Post Tagged with: "Players Club of Swarthmore"

THE PIANO LESSON Plays On at PCS

Around the Region December 8, 2014 at 7:54 am 0 comments

Thought provoking, expertly crafted, elegantly appointed, full of drama and rich with humor describes THE PIANO LESSON at The Players Club of Swarthmore. From the first entrance the audience is captivated. Set in an apartment in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1932, THE PIANO LESSON is a slice-of-life look at family dynamics, […]

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PCS Second Stage Takes THE GOAT (OR WHO IS SYLVIA?) by the Horns

Around the Region November 19, 2014 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

Director Thomas-Robert Irvin, cast and crew have succeeded in mounting a deftly staged production of Edward Albee’s challenging outré examination of love, sexuality and tolerance. In this comedy infused tragedy, all starts out sparkling with an attractive, well-off liberal minded middle aged couple splendidly in love; a superb set up […]

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PETER PAN Magically Soars at Players Club of Swarthmore

Around the Region November 1, 2014 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

Long ago and far away there was a boy who never grew up. For the lucky theater patrons of The Players Club of Swarthmore, that ‘boy’ lives and breathes. PETER PAN is the story of a London family and the childhood adventures of their three children in Neverland. The children […]

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LEND ME A TENOR at PCS Provides Laughs on Key

Around the Region September 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm 0 comments

For the opening of its 104th season, the Players Club of Swarthmore is presenting Ken Ludwig’s uproarious farce, LEND ME A TENOR, with solid results. Saunders (Michael Steven Schultz), the domineering manager of the prestigious Cleveland Grand Opera Company, and his nervous assistant Max (Ryan Goulden) anxiously await the arrival […]

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A CHORUS LINE at PCS: Polished to a Shine

Around the Region May 1, 2014 at 10:49 am 0 comments

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Line up every cast member of Players Club’s A CHORUS LINE from Don to Diana, throw in the in-show director and choreographer, and even the dancers who get cut in the beginning. Link arms and pull. Keep pulling until “The […]

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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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