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?
THE LONG TIDES weaves clown, movement, audience participation and narrative in a poignant audit of how we spend our minutes.View More The Long Tides of Time: Nicole Quenelle on her 2016 Fringe show
Michael Hollinger and Vance Lemkuhl’s musical is lacking in conflict and complexity.View More A WONDERFUL NOISE (Villanova): Noise but not wonderful
Top Philly theater writer Deb Miller previews the best of the 2015 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.View More Deb Miller’s 15 Top Picks for the 2015 Fringe Festival
In September of 1900 Anton Chekhov confessed in a letter to his actress-wife Olga Knipper: “I find it very difficult to write THREE SISTERS, much more…View More Conversations on Chekhov: What gimmicks? The Arden’s THREE SISTERS has a lasting effect
THREE SISTERS is the story not only of its title characters—the sisters Olga (Sarah Sanford), Masha (Katharine Powell) and Irina (Mary Tuomanen)—but also of the various characters who shuffle in and out of their country home over the course of a few years. It’s a soap opera on wheels as nearly everyone falls in love, gets caught up in adultery and waxes philosophical, all while sinking deeper and deeper into the exact sorts of lives they never wanted to lead.View More THREE SISTERS (Arden Theatre): Does the gimmick stick?