Toby Zinman

A dilettante at large considers Philly After Dark at the Athenaeum

A whimsical and educational show combining images of the city by moonlight, gaslight, electric light, fire and lightning.

REALLY (Theatre Exile): Camera obscura

Discomfort is the name of the game here, but to what purpose?

Buyer & Cellar 1812 Productions

BUYER & CELLAR (1812 Productions): The way we are

This is one of those truth-is-stranger-than-fiction moments. BUYER AND CELLAR is about Barbra Streisand’s basement.

KINKY BOOTS (national tour at the Academy of Music): Everybody say yeah

Seeing KINKY BOOTS every couple of years turns out to be a semi-good idea

IRC’s presents some Durang classics

Featuring spoofs of American theater luminaries, IRC’s 2008 hit A STREETCAR NAMED DURANG returns this month for a brief seven-show run.

The Purpose of Criticism: Roger Ebert, Lester Bangs, and Psychotic Reactions

Following his much-discussed piece on Gimmickry in Theater, Michael F. Fisher considers the role of the critic, and how theater criticism in Philadelphia compares to the best pop culture reviews….