Henrik Eger

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JOHNNY DEPP (Val Dunn & Jenna Kuerzi): A Valentine date with late-stage capitalism

I didn’t dare to tell anyone what “Depp” means to German-speakers, as I didn’t want to spoil the most unusual Valentine’s date I had in my entire life. Yes, Johnny…

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The Annual Christmas “Cash Cows”: Cultural demands or financial survival for new productions?

Is the Christmas period still a financial savior for their theaters and choruses.

Amanda Jill Robinson in Winter Wonderettes. Photo by Mark Garvin

WINTER WONDERETTES (Walnut Street): The lovely ditzies of winter

Henrik Eger’s entertaining, yet sensitive review of a fun holiday show.

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01. Henrik Eger & Elke Brackmann on their way to MoMA in NYC, Aug. 2018. Photo by Britta Jesinghaus-Eickelbaum

America the Beautiful, America the Ugly: An open letter to a German visitor

Henrik Eger considers PTC’s Sweat, Walnut’s Holiday Inn, and the state of American culture.

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MEDEA, A Woman in Crisis: Interview with Jennifer Summerfield

Henrik Eger interviews the star of Hedgerow’s new production of a classical Greek tragedy.

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Theater of the Extreme: Amanda Schoonover looks back on PHAEDRA’S LOVE

Henrik Eger talks to actor Amanda Schoonover about Sarah Kane and her career.

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Berlin to Broadway, a Musical Voyage with Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill: Cast interview

This Fringe, the Department of Theatre and Dance at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU) presented Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, a Musical Voyage,with a cast from the Theater and Drama Department.

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“When I step on the stage as Marx, I directly challenge the system”: Interview with Bob Weick, Part 1

Bob Weick has taken Howard Zinn’s MARX IN SOLO all over the U.S. He’s now taking it to England

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Paul McElsee as The Ice Cream Man, Katherine Perry as Amanda, Thomas-Robert Irvin as The Taxi Driver in TIME REMEMBERED. Photo by Johanna Austin.

Remembering TIME REMEMBERED: Interviews with the IRC cast

Henrik Eger talked to the IRC cast about their production of Jean Anouith’s play.

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Why Wait? Director Ken Marini talks about Quintessence Theatre’s brilliant WAITING FOR GODOT

Quintessence Theatre’s production of WAITING FOR GODOT just closed. Henrik Eger spoke to the director about his background and his experiences directing Samuel Beckett’s classic.

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Dinner for One: The greatest cult film you’ve never heard of

A comedy little known in its native Britain has become a cult favorite in Germany.

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EVERY BRILLIANT THING (Arden): Scott Greer in an entertaining, painful, life-enhancing play

To balance the traumas of life—from a difficult childhood through a challenging adulthood—a man writes down every brilliant thing, every wish he can think of.

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I Just Wanted To Be Happy: SUICIDE STORIES, a Fringe preview

How would you feel if your entire life was summed up by a single number? A suicide statistic.

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Even Talking about Suicide Is Difficult: Nine playwrights on collaborative playwriting with Elephant Room Productions

The subject of suicide is so taboo that few playwrights tackle the topic, and even fewer theater companies present a whole evening of plays about suicide.