Mauritius: a crime drama about rare postage stamps

Mauritius, by Theresa Rebeck, through November 20, 2016 at Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., Ambler PA.

 

Theresa Reback’s Mauritius channels David Mamet at his best while eschewing the artificial speechifying of Mamet at his worst.

His 1975 play American Buffalo concerned a  rare buffalo nickel. Reback’s plot involves two uniquely misprinted stamps from …

A New Brain: getting better

A New Brain. Music and lyrics by William Finn, Matthew Decker directed at Theatre Horizon, Norristown PA.

 

A New Brain is a musical about the life-threatening illness of the composer and lyricist William Finn. Rather than being clinical, the show has humor and inspiration. Matthew Decker’s new production brings out the wackiness of Finn’…

Staying up-to-date with election humor

When Donald Trump’s Access Hollywood recording became public, politicians panicked about how they should respond. The heads of two Philadelphia-area theater companies, on the other hand, viewed the news as a wonderful opportunity. Here’s a report on how each of them handled the changing events during the election campaigns.

Jennifer Childs, director, head writer and co-star …

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