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Just in time for "Juneteenth," Quintessence Theatre presents "Father Comes Home from the Wars, (Parts 1, 2 and 3)" by Suzan-Lori Parks. more
For those old enough to remember American pop culture of the 1950s, the show is a madeleine that evokes strong memories of a vanished world. In any event, it is fun. more
"Next to Normal" broke new ground in the history of the American musical. It debuted off-Broadway in 2008 and then won a Pulitzer Prize. more
Stagecrafters veers into political territory with its production of "Sweat," the Pulitzer-Prize-winning play by Lynn Nottage. more
Alfred Hitchcock was known as “the master of suspense,” but "The Trouble with Harry" is quite different. more
Quintessence Theatre's production of Macbeth has received such an electrifying response that the company is extending its run through April 28. more
No matter the staging, Shakespeare's "Macbeth" is elusive. Always, you struggle with the absurd, nagging sympathy you feel for a blood-drenched tyrant. more
Philly Theatre Week returns April 4 to 14 with several presentations scheduled. more
Among the 30-odd plays and librettos of Terrence McNally, the madcap humor of "It's Only A Play" stands out. more
Perhaps no other movie genre, save for the classic western, relies more on time and place than the detective movie.  more
The Henry H. Houston School’s production of “Aladdin Kids” is a case study of what kind of magic can happen when a committed teacher gets an entire community involved. more
As a boy, playwright Conor McPherson would leave Dublin to holiday in rural Gaelic Ireland. He spent time with his grandfather, who told him ghost stories. more
Now running at Stagecrafters, the dark humor of  “God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza amuses you for 90 minutes, then you finally succumb to full-body laughter. more
Award-winning television, film and stage actor David Morse and his wife, Susan Wheeler, will perform in A.R. Gurney’s "Love Letters." more
At Act II Playhouse, you see 20 years of history through the eyes of three First Ladies. more
The Old Academy Players production of "And Then There Were None" by Agatha Christie holds you in suspense for two hours. more
You can look forward to a robust area theater in 2024.  more
A wide mix of dramas trod the boards of our area's theaters this past year, presented with energy and imagination. more
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