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Revisiting Pinter’s BETRAYAL: A commentary

An attempt to detangle this nine-scene play that’s designed to move backwards

Geneviève Perrier and Jered McLenigan in Lantern Theater Company's production of BETRAYAL by Harold Pinter, directed by Kathryn MacMillan. Onstage now through February 17, 2019. Photo by Mark Garvin

BETRAYAL (Lantern): Reversal of fortunes

Pinter’s use of reverse chronology highlights depths beyond the quiet drama and sedate setting.

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Love Wawa®? Love Shabbat? You’ll love Brian Feldman’s newest project

Join Brian Feldman for Wawa Shabbawa January 18, 2019.

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A Beautiful Portrayal: Alison Whitehurst plays Cynthia Weil

Debra Danese interviews a star of the touring production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

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The Annual Christmas “Cash Cows”: Cultural demands or financial survival for new productions?

Is the Christmas period still a financial savior for their theaters and choruses.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar January 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in January 2019?

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An exclusive interview with the Grinch who stole Christmas

You really are a mean one, Mr. Grinch! And your answers prove it.

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Theater in Sketch: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Arden)

Anaya Strutz puts on an aerial silk performance to create the miraculous spider web that saves Wilbur.

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COMPLETENESS (Theatre Exile): Algorithms and geek romance

Seduction by examples of computational intractability

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THE AUDIENCE DISTURBS MARCEL’S BATHTIME AND HE’S VERY UPSET WITH YOU ALL (Tiny Dynamite): 60-second review

Tiny Dynamite’s A Play A Pie A Pint makes a welcome return with a smart and silly one-man show

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OLIVER! (Quintessence): Eat gruel, get pickpocketed, and become an orphan

Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar December 2018

The most comprehensive theater calendar in Philadelphia

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ONWARDS & UPWARDS (Company Aiello): A story of immigration and acceptance

We meet flatulent Italian Spazzolino, a wooden migrant to the New World, step into a barber shop with talking combs, and hear about the struggles of travel from simply constructed dolls.

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WINTER WONDERETTES (Walnut Street): The lovely ditzies of winter

Henrik Eger’s entertaining, yet sensitive review of a fun holiday show.

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Wonderette: Rebecca Robbins on the Walnut’s holiday show

Interview with the star of Winter Wondrettes at Walnut Street Theatre.

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COLLECTED STORIES (Act II): Friendship in the real world

As we enter the season of unpredictable weather, go to Act II to get their take on the warm and fuzzies mixed with the cold shoulder.

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KING KONG (Broadway Theatre): Going ape on Broadway

We like our fantasies to be readily identifiable as such and to be realistic in their details.