Plays & Players Theatre

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

Chuck Schultz reviews in words and image.

Stephanie Iozzia and Ethan Lipkin in MAKING HISTORY. Photo by Carlos Forbes.
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MAKING HISTORY (Irish Heritage Theatre): A very human Irish history play

A great play for history buffs and hibernophiles.

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THE CAROLS (1812 Productions): Ghost of past holiday movies brought to comic life

A great entertainment present for Philly’s Christmas present.

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Six Questions for Six Directors: John O’Hara’s 12 CHAIRS gets a revamped production

Female-centric theater group ReVamp Collective presents 12 CHAIRS.

Photo by Kate Raines Plate 3 Photography

I FUCKING DARE YOU (Berserker Residents): 2016 Fringe review 31

The two pieces foment a rowdy audience that’s comfortable interacting and even going up on stage to help the chosen one achieve her mission

Jenna Horton gets truthy in THE SINCERITY PROJECT. Photo by Jen Cleary.

THE SINCERITY PROJECT (Team Sunshine Performance Corporation): 2016 Fringe review 19.2

THE SINCERITY PROJECT treats sincerity like a destination as intangible as a hyperobject is immeasurable—a destination to approach but never arrive at.

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THE SINCERITY PROJECT (Team Sunshine Performance Corporation): 2016 Fringe review 19.1

Uproariously funny, liberatingly bare-assed, and gut-wrenchingly real

Makoto Hirano in the role of Gordon Hirabayashi in Plays & Players' production of HOLD THESE TRUTHS.

HOLD THESE TRUTHS (Plays & Players): When the hero loses, we all lose

The lesser-known story of Gordon Hirabayashi, who ought to be publicly regarded as one of America’s outlying forces of justice, is told fearlessly by Makoto Hirano in Jeanne Sakata’s HOLD THESE TRUTHS.

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30/30 Vision: Tamanya Garza on Latinos in Philadelphia theater

Phindie talked to Tamanya Garza, a longtime leader of the Philadelphia Latino theater community and director of EL NOGALAR, part of the three-play 30/30 series exploring Latino theater.

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Fringe Preview 9: Center City Fringe

There’s still a cachet and a natural audience draw when a work is staged in the center of town, and that’s still where most of the theaters in town are…