Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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New and Noteworthy: Theater

InterAct Theatre´s "Ritu Comes Home" features (from left) David Bardeen, Amar Srivastava, and Rebecca Khalil.
InterAct Theatre's "Ritu Comes Home" features (from left) David Bardeen, Amar Srivastava, and Rebecca Khalil.

New This Week

A Thousand Clowns (Montgomery Theater) A writer's ldisdain for work imperils his custody of his nephew. Previews Wednesday and Thursday, opens Friday.

Deathtrap (Bucks County Playhouse) Murder will out in this convoluted thriller. Opens Thursday.

Evita (Academy of Music) Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical melodrama about the rise of Eva Peron to the top of the Argentinian heap. Opens Tuesday.

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  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival) This early comedy lays the Shakespeare groundwork - friends become rivals, girls dress as boys, etc. Previews Wednesday and Thursday, opens Friday.



    Reviewed by Wendy Rosenfield (W.R.), Jim Rutter (J.R.), and Toby Zinman (T.Z.).

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    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (Arden Theatre) Great fun that is funny! Through next Sunday.

    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Walnut Street Theatre) J. Pierrepont Finch shows you how it's done in a pleasant production of this Tony winner. Through July 13. - T.Z.

    I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change (Walnut's Independence Studio) A charming musical examination of relationship ins and outs. Through June 29. - J.R.

    Incorruptible (Arden Theatre) When a monastery falls on hard times, a Dark Ages con man comes up with just the solution. Great script, great cast, destination theater. Through next Sunday. - W.R.

    The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Flashpoint Theatre Company) The president's widow lies dying, cared for by slaves who will become free the moment she dies. Through June 29.

    The Real Thing (Wilma Theater) Marriage and adultery, facts and artifice - Tom Stoppard in rom-com mode, at home on the Wilma's welcoming stage. Through next Sunday. - T.Z.

    Ritu Comes Home (InterAct Theatre Company) The couple whose charitable 80 cents a day support a Bangladeshi orphan suddenly find her on their doorstep in this fizzy, funny (if a bit shouty) production. Through next Sunday. - W.R.

    The Screwtape Letters (Lantern Theater Company) Senior demon Screwtape attempts to teach protege Wormwood the refinements of temptation in this thrilling, chilling adaptation. Ends Sunday. - J.R.

    Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll (Plays & Players) Eric Scotolati tackles Eric Bogosian's frenetic, funny clutch of '80s-era monologues, edited a bit for contemporary sensibilities. Ends Saturday. - J.R.

    The Toughest Boy in Philadelphia (Iron Age Theatre) Irish mobster Jack has a secret. Through June 29.

    Unconstitutional (Philadelphia Theatre Company) Colin Quinn plays fast and loose with our foundational document in this one-man show. Through July 6.

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