 2008 Fringe hit, a trio of one-act parodies by Christopher Durang.

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BIG LOVE (Villanova): 60-second review

Based upon a 2,500-year-old classical Greek play, BIG LOVE tells the story of 50 brides who show up at an Italian mansion, fleeing their 50 cousins/potential husbands.

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THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE (Azuka): Connecting with audience

A thoroughly entertaining, beautifully staged exploration of trust, love, relationships, entanglement, dependency and technology and intimacy.

Victoria Rose Bonito and J Hernandez star in BLOOD WEDDING (Photo credit: Kate Raines/PLATE 3 Photography)

BLOOD WEDDING (PAC/MPiRP): A symbiotic relationship between the arts and education

Love, betrayal, vengeance, and death are the themes of Federico García Lorca’s Spanish Symbolist tragedy, BLOOD WEDDING.

Raviv Ullman, Bill Pullman, and Holly Hunter in STICKS AND BONES. Photo credit: Monique Carboni

[NYC] STICKS AND BONES (The New Group): A revival with a local connection is attracting attention in New York

STICKS AND BONES vents Vietnam era fury against a war that sent an endless stream of young men home damaged or in body bags.

Justin Jain and Bi Jean Ngo in InterAct’s CAUGHT (Photo credit: Kate Raines/Plate 3 Photography)

CAUGHT (InterAct): On the nature of art and truth

When artful deceptions permeate an artist’s life, it casts doubt on everything we believe but never really knew.

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RED SPEEDO (Theatre Exile): A dive into the waters of amorality

“We all do things that are sorta good, and things that are sorta not so good.” In RED SPEEDO, each character is capable of doing those things that are sorta not so good.

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Act II): 60-second review

Tennessee Williams’ classic story comes to life on the stage of Act II Playhouse.

Bradley K. Wrenn as Ezra Chater and Nathan Foley as Captain Brice in Lantern Theater Company's production of ARCADIA. Photo by Mark Garvin.

“The Experiment”, conclusion: ARCADIA (Lantern)

Michael Fisher concludes his multi-part review experiment of ARCADIA at the Lantern Theater Company. Was it a success?

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CAUGHT (InterAct): The truth is just a lie in this superb world premiere

CAUGHT marks the first entry into InterAct’s season of all-new plays. What a great start.