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Monday, February 6, 2023

InterAct Theatre Company presents Stephanie Satie’s The Last Parade by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

InterAct Theatre Company’s 35th anniversary season continues with a world premiere about a distinctly Jewish emigrant experience set not in the Ukraine of 2023, but the post-Soviet Ukraine…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:58AM
Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Erin Courtney and Max Vernon’s The Tattooed Lady by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Philadelphia Theatre Company launches its 2022–2023 season with new artistic directors and a world premiere musical that shines bright despite a disappointing performance from its celebrit…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:08PM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Wilma Theater presents Tall Order’s Those with 2 Clocks by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

More a work of theater than a play, Tall Order’s Those with 2 Clocks, now onstage at the Wilma, is funny, provocative, and beautifully designed. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:15PM
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Anastassia Vertjanova and Annemarie Branco present The Living Gallery at Launch Point and Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The Living Gallery, an immersive, walk-through art installation, hosts Fringe performances of Unorthodox Methods of Cosmic Flight, a charmingly maximalist experience following a pair of wann…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:35PM
Friday, September 30, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Humble Materials presents Jess Noell’s Scarlet Letter by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Four historical figures, two time-travelers, and one figure whose story is yet to be told dance their way across the centuries Bill & Ted-style in a dance-theater piece about life, art, …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:10PM
Saturday, September 10, 2022

Philly Fringe 2022: Die-Cast presents Brenna Geffers’s Baal & Dix by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Die-Cast’s Baal & Dix is everything a Fringe show is supposed to be: immersive, imaginative, a little inscrutable…and short. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 10:39AM
Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Aurora Classical of CultureTrust Greater Philadelphia presents “Bon Appétit!” By Julia Child and Lee Hoiby (During a Pandemic!) by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Recording a Fringe performance means you can air it again in future festivals. But as “Bon Appétit!” By Julia Child and Lee Hoiby (During a Pandemic!) shows, that’s not always a good …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:59PM
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Shakespeare in Clark Park presents The Taming! by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

For its 16th production, Shakespeare in Clark Park presents one of Shakespeare’s most problematic plays…and a refreshing antidote. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:29PM
Friday, June 10, 2022

Lantern Theater Company presents Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Lynn Nottage’s modern classic is a funny, fourth-wall-breaking work of art under the direction of Amina Robinson for Lantern Theater Company. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:29PM
Friday, May 13, 2022

Azuka Theatre presents James Ijames’s Reverie by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The new work by Philly’s own Pulitzer Prize winner, James Ijames, explores what gets left behind when a person dies without having authentically lived. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:44AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Theatre Exile presents Susan Soon He Stanton’s Today Is My Birthday by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Theatre Exile’s production of Succession writer Susan Soon He Stanton’s charming play shows just how possible it is to feel alone, even when you spend your life talking to other people. …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 12:45PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

The Wilma Theater presents Dmitry Krymov’s adaption of Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The Wilma gives Chekhov’s classic a chaotic, colorful modern update—complete with a sentient train station departure sign. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:49PM
Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Quintessence Theatre presents The Winter’s Tale and The Alchemist in repertory by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Drawing parallels between Covid closures and a 1608 outbreak of the plague, Quintessence continues its 2022 return to the stage with two plays that reopened London theaters in 1610. Jill Ive…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:18PM
Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Azuka Theatre presents Val Dunn’s Carroll County Fix by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Val Dunn’s world-premiere play reckons with changes to Carroll County, Maryland, amidst the opioid epidemic and the suburbanization of once-outlying small towns. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:53AM
Monday, March 7, 2022

Walnut Street Theatre presents Bill Van Horn's Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Speckled Band by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Following protests by a cohort of Philadelphia artists taking aim at the Walnut’s leadership, the theater produces a shlocky, self-indulgent, and sometimes cringeworthy adaptation of Sherl…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:42PM
Monday, February 28, 2022

Philadelphia Theatre Company presents Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Philadelphia Theatre Company closes out its 2021-22 season with Choir Boy, combining must-see artistry with characters and stories that need more space on our city’s stages. Jill Ivey revi…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:06PM
Monday, December 13, 2021

1812 Productions presents Jennifer Childs and Scott Greer’s Two Outta Three by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

In Two Outta Three, Jennifer Childs and Scott Greer become empty nesters and explore what's next with their signature humor and charm. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:34AM
Tuesday, November 16, 2021

InterAct Theatre Company presents The Chinese Lady by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Taking from Nancy E. Davis’s meticulously researched book of the same name, Lloyd Suh’s The Chinese Lady introduces audiences to the first Chinese woman to arrive in America for a story …

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 08:00AM
Monday, November 1, 2021

11th Hour Theatre Company and Prima Theatre present SOON by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

In SOON, Nick Blaemire’s new musical, there’s a major climate event on the horizon…so it’s pretty tempting to just stay home and hide out with the 24-hour news cycle. Jill Ivey revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:52PM
Saturday, September 25, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents QvK by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

For its contribution to the 2021 Fringe Festival, Philadelphia Artists’ Collective presents a straightforward monologue battle . . . or is it? Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 09:25AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: It Gets Worse But Then Theatre Company presents FOUND by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

A scavenger hunt of sorts, FOUND encourages you to wander down Philadelphia side streets—or navigate an interactive Google map from home—to discover a world of the fey. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:34PM
Friday, September 17, 2021

Philly Fringe 2021: Nichole Canuso Dance Company presents Being/With by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Performed for an audience of two, on opposite ends of the city, Nichole Canuso’s Being/With is less of a performance and more of an experience. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 04:08PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Theatre Exile Presents R. Eric Thomas’s The Ever Present by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Staged in several South Philly parks, R. Eric Thomas’s The Ever Present is a family-friendly look at the magic of South Philadelphia and what gets lost as gentrification moves in. Jill Ive…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:04PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2021

1812 Productions presents ‘The Way I Walk’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

After 14 months of social distancing, 1812 Productions injects life into Zoom ubiquity with ‘The Way I Walk.’ Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:58PM
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Adam Rapp’s ‘Nocturne’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

EgoPo’s production of Adam Rapp’s 2001 ‘Nocturne’ defies the company’s “classic theater” mission, but feels nonetheless like a Greek tragedy, catharsis and all. Jill Ivey revie…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:52PM
Monday, March 15, 2021

EgoPo Classic Theater presents Samuel Beckett’s Rockaby by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

EgoPo’s production of ‘Rockaby,’ Beckett’s avant-garde classic, performed for an audience of one, is the perfect anniversary marker of the pandemic age. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 01:41PM
Monday, February 8, 2021

Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and Die-Cast present ‘The Fleecing’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Though ambitious and full of potential, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre’s ‘The Fleecing’ is marred by an overcomplicated format and technological limitations. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 02:31PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The Phoenix Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VI, Part III’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

The Phoenix Theatre in Chester Springs embraces Zoom with its presentation of ‘Henry VI, Part III,’ one of the Bard’s lesser-performed histories. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:32PM
Saturday, October 3, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Maren Montalbano presents ‘The Bodice Ripper Project’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Mezzo-soprano Maren Montalbano has long shared steamy stories with her castmates, and now she’s bringing them to your living room in ‘The Bodice Ripper Project’ for this year’s Fring…

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 11:28AM
Monday, September 28, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Green Light Group presents ‘Crossover: A New Pop Musical’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

Despite its promising music and lyrics, the digital world premiere production ‘Crossover’ is failed by the virtual reality of 2020. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 03:19PM
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Philly Fringe 2020: Irina Varina presents ‘An Encounter’ by Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey

With 2020 making many of us acutely aware of our own mortality, a slow stroll with Death, as in Irina Varina's Fringe offering, 'An Encounter,' just makes sense. Jill Ivey reviews.

SOURCE: Broad Street Review at 05:32PM

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