Delaware Theatre Company's production of Tommie J. Moore's one-man show 'Dare to Be Black' offers an inspiring biography of boxer Jack Johnson. Mark Cofta reviews.
Michael Hollinger and Robert Maggio's new musical, TouchTones, at the Arden Theatre Company, gently mocks pre-internet phone sex and abstinence vows while celebrating good ol' virginity. Mark Cofta reviews.
Hella Fresh Theater's John Rosenberg returns to Philadelphia — sort of — with 'Not Next But This,' performed simultaneously in Fishtown and Berkeley, California. Mark Cofta reviews.
Theatre Exile’s 'Ideation' examines whether morality can exist alongside corporate policy in a potent near-future thriller. Mark Cofta reviews.
People's Light & Theatre Company's world-premiere 'Lights Out: Nat "King" Cole' unsuccessfully uses the famous crooner to spotlight 1950s racism and share some nice songs. Mark Cofta reviews.
1812 Productions' 'Buyer & Cellar' imagines an actor's unlikely friendship with Barbra Streisand, and brings humor and empathy. Mark Cofta reviews.
Quintessence Theatre Group's' Long Day's Journey into Night' excels with Eugene O'Neill's challenging excesses and succeeds. Mark Cofta reviews.
Inis Nua's U.S. premiere of 'The Swallowing Dark' explores memory and believability inconclusively. Mark Cofta reviews.
The Resident Ensemble Players' production of 'The Mountaintop' highlights the strengths of Katori Hall's popular play about Martin Luther King Jr. Mark Cofta reviews.
A familiar playwright launches a season of four plays with two October openings, a former Philly writer returns (sort of), and two top performers star in one-person shows.