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REVIEW: Sing the Body Electric at Theatre Exile is a World Lit by Lightning

Veteran travelers know that the final destination isn’t always the high point of a trip—sometimes the act of getting there is more interesting, which isn’t necessarily […]

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REVIEW: In Really at Theatre Exile, a Fugue State without a Fugue

15 minutes into Jackie Sibblies Drury’s opaque play Really—as seen in an even more obfuscatory production at Theatre Exile—I was reaching for a metaphor. Was […]

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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 […]