Playwright James Ijames offers a searing examination of the commodification of black experience.View More WHITE (Theatre Horizon): Representation matters
Tom Lehrer is the smartest, most devilish, most perceptive, and most funny of the editorial songwritersView More TOMFOOLERY (Act II): Rediscovering the satire of Tom Lehrer
The Walnut’s production reveals the bones of an American classic if never quite fleshes out the potential of the enduring masterwork.View More A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN (Walnut): 60-second review
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…
Commonwealth’s production draws the curtain on enough of the play’s window into regret to reveal the melancholy brilliance of THE GLASS MENAGERIE.View More THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Commonwealth Classic): Through the glass darkly
Kyle Cassidy photographs Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company’s production of Tennessee Williams’s THE GLASS MENAGERIE, now onstage at the Off Broad Street Theatre.View More Kyle Cassidy Photo Essay: THE GLASS MENAGERIE (Commonwealth Classic Theatre)
The fast-paced spoof about a boy band saving the souls of an audience of sinners on the last stop of their “Raise the Praise” tour is filled with witty references to the Bible, the Passion of Christ, and the Catholic liturgy. The Boyz—aptly named Matthew, Mark, Luke, Juan, and Abraham–proselytize to prospective believers in real time through their songs, employing post-modern technology, current slang, and choreographed moves that gently skewer such popular acts as the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync.View More ALTAR BOYZ (11th Hour): Raising the Praise!
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
Drury’s funny, traumatic, inventive and timely play will stab at you, personally, at least once. She asks whether it is important that a story be told, or if it is more important that it be told in a certain way. She uses the events in Namibia to illustrate the cracks in our own culture, the divides caused by racial issues even among a group of people who would probably all vote for the same candidate..View More WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT (InterAct): Are You Black Enough?