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POSTED: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 4:11 PM
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Slam dunks from Philadanco

Merilyn Jackson, For The Inquirer

Posted: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:08 AM

 

Adryan Moorefield and Janine Beckles of Philadanco.

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POSTED: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:21 PM
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Peter DeLaurier and Kirk Wendell Brown in The Train Driver (photo credit: Mark Garvin)

By Jim Rutter

For THE INQUIRER

For over 50 years, South African playwright Athol Fugard used his writing to fight apartheid in his native land. Apartheid ended in 1994; the Lantern Theater’s stirring, if exhausting production of Fugard’s 2010 The Train Driver shows that the playwright still needs something to fight against.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 3:19 PM

By Wendy Rosenfield

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POSTED: Monday, April 14, 2014, 2:04 PM
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Liz Filios and Charlie DelMarcelle in Midsummer: A Play with Songs

By Jim Rutter

For THE INQUIRER 

If you want to appreciate a work of art, your attitude matters. Personally, I dislike romantic-comedies, unless tempered with a darker subplot, an element of fantasy, or when carried off with a bit of panache.

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POSTED: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:29 AM
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Robert Ian Cutler, Matt Sherlock and Jessica Snow in Three Days of Rain (photo credit: John Donges)

By Jim Rutter

FOR THE INQUIRER

Richard Greenberg’s 1997 Three Days of Rain poses challenges for any company, and Quince Productions illustrates these difficulties in their unbalanced staging at Walnut Street Theatre’s Studio 5.

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POSTED: Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:13 PM

By Wendy Rosenfield

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POSTED: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 7:45 AM

 

By Toby Zinman

For the Inquirer

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POSTED: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 10:42 PM

 

By Toby Zinman

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About this blog
Toby Zinman's night job since 2006 is theater critic for the Inquirer. She also is a contributing writer for Variety and American Theatre magazine. Her day job: Prize-winning prof at UArts, author of four books about four playwrights (Rabe, McNally, Miller, Albee), and doer of scholarly deeds (winner of five NEH grants, Fulbright lecturer at Tel Aviv University, visiting professor in China). Her 'weekend' job as a travel writer provides adventure: dogsledding in the Yukon, ziplining in Belize, walking coast-to-coast across England, and cowboying in the Australian Outback.


Wendy Rosenfield has written freelance features and theater reviews for The Inquirer since 2006. She was theater critic for the Philadelphia Weekly from 1995 to 2001, after which she enjoyed a five-year baby-raising sabbatical. She serves on the board of the American Theatre Critics Association, was a participant in the Bennington Writer's Workshop, a 2008 NEA/USC Fellow in Theater and Musical Theater, and twice was guest critic for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's Region II National Critics Institute. She received her B.A. from Bennington College and her M.L.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She also is a fiction writer, was proofreader to a swami, publications editor for the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and spends all her free time working out and driving people places. Follow her on Twitter @WendyRosenfield.


Jim Rutter has reviewed theater for The Inquirer since September, 2011. Since 2006, he covered dance, theater and opera for the Broad Street Review, and has also written for many suburban newspapers, including The Main Line Times. In 2009, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him a Fellowship in Arts Journalism. Thames & Hudson released his updated and revised version of Ballet and Modern Dance in June, 2012. From 1998 to 2005, he taught philosophy and logic at Drexel, and then Widener University. He also coaches Olympic Weightlifting for Liberty Barbell, and has competed at the national level in that sport since 2001.


Merilyn Jackson regularly writes on dance for The Inquirer and other publications. She specializes in the arts, literature, food, travel, and Eastern European culture and politics. In 2001, she was dance critic in residence at the Festival of Contemporary Dance in Bytom, Poland; in 2005, she received an NEA Critics’ Fellowship to Duke University’s Institute for Dance Criticism. She likes to say that dance was her first love but that when she discovered writing she began to cheat on dance. Now that she writes about dance, she’s made an honest woman of herself, although she also writes poetry.

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