Marlon Brando, Jessica Tandy, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden starred in the original production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, now being presented as the final show of Old Academy Players 2012-2013 season. This is quite a group of actors to compete against and fortunately director J.P. Parrella doesn’t attempt to. [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Stephen Blumenthal
Steve has been involved in the theater community for over 50 years. He has acted, directed and produced at both the community and professional level. Some of his favorite roles have been Willie Clark in SUNSHINE BOYS, Felix in ODD COUPLE, Maurice in SOCIAL SECURITY and the Grandfather in NINE ARMENIANS. In 1999 Steve opened Act II Playhouse in Ambler, Pa., a professional theater that has received a number of Barrymore awards. Retiring in 2009, he is now auditioning at local community theaters (hint, hint) for old man roles. Steve is a Barrymore Award judge.
What we all do a lot of in our lives is wait. So says Nancy Frick, author of WAITING FOR THE FAT LADY TO SING, now playing at Old Academy Theater. In this delightful series of vignettes based on the concept of waiting, we are exposed to some familiar situations [...]Read more ›
36 plays in 90 minutes! “If you love Shakespeare you’ll love this play; if you hate Shakespeare, you’ll, love this play”. That’s what Footlighters’ program states about its present production running through March 23rd…and they are not kidding. From its warm and casual introduction to its finale (done three different [...]Read more ›
You have to see the wonderful pair of shoes that Arty (Gavin Becker) wears in several scenes during LOST IN YONKERS on the diminutive third floor stage at Plays & Players. Is that the best I can say about this Pulitzer Prize winning play by Neil Simon? Absolutely not! It [...]Read more ›
Michele Lowe’s STRING OF PEARLS is about a strand of perfectly rounded gems exchanging ownership, and the emotional affect they bring to the women who possess them. That said, now get six actresses, split the 27 roles among them, and let them go. The zeal shown by Anne Bailis, Ginny [...]Read more ›