Tom Reing

THE NIGHT ALIVE (Inis Nua): 60-second review

A quiet, human look at modern isolation

Philadelphia theater through the eyes of J. Cooper Robb, Part 2: 2004

Revisiting Philly theater history through the eyes of one of its finest critics.

BOX CLEVER (Inis Nua): 60-second review

With BOX CLEVER, Inis Nua has done the impossible: make bureaucracy theatrical.

OUR FEW AND EVIL DAYS (Inis Nua): Tantalizing ambiguity

This is difficult review to write since almost anything I’d say would be a spoiler. I can say this much: Go see it.

LOVE, LIES AND TAXIDERMY (Inis Nua): To Wales with love

Perhaps it is Harris’s adept characterization of economic pains and societal pressures which sets light romantic comedy in pleasant relief.

LEPER + CHIP (Inis Nua): More booze than the Bard

A fast-paced shaggy dog tale of love and revenge, told mostly in dueling monologs of Irish brogue

DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT (Inis Nua / Drexel MPiRP): Irish theater for the theatrical

Inis Nua Theatre Company’s 2011 breakout hit DUBLIN BY LAMPLIGHT returns to the stage in partnership with Drexel University’s Mandell Professionals in Residence Project

“Nothing about us without us”: The Radicalisation of CHELSEA Manning

When does the subject trump gender identity? Responses to the latest Inis Nua production.

THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING (Inis Nua): An unforgettable examination of a critical American subject

An intense and impactful bio-play on Bradley Manning makes its powerful American debut in a stellar production by Inis Nua.

We Are All Chelsea Manning: Inis Nua actors on what THE RADICALISATION OF BRADLEY MANNING means to them

We asked the actors in this challenging production: Who is Bradley Manning to you?

SPINE (Inis Nua): Beauty in the library stacks

Dramatizing the effects of public library closings doesn’t sound like the most engaging of topics, but playwright Clara Brennan weaves a beautiful story about the importance of seeing the people behind numbers and statistics.

SPINE (Inis Nua): A funny and poignant paean to libraries

A funny, touching, and uplifting 70-minute solo show considers the vital importance of books, libraries, and a supportive community on human happiness and development.

Upcoming Readings

  What: How Green Was My Valley with music by Roger Ames and book and lyrics by Elizabeth Bassine; The Gig with music, book, and lyrics by Doug Cohen; and A Good Man with music by…

Old Friends and Frequent Collaborators Get HOOKED! An interview with Tom Reing and Charlie DelMarcelle

Director Tom Reing and actor Charlie DelMarcelle talk about their childhood, their collaborations, and Inis Nua’s upcoming production of HOOKED!

From the UK to Philadelphia to Broadway: An interview with actor Harry Smith

British-born actor Harry Smith talks about his background in the UK, his life and career in Philadelphia, and his upcoming debut on Broadway.

PENELOPE (Inis Nua): Love and death in a hot country

Enda Walsh’s existential thought-play treads a well-worn path, but it does so with intelligence and poetry.

Corinna Burns in Inis Nua’s LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE (Photo credit: Katie Reing)

LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE (Inis Nua): A delightfully duplicitous foray into the art(s) of deception

What do art forgers and the theater have in common? Both try to convince you that something is real when it’s not, and both do it with the expectation of…

CIPHERS (Inis Nua): An ultra-modern spy thriller

CIPHERS displays an ultra-modern set, an unflinchingly poised cast, and all the classic elements of an intriguing spy thriller,

Is there money in theater? Where does it come from? Who gets it?

Phindie looks at tax returns for local theaters to see how much they brought in from what sources. We also look at who the best paid employee was for each “non-profit”.

Photo credit: Katie Reing

MIDSUMMER (Inis Nua): A Dream of a Rom-Com

Closing its 2013-14 season of funny and poignant contemporary two-handers with one-word titles (the excellent BLINK and TROUSERS—see Phindie reviews here and here, respectively—were the previous productions), Inis Nua presents…