‘Goldman’ in Ambler almost always funny and satisfying

Curtain Call | September 25th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome “According to Goldman” is more evidence, if more evidence is needed, that Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham is an actor’s writer. In “Goldman,” as in all his other plays, Graham has a superb ear for dialogue. “According to Goldman” is playing at Ambler’s Act II Playhouse through Oct. 11. Gavin Miller (the delicious […]

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‘Stella and Lou’ shines brightly at People’s Light

Curtain Call | July 24th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome The press release People’s Light and Theatre wrote for its current production of local playwright Bruce Graham’s “Stella and Lou” says that this is a “deeply romantic play about people we rarely see on stage.” The operative word is “people.” What distinguishes Graham’s work — and I’ve seen about 20 of his […]

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‘Broadway’ is forbidden and highly entertaining in Ambler

Curtain Call | May 29th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome The cast includes Stephen Sondheim, Ethel Merman, Carol Channing, Rita Moreno, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Liza Minnelli, Andrea McArdle, Harvey Fierstein and Barbra Streisand. They’re appearing in “Chicago,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Annie,” “Hello, Dolly,” “West Side Story,” “Spamalot,” “Rent,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Mama Mia,” “Cats,” “Les Misérables” and “A […]

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Agatha Christie classic lightweight but entertaining

Arts, Curtain Call | March 27th, 2015 | Leave a comment

by Clark Groome Two reactions followed me home from the opening night of the Walnut Street Theatre’s production of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None.” The first is that despite its pedigree and popularity as a theatrical adaptation of one of Christie’s best selling and most highly acclaimed novels, “And Then There Were None” […]

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