Frank Burd is a director and writer with strong ties to the Philadelphia theater scene.
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People’s Light presents Colman Domingo’s ‘Dot’
Dementia and the family
A West Philly family comes home to learn that its matriarch is living with dementia, in the regional premiere of Colman Domingo's 'Dot' at People's Light. Frank Burd reviews.
Arden Theatre Company presents Annie Baker's 'John' (first review)
Three acts, little action
Arden Theatre Company presents Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Annie Baker's 'John,' but reviewer Frank Burd thinks it deserves a "Dear John" letter.
August Wilson's 'Two Trains Running' at the Arden (first review)
The many meanings of 'race'
Two Trains Running presents no simple description or prescription about the challenges of being a black man at a pivotal time in history. Set in the diner of one Memphis Lee, Wilson’s play presents six men whose varied experiences give us a full look at the times.
'Auctioning the Ainsleys' at People's Light
A silly comedy
Like The Glass Menagerie, Auctioning the Ainsleys is about a dysfunctional family, but Laura Schellhardt’s play about memory presents these grown children in a comic light.
Mary Zimmerman's 'Metamorphoses' at the Arden (first review)
Transforming Ovid into a fascinating night of theater
I thought I had an inkling of what Metamorphoses was about. Wasn’t that the title of a book by Kafka about a man who wakes up one morning to discover he’s transformed into an insect? Well, that is not this show.