There are many good comedies out there, but not many where the weight of tragedy crests and wanes beneath the laughter.
Thom Nickels asks why the same people always get satirized.
Shakespeare made simple, and simply fun.
Ho boy, it’s been quite the election cycle. Thankfully, Philadelphia has 1812 Productions to ease the pain with its annual satirical show.
The emphasis is on the physical comedy in David Stradley’s production
A remarkably original and gloriously entertaining version of the Marlowe play.
This year’s installment of the annual politically-incorrect political comedy skewers the presidential candidates and brings some welcome laughs to a troubled week
What could be so funny in a play written nearly 500 years ago? There is something for everyone to either laugh or balk at in this bawdy production of a play by Machiavelli.
In the eyes of director Alexander Burns this doomed romance never stood a chance.
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.
As always with an Alexander Burns production, imagery is rife, props are creative, and jokes come as much from sight gags as from dialogue.
ALICE’s ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Quintessence): Mystifying appearances and disappearances, levitations and mysterious goings-on at Mount Airy’s Sedgwick Theater
For the latest installment in their tradition of performing literary family classics for the holidays, Quintessence Theatre Group brings ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and its parade of beloved batty characters to Sedgwick Theater.
RICHARD II is a richly rewarding play, full of insightful and startling verse, but you might want to read a synopsis before seeing this production.
Burns and his cast humanize Shakespeare’s characters and provide a smart, jolly time that is tinged with genuine sentiment.
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…
If your favorite part of Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was the creepy boat ride or if you even remember that scene with a tingle of cinematic delight right down in…