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.

Angel Sigala & Rita Castagna in BONNIE AND CLYDE.
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Barbies Before the Fact: A dilettante at large sees new exhibitions at the PMA

A dilettante at large considers two exhibitions at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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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?

2018

Best of 2018: Phindie articles you loved this year

The most-read articles on Phindie in 2018

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An American soldier in bombed-out Germany: The Message of the Christmas Night

A true story by Margret Hatting, translated from the German by Henrik Eger

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Piffaro Presents a 16th-Century French Noel

The exquisite program notes took the audience as close to the sixteenth century French Noel midnight mass as possible

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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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THE NUTCRACKER (PA Ballet): 50 years of a holiday treat

The Nutcracker is not just a lovely holiday tradition. It’s am ambassador for ballet, gaining fans who have never been to seen ballet before.

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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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Dance in Sketch: Jessica Lang Dance Company (NextMove/Annenberg Center Live)

Jessica Lang Dance Company was at the Annenberg Center Live last weekend and it was a full house.

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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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A dilettante at large considers Philly After Dark at the Athenaeum

A whimsical and educational show combining images of the city by moonlight, gaslight, electric light, fire and lightning.

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Lyam David Kilker (who shares the role with Bejamin Snyder) as Oliver and Jacob Entenman as The Artful Dodger. Photo by Shawn May.

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

Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.

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Comedy in Sketch: Eleanor Kerrigan and Dom Irrera at Helium Comedy Club

Chuck Schultz sketches stand-up comedians at Helium Comedy Club.