A bold, visceral performance giving the strong script its due.View More AN ILIAD (Arden): Rage returns to Ilium
Seduction by examples of computational intractabilityView More COMPLETENESS (Theatre Exile): Algorithms and geek romance
Civilization has collapsed but The Simpsons is still going.View More MR BURNS (Wilma): Darkness on the edge of Springfield
What a complicated evening, filled with gorgeous singing and roiled emotions and puzzling theatricsView More A dilettante at large reviews NE QUITTEZ PAS (Opera Philadelphia)
Chris Davis has come into his own as an exuberant and irresistible Rumpelstiltskin who spins his own life’s straw into gold.View More THE PRESENTED (Chris Davis): 2018 Fringe review
“What is cabaret?”View More DO YOU WANT A COOKIE? (Bearded Ladies Cabaret): 2018 Fringe review
The Bechdel family has a funeral home (dubbed Fun Home by the kids) and also a not-fun family home.View More FUN HOME (Arden Theatre): LOL misery
In the end, the plays you produce are greater than the plays you don’tView More All Things Must Pass: Orbiter 3 members consider their finale
Quintessence Theatre Group explores the Shakespearean death throes of the Roman Republic.View More JULIUS CAESAR (Quintessence): Why must republics fall?
A friend “knows who you are and forgives you for it.”View More ALCHEMIST (Chris Davis & Mary Tuomanen): 2017 Fringe review
Mary Tuomamen and Chris Davis push life size keys that signal to each other through space and timeView More Fringe in Sketch: ALCHEMIST (Mary Tuomanen & Chris Davis)
What to see at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe FestivalView More 24 Picks for the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival
A remarkable play navigating the deep waters of philosophy and the shallow waters of adults wearing animal costumes.View More PEACEABLE KINGDOM (Orbiter 3): Can we live in peace?
Cameron Kelsall has some ideas for the new executive director.View More How should Philadelphia Theatre Company rebrand itself?
Shakespeare made simple, and simply fun.View More A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Arden): Take pains, be perfect
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.View More Two by Tuomanen: MARCUS/EMMA (InterAct) and HELLO! SADNESS (FringeArts)
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 seriesView More BORTLE 8 (Tiny Dynamite): Set the controls for the heart of darkness
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
Who but Chris Davis would even think of a ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW?View More ONE-MAN APOCALYPSE NOW (Chris Davis): 2016 Fringe review 38
Narrative, fiction, performance, and reality collide through the breaking of bread.View More FEED (Applied Mechanics): 2016 Fringe review 14