Throughout, the play is ridden with fearful moments, guilty consciences, and serious reflections of what life may be like for creatures being surrounded by uneasiness and pain.View More BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Temple Theaters): Fringe Review 61.2
Everything about BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO asserts the production as one of the best works in this year’s Fringe.View More BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (Temple Theaters): Fringe Review 61.1
For the second year, Phindie asked local theater writers to vote on the best theatrical work produced in or near the city in the 2013/14 theater season.View More 2013/14 Critics’ Awards: The best in Philadelphia theater
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…View More MIDSUMMER (Inis Nua): A Dream of a Rom-Com
Dylan Thomas’s poem A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES runs the risk of becoming sticky-sweet with nostalgia, and it is director Sebastienne Mundheim’s idiosyncratic vision, and the spot-on…View More A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (Lantern): 60-second review
Lantern Theater Company’s world premiere adaptation of A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Charles McMahon and Sebastienne Mundheim, the inventive “interdisciplinary performance-maker” who designed the production and also directs, captures all the warmth, nostalgia, and childlike wonder of the original, employing live actors, puppets, miniature houses, plastic-bag clouds, and exhilarating snow flurries to transform Thomas’s descriptive language and idealized memories into an enchanting theatrical vision.View More A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES (Lantern): Idyllic visions of a holiday past
In Berlin in the wake of German reunification, American John Marks writes to his friend “Doug Wright” (I AM MY OWN WIFE’s playwright) about the eccentric Charlotte. Having “grown up gay in the Bible Belt”, Wright is fascinated by the transgender Berliner and spends grant money and savings to pay her a series of visits, hoping to turn his interviews into a play.
As related in act one of this short two-act piece, Charlotte’s tale fascinates Wright (and the Theatre Horizon audience).View More I AM MY OWN WIFE (Theatre Horizon): A story of perserverance
The Lantern Theater Company’s production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE completes its presentation of Martin McDonagh’s Leenane Trilogy, following 2007’s THE LONESOME WEST and…View More A Darker Emerald Isle: Lantern’s THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
You may ask, “Do we need yet another production of Romeo and Juliet?” The answer is yes we do. This is the Lantern. Next question? The…View More Romeo and Juliet (Lantern Theater Company): Do we need another R&J?