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Jacobs-Jenkins' 'An Octoroon' rocks the Wilma

Lew Whittington | Posted 04.01.2016 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's "An Octoroon" was met with lusty laughter at the Wilma Theater with its scabrous reimagining of an 1859 minstrel p...

New Paradise Lab Dissects Maturity (Whatever That Is) in The Adults

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

"The Adults actually asked the basic question of what is an adult. Is it a good thing or a bad thing, should I be worried about my true self. When does everything change in your life. Is it as simple as the loss of innocence. Is it as different for everyone, where does it break, where does it meet?"

Wilma's Perestroika Operatic and Subtle

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.26.2012 | Arts
Lew Whittington

In Philadelphia, audiences have been waiting for Perestroika, part two of Tony Kushner's epic Angels in America. Few plays with huge colliding social themes hold up as well as Angels, and few are as structurally solid and adventurous.

An Irish Touch

Peak Johnson | Posted 05.08.2012 | College
Peak Johnson

The theme of Irish literature is filling the hearts and minds of a few Community College of Philadelphia students and professors as they step out of the classroom and onto the stage.