Some sketches of some Brecht.View More Theater in Sketch: MOTHER COURAGE
Quintessence Theatre brings to life a beautifully staged, truly epic production of Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, as brilliantly directed by Alexander Burns.View More MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Quintessence): Epic theater!
A new $10 million in funds includes money for an updated facade, a cafe space, and a 10-member artistic company.View More What Can The Wilma Do With $10 Million?
Suzan-Lori Parks’ post-modern re-envisioning of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter addresses the theme of destiny, the tragedy of poverty, and the societal need for compassion in a provocative in-your-face productionView More IN THE BLOOD (Theatre Horizon): Social satire in the service of compassion
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!
Two groundbreaking plays in the history of queer theater–Lillian Hellman’s THE CHILDREN’S HOUR and Mart Crowley’s THE BOYS IN THE BAND—will be presented in the format of staged readings over the next two weekends by Mauckingbird Theatre Company.View More Mauckingbird Presents Staged Readings of Two Gay Milestones
Cathartic, camp, and euphorically uplifting, WILD WITH HAPPY—Philadelphia native Colman Domingo’s madcap adventure with death and grief, love, loss, and sexuality—keeps you laughing while tugging at your heartstrings and ardently reaffirming the joy of life. That’s quite an accomplishment, and Center Stage’s Baltimore premiere is quite a production.View More WILD WITH HAPPY (Center Stage, Baltimore): All That and More!
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
OTHELLO by the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre at 21st and Sansom, is quite an excellent show. Carmen Khan, the director, really gets perfect diction from every…View More OTHELLO (Philly Shakes): Grumpy Professor Review
In most of Shakespeare’s tragedies, the characters are overtaken by the swirl of events, following fate to their bloody end. A notable exception is OTHELLO,…View More 60-second review: OTHELLO (Philly Shakes)