Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • May 20, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Digging into 'The Secret Garden'

    However much time you're able to spend in the garden these days, it's nothing compared to the classy cast of the musical "The Secret Ga...
  • May 5, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Trying to see through 'See What I Wanna See'

    Beware of hucksters. In the musical "See What I Wanna See," in a splendid production in Center City from 11th Hour Theatre Company, you get ...
  • April 29, 2016

    Review: With many faces, 'I Will Not Go Gently'

    Pardon me if tour de force seems too lame a phrase for Jennifer Childsand the new show she's written, "I Will Not Go Gently." Titled af...
  • 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...
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