Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5

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Leading the Blind: Interview with the director and cast of Irish Heritage Theatre’s MOLLY SWEENEY

We presented five questions to IRT’s Peggy Mecham, the director, and the three cast members: Kirsten Quinn as Molly Sweeney, the blind woman; Ethan Lipkin as the husband; and Michael P. Toner as the physician.

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MOLLY SWEENEY (Irish Heritage Theatre): That the blind may see

Turn off your phones, step away from your laptops, and run, don’t walk to the Irish Heritage Theatre’s first ever Barrymore-eligible production.

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THE SUBMISSION (Quince): Things we dare not even think about

THE SUBMISSION revels in its unique brand of pot stirring, inflammatory, back and forth that has the characters talk openly and passionately about things most people seem reluctant to even think of—racism and homophobia.

Emily Schuman, Andrew Carroll, and Heather Cole in IRC's MISALLIANCE.

MISALLIANCE (IRC): Swift, honed, talky

in a medium fraught with love stories Shaw gleefully throws dirt into our eyes and says: yours is a sick obsession.

Gizel Jimenez and ensemble in the Walnut's 2013 show IN THE HEIGHTS. Photo credit: Mark Garvin.

Walnut Street Theatre: Part 3, The Changing Shape of Philadelphia Theater

Katelyn Behrman’s three-part series on the Walnut Street Theatre concludes with a consideration of the Walnut’s place in the changing landscape of Philadelphia theater.

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The Walnut Street Theatre: Part 2, Crafting a Popular Season

In the second of her three-part series on the Walnut Street Theatre, Katelyn Behrman looks at how the Walnut puts together its season of popular productions, and considers the opportunities presented by the second stage and rented facilities.

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John Donges Photographs THREE DAYS OF RAIN (Quince): A Double Assignment

In shooting Richard Greenberg’s THREE DAYS OF RAIN, my first photographic challenge was to capture the unique structure of the play: the first act is set in 1995 and involves a brother/sister and their old friend – the son of their father’s architecture partner and oldest friend. In Act II, the three actors play the parents of their Act I characters. So it was a dual challenge to photograph basically two casts instead of one, and to try and paint a visual portrait of what is both similar and different between each character and his/her parent, and to portray the look of two very different decades.

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ONDINE (Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium): At sea with emotional hyperbole

Talented and celebrated director Aaron Cromie teams up with the idiosyncratic Idopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium to tackle French impressionist Jean Giraudoux at the Walnut Street Theatre Studio 5. The play, ONDINE,…

ASYLUM (Rainy Day Players) Fringe review

[51] ASYLUM (Rainy Day Players): Fringe review

Grown-ups aren’t frightened by monsters under the bed. The real ones to worry about lay there right next to us, whispering away in the dark. If we manage to sleep,…