Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of Chelsea Marcantel’s emotional and thought-provoking Everything is Wonderful is gorgeousView More EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL (PTC): 60-second review
As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.View More KING LEAR (Quintessence): England at his feet
Looking at Arden Childrens Theater in words and sketchView More Theater in Sketch: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Arden Theatre)
Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?View More SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?
Henrik Eger talks to actor Amanda Schoonover about Sarah Kane and her career.View More Theater of the Extreme: Amanda Schoonover looks back on PHAEDRA’S LOVE
Lantern Theater’s production of THE TEMPEST, Shakespeare’s last play, is an enjoyable, modest show, full of comedy and romance and the gentle spirit of human forgiveness.View More THE TEMPEST (Lantern): Sounds and sweet airs that give delight and hurt not
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.View More Why Wait? Director Ken Marini talks about Quintessence Theatre’s brilliant WAITING FOR GODOT
Quintessence Theatre Group’s WAITING FOR GODOT strikes a balance between humor and pathos, between realism and ridiculousness.View More WAITING FOR GODOT (Quintessence): Really absurd
Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.View More 2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words
The InterAct Theater goes behind the scenes of a working kitchenView More Theater in Sketch: HOW TO USE A KNIFE (InterAct)
Scene one is hilarious; scene two wipes the smile right off your face.View More HOW TO USE A KNIFE (InterAct): A sharp new play
A cross-temporal interpretation of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan classic injects passages of current expressions and gestures, slapstick, and original music into the well-known pastoral rom-com.View More AS YOU LIKE IT (Lantern): As you’ve never seen it!
This not your usual resurrection of the Dracula story of seducing young women to join him in the realm of the undead.View More DRACULA (Hedgerow): Raising the stakes
Commonwealth Classic Theatre presents a world-premiere production of Paul Parente’s meaningful tragicomedy on the absurdities and horrors of war, inspired by the events and characters from Homer’s Iliad.View More RAGE OF ACHILLES (CCTC): The absurdity and tragedy of war
Smith reveals the conflicting aspects of his personality in his outwardly funny but internally anguished reactions to the damage done to his body and psyche by a car crash that left him physically and emotionally scarred,View More SPLEEN (Johnny Smith): SoLow review
Director Charles McMahon equates the hot-blooded battle of wills between Kate and Petruchio with the intense, sensual, and stylized dance of the tango.View More THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Lantern): Capturing the passion and the parody
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!
Katherine Fritz sat down with Ian August to chat Shakespeare, history, and what it means to be the guy who says, “I think I’d like to write a sequel to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.”View More Classic Plays, Living Playwrights? Interview with Ian August, author of THE MOOR’S SON (PAC)
Love, betrayal, vengeance, and death are the themes of Federico García Lorca’s Spanish Symbolist tragedy, BLOOD WEDDING.View More BLOOD WEDDING (PAC/MPiRP): A symbiotic relationship between the arts and education
Phindie spoke to Damon Bonetti, a founding member of the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective and director of PAC’s latest offering, Frederico Garcia Lorca’s BLOOD WEDDING.View More PAC’s Damon Bonetti on BLOOD WEDDING: “Peace in a cruel world”