Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.View More “Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK
Henrik Eger interviews the star of Hedgerow’s new production of a classical Greek tragedy.View More MEDEA, A Woman in Crisis: Interview with Jennifer Summerfield
Light, shadows, sound and silences coalesce with acting artistry to create a stirring, sensational air of suspenseView More WAIT UNTIL DARK (Hedgerow Theatre): For brilliant suspense…
PAC gives the Jacobin the veneer of a mid-20th century hard-boiler. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.View More THE WHITE DEVIL (PAC): A bloody good thriller
A cross-temporal interpretation of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan classic injects passages of current expressions and gestures, slapstick, and original music into the well-known pastoral rom-com.View More AS YOU LIKE IT (Lantern): As you’ve never seen it!
Matt Pfeiffer discusses the Eugene O’Neill play ahead of PAC’s reading.View More You might be done with the past, but the past ain’t done with you: Matt Pfeiffer on O’Neill’s ANNA CHRISTIE
DOGFALL looks good and has good intentions, but as everyone aware of military history knows, high aspirations don’t always lead to success.View More DOGFALL (Iron Age): Let slip the dogs of war
Commonwealth Classic Theatre presents a world-premiere production of Paul Parente’s meaningful tragicomedy on the absurdities and horrors of war, inspired by the events and characters from Homer’s Iliad.View More RAGE OF ACHILLES (CCTC): The absurdity and tragedy of war
Performers past and present share their thoughts and memories on a decade of Shakespeare in Clark Park.View More Not of an Age: Remembering 10 years of Shakespeare in Clark Park
Thomas Heywood’s ridiculous rip-roaring romantic romp across the high seas of the English Renaissance is the latest in the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s acclaimed productions of rarely seen classics.View More THE FAIR MAID OF THE WEST, PART I (PAC): A pirate adventure “worth gold!”
J Hernandez has been a constant presence on Philadelphia stages his acclaimed portrayal of Iago in a 2013 production of Othello. Phindie spoke to the Texas native about relocating, being a Latino actor, and why he loves Philly theater.View More J Hernandez: Feeling the Love in Philadelphia!
Katherine Fritz sat down with Ian August to chat Shakespeare, history, and what it means to be the guy who says, “I think I’d like to write a sequel to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.”View More Classic Plays, Living Playwrights? Interview with Ian August, author of THE MOOR’S SON (PAC)
VOICES is not just provocative; it is full of infectious hope that this time, united, we really will succeed.View More VOICES OF A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (Plays & Players): This time we have to succeed
Plot-wise, 39 STEPS stays quite true to the original film (often down to the dialogue), with a few other Hitchcock references thrown in for good measure. The difference? This play is the height of camp.View More THE 39 STEPS (Theatre Horizon): Thriller? I hardly know her!
Dunk the master of mystery in a vat of absurdity and you have Alfred Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS, a zany adaptation of the 1935 movie.…View More Video Preview: Hitchcock’s THE 39 STEPS at Theatre Horizon
Philadelphia Artist Collective’s tightly-corseted production of Frederich Schiller’s Mary Stuart, starring the earth-shattering Charlotte Northeast and the finely-tuned Krista Apple Hodge will leave you white-knuckle-gripping the edge of your seat. Sitting in a severe theater-in-the-round circle, the audience itself forms four oppressive walls seemingly trapping the actors on the Broad Street Ministry’s cherry wood floor. If Schiller were alive today, he would raise a thumb in approval of director Dan Hodge’s minimalist approach.View More MARY STUART (PAC): The Prison of Power
If William Shakespeare was alive today he’d be a …. well, he’d probably be a poet and playwright, but he’d also make a damn good political speechwriter. The crux of his JULIUS CAESAR, now in an accessible production by Lantern Theater Company, comes in a speech following the title character’s assassination.View More JULIUS CAESAR (Lantern): Political persuasion in feudal Japan
Director Charles McMahon, founding artistic director of the Lantern Theater Company, asserts that all of Shakespeare’s plays, whenever or wherever they’re set, are in fact observations about contemporary England. By shifting the locales to places outside of his homeland.View More On the Universality of Shakespeare: Roman History through a Shoji Screen in the Lantern’s THE TRAGEDY OF JULIUS CAESAR
Phil Porter’s BLINK—making its American premiere with Inis Nua Theatre—is a touching pastiche of romance, high drama and farce. It’s both heavy and light, comic…View More BLINK (Inis Nua): The Manufacturing of Affection
Eugene O’Neill’s early maritime heart-wrenchers, Bound East for Cardiff and In the Zone, are brought to life in the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s devastatingly effective site-specific…View More THE SEA PLAYS (Philadelphia Artists’ Collective): 2013 Fringe review 32.2