Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • October 28, 2014 |  Shapiro On Theater

    The Barrymore Awards for Philly theater excellence, revived

    (NOTE: A full listing of Barrymore Award winners follows this article.) After a one-year hiatus while the region's theater community reorganized...
  • October 24, 2014 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Richard II,' the Naive

    Richard II became King of England when he was 10, and in William Shakespeare's account of the last year of his reign in 1399 before he was depose...
  • October 21, 2014 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'A Night with Lady G' in Ireland's quaint past

    The three short one-acts that comprise "A Night with Lady G" offer a rarely seen glimpse into the roots of modern Irish theater. No one – or...
  • October 17, 2014 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Not just 'Bad Jews,' but shrill, too

    At sundown Thursday, a Jewish holy day, I went to see the opening of a play called "Bad Jews," and I would've been way better off at th...
  • October 16, 2014 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: 'Rapture, Blister, Burn.' Compare, contrast, discuss.

    Theory is great for illuminating ideas, but it can't hold a candle to reality. The proof – threatrically, at least – is at the Wilma Theater, whe...
  • October 13, 2014 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Decoding 'Ciphers'

    In the intriguing and very cool "Ciphers," which is getting its American premiere from Inis Nua Theatre Company in Center City, it's sp...
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