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FROZEN (Isis Productions): Forgiveness, redemption, and moving on

Neill Hartley’s ensemble for FROZEN makes the most of all the emotion and thoughtfulness Bryony Lavery invests in his play of forgiveness, redemption, and moving on.

Kirsten Quinn and Renee Richman-Weisband in Isis Productions’ TOO MUCH SUN (Photo credit: Kristine DiGrigoli)

TOO MUCH SUN (Isis): The hilarity and horrors of a dysfunctional family

An egomaniacal actress disrupts the lives of her estranged dysfunctional family in Nicky Silver’s sardonic and disturbing absurdist tragicomedy.

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THE THREE MARIES (no Attytude productions): Philly Phun on Broad Street

This celebration of all things Philly and silly gets the audience strutting in their seats and laughing as they leave. Shakespeare it’s not, but Ogborn and the producers hope it will be adopted as a Philadelphia staple with a life of its own.

Kirsten Quinn and Renee Richman-Weisband in Isis Productions’ COLLECTED STORIES (Photo credit: Kristine DiGrigoli)

COLLECTED STORIES (Isis): Lifting the mothballed veils of secrecy

Donald Margulies’s shocking intergenerational encounter COLLECTED STORIES is given a brutal performance at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio

Kirsten Quinn and Renee Richman-Weisband star in Isis Productions’ COLLECTED STORIES (Photo credit: Kristine DiGrigoli)

COLLECTED STORIES (Isis): When “What happens in Vegas” doesn’t stay in Vegas

An off-the-record conversation between an established author and her graduate student assistant becomes the basis for an increasingly adversarial examination of professional ethics, artistic license, and personal betrayal.

(Photo credit: Courtesy of KILL SHAKESPEARE)

KILL SHAKESPEARE: LIVE GRAPHIC NOVEL (Revolution Shakespeare and Hear Again Radio Project): Fringe Review 42

Revolution Shakespeare (dedicated to new approaches to the playwright) and Hear Again Radio Project (specializing in the recreation of vintage radio programs) have teamed up for an entertaining presentation of the popular graphic novel series KILL SHAKESPEARE.

Seth Reichgott and Earnest L. Phillips in ADDRESS UNKNOWN.

ADDRESS UNKNOWN (Meadowbrook Productions): Letters from the edge of history

Reading history is like watching a familiar play: the fascinating thing is that the characters don’t know what’s going to happen. But sometimes you come across a work of fiction written on the cusp of great historical events imbued with a clear sighted vision of how the epoch is unfolding. Adapted by Frank Dunlop from a 1938 novella by Kathrine Kressman Taylor, ADDRESS UNKNOWN is one such work.