Nathan Foley

THE SEA VOYAGE (PAC): 2019 Fringe review

PAC makes waves with a solid classic comedy with simplistic use of physicality and inventive fight choreography.

THE SEA VOYAGE (PAC): 2019 Fringe review

Adventure, reunion, and love intertwine to create a scrappy maritime tale of marauding and romance.

A Welcome to the International Artists at the 2019 Fringe Festival

Henrik Eger greets international Fringe artists.

Fringe preview: Sail away with the PAC

Philadelphia Artists’ Collective hits the water with another Fringe gem.

PAC Tis Pity

’TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE (PAC): 60-second review

PAC’s full production of the 17th century play retains the fun and accessibility of its Venture Reading series performances.

Theater in Sketch: LYDIE BREEZE Part 3: MADAKET ROAD (EgoPo)

The EgoPo Classical Theater’s production of John Guare’s Lydie Breeze part III was asking the fundamental question, “what is ‘it’.”

LYDIE BREEZE PART ONE: COLD HARBOR (EgoPo): Ambitious, sprawling, but emotionally hollow

COLD HARBOR is fast-paced and skillfully produced, with a large, stylistically diverse cast, but at its emotional core it is stiff and distant.

2018 Theater Preview: EgoPo Classic Theatre

EgoPo Classic Theatre focuses its 2017/18 series on the work of John Guare with the world premiere of Guare’s Lydie Breeze Trilogy as one fluid theatrical experience.

IPHIGENIA AT AULIS (PAC): 2017 Fringe review

If there’s an ideal company to introduce works of classical theater, it’s the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective

Fringe in Sketch: IPHEGENIA AT AULIS (PAC)

Hurricane Harvey battered the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. Hurricane Irma was destroying entire islands in the Caribbean, and moving towards Florida. So even before stepping aboard the USS Olympia, the oldest…

HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (PAC): Spectacle and sadness at the circus

Leonid Andreyev’s classic tale of love and death in the Big Top is given original interludes of circus acts and live music to set the stage and mood.

GOD OF CARNAGE (Montgomery Theater): A rich unraveling

Civilization is not easy to maintain. One knock and the lapse of a moment can set it off kilter.

RAGE OF ACHILLES (CCTC): The absurdity and tragedy of war

Commonwealth Classic Theatre presents a world-premiere production of Paul Parente’s meaningful tragicomedy on the absurdities and horrors of war, inspired by the events and characters from Homer’s Iliad.

Renegade’s STORIES AND SPIRITS settles down with a drink and a good book

Novels and cocktails are two of the best things in life. STORIES AND SPIRITS combines them in a one-off evening of drinks and performances.

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (Lantern): Capturing the passion and the parody

Director Charles McMahon equates the hot-blooded battle of wills between Kate and Petruchio with the intense, sensual, and stylized dance of the tango.

ARCADIA (Lantern): A great play is always timely

Stoppard’s genius is to permeate his play with deep philosophical contemplation while using the play to explore those same issues.

Krista Apple-Hodge as Queen Elizabeth I. (Photo credit: Plate3Photography)

MARY STUART (PAC): The Prison of Power

Philadelphia Artist Collective’s tightly-corseted production of Frederich Schiller’s Mary Stuart, starring the earth-shattering Charlotte Northeast and the finely-tuned Krista Apple Hodge will leave you white-knuckle-gripping the edge of your seat. Sitting in a severe theater-in-the-round circle, the audience itself forms four oppressive walls seemingly trapping the actors on the Broad Street Ministry’s cherry wood floor. If Schiller were alive today, he would raise a thumb in approval of director Dan Hodge’s minimalist approach.

Lantern Theater Company's production of Jane Austen's EMMA review

EMMA (Lantern): Philly falls for Austenmania

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 been required reading for over…