I suspect that among the reasons COPENHAGEN has been so successful is that it invites us to believe that we are smarter than we actually areView More COPENHAGEN (Lantern): Observable quantities
What a funny, nasty, smart show.View More HAND TO GOD (PTC): The human comedy with sock puppets
Blanka Zizka boldly steps forth as both debut playwright and seasoned director of the semi-autobiographical ADAPT!View More ADAPT! (Wilma): On the brink of dawn
The simple tricks of the stage awe an audience of CGI-era children, showing that even something as normal as friendship can be magic.View More A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD (Arden Children’s Theatre): Another year with frog and toad
Aaron Posner’s hilarious reinvention of The Seagull captures all of Chekhov’s laughable characters, absurdities of life, and self-references to the theater from a 21st-century perspective.View More STUPID FUCKING BIRD (Arden): A sidesplitting and insightful reinvention of Chekhov
A superb cast and creative artistic design bring the story of traumatic loss and joyful renewal to life in the haunting musical adaptation of a Victorian classic.View More THE SECRET GARDEN (Arden): Captivating mystery and haunting artistry
Interview with Christopher Colucci about the making of a holidayView More Santa Colucci and His Merry Philadelphia Theater Elves: Behind the scenes of a holiday video
Based on British author Rudyard Kipling’s series of exotic children’s stories inspired by his childhood in India, THE JUNGLE BOOK is now an engaging family play, celebrating its world premiere at Arden Children’s Theatre.View More THE JUNGLE BOOK (Arden): Merging morals with make-believe
From about 100 entries, winners in twenty-two categories were selected by a panel of twelve judges and announced at the Barrymore Awards ceremony tonight. InterAct…View More The winners of the 2014 Barrymore Awards…
Have you ever been caught between two conflicting emotions at the same time? Have those ambivalent feelings left you hanging, unable to decide what to think or how to act? Have you turned to your most primal impulses to figure out who you are and where you’re going? Baring body and soul, Brian Sanders’ JUNK explores the psychology and physicality of uncertainty and transition in SUSPENDED.View More SUSPENDED (Brian Sanders’ JUNK): Fringe Review 2
A post-modern fusion of Pop art with opera, ANDY: A POPERA, a work-in-progress by the Bearded Ladies Cabaret, explores the enormous fame and legacy of Andy Warhol, with elements of both tragic opera and opera buffa. The synthesis reflects in part the ambiance of Warhol’s Factory in the Sixties.View More ANDY: A POPERA (The Bearded Ladies Cabaret): The Enigma of Warhol
“You will be broken and put back together again,” as one theatregoer commented on Facebook.
Given the explosive nature of this extraordinary play, I thought it important to talk to the playwright directly.View More Freezing one’s laughter mid-stream: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON by James Ijames
Plot-wise, 39 STEPS stays quite true to the original film (often down to the dialogue), with a few other Hitchcock references thrown in for good measure. The difference? This play is the height of camp.View More THE 39 STEPS (Theatre Horizon): Thriller? I hardly know her!
Black comedy, bitterness, and intimacy intertwine in Sharr White’s ANNAPURNA. Theatre Exile’s top-notch Philadelphia premiere of the gritty two-hander captures the dark humor and devastating hurt of their relationship, as they come to terms with broken love, debilitating loneliness and regret, and imminent death.View More ANNAPURNA (Theatre Exile): A powerful Philadelphia premiere of playwright Sharr White
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?