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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.

THE REPORT (dir. Scott Z. Burns): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

THE (TORTURE) REPORT is captivating start to finish — the audience is expected to keep up with all the timeline and key elements changing the course of the investigation, and…

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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

BY THE GRACE OF GOD (orig. “Grâce à Dieu”) (dir. François Ozon) 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

Prepare to be outraged, triggered, maybe cringe a bit, cry a bit, smile a bit, or get up and cheer for justice. At the very least, you’ll grow more empathy…

EUREKA DAY (InterAct): An infectious satire

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

Time for SUPPER: Drexel presents award winning work on migration and movement

SUPPER, People on the Move! explores the complex experience of dislocation through dance.

The Convergence of Films and Video Games

In today’s world of fast technological development, video games and films are the main forms of entertainment for society.

A SMALL FIRE (PTC): 60-second review

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

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Philly, An Overview: The cradle of US democracy and the legendary cheesesteak

A brief guide to Philadelphia highlights for visitors

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.

BLOW THE MAN DOWN (dir. Bridget Savage Cole + Danielle Krudy): 2019 Philadelphia Film Festival review

An exciting film from a duo of filmmakers who I will surely be watching out for.

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