Farce

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut): A funny thing is happening now at the Walnut

Sondheim’s classic musical in a new production is directed by Frank Ferrante.

MOON OVER BUFFALO (People’s Light): A few doors short of a farce

Why did People’s Light exhume this largely forgotten play from its well-deserved obscurity?

THE NERD (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

Larry Shue’s 1979 farce has seen better days.

Theater in Sketch: HIR (Simpatico)

Simpatico Theatre Company’s production of HIR by Taylor Mac challenges audiences to reconsider preconceptions of gender identity

HIR (Simpatico): We are all everything

Author’s note: Taylor Mac uses “judy” as a gender pronoun. This review reflects Mac’s preference. Taylor Mac’s work is unwieldy and absurdist, challenging and unsettling. These elements often work to…

CAT-A-STROPHE (Fail Better): 2016 Fringe review 1

Fallacies and facts concerning male-female relations are explored within a farcical framework.

Flying with BOEING BOEING Captain Damon Bonetti: An interview with the Hedgerow director

Damon Bonetti returns to Hedgerow Theatre for another summer farce.

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR (IRC): Corruption!

A production that forefronts Gogol’s surprising, desperate, hypnotizing dialogue. Illustration by Mike Jackson.

SHIPWRECKED! (Walnut): A delight of theater

SHIPWRECKED! goes to the heart of storytelling. It doesn’t matter whether a tale is true or false as long as it engages and even thrills.

THE 39 STEPS (Bristol Riverside Theatre): Intense mystery and low comedy

Intense mystery and low comedy combine in Patrick Barlow’s stage version of THE 39 STEPS.