Theatre Exile

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In Theatre Exile’s Ideation, Consultants Pitching for their Lives

Moving is a traumatic experience, but it can bring a positive outcome. Theatre Exile, whose home theater will soon be rebuilt from scratch, is temporarily […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Buzzer, It’s Location, Location, Location

Location, location, location—it’s America’s real estate mantra. And with it comes the usual advice that the smartest and safest bet for new buyers is to […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Lost Girls Doesn’t Find Its Tone

As America learns more every day, many of us are just a step away from catastrophe.  So it is for Maggie, a Manchester, New Hampshire […]

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This Is Us Actor Brings His Play Lost Girls to Philly

John Pollono is most comfortable in the theater, where a playwright has the final word. When he’s acting on television or in a movie, or […]

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Theatre Exile’s Jenson Titus Lavallee on Philly’s LGBTQ Performance Scene

Originally from California, Jenson Titus Lavallee is now a Fishtown-based actor starring as “Babur” in Theatre Exile’s latest production of “Guards at the Taj.” We […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Guards at the Taj, A View from Downstairs

As any Downton Abbey fan will tell you — if you want to know the real story, ask the help. The folks downstairs always have […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Football, Friendship and Fame in Theatre Exile’s Tommy and Me

I know virtually nothing about sports. Normally, I would not lead with this.  But here, it matters.  You see, the “me” of Tommy and Me […]

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5 Questions With Eagles Great Tommy McDonald

Long before Ray Didinger was an award-winning sportswriter, Comcast SportsNet commentator and WIP host, he was an eager kid trotting after Tommy McDonald, No. 25, […]

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Review: Theatre Exile’s Smoke is 50 Shades of Meh

“Will I seem terminally un-hip,” worried the 59-year-old critic, “if I admit I’m not into bondage?” Don’t get me wrong: I’m not offended, but I just […]

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Theatre Exile Wins Big at 2015 Barrymore Awards

It was a big night for Theatre Exile as the company’s production The Whale took home a ton of Barrymore Awards, making them the most-winning theater of the year at […]

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REVIEW: Theatre Exile’s Rizzo

A special theatrical alchemy happens when a great actor plays a bigger-than-life, flawed but charismatic personality. Think of Orson Welles’s Charles Foster Kane, Burt Lancaster’s […]

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Late Mayor Frank Rizzo Comes to Life in New Stage Play

Play readings don’t normally culminate in shouting matches or near-fistfights, but leave it to this world premiere about our controversial late mayor to change that. […]

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PHOTOS: Opening Night of Theatre Exile’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Last night was the premiere of Theatre Exile’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Plays and Players. The Edward Albee-penned, Tony-winning play concerns a fed-up, middle-aged married […]

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The 600-Pound Gay Man: How Actor Scott Greer Bares It All in The Whale

Imagine eating yourself to death. Sounds dreadful. That’s what Charlie, the protagonist in the darkly humorous and poignant play The Whale, essentially does: After the death […]

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In the Wings: A Conversation With Red Speedo Star Keith Conallen

Keith Conallen plays Peter, the brother of an Olympic swimmer, in Theatre Exile’s production of Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo.My name is … Keith Conallen. Sometimes I […]