Reviews

FALSETTOS (11th Hour Theatre Company): 60-second review

A challenging show, with musically complicated, character-driven songs, that demands performers tell almost the entire story through song.

MINORITYLAND (Power Street Theatre): The G word

MINORITY portrays gentrification and its evils in a complexity lacking from the characters that inhabit the fictional Hope Street.

THE NIGHT ALIVE (Inis Nua): 60-second review

A quiet, human look at modern isolation

PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Quintessence): Dead dads, tall tales, Irish intrigue

When PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD premiered in Philadelphia in 1912, riots broke out. Quintessence’s skillful production features consistently strong performances that manage to surprise and delight.

ORLANDO (Villanova): Blurred lines

As Orlando journeys through genders and centuries, the pain and beauty of being a human in a body is explored with a vibrant commitment to the process of theater-making. 

JOKER (dir. Todd Phillips): Film review

Dan Scully narrowly avoided the onslaught of violence that accompanied this EVIL, EVIIIIL movie. Jk.

The Roommate

THE ROOMMATE (1812 Productions): 60-second review

Where are Oscar and Felix when you really need them?

AUTOPIA (Hella Fresh): 2019 Fringe review

I’m reminded to look around and appreciate the magic of the theater.

LET ME DIE (Joseph Keckler): 2019 Fringe review

Spoilers puts it mildly: She dies. He dies. They die.

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A LITERAL DOLL HOUSE (Macho Goat): 2019 Fringe review

Is she playing with dolls or is she controlling her own narrative?

THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (Lantern): 60-second review

A quick, masterful production that would make Brecht proud.

Gina Leigh was the MC and Aaron Lathrop played a professor in the 2019 edition of PUPPET-DELPHIA FRINGE SLAM
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METEOR SHOWER (Walnut Street): The sparks don’t fly

Steve Martin was once funny and smart.

THERE (Wilma): 2019 Fringe review

THERE is not a place on Earth’s map. It is not a poem recital, nor is it a play.

ANOTHER AGATHA (Migration Theory): 2019 Fringe review

An enjoyably immersive experience unlike any other

COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (IRC): 2019 Fringe review

IRC widens the scope of what absurdism means in our absurd world

AD ASTRA (dir. James Gray): Astro Dad!!!

Brad Pitt in space