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Thanks to Rebekah Kirkman for her thoughtful article discussing RFP in today’s City Paper! You can check out the piece here (or pick up a physical copy this week, of course!) 26 more words

The Cherry Orchard (People's Light, February 2015) -- and the Joys and Perils of Chekhov

Last week, I saw The Cherry Orchard at People’s Light. Before commenting on that estimable, thought-provoking and often excellent production, please humor me as I share a few more general musings on Chekhov in production – most of which were running through my mind even before I got to the theatre. 1,014 more words


DF Reviews The Whale (Theatre Exile, February 2015)

It hit me the minute the curtain went up on The Whale, Samuel D. Hunter’s marvelous, heartbreaking play, in an exceptionally fine production at Theatre Exile: Although television now regularly trafficks in exploitative reality shows about the morbidly obese, you almost never see fat people on stage. 446 more words


DF Reviews Mothers and Sons (Philadelphia Theatre Company, February 2015)

“Sometimes – there’s God – so quickly!,” Tennessee Williams famously wrote.  Here, though, He doesn’t show up till 9:15.

Roughly 70 minutes into Terrence McNally’s 90-minute play, … 425 more words


DF Reviews Long Live the Little Knife (Inis Nua Theatre, February 2015)

David Leddy’s Long Live the Little Knife, a 2013 Edinburgh Fringe hit now receiving a stylish production at Inis Nua, strikes me as the theatrical equivalent of one of those enormous weekend flea markets you find in country towns. 339 more words