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E. Ashley Izard as Mary Tyrone in the Quintessence Theatre production.

The Mother of All Roles: E. Ashley Izard plays Mary Tyrone in LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

E. Ashley Izard tackles one of the most daunting roles in the American canon.

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut): A funny thing is happening now at the Walnut

Sondheim’s classic musical in a new production is directed by Frank Ferrante.

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Fringe in Sketch: HOME (Geoff Sobelle)

Our personal space is our own

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BIND (Corinna Burns): 2017 Fringe review

An ambitious, unfinished work by one of Philadelphia’s best.

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LABOR OF LOVE (The Waitstaff): 2017 Fringe review

Sketch comedy group The Waitstaff is the longest continuously producing company in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. They must be doing something right.

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Fringe in Sketch: MARX IN SOHO (Iron Age)

MARX IN SOLO by Howard Zinn is directed by John Doyle for Iron Age Theatre.

Photo by Mark Garvin.

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (Walnut Street Theatre): 60-second review

The promise of “something for everyone” is both too little and too much.

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FISHTOWN: A Hipster Noir (Tribe of Fools): 2017 Fringe review

This is what you’re looking for. This is Fringe. Tribe of Fools delivers the goods… again.

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HELLO BLACKOUT (New Paradise Labs): 2017 Fringe review

More engrossing, more alienating, and more disciplined than its predecessor.

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Eugene Ionesco’s THE BALD SOPRANO (IRC): 2017 Fringe Review

Tina Brock and company make Ionesco’s absurd SOPRANO sing.

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2017 Barrymore nominees: In their own words

Phindie asked this year’s crop of Barrymore Award nominees about their experience of being nominated.

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Opera Innovator: An Interview with David Devan ahead of the O17 Festival

Opera Philadelphia’s innovative general director previews the upcoming O17 Festival.

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Theater in Sketch: CORIOLANUS (Shakespeare in Clark Park)

The audience gather together on two adjacent hill sides and in the middle is a stretch of grass,

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THE NEW & IMPROVED STAGES OF GRIEF (Act II): Laughing through tears

Philadelphia’s queen of comedy takes on a dark subject with humor and heart.

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THE NERD (Bucks County Playhouse): 60-second review

Larry Shue’s 1979 farce has seen better days.

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Theater in Sketch: THE ROSES IN JUNE (Seagull Productions)

Chuck Schultz reviews in words and image.

Mother Emanuel cast. Front LtR, Lauren Morgan, Christopher Augustin, Sabriaya Shipley. Back, Christian Branch. Image by Ethimo Foto.

MOTHER EMANUEL—AN AMERICAN MUSICAL PLAY (New Freedom Theatre): Taking the theater to church

New Freedom Theatre honors Emanuel Nine in new musical by creating a gospel celebration that honors their lives

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PROJECT DAWN (People’s Light): The hug or the hammer

A well-intentioned but dull play about an important legal program in Philadelphia.

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Theater in Sketch: HIR (Simpatico)

Simpatico Theatre Company’s production of HIR by Taylor Mac challenges audiences to reconsider preconceptions of gender identity