PRIVATE LIVES, as written by Coward, is funny because it exposes the savagery that exists beneath the polished façade of the English upper class.View More PRIVATE LIVES (Walnut): Who is being mocked?
The Lantern opens its twentieth anniversary season with the Philadelphia premiere of Jane Austen’s class-conscious romantic comedy of manners, in which a young idle-rich heroine’s…View More EMMA (Lantern): Meddlesome Matchmaking and Regency Amusements
Over the past few years, there’s been a surprising and unlikely spark of interest in Jane Austen. Austen’s novels—Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, Persuasion, et al—have…View More EMMA (Lantern): Philly falls for Austenmania
When presenting Shakespeare comedies, companies often forget that they should be funny. This is not the case with Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s production of MUCH ADO…View More MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Philly Shakes): A Shakespeare comedy that’s actually funny