Andrew Thompson

Two by Tuomanen: MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct) and HELLO! SADNESS (FringeArts)

Two shows by Philadelphia writer Mary Tuomanen opened on consecutive nights last week, providing a singular opportunity to assess common threads tying together works by the author.

BREATHE SMOKE (Orbiter 3): These are times of change

Williams avoids the metatheatrics associated with plays about performance for an inquiry into painful transitions we all must undergo.

A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Walnut): 60-second review

The Walnut’s production reveals the bones of an American classic if never quite fleshes out the potential of the enduring masterwork.

901 NOWHERE STREET (Sam Tower + Ensemble): 2015 Fringe Review 25

The mysterious world of film noir is given a new twist as an all-female cast reconfigures the traditionally male crime-detective genre.

LET THE DOG SEE THE RABBIT (Lightning Rod Special): A conceptual look at humans looking at animals

The experimental work is a three-part meditation on the life and death of animals under the domination of the human gaze.

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Walnut): Ten little soldier boys having lots of fun

Agatha Christie has always been a theatrical guilty pleasure, like sitting down with a nice genre book or singing along to top 40