Martin Zimmerman’s visceral, thoroughly modern, elegant one-woman show inspired by the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting.View More ON THE EXHALE (Theatre Exile): A one-woman show handles a loaded issue
Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?View More SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?
Gather yourself for an illuminating walk along a dim, roughly hewn path into untamed territory where sounds and other sensory elements gather in corners to…View More UNHINGED (Matter Movement Group): 2018 Fringe review
STRANGE TENANTS is a genre-busting production couched in a classic setting.View More STRANGE TENANTS (Sam Tower + Ensemble): 2017 Fringe review
While its opening moments certainly intrigue and amuse, MOTH loses steam as it chugs along.View More MOTH (Azuka): Another teen angst drama
Ozzie Jones’s production of this updated Langston Hughes play dazzles in just about every way a theater piece can.View More BLACK NATIVITY (Theatre Horizon): A celebration of human spirit
“What can I do within this world?” ~ Nic, THE HOUR OF ALL THINGS by Caridad Svich In a riveting, nearly odic, 45 minute solo…View More THE HOUR OF ALL THINGS (Missing Bolts/PWTF): Reflections on political arousal
All songs and no dialogue is the format Richard Maltby, Jr. (lyrics) and David Shire (score) employ for their popular two-act musical revue now enjoying a top-notch staging by Mazeppa Productions.View More CLOSER THAN EVER (Mazeppa): A charming musical exposé of mid-life angst
Zeus has decreed that Muses from Mount Olympus are not allowed to fall in love with mortals – that includes the Muse Clio and a boy from Venice Beach. Therein lies a story of forbidden love, gumption, and sly swipes at certain Hollywood movies — especially XANADU (Universal Pictures, 1980).View More XANADU (Mazeppa Productions): A campy, aMUSEing musical
Greek mythology meets roller-disco in XANADU, a spirited send-up of American pop culture circa 1980, based on the preposterous movie of the same name starring Olivia Newton-John. Mazeppa’s exuberant production of the award-winning musical-comedy (book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar) delivers an uproarious parody of both disco culture and the cult-classic film.View More XANADU (Mazeppa Productions): A Flop of a Film, but a Smash of a Show!