60-Second Review

Christa Scott-Reed and Mia Dillon in ON GOLDEN POND.

ON GOLDEN POND (BCP): 60-second review

Bucks County Playhouse presents Ernest Thompson’s ON GOLDEN POND. Norman (Keir Dullea) and Ethel (Mia Dillon) Thayer are spending another summer on Golden Pond in Maine. Ethel is a positive,…


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.


HUMAN & AUTISMAN (John Cherney): SoLow review

John Cherney weaves a illuminating narrative reflecting on the validity of feeling alone, isolation, autism and the science and nature of universal connectivity


LEAPS OF FAITH AND OTHER MISTAKES (Almanac): 60-second review

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre treat their audiences to a flippin’ fantastic foray into the world of waves and seafaring.


BE HERE NOW (Bright Invention): SoLow review

Eva Farrell explores being present and mindful through play, and how genuine human connection through art and recreation have uplifted her from childhood trauma.


THE DREAMS WITHIN US (or, ALL DAY AFFAIR) (Frank Nardi): SoLow review

Come in, grab a name tag, pour yourself a cup of coffee – it’s always free! In THE DREAMS WITHIN US – or “All Day Affair” as its working title…


THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES (Lantern): 60-second review

The adaptation appropriates the ludicrous plot points and outlandish characters in Arthur Conan Doyle’s opus for a fast and fun theatrical comedy.

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Act II set a new standard for closing out an excellent season. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY’S GREATEST HITS by Gerard Allessandrini is hands down hilarious. Tony Braithwaite, Elena Camp, Jeffrey Coon, and…


SPEECH AND DEBATE (Azuka): 60-second review

Azuka Theatre found a theatrical goldmine in the world of high school misfits with its 2012 production of J.C. Lee’s Pookie Goes Grenading, and finds rich rewards returning to this vein with…

Dan Hodge, Rape of Lucrece 2 by Kate Raines

THE RAPE OF LUCRECE (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective): 60-second review

Dan Hodge’s one-man performance of Shakespeare’s poem RAPE OF LUCRECE is back! And it is not to be missed (again).

The innocent Bonhoeffer (Chase Byrd) holding hands with his naïve fiancée (Anna Lou Hearn) with Klopstock (Adam Hammet) on duty, but not interfering. Photo by  © James Jackson.

BONHOEFFER’S COST (Beacon): 60-second review

A serious drama about the last year and a half of a short, fascinating life.


NATIONAL PASTIME (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

It’s 1933 in the struggling radio station WZBQ in Baker City, Iowa. Owner Barry hatches an ingenious plan to resurrect a defunct baseball team, boost ratings, and save the station.

Agent Frank (Akeem Davis), Officer Eric Sheridan (Anthony
Lawton), Mrs. Meekly (Gerri Weagraff), and Todd (Jake Blouch) can't
believe what they are watching in Act II Playhouse's production of
"Unnecessary Farce," now extended until March 29. Photo by Mark Garvin.

UNNECESSARY FARCE (Act II): 60-second review

A stakeout goes awry with hilarious consequences in UNNECESSARY FARCE at Act II Playhouse.


MENOPAUSE (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

A must-see musical about “the change”.


THE DANGEROUS HOUSE OF PRETTY MBANE (InterAct): 60-second review

A thrilling, thought-provoking, wonderfully heart-wrenching play now receiving its world premiere by InterAct Theatre Company.

Davy Raphaely and Bill Van Horn in "A Life in the Theatre" at Walnut Street Theatre Independence Studio on 3. Credit: Mark Garvin.

A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (Walnut): 60-second review

David Mamet’s amusing A LIFE IN THE THEATRE uses the simple interplay of two actors backstage at a repertory company, to talk about life outside the theater.


MAKING SPIRITS BRIGHT (Act II Playhouse): 60-second review

Presented in variety-show style with skits, songs, and improv sessions, this show is downright funny.


PLAID TIDINGS (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

A budding 50s guy group that met an untimely end in an accident find themselves out of their heavenly digs and back on Earth – in front of a live audience.

This Is The Week That Is (TW11) 2

THIS IS THE WEEK THAT IS (1812): 60-second review

With references to Throwback Thursday, Snapchat, and that annoying five-second wait to skip a YouTube video, the show focuses our attention on the funny intricacies that make up our times.


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

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