Quintessence Theater’s founding artistic director Alex Burns, has written a new translation from the original French
There’s magic and mystery as wonderfully costumed characters come alive to dance, sing, cavort, wrestle, draw swords, threaten violence, and show mercy
This show has history. Odets, a voice for his disinherited generation was born in Philadelphia.
Due to the pandemic, it had been many months since I’d visited the Sedgwick Theater in Germantown. October 1 was opening night for The Chairs…
As part of its Transformation Repertory, Quintessence Theatre Company presents one of Shakespeare’s most beguiling plays, The Winter’s Tale. Sometimes classified as a “late romance,” or a “tragi-comedy,” or simply “a problem play,” The Winter’s Tale spans two countries and 16 years.
A work of incredible importance to American theatrical history
In repertory with their solid production of PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD, the company presents three of Synge’s one-acts as THE SYNGE TRIPTYCH.
When PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD premiered in Philadelphia in 1912, riots broke out. Quintessence’s skillful production features consistently strong performances that manage to surprise and delight.
Henrik Eger interviews the star of Quintessence’s KING LEAR
As Lear, Robert Jason Jackson is “every inch a king.
Stepping back to a Victorian workhouse with Quintessence Theatre Group.
Quintessence Theatre dynamically brings to life Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Frankenstein and his monstrous creation in a fantastic, eerily staged production
Quintessence Theatre Group explores the Shakespearean death throes of the Roman Republic.
Quintessence Theatre’s production of WAITING FOR GODOT just closed. Henrik Eger spoke to the director about his background and his experiences directing Samuel Beckett’s classic.
Quintessence Theatre Group’s WAITING FOR GODOT strikes a balance between humor and pathos, between realism and ridiculousness.
Quintessence Theatre Group of Mount Airy produces contemporary stagings of classic theatrical works.
A jubilant mix of beautiful music and songs, dancing, magic, social politics… and elocution
An excellent play well done.
Good productions of Chekhov remind us of how vital his work still can be. Bad productions feed the narrative that his plays are dated, charmless, and inconsequential.
Melancholy John Ford was more ‘himself’ and less ‘Shakespearean’ than other less bold Cavalier dramatists.