Never underestimate the power of taking away the lights. Then anything might be there in the dark.
This month, actor Summerfield showcases another side of her talents with MARY SHELLEY, a solo performance she created for rare book museum the Rosenbach.
Local playwright Josh Hitchens has interpreted a Civil War story by Louisa May Alcott.
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.
The spirits of Edgar Allen Poe’s tales come alive in the historical Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion.
A dark and emotional 90-minute production of Shakespeare’s bloody history of war, murder, and blind ambition is performed outdoors by a cast of six on the grounds of a 19th-century cemetery.
Jennifer tells us how and why she staged this haunting tale of one woman’s mental collapse.
The cast, director, and artistic director of Mechanical’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic give a sneak peek at their original site-specific adaptation.
LITTLE WOMEN (Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion): A sincere and sentimental view of female life in Victorian times
An intimate site-specific adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved Victorian novel captures the humor and pathos of the book and the look and feel of the era.
Suffering from a “temporary nervous depression,” a woman is locked away in a large house by her husband, with only the wallpaper to keep her company.
Paul Kuhn is perhaps the finest designer in Philadelphia’s independent theater. He tells Phindie about his prop design for a site-specific production of Ibsen’s HEDDA GABLER.
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.
TV-famous fashion designer Autumn Kietponglert created a gorgeous mourning dress for an upcoming production of HEDDA GABLER.
Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy is given a new look and a quick pace in Mechanical Theater’s delightful production, performed at Society Hill’s historic Powel House.
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.
BrainSpunk Theater’s premiere full-stage production will keep you spellbound, stunned, and sickened
Sherlock Holmes at Home in Northwest Philadelphia: THE VALLEY OF FEAR at the Ebeneezer Maxwell Mansion
Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective stories are well suited to stage, with strong characters, a firm setting, and delicious plot lines.
The much-loved little Shubin Theatre is closing. Rich Rubin shares his memories and thoughts.
Josh Hitchens delivers a spine-chilling tour de force in his solo dramatization of one of the world’s most terrifying horror stories.
One way to focus on the extraordinary eloquence and drama of Shakespeare’s language is to eliminate all visual distraction, and that is precisely what John Schultz has done in TILL BIRNAM WOOD—a rapid-fire 55-minute adaptation of Macbeth that is performed before a blindfolded audience.