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Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • April 18, 2016

    Review: 'Sex with Strangers,' on-line and off

    I didn't trust Ethan from the minute I saw him. In Kyle Coffman's portrayal at Philadelphia Theatre Company's "Sex with Strangers,...
  • March 28, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Peter and the Starcatcher,' or how those boys became forever lost

    You think you know somebody, and then what happens? You find out he got his name from the very pirate who's out to kill him. And the pirate? You ...
  • March 25, 2016 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Review: Race, theater and 'An Octoroon'

    Take something – anything -- to outrageous extremes, and you might discover some new truth about it. That's one of the points, it seems, of the w...
  • February 25, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Smoke' and mirrors

    Let's get kinky. I mean for real. The suspension ropes are fine, and the whips are welcome anytime. The needles? Eh... Take 'em or leave �...
  • February 16, 2016 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Review: Making stage sense of 'Sense and Sensibility'

    A fluid, catchy adaptation of Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" calls for a fluid and catchy production – so it makes sense that Pe...
  • February 12, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Wilma Theater's Blanka Zizka wins $100,000 Vilcek Prize

    One afternoon several weeks ago Blanka Zizka was— where else? — in a rehearsal. The artistic director and co-founder (along with her then-husband, Jir...
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