Brave ghost story by Coward now on Chestnut Hill stage

Arts | April 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter Noel Coward long wanted to write a ghost story. Composed in the shadows of World War II, “Blithe Spirit” (1941) is full of bantering language and fantastical events. Now running at Stagecrafters, it is a classic comedy that spoofs marriage even as it blurs the line between life and death. Novelist Charles […]

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Epileptic actor/playwright has message on stage for kids

Arts | April 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston “Zuzz The Alien Needs Your Help.” She’s crash-landed in Ambler, specifically at Act II Playhouse, 56 E. Butler Ave., and now needs your expertise to restore her spaceship and return home. But she only has from April 21 to April 29 to do everything that’s necessary. In this production, created by Bill […]

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‘Duck’ from founder of modern drama lands in Mt. Airy

Arts | April 18th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “The Wild Duck” (1884) was a turning point in Henrik Ibsen’s career. Now in rotating repertoire at Quintessence Theatre with “Julius Caesar,” director Rebecca Wright uses the same actors in bringing to life a tragicomic play about a maniacal idealist. Early works like “A Doll’s House” were considered scandalous, as Ibsen sought […]

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GFS boys’ tennis wins over improved GA team

Sports | April 16th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Alec Kostival The weather couldn’t have been better for the GFS Tigers’ first game on their home courts for the season. After the weather had caused a few cancellations early in the season, the first true day of spring weather brought good fortune to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon. Playing an improved Germantown Academy […]

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Gender bending in Mount Airy; actress plays Mark Antony

Arts | April 13th, 2018 | Leave a comment

by Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group continues its seventh season with “The Power and Idealism Repertory: Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ presented in rotating repertory with Henrik Ibsen’s ‘The Wild Duck.’” Striving for gender parity, Quintessence presents an 11-character ensemble to explore new adaptations of timely classics. As America’s democracy is being tested and the #metoo movement […]

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Robert P. Fulton, lawyer

Obituaries | April 12th, 2018 | Leave a comment

Robert P. Fulton, 65, of Glenside, a lawyer who prosecuted the cases of lawyers who had been charged with misconduct or ethical violations, died March 31 of cancer at Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health. Mr. Fulton served for 15 years in the Philadelphia office of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Disciplinary Board, where such cases are heard […]

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Commentary: Rex Avenue preservation and development

Opinion | April 12th, 2018 | 2 Comments

by Lori Salganicoff  & Eileen Javers The Chestnut Hill Conservancy’s primary interest in the project at 208-10 Rex Ave. is preserving the historic mansion and helping to encourage that any new development be consistent with the character of the area. The historic Italianate house was the first structure on its large block when it was […]

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