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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Frume Halpern’s Blessed Hands, translated by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub by Helen Walsh

Blessed Hands: Stories, a collection of 20th-century writer Frume Halpern translated into English for the first time, is a treat for Yiddish literary scholars, but leaves a general reader st…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM
Monday, September 18, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Rough & Tumble Productions presents Magic Trash Day by Helen Walsh

Through creative storytelling, contemporary dance, and clowning, Magic Trash Day tells the story of one kid’s fantastical emotional journey down into the dumps. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:04PM
Thursday, September 7, 2023

Philly Fringe 2023: Kat Siciliano presents Eve by Helen Walsh

This folk retelling of exile from the Garden of Eden unravels the Bible story and weaves a tale of affection, curiosity, transgression, and honesty between characters you thought you knew. H…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:46PM
Saturday, July 8, 2023

Songs for the Gusle, by Prosper Mérimée; translated by Laura Nagle by Helen Walsh

A recent translation by Laura Nagle brings the early work of Prosper Mérimée to English. Songs for the Gusle brims with 19th-century Romantic spirit while keeping a game afoot in the footn…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:34PM
Sunday, October 2, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Eat Purple Theater Co. presents Collin Spangler’s Facepaint by Helen Walsh

Eat Purple Theater Co. takes the bit and runs when a clown walks into a funeral in Facepaint, the company's first Fringe production. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:43PM
Friday, September 23, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Allens Lane Art Center Theater presents Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Helen Walsh

This chilling, expertly circling family drama from Martin McDonagh lands at Allens Lane Art Center in this year’s Philly Fringe. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:34AM
Friday, September 16, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Geoff Sobelle presents FOOD by Helen Walsh

Geoff Sobelle continues his miraculous exploration of the ways we live and consume with FOOD, his latest Curated Fringe entry. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:48AM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Cannonball Festival 2022: Jim Julien presents The Squid and the Octopus by Helen Walsh

Jim Julien’s wacky and well-executed story of cephalopod friends who find themselves in a Fishtown restaurant uses puppetry, lighting, and voice to great effect. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:33AM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Delaware Theatre Company presents Hunter Bell’s Other World by Helen Walsh

Delaware Theatre Company’s world-premiere musical spans diverse digital and real-life communities with astounding visuals and sparkling songs. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:33PM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Winter in Bellapalma and Ere the Cock Crows, by Jens Bjørneboe; translated by Esther Greenleaf Mürer by Helen Walsh

Philly poet and author Esther Greenleaf Mürer translates two novels by noted Norwegian author Jens Bjørneboe, who is less well-known here. Both Winter in Bellapalma and Ere the Cock Crows …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:31PM
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

At The Bower, Philadelphia sculptors take the Pennsylvania landscape to heart by Helen Walsh

The Bower, a new sculpture park and public garden outside Harrisburg, features sculptures from Philadelphia artists in a unique and immersive dialogue with the landscape around them. Helen W…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:17PM
Monday, March 29, 2021

‘Travel by Haiku’ by Marshall Deerfield by Helen Walsh

‘Travel by Haiku, volumes 6–10: Far Out on the Road with Friends’ offers free spirits a backseat in a collaborative road trip across the American West. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

What’s next for the Frank Rizzo statue? by Helen Walsh

The Frank Rizzo statue is in city storage. What did the bronze body and its removal signify, and what comes next? Helen Walsh considers.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:12AM
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Drexel’s Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection dons a digital design by Helen Walsh

Virtual galleries and digital museum tours have met a whole new era in the pandemic. Helen Walsh takes a look at Drexel's Fox Historic Costume Collection, which you can find on Google Arts &…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:55PM
Sunday, September 16, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Noah Levine’s ‘The Arcane Mysteries of Vanderslice Manor’ by Helen Walsh

'The Arcane Mysteries of Vanderslice Manor' presents an informal wink and nod to whodunit greats, with a mysterious twist. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:01PM
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Trey Lyford’s ‘The Accountant’ (second review) by Helen Walsh

The Curated Fringe visits an aging office clerk who’s consumed by regret and loss, rendered in piquant detail in The Accountant. Helen Walsh reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:21PM
Friday, September 7, 2018

Philly Fringe 2018: Filitalia International & Company Aiello’s ‘Onwards and Upwards’ by Helen Walsh

Angelo Aiello’s original production 'Onwards and Upwards' gets lost in transit. Ostensibly an exploration of Italian American immigration and the immigrant experience, it lacks polish and …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:45AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards