Broad Street Ministry

Theater in Sketch: THE RAPE OF LUCRECE (PAC at the Rosenbach)

It was interesting to compare last week’s reading of Shakespeare’s THE RAPE OF LUCRECE at the Rosenbach to the original presentation at the Broad Street Ministry in 2016.

THE WHITE DEVIL (PAC): A bloody good thriller

PAC gives the Jacobin the veneer of a mid-20th century hard-boiler. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC): A mingled web well woven

PAC’s current production confirms its reputation as the best adaptor of classic works.

Theater in Sketch: ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL (PAC)

Sketches of William Shakespeare’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL from Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.

ALTAR CALL (Melissa McBain): “Theologically speaking, have you ever considered going to hell?”

ALTAR CALL begins and ends with hymns, not only setting the mood but, through carefully chosen songs, it sends out thought-provoking messages

Krista Apple-Hodge as Queen Elizabeth I. (Photo credit: Plate3Photography)

MARY STUART (PAC): The Prison of Power

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.

Bill Golderer. Photo by Michael T. Regan

Fringe interview: BSM Pastor Bill Golderer talks about the controversial On the Concept of the Face Regarding the Son of God

The FringeArts-sponsored On the Concept of the Face Regarding the Son of God is one of the most anticipated shows of the 2013 Fringe Festival. Creator Romeo Castellucci is regarded…

Kim Almquist and Aaron Draper of Banana Peel Dance in a promotional image for White Pines Productions’ HAPPENING 2 (Photo credit: Courtesy of White Pines Productions)

It’s Still Happening at White Pines Productions

There’s a lot going on at White Pines Productions. Following a protracted legal battle between the Land Conservancy of Elkins Park and the Sisters of St. Catherine de’ Ricci, White…