Shakespeare wrote Twelfth Night (1599-1600), one of his few fantasy plays, immediately before he penned his incomparable Hamlet (1600-1601). As Artistic Director Charles McMahon describes…View More TWELFTH NIGHT (Lantern): Some are born great
“Shall we set about some revels?” Yes! The battle begins: Lantern Theater Company opened its excellent and enjoyable production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night; soon to…View More TWELFTH NIGHT (Lantern): Shall we set about some revels?
A crippling honesty and family ties mark August Wilson’s Radio Golf, a play that flows with humor along with sharply incisive dialogue and a clever story line.View More RADIO GOLF (Arden): Hearts on one side, heads on the other
A quick, masterful production that would make Brecht proud.View More THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI (Lantern): 60-second review
GEM OF THE OCEAN is about a lot of things, including race, mysticism, and murder.View More GEM OF THE OCEAN (Arden): A thing of beauty
Looking at Arden Childrens Theater in words and sketchView More Theater in Sketch: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Arden Theatre)
Why does SWEAT appeal to us, as aging urban middle-to-upper-to-upper-upper-class theatergoers? Do we hope to understand? Relate? Gawk? What do we applaud?View More SWEAT (PTC): What’s the matter with Reading?
A version of this review was also published on Foley Got Comped. Irish Heritage Theatre is purely a labor of love. All of the company…View More LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY (Irish Heritage Theatre): 2018 Fringe review
Encourages its audience to pay attention, and compels us into conversation afterward.View More I AM NOT MY MOTHERLAND (Orbiter 3): A different kind of interactive theater
Revolution Shakespeare has put together a truly all-star line-up for its promotional video for KING JOHN, this year’s fall Shakespeare production in Hawthorne Park.View More Know KING JOHN: Helen Mirren and other stars promote Philly production of little-known Shakespeare play
An elderly Jewish lady and a young African American strike up an unexpected and unusual friendship.View More DRIVING MISS DAISY (Act II): A production in the drivers seat
Commonwealth Classic Theatre presents a world-premiere production of Paul Parente’s meaningful tragicomedy on the absurdities and horrors of war, inspired by the events and characters from Homer’s Iliad.View More RAGE OF ACHILLES (CCTC): The absurdity and tragedy of war
Performers past and present share their thoughts and memories on a decade of Shakespeare in Clark Park.View More Not of an Age: Remembering 10 years of Shakespeare in Clark Park
As the nation mourns the victims of over-zealous policing, Flashpoint Theatre Company’s HANDS UP attempts to make sense of this injustice.View More HANDS UP (Flashpoint): From micro- to macro- aggressions
Philly Shakes’ production isn’t afraid to embrace the wonderfully silly and naughty aspects of Shakespeare, and the approach works like a charm.View More A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre): What fools these mortals be!
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre are giving each other greeting cards, buying each other flowers, and teaming up for a one-night-only concert of music and performance.View More A Love Made in Shakespeare: Valentine’s Day performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre
Director Whit MacLaughlin employs both live actors and shadow puppets to convey both the darkness and magic of the popular story.View More BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Arden): An innovative retelling of a favorite fairytale
The 2nd production by People’s Light from Wilson’s “Century Cycle”, FENCES is an engaging and profound examination of very human characters dealing with very challenging circumstances,View More FENCES (People’s Light): On broken dreams and the hope for change
Part of an ongoing international tour, FringeArts’ 13-performance engagement of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit follows the playwright’s rules: A script waits in a sealed envelope. ach night, a different actor steps on stage and opens the envelope, reading the script aloud for the first—and last—time.View More Fringe preview: Actor schedule for WHITE RABBIT, RED RABBIT includes David Morse
MAN OF LA MANCHA is a play within a play. The production is the clear result of what happens when a group of professionals pour their talents into a common goal.View More MAN OF LA MANCHA (Act II): 60-second review