Forge Theatre's 'Equus' a precise, concise, and exacting production
Sitting through Forge Theatre's presentation of 'Equus' in Phoenixville on opening night was a harrowing experience, and one can assume that was the company's intention, given that everything about the staging of this play was concise, precise, and exacting.Read more...
Give DCP's 'And Then There Were None' a chance to win you over
DCP Theatre is the little engine that tries.
And they've been trying--- with evident success--- for over sixty years in a comfortably intimate and smartly converted auction house on a narrow country lane outside the bucolic village of Telford in Montgomery County, PA.
And what it is that they've been trying to do is neatly captured in the words of a news article from a few years back that described their birth as arising from a discussion between "some friends who had attended a play at a local women's club and later (after a few drinks at the local pub) theorized that they could do better."Read more...
Playhouse's "You Can't Take it With You" heartwarming and playful romp
Spend an enjoyable evening with the the lovably eccentric family of Alice Sycamore in Pennsylvania Playhouse's playful production of the classic comedy "You Can't Take it With You."
Director Brian McDermott has assembled a cast who bring the family to endearing life as they clash with a purportedly "normal" family of Alice's boyfriend Tony.
Set in the 1940s, the comedy is presented in three acts with two brief intermissions and the first act introduces the whole wacky clanRead more...
Hilarious farce "Pints, Pounds & Pilgrims" delivers
An original farce about two different theater companies performing at a festival on a remote island in Ireland is filled with just enough unlikely juxtapositions and absurd situations to keep the audience laughing throughout. It's not many shows that can coherently combine a dog who might become stew, leather bondage-type appare,l and an in-shower rendition of the 1970s song "Afternoon Delight" and have it make a crazy sort of sense and be funny as well.Read more...
Act 1's updated "The Crucible" is intense and thought-provoking
A contemporary flair transforms Act 1's "The Crucible" giving it a modern aesthetic while honoring the Arthur Miller's story based on the actual witch trials which took place in Salem in 1692.
Chilling and still relevant, the show at Desales University in Center Valley follows mass hysteria in the small religious town in Massachusetts.
Steven Dennis directs a talented cast of 21 in the intense and shattering production that seems to fly by.
An industrial-style set bookended by visible scaffolding looming ominously in the background created by scenic designer Will Neuert puts the action in a place and time that could be the 17th century as much as it could be now.