Theater

Jason Odell Williams and Charlotte Cohn

Theatre Ariel Presents a Bilingual Rom-Com

“Handle With Care,” the second salon of Theatre Ariel’s 2019-2020 season, was the first play that Jason Odell Williams and his wife Charlotte Cohn...
Tristan McIntyre as Plankton, alongside Caitlin Ort as his computer wife

Jewish Cast Members Help Bring ‘Spongebob’ to the Stage

It has to be said: There is nothing to suggest that Spongebob Squarepants, nor any of his friends and foes in Bikini Bottom, are...
Dan O'Neil gives direction to This is the week that is cast members

‘This Is The Week That Is’ Satirizes Through Song

Comedy, like much that feeds us, is a perishable good. Jokes have a shelf life. Sensibilities change, the incisive becomes obtuse, sometimes Donald Trump...
Michaela Shuchman and Dana Orange lying on a hardwood floor

Philly Fringe Roundup: Festival Returns With Jewish-Led Productions

Mark your calendars, because it’s time for the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, which features several productions put on by members of the local Jewish community. The...
Daniel Irwin holds roses

In ‘Significant Other,’ A Man Wonders About His Future When His Friends Marry

For artistic director Peter Reynolds, Significant Other is a perfect expression of what Mauckingbird Theatre Co. tries to do — namely, produce affordable theater...
A dancer in a blue outfit performs during the Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival in 2016

Tribe 12 Coordinator Aims to Empower Women in Theater With Fifth Annual Festival

When Polly Edelstein was a graduate theater student at Villanova University, she wrote a manifesto. The concept of a “manifesto” has taken on some ominous...
Sonya Aronowitz, the producer behind the Off Boardwalk cabaret series in Atlantic City

Jewish Producer Opens Atlantic City Cabaret Series ‘Off Boardwalk’

  A new summer cabaret series, Off Boardwalk, opens July 5 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City, featuring an eclectic mix of theater, cabaret...

Theater Review | ‘Indecent:’ That’s the Story of Our Times

There is a scene in The Arden Theatre Co.'s production of Indecent, running through June 23 (directed by Rebecca Wright) that could serve as a...

Jewish Actor Jordan Matthew Brown Stars as Elder Cunningham in ‘The Book of Mormon’

The Book of Mormon, the Mormon buddy-comedy musical written by the creators of South Park and a Frozen songwriter, is the story of two...
Michaela Shuchman as Chana and Leah Walton as Halina in Arden Theatre Company’s INDECENT. Photo credit_ Wide Eyed Studio

‘Indecent’ Pushes Boundaries in Yiddish

Indecency, it could be said, is in the eye of the beholder; one man’s unthinkable obscenity is another’s line to be smudged, erased and...