Artist, 75, wants her work to ‘save all living things’

Arts | October 20th, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Geri Greinke-Mack is 75 years old, but like a modern day Georgia O’Keeffe, she keeps getting better with age. Geri, a resident of Cathedral Village in upper Roxborough, currently has an exhibit of her linoleum cut prints of animals, oil paintings of Morris Arboretum, animals, gardens, flowers, cats and whimsical images, […]

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From Haiti to G’town and now nominated for film awards

Arts | October 19th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Germantown resident Dasha Sainstremy, known professionally as “Da Saint,” has been named a finalist for both the “Quality of Message Award” and the “Discovery Award” for her “Closet Doors,” a short film about a young female minister. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, to Haitian parents, she has been in Philadelphia for […]

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Over the top, often hilarious ‘Forum’ could use decaf

Arts | September 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome The company of the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” Stephen Sondheim’s first solo musical, should probably change the coffee in the Green Room to decaf. “Forum” is, in the right hands, a delight, a reminder of just how much fun a musical […]

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All that’s ‘Golden’ does not glitter for this reviewer

Arts | September 22nd, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter “On Golden Pond” (1979), by Ernest Thompson, was a hit Broadway play before it became an Oscar-winning movie. A revival, now running at Stagecrafters under Director Mariangela Saavedra, retells the story of an aging couple’s struggle to find peace and purpose at the end of their lives. The Thayer family has vacationed […]

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‘A painting a day’ for world-renowned Hill artist

Arts | September 21st, 2017 | Leave a comment

  by Len Lear Over the last 20 years or so, I have interviewed many fine Chestnut Hill area artists, but Hill resident Abbey Ryan is in another galaxy. Having taken a wonderful one-year college course many years ago on the legendary post-Middle Ages European painters, I could not help but notice the resemblance of […]

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Acting for med students  and on stage in Mt. Airy

Arts | September 15th, 2017 | Leave a comment

By Rita Charleston Quintessence Theatre Group kicks off its eighth season with a new family series, beginning with a world premiere of a modern adaptation of “Aesop’s Fables” by Quintessence Company member Lee Cortopassi, who also directs the show. The play runs through Sept. 17 at The Sedgwick Theatre, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt. Airy, […]

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‘No Walls’ talky while examining race relations in U.S.

Arts | September 14th, 2017 | Leave a comment

by Hugh Hunter Now running at Old Academy Players, “A House with No Walls” (2007) by native Philadelphia playwright Thomas Gibbons is about the issue of race relations in America. It asks these questions: what should we commemorate, and how are those decisions made? The play consists in two interlocking stories, one from colonial history […]

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