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AUDIENCE REVIEW: Spotlight Theatre Offers Classic THE MIRACLE WORKER

Reviews December 5, 2016 at 6:26 pm 0 comments

Director Jess Bye Stinson has taken the classic story of ‘unreachable’ Helen Keller and her determined teacher Annie Sullivan and given us a gem of a production which opened last night. When a play relies heavily on a child’s performance, the results can be unpredictable. Young Kayla Treplica is the […]

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THERAPY Is In Session At Spotlight Theatre

Around the Region, Reviews January 31, 2015 at 9:28 am 0 comments

Spotlight Theatre on Park Avenue in Swarthmore has chosen to chase the winter blahs with a mounting of Christopher Durang’s BEYOND THERAPY. Written in 1980, BEYOND THERAPY is Durang’s send-up of the country’s obsession with analysis in the late ’70s/early ’80s. The protagonists are Prudence, a confused young woman looking for […]

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THE COLLECTOR: Plunging into the Disturbing at Spotlight

Around the Region November 7, 2014 at 9:32 am 0 comments

For the macabre, Spotlight Theatre in Swarthmore currently is presenting Mark Healy’s adaptation of John Fowles’ dark novel, THE COLLECTOR. The novel also was adapted into a 1960s movie. In Spotlight’s production, director Jim Carroll has changed the setting from England to Philadelphia. Frederick Clegg (Thomas Robert-Irvin) is a collector […]

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Amanda Panrock and Thomas-Robert Irvin star in VENUS IN FUR at Spotlight Theatre.

VENUS IN FUR: Life Embodying Art at Spotlight Theatre

Around the Region July 23, 2014 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

You don’t need to be familiar with the 1870 novella to appreciate what is currently playing on stage at Spotlight Theatre in Swarthmore. Indeed, David Ives’ 2010 erotic dramedy VENUS IN FUR draws inspiration from Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s “Venus in Furs” but is by no means an adaptation. Without giving […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 31: December 6, 2013

Podcasts December 1, 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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Spotlight Theatre's A PIECE OF MY HEART runs November 1 - 10, and features (standing) Cindy Nagle Walton, Cecile Macphee, Sue Abla, Dani Kennedy, (front) Cathy Gibbons Mostek, Timothy P. Oskin, and Nancy Bennett. (Photo by Andrea Kellner)

Highly Moving A PIECE OF MY HEART at Spotlight Theatre

Around the Region November 8, 2013 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

This weekend I attended Spotlight Theatre’s highly moving production of A PIECE OF MY HEART. The play is told in flashback, 6 women- four nurses, an intelligence officer and an entertainer share their personal remembrances creating an intense ,dramatic experience. Most of the scenes take place on the floor as […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 26: November 1, 2013

Podcasts October 27, 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 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 21: September 27, 2013

Podcasts September 22, 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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HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA Heats Up at Spotlight Theatre

Around the Region August 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm 0 comments

“Theatre is poetry that gets up off the page and becomes human” ~ Federico Garcia Lorca Set in a steamy summer in provincial Spain, 1930, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA features five sisters, unmarried, ages 20 – 39, shut-in by force to mourn by their dictatorial mother, Bernarda (superbly rendered […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast Episode 5: June 7, 2013

Podcasts June 2, 2013 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Check out the latest episode of the “Curtain Up!” podcast. Lot’s of shows opening this coming weekend! Don’t forget you can now 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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Liz McCallum, Emily Selverian, and Cathy Gibbons Mostek try to "live, love, laugh, and be happy," as HOLLYWOOD ARMS, written by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett, continues at Spotlight Theatre through May 18.

Carol Burnett’s HOLLYWOOD ARMS Boasts Talented Cast at MN Players/Spotlight Theatre

Around the Region May 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm 0 comments

Comedy often stems from tragedy.  Certainly, many who work in the world of comedy relate stories of their own tragic backgrounds. Carol Burnett is among those ranks, with a tragic childhood and adolescence followed by a life of filling the lives and living rooms of multitudes with laughter. HOLLYWOOD ARMS […]

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“Curtain Up!” Podcast – Inaugural Episode

Podcasts April 30, 2013 at 12:37 am 0 comments

  This is the inaugural episode of Stage Magazine’s “Curtain Up!” podcast.  Hosted by Chris Laning, each weekly episode will give you a run down of the shows opening that upcoming weekend.  What a great way to find out, quickly and easily what is going on in and around […]

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CLOSER Explores Sexual Attraction and Intimacy at MN Players/Spotlight Theatre

Around the Region April 20, 2013 at 6:52 pm 0 comments

Sex Sells. In Patrick Marber’s CLOSER, recently undertaken at MN Players/Spotlight Theater, the subject of sex is explored with explicit language, candor and wit. The story follows four consenting adults who find their lives inescapably entangled through sexual attraction, rejection and escapades. If sex sells, it also can create and […]

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Tito (Jim Fryer) is consoled by Max (Thomas-Robert Irvin) in MN Players/Spotlight Theatre's production of Ken Ludwig's LEND ME A TENOR.

A Frolicking Farce: LEND ME A TENOR Sings Through September at MN Players

Around the Region September 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm 0 comments

Slamming doors, mistaken identities, hiding in closets, and a keystone cop finale abound in Ken Ludwig’s LEND ME A TENOR, currently playing at MN Players’ new location at 129 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081.  MN Players will undergo a name change during 2012 to become Spotlight Theatre.  For the current […]

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MN Players/Spotlight Theatre Present an Elegant PROOF

Around the Region July 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

David Auburn’s highly acclaimed winner of the 2001 Tony Award for Best Play is now being presented by a superbly talented cast in the new Swarthmore home of the MN Players/Spotlight Theatre.  Their staging of PROOF should not be missed by anyone seeking an evening of truly thrilling performances. This […]

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