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Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, July 10-29

Act II Playhouse presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie, on stage this summer in Ambler for three weeks only, July 10-29. This hilarious and deeply heartfelt adaptation of the best-selling book was written by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. It's the true story of Albom's life-changing relationship with his former college professor, Morrie Schwartz. After graduating, Mitch becomes a successful… Continue reading Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, July 10-29

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Theatre Review: People’s Light Weaves Magic with a Skeleton Crew

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

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Community Theatre Review: ‘Hand to God’ at Ephrata Performing Arts Center- Is this really community theatre?

I had the pleasure of attending Ephrata Performing Arts Center's production of Hand to God this weekend and I couldn't have been more entertained. I was not familiar with the play whatsoever except for the notoriety it received on Broadway when an audience member climbed up on stage and tried to plug his phone into an… Continue reading Community Theatre Review: ‘Hand to God’ at Ephrata Performing Arts Center- Is this really community theatre?

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Theatre Review: “Lift up your hands” for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

As a fan of the 2001 movie of the same name, I was excited to finally see Hedwig and the Angry Inch live and as written by James Cameron Mitchell with music and lyrics by Stephen Trask. “This groundbreaking Obie-winning Off-Broadway smash also won multiple awards for its hit film adaptation. It tells the story… Continue reading Theatre Review: “Lift up your hands” for Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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Theatre Review: Simpatico Theatre’s Red Bike, Performed at Caplan Studio Theatre

If you are looking for a traditional play experience, then Caridad Svich's Red Bike might not be for you.  A play that has been written to be performed by 1-3 actors, the storytelling structure relies less on a linear narrative and more on the powerful, overarching themes therein.  In this version, directed by Sam Towers,… Continue reading Theatre Review: Simpatico Theatre’s Red Bike, Performed at Caplan Studio Theatre

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Community Theatre Review: Jason Robert Brown’s Parade at Footlighters in Berwyn

Philly Life & Culture has been invited to community theatre events in the past and we elected not to attend.  As editor, I’ve been at an impasse as to whether or not community theatre should be critiqued and even if those inside the community are prepared to here constructive criticism. There are several publications that… Continue reading Community Theatre Review: Jason Robert Brown’s Parade at Footlighters in Berwyn

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EIGHT LOCAL STARS TO TAKE STAGE IN PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF SWEAT

Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning Play Set to Launch PTC’s 44th Season Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the director and full cast for the Pennsylvania premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Sweat. This Pulitzer Prize for Drama winner explores Reading Pennsylvania’s shrinking industrial economy and shares the fear, tragedy and hopefulness of a community being forced to accept inevitable… Continue reading EIGHT LOCAL STARS TO TAKE STAGE IN PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY’S PRODUCTION OF SWEAT