Post Tagged with: "Players Club of Swarthmore"

OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET Gets an A+ at PCS Second Stage

Around the Region January 28, 2014 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

A full house faced an empty coffin opening night for OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET; it lay open like a pandora’s box that has loosed a maelstrom of emotions to any connected with the late Sister Rose, a drinking nun with a temper who taught and deeply touched many around her. […]

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Players Club of Swarthmore’s ARMS AND THE MAN Aims to Please

Around the Region January 16, 2014 at 8:47 pm 0 comments

Players Club of Swarthmore hits the mark with a thoroughly entertaining opening night performance of ARMS AND THE MAN! In one of his most popular plays, author George Bernard Shaw, armed with a comedic arsenal, including irony wit and satire, sets his sights on debunking idealistic love and ‘romantic’ notions of warfare. […]

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Lively SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN at PCS

Around the Region December 3, 2013 at 9:20 pm 0 comments

It’s difficult to appreciate how tough SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is to put on the stage until you’re watching it from the audience.  This is a rare musical where the stage show followed the movie (by 30 years).  An attempt to recreate the iconic film scenes would be a daunting […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 30: November 29, 2013

Podcasts November 24, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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THE PILLOWMAN at PCS: Dark and Delightful

Around the Region November 19, 2013 at 3:19 am 0 comments

A young writer of graphically violent short stories is suddenly dragged into a police interrogation room and put in the hot seat.  Gruesome short stories aren’t illegal in this nebulous totalitarian state, but murder sure is.  It turns out that two local children have been found brutally murdered in a […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 27: November 8, 2013

Podcasts November 3, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Dash on Down to AVENUE Q at PCS for Loads of Laughter

Around the Region October 31, 2013 at 8:24 pm 1 comment

Laughter abounded from the large audience opening night at Players Club of Swarthmore for AVENUE Q, directed by Joseph P. Southard.  The laughter rose in pitch with the musical number “It Sucks To Be Me”, the melody of which reminds one of a Sesame Street tune, with lyrics gone hilariously […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 25: October 25, 2013

Podcasts October 20, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 23: October 11, 2013

Podcasts October 6, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 20: September 20, 2013

Podcasts September 15, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 19: September 13, 2013

Podcasts September 8, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Don’t forget you can subscribe to “Curtain Up!” podcast on Apple iTunes. Click here to subscribe. From other podcast programs you can follow it by subscribing to the feed, http://www.stagemagazine.org/feed/curtainuppodcast/.

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Game, Set and Match to PCS’s SLEUTH

Around the Region March 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm 0 comments

Applause rang opening night for SLEUTH as the curtain rose revealing a beautiful bi-level set featuring a lovely Victorian parlor with a dash of humor, and the audience continued to be captivated throughout the performance. Written by Anthony Shaffer, this mystery play surpasses the usual whodunit, spiraling into a thrilling […]

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The Lowdown in Downtown Purgatory: THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT

Around the Region February 27, 2013 at 1:31 pm 0 comments

Stephen Adly Guirgis’s THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, as directed by Erin Guard, challenges conceptualizations of what ‘went down’ in the days of Judas Iscariot, exploring why one of the most reviled characters in biblical times be given redemption via a retrial; why and how despair might be transmuted […]

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Childhood Classic Comes To Life At PCS

Around the Region February 11, 2013 at 12:58 pm 0 comments

Based on the book by Judith Viorst, the children’s theatre version of ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (adapted by the book’s author herself with music by Shelly Markham) is certainly not just for children! Director Josiah Donnell astutely pointed out in his director’s note that […]

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PERMANENT COLLECTION at PCS Frames Cultural Chasms

Around the Region January 12, 2013 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Ellen Wilson Dilks directs a strong cast in PCS’s PERMANENT COLLECTION, a thought provoking play inspired by controversial events that had taken place at the Barnes Foundation during the 1990s concerning conflicts over the terms of the legal will of founder Albert C. Barnes, wealthy chemist and art collector who […]

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Players Club of Swarthmore’s GREY GARDENS Musically Tells a Morose Fairytale

Around the Region February 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

Players Club of Swarthmore opened this weekend with their production of GREY GARDENS, directed by Joseph Southard. A musical tale about the eccentric life of Edith Bouvier Beale, cousin to beloved former first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, and her daughter, “little Edie” Beale. This haunting tale of lost love […]

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A Classically Delightful Evening with LITTLE WOMEN at PCS

Around the Region November 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

Director Jim Carroll invites us to step back in time to the turbulent 1860s to follow the March sisters, their family, and friends in a wholesome tale of one family’s struggle during the Civil War. We first meet the young sisters, each in various stages of approaching womanhood, at Christmastime […]

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Let Your Hair Down With PCS’s Fun, Family-Friendly RAPUNZEL

Around the Region April 30, 2012 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Over the years, princesses have captured the hearts of many children and adults alike. Rapunzel has recently been all the rage with Disney’s fairly new movie, Tangled, but the heroine has been around for hundreds of years. Now, the whole family can see a brand new musical version of RAPUNZEL […]

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Delightful OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS at PCS

Around the Region March 20, 2012 at 9:13 pm 0 comments

The Players Club of Swarthmore’s current offering, OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, is a real treat. It’s a comedy about a 29-year-old marketing executive, Nick Cristano, who regularly visits with his four Italian-American grandparents in New Jersey on Sundays for dinner—that is, until he announces one week that […]

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A Valentine’s Treat at Players Club Of Swarthmore

A Valentine’s Treat at Players Club Of Swarthmore

Around the Region February 13, 2012 at 11:13 am 0 comments

If you were lucky enough to catch I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on its second night, you were in for a Valentine’s treat! On a blustery cold, snowy, icy Saturday night, Players Club of Swarthmore’s production offered the perfect holiday date activity and a way to warm your […]

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