Peer Gynt: Ibsen transported to Appalachia

Gint. Adapted from Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Lane Savadove directed. EgoPo Classic Theater, 2014.

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The familiar strains of Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite give a false impression of the Ibsen drama that the music accompanied when that drama opened in 1876.

The catchy “In the Hall of the Mountain King” and the sweet optimism of “Morning Mood” offer …

Nerds: Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates

When Nerds opened in 2007 at the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s old home on Delancey Street, Microsoft and Bill Gates dominated the tech world and Steve Jobs was struggling. More than 90% of computers in the U.S. used Microsoft Windows; Apple commanded only 8% of the market.

So much has changed since then. In 2008, one year after the premiere of

Parade, the tragedy by Jason Robert Brown

Parade by Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry, Arden Theatre, 2013

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The lynching of the Jewish factory manager Leo Frank in Georgia in 1913 was the most notorious incident of anti-Semitic violence in American history. When a local 13-year-old girl was found murdered in a warehouse, Frank was falsely accused and convicted of raping and killing her. A mob that …

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