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SUNSET BABY (Azuka): A shining lead performance

Victoria Aaliyah Goins shines in a new play by a hot young playwright

WORLD PREMIERES (PA Ballet): A diverse program of new work

What is contemporary ballet? Where is it heading? Pennsylvania Ballet offer some answers.

ONCE (Bucks County Playhouse): Once upon a time in New Hope

Bucks County Playhouse’s stunning production of ONCE leaves audiences hungry for more.

How to write a play review

Above all, have fun writing your reviews.

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EUREKA DAY (InterAct): 60-second review

Another, brief take on InterAct Theatre’s latest production

Theater in Sketch: DRUNK LION (Chris Davis)

Chris Davis displays an amazing talent to paint with memory and to share the fruits of his personal experience and imagination.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP (Curio): A comedy of labor

Curio’s The Mystery of Irma Vep requires virtuosity. Watching the production turns out to be more exhausting than fun.

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NEXT TO NORMAL (Bristol Riverside): Rock concert or psycho-drama?

Bristol Riverside Theatre’s snazzy Next to Normal leaves reviewer Josh Herren cold.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar November 2019

Plays in Philadelphia this November

You Won’t Know What Hit You: Bastion Carboni on his new short-theater series

Previewing RABBIT PUNCH, two nights of short, hard, fast theater

EUREKA DAY (InterAct): An infectious satire

No easy answers, no good guys/bad guys; it’s life as we cope with it, only funnier.

A SMALL FIRE (PTC): 60-second review

Joanie Schultz’s direction centers on masterful and delicate performances by Bebe Neuwirth and John Dossett.

A Millennial’s Guide to Seeing Theater in Philly and Still Paying Your Rent

Theater tickets are expensive. What’s a young theater lover in Philadelphia to do? 

BURIED CHILD (EgoPo): A powerful production of a difficult play

It’s very satisfying to see this 1978 play revived; it still speaks to us and to the American condition

WOMAN AND SCARECROW (Irish Heritage Theatre): When did this all end in tragedy?

An existential, feminist play of wildly mournful keening, filled with rich Ianguage, intense questions, and rueful comedy

DANCE NATION (Wilma): What it means to be ferociously pubescent

The constant menace of teenage ambition hums under the entire production.

THE AERONAUTS (dir. Tom Harper): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

Fun, thrilling, and unpredictable. An action movie for the post-superhero world.

Neal Zoren’s Shows to See in Philadelphia This November

Rundown of Philadelphia theater shows onstage this November

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MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (Lookingglass Theatre Company at McCarter): Second review

There’s ethereal magic to be found in this stripped and reconstituted Victorian Gothic piece

SUNSET OF MULHOLLAND DRIVE (dir. Uli Gaulke, Agnes Lisa Wegner): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

Sunset Over Mulholland Drive is not interested in exploration, only adoration.