Moliere

Theater in Sketch: ENTER LAUGHING (Players Club of Swarthmore)

This meta-play within a play is clever and ridiculous.

ENTER LAUGHING (Players Club of Swarthmore): Harvesting the humor in humiliation

Leave cynicism in the lobby and pick it up later

Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

There’s No Business Like…: Tempesta di Mare presents 17th-century theater music

When baroque music fell out of fashion centuries ago, the original music for 17th century theater stopped accompanying even much-revived plays.

The Misanthrope, Quintessence, review photo

THE MISANTHROPE (Quintessence): What’s not to like?

I hope one day to see (and understand) a Moliere play in the original French, though as I’m not doing anything about that desire except letting my scant French knowledge…

A Queer Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mauckingbird Theatre Company presents a gender-bent look at Shakespeare’s famous play for a woman wert thou first created; Till Nature, as she wrought thee, fell a-doting, And by addition me…

No Deceit: Lantern Theater’s Scapin is a Treat

A classic work of comic literature, a joyous reworking by one of the best clowns in modern theater, an imaginative staging by a top-class Philadelphia company, and puppets: the stage…