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Louisa May Alcott and the Civil War: A tale at an historic house

Local playwright Josh Hitchens has interpreted a Civil War story by Louisa May Alcott.

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IT’S SO LEARNING (Berserker Residents): Will this be on the test?

The Berserker Residents take us back to school

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TORUK-THE FIRST FLIGHT (Cirque du Soleil): Awe-inspiring show by the best of the world

Every aspect of TORUK is simply breathtaking and astonishing.

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LE CORSAIRE (PA Ballet): A flamboyant and passionate ballet of the pirates

Pennsylvania Ballet’s LE CORSAIRE is as gorgeous and breath-taking as it should be.

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Opera in Sketch: DOCTOR ATOMIC (Curtis) + BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE (Philadelphia Orchestra)

The stillness in the endings for both Bartok’s BLUEBEARD’S CASTLE and John Adam’s DOCTOR ATOMIC at The Kimmel Center this past weekend left me with a clear image for, “all’s fair in love and war.”

Shelley Butler and Patrick Ross at PlayPenn. Photo by John Flak.

Beyond PlayPenn: Former conference interns come into their own, part 3

Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.

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IT’S SO LEARNING is Even Berserker!

Republished by kind permission from FringeArts. Bradley Wrenn, co-founder of The Berserker Residents, talks about how the company is revamping their 2015 Fringe hit It’s So Learning to reflect our new, terrifying…

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BLOOM (Allendance): Motorman motivated dance

Using movement to explore narrative, the dancers exhibited both stability and vulnerability in their presence.

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AN ADULT EVENING OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN (Allens Lane): Our ridiculous grown up world

From the author of such children’s classics as The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends comes a socially insightful series of vignettes

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LOST GIRLS (Theatre Exile): We are all capable of redemption

Yes, that was me sobbing on opening night of LOST GIRLS.

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Under the wing of America’s most promising playwrights: PlayPenn interns speak, part 2

PlayPenn interns describe what its like to work with top playwrights.

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Choreographic Workshop (PA Ballet): Dance beginnings from Pennsylvania Ballet

Not only successful as a forum to provide opportunities and experiences to young choreographers and dancers, the Choreographic Workshop was also very well done as a performance.

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Transcendent pianism from Kirill Gerstein at the McCarter

Kirill Gerstein bathed his Princeton audience in splendor Monday, February 27, when the pianist presented a recital featuring Bach, Brahms, Beethoven and Liszt at the McCarter Theatre.  Nothing about this…

Interns at the 2015 PlayPenn Conference. Photo by John Flak.

Interning PlayPenn, part 1: What theater students do behind the scenes of the playwriting conference

We hear from PlayPenn interns about the daily goings on of the conference.

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Philadelphia Theater Calendar March 2017

What’s on stage this month in Philadelphia?

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THE JUNGLE BOOK (PA Ballet II): Ballet for kids and kids at heart

A ballet that appeals across ages and language.

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Performance in Sketch: NICE AND FRESH (Automatic Arts)

Last weekend Moving Arts of Mount Airy witnessed a gathering artists connecting subjects to their own artistic voices

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SHITHEADS (Azuka): Nice ride

Azuka’s terrific production of SHITHEADS, a new play by Douglas Williams, details the New York bicycle subculture.

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A USER’S MANUAL (Thomas Choinacky): In search of a map

What does this spacial or architectural acknowledgement yield?