Mary Tuomanen

COMPLETENESS (Theatre Exile): Algorithms and geek romance

Seduction by examples of computational intractability

MR BURNS (Wilma): Darkness on the edge of Springfield

Civilization has collapsed but The Simpsons is still going.

A dilettante at large reviews NE QUITTEZ PAS (Opera Philadelphia)

What a complicated evening, filled with gorgeous singing and roiled emotions and puzzling theatrics

THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis): 2018 Fringe review

Chris Davis has come into his own as an exuberant and irresistible Rumpelstiltskin who spins his own life’s straw into gold.

FUN HOME (Arden Theatre): LOL misery

The Bechdel family has a funeral home (dubbed Fun Home by the kids) and also a not-fun family home.

All Things Must Pass: Orbiter 3 members consider their finale

In the end, the plays you produce are greater than the plays you don’t

JULIUS CAESAR (Quintessence): Why must republics fall?

Quintessence Theatre Group explores the Shakespearean death throes of the Roman Republic.

ALCHEMIST (Chris Davis & Mary Tuomanen): 2017 Fringe review

A friend “knows who you are and forgives you for it.”

Fringe in Sketch: ALCHEMIST (Mary Tuomanen & Chris Davis)

Mary Tuomamen and Chris Davis push life size keys that signal to each other through space and time

24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival

PEACEABLE KINGDOM (Orbiter 3): Can we live in peace?

A remarkable play navigating the deep waters of philosophy and the shallow waters of adults wearing animal costumes.

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How should Philadelphia Theatre Company rebrand itself?

Cameron Kelsall has some ideas for the new executive director.

Two by Tuomanen: MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct) and HELLO! SADNESS (FringeArts)

Two shows by Philadelphia writer Mary Tuomanen opened on consecutive nights last week, providing a singular opportunity to assess common threads tying together works by the author.

BORTLE 8 (Tiny Dynamite): Set the controls for the heart of darkness

Chris Davis’s imaginative one-man play gets a deservedly professional staging as part of Tiny Dynamite’s A Play, A Pie, and A Pint series

Drone Warfare Hits Home: Kittson O’Neill on InterAct’s GROUNDED

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.

ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW (Chris Davis): 2016 Fringe review 38

Who but Chris Davis would even think of a ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW?

FEED (Applied Mechanics): 2016 Fringe review 14

Narrative, fiction, performance, and reality collide through the breaking of bread.

THE JAWS PROJECT (Robert Daponte, Mary Tuomaney, Sam Henderson): SoLow review

The ensemble’s naturalistic performances and fast-paced dialogue create a very funny play, and the extremely minimal production elements and do-it-yourself approach to theater makes the audience an intrinsic part of the show.