The Fringe is an excellent place for companies to mount political protest plays
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE (Allens Lane): This production of Agatha Christie’s classic stays close to the original
The real horror of Christie’s original ending sits in discord with the show’s campy beginning.
A witty new adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas classic is performed in under an hour by a cast of three in a beautiful historic setting.
An original and inventive adaptation of Poe interweaves stories by the Master of the Macabre within the period rooms of Historic Strawberry Mansion.
Most books which were considered sexually scandalous at the time seem positively anodyne when read in the early 21st century. Marquis de Sade’s novels still make for discomforting reads.
Dystopia can be a good place to demonstrate the kinder side of human nature. Philip Ridley’s play is shocking, violent, and uncomfortable to watch, but also weirdly heartwarming.
What better place than Philadelphia’s historic Powel House for its resident company, The Mechanical Theater, to stage this historically faithful production.