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Ireland Rising: Irish Heritage Theatre actors respond to THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

Nine Irish Heritage Theatre actors talk about the Irish roots of Sean O’Casey’s THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS.

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The Last Days of the Society Hill Playhouse

A stalwart of Philadelphia theater since the 1960s, Society Hill Playhouse will close on April 1, 2016. This Spring’s programming marks the final chapter in a long history.

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Reflections on Playwriting: A personal interview with Walt Vail, one of Philadelphia’s most experienced playwrights

Part two of a multi-part interview with one of Philadelphia’s oldest and most prolific playwrights.

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Sixty Years of Philadelphia Theater: Interview with playwright Walt Vail

Tracing 60 years of theater history in Philadelphia through the eyes of one man.

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The Magic of Christmas!: Barbershop Quartet with famous Philly magicians at the Society Hill Playhouse

One real barber and four famous Philadelphia magicians who are going to surprise the audience on Saturday, December 19

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2016 is almost knocking at the gate: Interview with LAFFERTY’S WAKE playwright Susan Turlish

In this, the second of a two-part interview (read part one here), Henrik Eger talks to playwright Susan Turlish about her work.

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“No Irish Wake is considered a success without one mighty, knockdown, knockout fight!”: Interview with LAFFERTY’S WAKE playwright Susan Turlish

Part one of the first-ever interview with Susan Turlish, playwright of Society Hill Playhouse’s smash hit LAFFERTY’S WAKE

Jason Klemm as Rory, the pub owner, in Society Hill Playhouse's production of LAFFERTY'S WAKE (Photo courtesy of Michelle Pauls)

LAFFERTY’S WAKE (Society Hill Playhouse): Putting the fun in funeral

The LAFFERTY’S WAKE ensemble is quick and amiable in Susan Turlish’s gentle comic story,

Stephen Fala and Tori Mittelman as Patrick and Maggie Clancy in LAFFERTY’S WAKE at Society Hill Playhouse (Photo credit: Michelle Pauls)

LAFFERTY’S WAKE (Society Hill Playhouse): “For God’s sake, you got to laugh a little!”

Society Hill Playhouse celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a seasonal revival of Susan Turlish’s musical-comedy send-up of the Irish,

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Irish Eyes Still Smiling: LAFFERTY’S WAKE back at Society Hill Playhouse 17 years later

In 1997, Inquirer theater critic Douglas J. Keating attended the world premiere of LAFFERTY’S WAKE, an interactive Irish-style play conceived by Susan Turlish and her cast of local actors.

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TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL (Society Hill Playhouse): The annoying ex you never wanted to see

This 90-minute cabaret featuring of three bitter divorced women and a newspaper pen pal crams heartless bubble gum jingles and cheap laughs into the plot of a confused Lifetime special.

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[68] EMANCIPATION SWEET, A PLAY WITH MUSIC (Theatre for Transformation): Fringe review

Theatre for Transformation is a Lancaster-based company focused on performing African-American stories for diverse audiences. This active group has toured their original works to over 100 schools, college, faith groups,…

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[50] IF I WERE A DRAG QUEEN, I WOULD BE FAMOUS (Shannon Agnew): Fringe review

Keep an eye (and an ear) out for Shannon Agnew. Her new show, IF I WERE A DRAG QUEEN, I WOULD BE FAMOUS, is a multimedia cabaret filled to the…

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A PLAY, A PIE AND A PINT: Three Things We Can All Like

As a lover of theater, beer, and meat-filled pastries, I’ve been excited by the ads and positive buzz about this series from Tiny Dynamite for a few months. When I…

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Philadelphia Theatre Reviews

I’ve never acted, except for a brief cameo in a high school musical on which I was working back stage. I have never studied acting, or playwriting, or plays (again,…