Hugh Hunter graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English and did post-graduate work in Philosophy at Saint Joseph's and Villanova. He retired from DHS (Department of Human Services) after 30 years. He was, successively, a social worker for Adult Protective Services, night-time outreach worker for the homeless, the city of Philadelphia’s Adult Guardianship social worker, director of admissions at Riverview Home, and finally, Program Analyst for DHS, Children and Youth. He studied screenwriting at the University of the Arts and has written theater reviews since 2004 for the Bulletin, Chestnut Hill Local and Philadelphia Inquirer. Among his passions is a yearly cross-country train trip, hanging out in the club car, hiking across the Grand Canyon and jazz-club-hopping in Chicago.
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The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents ‘Henry IV, Part 1’
All hail the Henriad
One of the region’s best-respected summer Shakespeare destinations continues its foray into the history plays, rehearsed and staged as the Bard would have seen. Hugh Hunter reviews.
People’s Light presents Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat’
Longstanding multicultural friendships at a steel mill in Reading, Pennsylvania, are put to the test when the forces of deindustrialization pit one worker against another in Lynn Nottage’s ‘Sweat.’ Hugh Hunter reviews.
Media Theatre presents 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street'
Media Theatre puts Stephen Sondheim's 'Sweeney Todd' in mesmerizing motion. Hugh Hunter reviews.
Montgomery Theater presents Tony Braithwaite's 'First Impressions'
'Impressions' in red and blue
Tony Braithwaite lampoons presidents, presidential hopefuls, and showbiz icons with his gift for mimicry and eye for absurdity in this revamped show at Montgomery Theater. Hugh Hunter reviews.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival presents 'Evita'
No tears for this 'Evita'
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Evita,' about Argentina's legendary first lady, opens at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Hugh Hunter reviews.
Bristol Riverside Theatre's 'Witness for the Prosecution' by Agatha Christie
Everything in its place
Bristol Riverside Theatre presents a classic Agatha Christie courtroom drama full of twists and turns. Hugh Hunter reviews.