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Inis Nua Theatre Company

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REVIEW: In Monster in the Hall, Things Go Bump in the Light

It begins with a clap of thunder and a plunge into darkness, a traditional theatrical clue that something bad is about to happen. Yet in […]

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REVIEW: Inis Nua’s Charolais is a Bovine Comedy

Take it from Siobhan: rural Ireland isn’t all jigs and soda bread. Farm life is alternately dull and strenuous, especially when (like Siobhan) you’re very […]

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REVIEW: In Inis Nua’s Our Few and Evil Days, Family History Goes Awry

Don’t be shocked if the first 20 minutes of Our Few and Evil Daysmake you feel as awkward and behind-the-eight-ball as finding yourself at a tense […]

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REVIEW: Love, Lies and Taxidermy at Inis Nua is a Rom-Com for Today

Love, Lies and Taxidermy, Alan Harris’s 90-minute rollercoaster of play, arrives at Inis Nua after director Tom Reing saw a production at the Edinburgh Fringe. […]

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In The Swallowing Dark at Inis Nua, Action is Subjugated to Storytelling

There’s a lighter, cigarettes, and even a small on-stage fire in The Swallowing Dark at Inis Nua. Yet I’m afraid the metaphor that kept coming […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Inis Nua’s Swallow, Paths Collide Off the Beaten Track

Inis Nua, one of Philadelphia’s most consistently fine theater companies, defines its mission as presenting contemporary theater from the British Isles. To me, though, their […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Leper & Chip, Parallel Lives Meet on a Troubled Path

Leper & Chip lasts just over an hour, and has two actors on a nearly empty stage. If you’re wondering how much can happen under […]

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THEATER REVIEW: At Inis Nua, Dublin by Lamplight Sparkles

A few years ago, Inis Nua’s production of Dublin by Lamplight helped put this Philadelphia company on the map; it later traveled to New York.  […]

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THEATER REVIEW: In Radiant Vermin, Home Improvement is a Nightmare

The fertile imagination of Inis Nua’s artistic director Tom Reing has taken us to many strange places and, in the process, made his theater company […]

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Local Production of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning Provokes Trans Controversy

Some members of Philadelphia’s live arts community have co-signed an open letter raising concerns about a local production of the 2012 play The Radicalisation of Bradley […]

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THEATER REVIEW: Politics and Identity in Inis Nua’s The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning

By curious coincidence, Inis Nua’s The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning is the second play this season to begin with the protagonist stripped to his underpants. […]

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Don’t be fooled by the genteel sitting room, with its small creature comforts (decorative pillows, crocheted throw, wing chairs). What the young woman standing here […]

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SNEAK PEEK: Our Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the New Drake

“God knows there are a lot of theaters in this town. Our purpose is for this to be a hub.” That’s what InterAct Theatre Company‘s […]

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Inis Nua Theatre Company “Hooks” Fergie’s Pub for Season Opener

It makes a lot of sense that a theater company whose mission is to stage provocative theater from Ireland, Scotland and Wales might get a little […]