Last weekend, I enjoyed a performance of Stepmom, Stepmom, Stepmom at InterAct Theatre Company, and tonight, I’m looking forward to reviewing Cost of Living at Philadelphia Theatre Company. You can check out BSR critic C.M. Crockford’s take on the world-premiere Stepmom now, plus reviews of the latest at the Wilma, 1812, Montgomery Theater, and Bristol Riverside Theatre.
As usual, the reviews offer a mix of opinions—some writers liked what they saw, and others didn’t. But they’re all a jumping-off point for good conversations: who gets to tell which stories? What are the different ways kink can show up onstage? What aspects of American life remain unchanged from the 1950s? How do fantastical thoughts help us cope with traumatic realities? These are just a few of the questions I had while editing this week’s reviews. What comes up for you?