Henrik Eger thought he knew MOBY-DICK until he saw Robert Smythe as Ahab.View More “Passionate iconoclast and maverick”: Interview with Robert Smythe, Ahab in Hedgerow’s MOBY-DICK
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?
I suspect that among the reasons COPENHAGEN has been so successful is that it invites us to believe that we are smarter than we actually areView More COPENHAGEN (Lantern): Observable quantities
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 audience gather together on two adjacent hill sides and in the middle is a stretch of grass,View More Theater in Sketch: CORIOLANUS (Shakespeare in Clark Park)
Neal Zoren chose his favorite productions, directors, and actors from the last year.View More Neal Zoren’s BEST OF PHILADELPHIA THEATER, 2016
The play has a compelling point to make about the diversity of truth and mutual respect, but in the end, it’s difficult to take the argument seriously.View More INFORMED CONSENT (Lantern): A strange kind of ethics
GROUNDED is a tale for our times: war is most hellish when it resembles office life, reality is most profound rendered in pixels.View More GROUNDED (InterAct): The killing screens
Kittson O’Neill plays a fighter pilot and expectant mother living in a desert suburb in the U.S. Southwest, controlling weapons which kill people in a distant foreign desert.View More Drone Warfare Hits Home: Kittson O’Neill on InterAct’s GROUNDED
Set in London, 1660, Liz Duffy Adams’s rollicking historical romp explores the remarkable life of Aphra Behn, a spy, poet, and England’s first professional female playwright.View More OR (Hedgerow): love, lust, loyalties and loads of laughter!
In Africa as elsewhere, for queers as for everyone, life plays out messily in small tragedies and little loves.View More A KNEE THAT CAN BEND (Orbiter 3): Love and life in a hot country
If you don’t think every play is about sex, you shouldn’t be making theater.View More Is It Always About Sex? Director Kittson O’Neill on the sexual politics of THE ROVER
Performers past and present share their thoughts and memories on a decade of Shakespeare in Clark Park.View More Not of an Age: Remembering 10 years of Shakespeare in Clark Park
If Jesus were to appear today, what form would he take? A loving son of God, a Marxist activist, or a corporate exec who wants everyone to be rich?View More THE THREE CHRISTS OF MANHATTAN: What would a Christ for today be like?
In this two-part series, Henrik Eger talks to Penelope Reed and Kittson O’Neill about their intergenerational collaboration in Hedgerow Theatre’s ON THE VERGE.View More Intergenerational Theater, part 2: Penelope Reed on working with a young director in ON THE VERGE (Hedgerow)
In this two-part series, Henrik Eger talks to Penelope Reed and Kittson O’Neill about their intergenerational collaboration in Hedgerow Theatre’s ON THE VERGE.View More Intergenerational Theater, part 1: Kittson O’Neill talks about directing the veteran cast of ON THE VERGE (Hedgerow)
There are so many layers to uncover in this work. It is a smart and clever piece; more performance art with humor and drama than a traditional comedy.View More ON THE VERGE (Hedgerow): Self-discovery in the land of the unknown
Hedgerow fellow Brock Vickers sat down to talk to director Kittson O’Neill and actor Jennifer Summerfield about the theater’s January production.View More Women ON THE VERGE: Kittson O’Neill and Jennifer Summerfield on Hedgerow’s wacky new comedy
Michael Fisher concludes his multi-part review experiment of ARCADIA at the Lantern Theater Company. Was it a success?View More “The Experiment”, conclusion: ARCADIA (Lantern)
Season 4 of Tiny Dynamite’s month-long happy-hour series A Play, A Pie and A Pint concludes with its first commissioned work.View More WE CAN ALL AGREE TO PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED (Tiny Dynamite and InterAct Theatre Company): A Philadelphia world-premiere comedy