“This 1960’s French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage features self-styled Parisian lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent “layovers.” He keeps “one up, one down, and one pending” until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris, and Bernard’s apartment, at the same time.” –… Continue reading Theatre Review: Boeing Boeing doesn’t quite take flight
World-premiere Splinter and Crack, written by local Jessica Bedford, is Juniper Production’s first full-length production. A company with a penchant for cool spaces (last year’s debut was at Philadelphia Distillery), its current home at the new Hamilton Studios in the revitalizing Spring Arts area is a good match. Rosemary (Mary Elizabeth Scallen) is a literary… Continue reading Theatre Review: Powerful dynamics and complexities with Splinter and Crack
After a season or two of this production cycling through the city and the burbs, I do think Peter and the Starcatcher is the new Godspell and I am more than okay with that! For decades, Godspell has been the go-to musical for theatre houses nation-wide to explore conceptual theatre and dialogue. After seeing Peter… Continue reading Theatre Review: Imagination in the truest form with Theatre Horizon’s Peter and the Starcatcher
For nearly as long as people have been performing Shakespeare, people have been putting their own spin on Shakespeare. If a straightforward Othello isn’t your style, perhaps your interest can be piqued by a version set against the backdrop of high-stakes prep basketball. And for every thoughtful and innovative reimagining of the Bard’s classics, there… Continue reading Theatre Review: People’s Light Explores Shakespearean Aftermath with “Romeo & Juliet: A Requiem”
Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help!, a 50-minute one-alien show co-created by Amanda Coffin and Bill D'Agostino, stars Hannah Parke as Zuzz, the titular extra terrestrial whose spaceship has crashed on Earth. Her self-appointed mission is to invite the people of Earth to celebrate in Glofenshopenshpiel, the most important holiday on her planet. This holiday… Continue reading Children’s Theatre Review: Zuzz the Alien Needs Your Help! is an adorable show that young kids and their parents will love.
Ego Po Classic Theatre culminates its ambitious staging of John Guare’s epic Lydie Breeze Trilogy with the opening of Madaket Road. It is a long and complicated walk through the past. Guare has written mind bending and heartbreaking twists and turns throughout. Leaving the audience to piece it together for some time after they leave… Continue reading Theatre Review: Lydie Breeze Trilogy Part III: Madaket Road Ends Ego Po’s Season with a Home Run
I love watching Shakespeare done well, so I was ecstatic watching Villanova University’s production of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING. Director James Ijames in the program tells us he wanted to create, "a playground for imagination, creation, mischief and magic.” He challenges the audience to engage their imaginations in this wondrous world of Messina. James continues,… Continue reading Theatre Review: “A playground for imagination, creation, mischief and magic” with Much Ado About Nothing at Villanova Theatre