There's a whole lotta Shakespeare around Philly right now

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“Why now?” That is the question. The Philadelphia theater season now underway offers five plays by Shakespeare or his rough contemporaries... Read more

American play is 'Ugly' at London's National Theatre

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LONDON — An import from America, Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino concerns discoveries in treating chronic and extreme pain... Read more

Sly, gender-bending 'Twelfth Night' at National Theatre

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LONDON — What better way to start of week of theater in London than with a surprising, dazzling Shakespeare at the National Theatre?... Read more

Theater Beat: Philly duo going Off-Broadway; Shirley Jones feted at BCP

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I've lasted three whole columns! A personal record. Thanks for your reports of good theater - keep them coming! Jenny Lowman of Glenside highly... Read more

A mixed 'Gift' at Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3

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It seems ironic that a play concerned with the divide between fact and fiction should pivot on a largely discredited myth about two real-life... Read more

Lee Coffey's 'Leper + Chip' at Inis Nua Theatre

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“What just happened?” This is the refrain that runs through Leper + Chip by Lee Coffey, a short, sharp punch of a play from Ireland... Read more

Mardi Gras, Philly-style, and other ways to spend your Presidents Day Weekend in Philly

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MARDI GRAS Mummers' Mardi Gras Parade Did you miss out on the Mummers' Broad Street strut? Head to Manayunk and party like it's Fat Tuesday... Read more

'The Liar': A puff pastry, amusing and clever

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Truthiness, fibs or fabulations, Fictions or humbugs or disinformations, Deceits or canards or “alternative facts” — All... Read more