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A Dolls House Part 2 Arden theatre review

A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 (Arden): After the slam

Lucas Hnath takes up Nora’s story fifteen years after the events of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play.

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MR BURNS (Wilma): Darkness on the edge of Springfield

Civilization has collapsed but The Simpsons is still going.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar November 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in November 2018?

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A Door Slams, A Door Opens: Previewing A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2 at the Arden

Chuck Schultz previews Lucas Hnath’s sequel to Ibsen’s classic.

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Cooking Up Theater and Indian Food: Shreshth Khilani talks Immigrant Kitchen

Traverse a culinary landscape marked by family memories and ancient myth

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America the Beautiful, America the Ugly: An open letter to a German visitor

Henrik Eger considers PTC’s Sweat, Walnut’s Holiday Inn, and the state of American culture.

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MEDEA, A Woman in Crisis: Interview with Jennifer Summerfield

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Hedgerow’s new production of a classical Greek tragedy.

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“Anything might be there in the dark”: Josh Hitchens talks fear, ghosts, and horror theater

Never underestimate the power of taking away the lights. Then anything might be there in the dark.

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FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Broadway tour at Academy of Music): An updated Fiddler

The thrill of a big show-biz production and the feeling of authenticity

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Theater in Sketch: DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS (EgoPo Classic Theater)

EgoPo Classic Theater is looking at the South African region to consider the geographical mysteries and beauty of African culture.

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10 Ways YOU Can Improve Theater Criticism

Actions you can take since you’re upset with theater criticism in Philadelphia.

Sweat Philadelphia theater review

SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?

Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?

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Musical in Sketch: LOVE NEVER DIES (Phantom of the Opera 2)

Sketches of the Phantom of the Opera sequel.

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Theater of the Extreme: Amanda Schoonover looks back on PHAEDRA’S LOVE

Henrik Eger talks to actor Amanda Schoonover about Sarah Kane and her career.

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Mule for Hire: John Rosenberg returns to Philly with some hella fresh theater

Our favorite DIY theatermaker returns to Philadelphia with a new play that probably won’t suck

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James Ijames Gets Kesselring Prize

Philadelphia playwright wins prestigious award.

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FRANKENSTEIN; OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (Quintessence Theatre): It’s Alive!!

Quintessence Theatre dynamically brings to life Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Frankenstein and his monstrous creation in a fantastic, eerily staged production

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar October 2018

What’s onstage in Philadelphia in October 2018?

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Love Never Dies: Sean Thompson talks about the Phantom of the Opera sequel

What happened after that fateful night at the Paris Opera House? Where are the Phantom, Raoul, and Christina now?