Henrik Eger

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From Assisi to Philadelphia: U.S. premiere of Italian cantata celebrating the extraordinary life of Hildegard von Bingen

Philadelphia is in for a musical treat: an Italian cantata based on original writings of Hildegard.

The Boyle matriarch, Kirsten Quinn as Juno, with Ethan Lipkin as her husband Captain Jack, and Kevin Rodden as son Johnny. Photo by ALEXIS MAYER AND ARMEN PANDOLA

Peggy and the PAYCOCK: Interview with Peggy Mecham of Irish Heritage Theatre

Henrik Eger interviews Peggy Mecham about JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, the second part of playwright Sean O’Casey’s “Dublin Trilogy”.

Troubled marriage with Andy Joos and Julia Wise in ALTAR CALL.

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

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THEY ONLY COME OUT AT NIGHT: A GRAVEYARD CABARET (REV Theatre): 2015 Fringe review 60

Charles Dickens comes undead at this haunting site-specific show.

The cast (Patricia Durante, Robb Hutter, Anna Lou Hearn, and Jenna Kuerzi) of IRC’s EXIT THE KING (Photo credit: Johanna Austin)

“Performing Ionesco is a sport”: Interview with EXIT THE KING director Tina Brock

Henrik Eger talks to director Tina Brock about this intriguing Fringe production.

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Long Live Ionesco Actors: Behind the scenes with the cast of IRC’s EXIT THE KING

Philadelphia’s favorite absurdist theater troupe, Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, is Fringing all Festival long with Eugene Ionesco’s EXIT THE KING. Henrik Eger talks to the six cast members about the characters…

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The International Philly Fringe: A welcome to 18 countries

Here’s the latest sampling of Fringe shows, performances, playwrights, and artists from around the world, now grown to 18 countries.

​Dwayne Thomas as Iago laughs at the carnage he has caused. Photo by Tieshka Smith.

Bringing OTHELLO to the Hood: Interview with director Ozzie Jones, part 1

Henrik Eger speaks to director Ozzie Jones about Theatre in the X and presenting Shakespeare in an area some call “the hood”.

Bill Egan, Andrew Dean Laino, and Peggy Smith in MOTHER TONGUE at GayFest! 2015. Photo by John Donges.
David Perlman at his computer, photo by John Racioppo

The limits of forgiveness: Interview with FROM WHITE PLAINS playwright Michael Perlman

Successful young director-playwright Michael Perlman talks to Phindie ahead of his new play in GayFest! 2015.

Brennie Tellu as Leah in ASYLUM.

ASYLUM (Cheril N. Clarke): A shout loud enough to hear

In a room where everyone else is whispering, ASYLUM screams at the top of its lungs: “Listen.”

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“Nobody cares what a playwright looks like”: GayFest! playwright F.J. Hartland talks MOTHER TONGUE and more (part 1)

FJ Hartland’s MOTHER TONGUE, about a different kind of love triangle, will be one of the highlight productions of this year’s GayFest!

Adriana (Marilyn McIntyre and Rudy Caporaso in REV's COMEDY OF ERRORS. Photo by Dave Kappler.

Home Run! Shakespeare at a Ball Park: Interview with Rosemary Hay and Rudy Caporaso of REV Theatre Company, part 2

REV Theatre Co brings THE COMEDY OF ERRORS to Columbus Square Park in South Philly.

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PlayPenn, Theater, and “A comfortable place for misfits”: Interview with founder Paul Meshejian, Part 1

It’s unfashionable to suggest there’s such a thing as human nature, but we are “Homo narrans”—Man, the story teller. The theater will always be with us—as a sacred space.

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Hearing voices at 3 AM: Interview with POST HASTE playwright Frank E. Reilly

Frank E. Reilly’s latest play, POST HASTE, just finished its world premiere run at the Hedgerow Theatre. Henrik Eger interviewed the playwright about his works.

Drama teacher (Elexis Morton) and seniors (Jordan O'Brien, Jared Rosenberg, and Colleen Murphy)rehearsing for Romeo & Juliet. Photo by Fernando Gonzales

BARE: A Pop Opera – In Concert: Bare-bones budget but not a bare-bones sound. Interview with Fernando Gonzales, artistic director of Truth Be Told, Philadelphia

Fernando Gonzales, Philadelphia theater artist and co-director of Truth Be Told Productions, made his regional directing debut with The Shape of Things at the Ritz Theatre, NJ. As a director,…

Alf Eger looking proudly at his bride Gritt on a German train, 1941.

METRONOME TICKING (Henrik Eger/Bob Spitz): Human beings on both sides of the Holocaust

METRONOME TICKING intertwines the memoirs a Holocaust survivor with the personal letters of an ambitious Third Reich propaganda officer to tell a story of love and empathy in the time of the Holocaust.

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Get to know your favorite Phindie editor

Christopher Munden is the publisher and editor of Phindie. In these pages you’ve probably read what he thinks about local theater and arts. But what’s his deal? Read Henrik Eger’s interview with…