Shapiro on Theater

Howard Shapiro
Howard Shapiro
  • October 1, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Looking at 'Rizzo' through many lenses

    The run of the play "Rizzo" was extended before it even opened on Wednesday, and why not? If any play is tailored to people who lived or wor...
  • September 28, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: Running past the Fringe Festival, 'King John' rules in the park

    Shakespeare is a persistent guy. The Philly Fringe Festival ended last weekend, but one show hangs on – his "King John," a character-heavy p...
  • September 23, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Review: That 'Stupid F#*@ing Bird' is surely a Seagull

    Oh, the pain of it! And the angst. But, hey ... what about the fun? The fun is not what you expect from Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," ...
  • September 17, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theater

    Fringe reviews: 'The Elementary Spacetime Show,' 'Switched!' and 'The Chairs'

    The Elementary Spacetime Show We sit facing a broken, hopeless teenager. "This is a list of all the ways that my life is no longer livable,"...
  • September 11, 2016 |  Shapiro On Theater

    Fringe reviews: 'Exile 2588' and 'The Sincerity Project'

    Exile 2588 For its originality alone, Almanac Dance Circus Theatre's "Exile 2588" excels. The theater company takes an obscure part of...
  • September 9, 2016 |  Shapiro on Theatre

    Fringe review: 'Notes of a Native Song'

    It's no wonder that the single-named theater artist Stew and his composer/musician partner Heidi Rodewald sold out their five scheduled performan...
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