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Theater in Sketch: RENT (Merriam Theater)

Sketching RENT’s 20th Anniversary Tour

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DA (Irish Heritage Theatre): Father and son

In DA, a writer has reached the “go back home” stage of the writer’s life cycle.

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GEM OF THE OCEAN (Arden): A thing of beauty

GEM OF THE OCEAN is about a lot of things, including race, mysticism, and murder.

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Getting to Know LaNeshe Miller of Theatre in the X

A long-form interview with actor and theatermaker LaNeshe Miller.

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BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS (Azuka Theatre): Great things are done by a series of small things brought together

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together —Vincent Van Gogh When Bob is born and immediately deserted in a White Castle restaurant bathroom, an employee…

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26 PEBBLES (Allen’s Lane): People power

A play which powerfully purveys distinct, upfront viewpoints and perceptions unlike any other medium.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar March 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in March 2019?

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A Fairy Tale Role: Lukas James Miller in CINDERELLA

Lukas James Miller takes on the role of his dreams as Topher in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

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Yossarian Dies At The End: Getting to know Doug Williams

A long-form interview with playwright Doug Williams.

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Theater in Sketch: DREAM GIRL (IRC)

Chuck Schultz reviews Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s DREAM GIRL in sketch and words.

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JOHNNY DEPP (Val Dunn & Jenna Kuerzi): A Valentine date with late-stage capitalism

I didn’t dare to tell anyone what “Depp” means to German-speakers, as I didn’t want to spoil the most unusual Valentine’s date I had in my entire life. Yes, Johnny…

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Theater in Sketch: THREE SISTERS TWO (EgoPo)

Chuck Schultz gives his thoughts in words and sketch

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Theater in Sketch: ROLL PLAY (CSZ Philadelphia)

A performance that combines live improv with D&D for a uniquely hilarious fantasy epic

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BOX CLEVER (Inis Nua): 60-second review

With BOX CLEVER, Inis Nua has done the impossible: make bureaucracy theatrical.

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Getting to Know Alice Yorke of Lightning Rod Special

Longform interview with Alice Yorke of Lightning Rod Special

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar February 2019

What’s onstage in Philadelphia theater in February 2019?

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What is Theatre Week? What to See? And other insights from Jenna Kuerzi

Jenna Kuerzi is in almost every Philly Theatre Week show. She tells us all about it.

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OLEANNA (Walnut Street): 2019, meet Mamet

You can see why Walnut Street Theatre included OLEANNA in its current season.

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Getting to Know Josh Hitchens of Going Dark Theatre

An extended interview with actor/director/playwright Josh Hitchens.

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THE NICETIES (McCarter Theatre): What revolution?

Eleanor Burgess’s play addresses current debates with careful but sweeping intelligence.