This show has history. Odets, a voice for his disinherited generation was born in Philadelphia.View More Waiting For Lefty (Quintessence): On the side of angels but not art
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.View More Quintessence Breaking the Cycle with Tragi-Comedy The Winter’s Tale
There’s tons of great shows to see in Philadelphia this month! Here are Phindie’s picks for some of the must-see performances. The Cure at Troy…View More FEBRUARY ROUNDUP: This month’s picks
A work of incredible importance to American theatrical historyView More RACHEL (Quintessence): Screaming from the Past
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.View More PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Quintessence): Dead dads, tall tales, Irish intrigue
Quintessence Theatre dynamically brings to life Mary Shelley’s classic tale of Frankenstein and his monstrous creation in a fantastic, eerily staged productionView More FRANKENSTEIN; OR THE MODERN PROMETHEUS (Quintessence Theatre): It’s Alive!!
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.View More Why Wait? Director Ken Marini talks about Quintessence Theatre’s brilliant WAITING FOR GODOT
Quintessence Theatre Group’s WAITING FOR GODOT strikes a balance between humor and pathos, between realism and ridiculousness.View More WAITING FOR GODOT (Quintessence): Really absurd
An excellent play well done.View More LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (Quintessence): Love and desire and hate
On August 21, Theatre Philadelphia announced nominees for the 2017 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Established companies led the day.View More 2017 Barrymore Awards nominations
Melancholy John Ford was more ‘himself’ and less ‘Shakespearean’ than other less bold Cavalier dramatists.View More THE BROKEN HEART (Quintessence): Dark matter
Some sketches of some Brecht.View More Theater in Sketch: MOTHER COURAGE
Quintessence Theatre brings to life a beautifully staged, truly epic production of Bertolt Brecht’s MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, as brilliantly directed by Alexander Burns.View More MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN (Quintessence): Epic theater!
You don’t have to be ten years old to thoroughly enjoy this production, you just have to retrace the breadcrumbs and remember how to pretend again.View More HANSEL AND GRETEL (Quintessence): Cool contemporary spin on Grimm
As always with an Alexander Burns production, imagery is rife, props are creative, and jokes come as much from sight gags as from dialogue.View More THE THREE MUSKETEERS (Quintessence): Swordplay and horseplay combine in a breezy adaptation
For the latest installment in their tradition of performing literary family classics for the holidays, Quintessence Theatre Group brings ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and its parade of beloved batty characters to Sedgwick Theater.View More ALICE’s ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND (Quintessence): Mystifying appearances and disappearances, levitations and mysterious goings-on at Mount Airy’s Sedgwick Theater
Burns and his cast humanize Shakespeare’s characters and provide a smart, jolly time that is tinged with genuine sentiment.View More AS YOU LIKE IT (Quintessence): Do you not know I am a woman?
Quintessence Theatre Group is wrapping up its inaugural season at the Sedgwick Theater in Mount Airy with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, which is…View More Classics Now and Forever: Interview with Quintessence Theatre’s Alexander Burns