More puppets! More puppets!: IRC's "Enchanted" wakes us up to the real world

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I tell you, I wasn't exaggerating: The puppets are taking over. Which, as far as Philly theater goes, is cool with me. In my Theater Beat... Read more

"Hand to God" at PTC: A lesson in puppeteering

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OK, which are creepier: clowns or sock puppets? Actually, I have never suffered from either coulrophobia (clowns) or pupaphobia (guess). But... Read more

Mary wants to be a superwoman: Amazing Martello is, well, everywhere

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She’s everywhere. Last year, Mary Martello played Mrs. Warren in Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the Lantern Theater... Read more

A Tree Reaches Out in Philly: Curio Theatre's 'Godot'

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Build it and they will come! Intriguing things are happening in stage design around here. For the Curio Theatre Company production of Waiting... Read more

Fight hunger, see a play: 'Grand Concourse' at Theatre Horizon

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Is art always political? Depends on what you mean by political. For some folks, all the arts, so often situated in the public eye – drama... Read more

No more waiting for 'Godot': Curio Theatre gets ready for opening

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“Yes, let’s go,” says Estragon to Vladimir. They do not move. So ends Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, perhaps the... Read more

Philly Street Violins serenade the morning rush at Suburban Station

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I like to get off SEPTA one stop early at Suburban Station and walk to work. That takes me underground a little, and this morning the corridors... Read more

Frog and Toad on the home stretch at Arden Theatre

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Frog and Toad are absolutely my favorite amphibians now on the Philadelphia stage. True, we soon shall have a swamp-load of multihued, exotic... Read more