Former PlayPenn interns come into their own as theater professionals.
Toby Zinman gives bullet reviews of nine Shakespeare-ish shows in this year’s Fringe.
Brett Mapp knows his Fringe. His itinerary would be a good starting point for anyone considering what to see.
Can’t decide what to see in the 2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival? Check out Deb Miller’s recommendations in her annual top picks preview.
This production offers gore, unconventionality, and laughs, and certainly strikes up debates about the meaning of the play’s profound poetry.
In the wake of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, Shakespeare is summoned to take on a play commission for the Crown.
DISHWASHER exposes a reality of life: Performing a monologue can be a service just like washing a dish
Shakespeare blindfolded: In the darkness, Shakespeare is illuminated.
Warning: Don’t see this erotic-thriller-parody if you take life too seriously! Also: Don’t take life to seriously.
Local theater writers vote for their favorites in twelve categories!
The elements which displease other writers are what makes this production a success, according to Michael Fisher in review five of the ongoing Critical Mass series.
“My greatest challenge as a director on Shakespeare”: Alex Burns on language in MACBETH (Arden), part 2
“The magic of Shakespeare is not in his plots. Shakespeare’s genius is his poetry,”
It’s the fourth installment of the Critical Mass review of MACBETH at the Arden, but Julius Ferraro thinks too many works have already been written about an unremarkable piece of theater.
Jessica Foley gives this week’s critical mass take on MACBETH at the Arden, part of a new review series on Phindie.
Alexander Burns’ production of MACBETH at Arden Theatre Company is energetic and visually engaging, but it lacks ferocity and substance.
Burns maintains the energy and pacing of his best work for Quintessence and takes full advantage of the Arden’s high production values to create an exuberant and understandable version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece.
Readers of Phindie will know that I’m a big fan of William Shakespeare. Yet in the Fall, when I got an invitation to see a favored young Shakespeare group, Revolution…
This fall sees Revolution Shakespeare’s first full production: a New Orleans-inspired MACBETH, from October 1-12.
Director Patrick Mulcahy takes a modernist approach to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s production of MACBETH, with a 20th-century minimalist aesthetic that compels the audience to focus on the emotions and actions of the characters and the power of the playwright’s language. It’s stark and intense, and also, at times, oddly anachronistic and comical, performed in attire that suggests a peculiar mash-up of wartime Berlin and dance club chic, military and punk.