Sanctions by Philadelphia’s own Bruce Graham examines the hypocrisy of College Athletics, but this a play that is bigger than sports. Graham offers us insights into cheating, sexism, racism and sexual assault all under the examination of America’s addiction to big time college football. The story is told through the eyes of a veteran female… Continue reading Theatre Review: College Sports Under a Microscope at Delaware Theater Company
I absolutely love seeing new plays. There is an excitement and an energy that is unique to a professional opening. Kill Move Paradise is one of the most wonderful plays I have had the privilege to view. Written by Philadelphia theater favorite, James Ijames, it is the story of four African American males who find… Continue reading Theatre Review: Kill Move Paradise at the Wilma
Broadway has had a lot of success with the “Jukebox” musical where they take the works of an artist and weave the story of the artist or the group. Notable examples are Beautiful (Carole King) and Jersey Boys (The Four Seasons). Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie devised collaboratively by David M.… Continue reading Theatre Review: Woody Sez invites Malvern to listen and learn.
I love discovering new and exciting theater venues. There are so many in this area and not enough audience takes advantage of them. Theater with a View is my newest revelation. Set in an idyllic section of Pottstown it provides an incredibly friendly staff, a nice facility and on this night an amazing regional debut… Continue reading Theatre Review: Theater with a View breathes life with ON THE EXHALE
Skelton Crew by Dominique Morisseau was an Off Broadway hit. Anyone seeing the production at People’s Light directed by Steve H. Broadnax III will know why. It is a wonderful play that puts a very human face on the blue-collar workers who have been the backbone of American manufacturing. It is the third in a… Continue reading Theatre Review: People’s Light Weaves Magic with a Skeleton Crew
I have seen several productions of large musicals successfully pared down for a smaller stage, but Lerner & Loewe's Camelot currently playing at Act II Playhouse in Ambler is by far the most impressive. Director Matt Pfeiffer has taken 10 skilled and versatile actors, a cleverly designed set by Adam Riggar, Dann Dunn’s creative choreography, and… Continue reading Theatre Review: A Most Congenial Production of Camelot at Act II
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