Chuck Schultz reviews in words and image.
The pathetically unfulfilled romantic expectations! The sad characters and absurd human comedy! EgoPo nails it, and beautifully. Sketches by Chuck Schultz.
PAC’s current production confirms its reputation as the best adaptor of classic works.
Sketches of William Shakespeare’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL from Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.
We presented five questions to IRT’s Peggy Mecham, the director, and the three cast members: Kirsten Quinn as Molly Sweeney, the blind woman; Ethan Lipkin as the husband; and Michael P. Toner as the physician.
Turn off your phones, step away from your laptops, and run, don’t walk to the Irish Heritage Theatre’s first ever Barrymore-eligible production.
An egomaniacal actress disrupts the lives of her estranged dysfunctional family in Nicky Silver’s sardonic and disturbing absurdist tragicomedy.
Henrik Eger interviews Peggy Mecham about JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK, the second part of playwright Sean O’Casey’s “Dublin Trilogy”.
JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK (IHT): A tragi-comic call for personal responsibility and peace in troubled times
The second installment in playwright Sean O’Casey’s tragi-comic “Dublin Trilogy” traces the misfortunes of a struggling Irish family during the Irish Civil War.
Donald Margulies’s shocking intergenerational encounter COLLECTED STORIES is given a brutal performance at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio
An off-the-record conversation between an established author and her graduate student assistant becomes the basis for an increasingly adversarial examination of professional ethics, artistic license, and personal betrayal.
Campbell’s production allows us to see the raw humanity in these people—or, in many cases, the lack thereof.
Director Tina Brock brings spot-on casting, lightning-quick pacing, and non-stop hysteria (of both the panicked and hilarious varieties) to Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s FringeArts production of Eugène Ionesco’s RHINOCEROS. The devastating consequences of mindless conformity, social apathy, and turning a blind eye to a growing threat are the important themes of the darkly comic Theater of the Absurd masterpiece.
Theater writer Jessica Foley is seeing 20 Fringe plays in 20 days. Why is she starting with Ionesco’s Rhinoceros?
Phindie will provide more Philly Fringe Festival coverage than any publication in the world! Coverage begins with 15 picks from star Phindie writer Deb Miller.
The nature of Rupert Holmes’s ACCOMPLICE—a tongue-in-cheek thriller/sex farce/self- referencing spoof of the theater—is to surprise the audience with completely unexpected twists and turns in each scene of its two…
Lunging onto the stage with the gusto of 1000 aerobics classes, HANDS ACROSS VERONICA sets the tone for a high energy, neon fueled performance. A joint production of Walking Fish Theatre and Nakedfeet Productions, HANDS ACROSS VERONICA is primarily concerned with how women relate to food and deal with their body image,
Though Franz Kafka’s work is not categorized as theater of the absurd per se, his writings have been cited as important predecessors of the genre. So it is fitting that…