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American Idiot

The spectacular American Idiot

Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway.

This is the Week That Is

This is the Week That Is

1812 Production’s This is the Week That Is returns with a vengeance in 2010.

Pig Iron's Cankerblossom

New fringe fave: Cankerblossom

I’ve been going to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival since it was still called the Fringe Festival. These years of lint monsters, El buskers, Prospero in a wading pool, toilet racers, and many other assorted characters have been fun, and Philly is truly lucky to have two weeks a year devoted to unorthodox performances in unexpected […]

Double Down: 1812's annual holiday show

Double Down: 1812’s annual holiday show

Earlier this week, I saw Double Down, the 2005 version of 1812 Productions’s annual holiday show, and it was everything that a holiday show should be: a little singing and dancing, some gimmicks, a touch of improv, and lots of laughs. It’s the most fun I’ve had at the theatre in a long time, and […]

Patrick the Shakespeare professor and a review of some plays

Patrick the Shakespeare professor and a review of some plays

Even though I read plenty of Shakespeare in high school, my real relationship with the Bard didn’t begin until college, when I was lucky enough to spend a semester in London. Every Tuesday afternoon we scarfed cheese sandwiches and ran across the seemingly endless Southwark bridge to the site of the still-being-reconstucted Globe Theatre, where […]

Fringe toilet tricycle race

Fringe toilet tricycle race

From the Festival Guide: [A] scatological Indianapolis 500 sure to be a highlight in this year’s Festival. Competition will be created by the lucky few racing aloft these johns-on-wheels. Be there to cheer them on as they ponder such uncertainties as – Is the toilet a metaphor for equality? The race a metaphor for life? […]