A review in words and sketch by Chuck Schultz and Yumna Tolaimate
Susan Riley Stevens
As we enter the season of unpredictable weather, go to Act II to get their take on the warm and fuzzies mixed with the cold shoulder.
“Mentors and protégés exist everywhere”: Interview with playwright Donald Margulies on COLLECTED STORIES
Donald Margulies talks about COLLECTED STORIES and more
Two shows by Philadelphia writer Mary Tuomanen opened on consecutive nights last week, providing a singular opportunity to assess common threads tying together works by the author.
Theatre Horizon’s production of William Finn’s autobiographical musical comedy is filled with off-beat humor, powerhouse vocals, and a life-affirming message.
The story is a little dated, but that is part of its charm, like watching a Norman Rockwell painting come to life.
Act II opens its new season with a bang with Bruce Graham’s ACCORDING TO GOLDMAN
Ingmar Bergman’s 1981 stage adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is pared-down, focused, and intense. By reducing Ibsen’s original lengthy script by nearly half, Bergman endows the 19th-century feminist milestone with a post-modern clarity and import.qD
Director Patrick Mulcahy takes a modernist approach to the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s production of MACBETH, with a 20th-century minimalist aesthetic that compels the audience to focus on the emotions and actions of the characters and the power of the playwright’s language. It’s stark and intense, and also, at times, oddly anachronistic and comical, performed in attire that suggests a peculiar mash-up of wartime Berlin and dance club chic, military and punk.