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Quintessence Theatre Group has won Theater Philadelphia’s $25,000 Philadelphia Award for Social Insight, honoring the company for its production of "Flyin' West." more
Eleanor Roosevelt was much more than a memorable First Lady and the wife of a man many consider to be one of the nation’s greatest presidents. more
You wonder if the historical Eleanor Roosevelt was as captivating as the Eleanor you see on the stage at Act II Playhouse. more
Frank X., the Barrymore Award winner now starring in Eugene Ionesco's “The Chairs,” says the playwright knew exactly what he was doing when he created the two roles.   more
Legendary historians David McCullough and Doris Kearns Goodwin have both written that much of their research for their biographies of historical giants consisted of reading and quoting from letters.  more
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately one in five adults in the U.S. suffers from some form of mental illness. more
Set in the isolated mountains of Connemara in County Galway, Ireland, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” tells a sometimes comic - and sometimes dark - story. more
Bob Weick didn't start acting until he was 40, when a music director for his choral group suggested he give it a try. more
East Falls' historic Old Academy Players is celebrating its 100th anniversary season with the Philadelphia premiere of “ShakespeareaPalooza!” more
Bob Weick didn't become an actor until what he calls “late in life.” He was 40 and singing with a choral group when the musical director suggested that he try acting. more
Maureen wants to escape rural Ireland and live a different life. While this seems like a run-of-the-mill set-up, there is nothing mundane about "The Beauty Queen of Leenane." more
Among other awards, "Proof" by David Auburn won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for Best Play, and the work is now a staple with community theaters. more
In "The Prisoner of Second Avenue," Neil Simon sets out to tackle a major social problem. more
Ambler's Act II Playhouse kicks off its 2022-2023 season with Neil Simon's 1971 comedy masterpiece “The Prisoner of Second Avenue.” more
Act II Playhouse’s latest production is a tribute to Ethel Merman and Mary Martin,  the equivalent of royalty on the Great White Way. more
After a two-year absence forced by COVID, the Old Academy Players' Summer One-Act Bonanza has returned with a highly-anticipated series of performances. more
There is a tinge of sadness in "Together Off-Broadway: Merman & Martin" now running at the Act II Playhouse. more
"Ruined" and "Sweat," the two Pulitzer Prize-winning plays by Lynn Nottage, deal with political problems in a somber way. But Nottage has another side: "By The Way, Meet Vera Stark." more
Meet Diane, Vera, Rose and Kathy Ann, seniors who are best friends and whose friendship buoys them through life's ups and downs. That's the basic theme of  “Old Ringers,” continuing at Old Academy Players, 3544 Indian Queen Lane, through June 26. more
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