In My Body
Music by DAN MARTIN Lyrics by MICHAEL BIELLO
Book by LIS KALOGRIS, KATE CIPRIANO, & MELISSA HAYS
FLYING BULLDOG PRODUCTIONS, LLC, NOVEMBER, 2016
IN MY BODY IS
Groaning, bitching, laughing, exploring and revealing TRUTHS through...
SONG, SPOKEN WORD, MOVEMENT, ART.
COVERING and UNCOVERING gender identity, infertility, bullying, pride, aging, obesity, trauma, self-loathing, disability, passion, sexuality, love and so much more.
CHALLENGING ALL OF US TO embrace who we are and open our hearts to others.
"Anatomically improbable as it sounds, this uplifting, inclusive little show has its heart in the right place, and also wears it on its sleeve."
–David Fox, Philadelphia Magazine
by George Brant
INTERACT THEATRE COMPANY, 2016
When an American fighter pilot becomes unexpectedly pregnant, she is reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas. By day, she hunts terrorists with signature dexterity and ferocity. By night, she enjoys a quiet family life in suburbia. But as the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away.
"Grounded is great theater in its rawest form, and is as exquisite as the sky above."
–Mark Cofta, Broad Street Review
"MacMillan flies "Grounded" as if the play itself is aloft."
–Howie Shapiro, WHYY NewsWorks
Mrs. Warren's Profession
by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
LANTERN THEATER COMPANY, 2016
Philadelphia stage legend Mary Martello plays the title role in George Bernard Shaw's scathing comedy about social hypocrisy and the excesses of capitalism. Mrs. Kitty Warren worked her way out of the London slums and now lives abroad, having provided her daughter Vivie with the education and means to grow into a smart, independent young woman of strong convictions. When Mrs. Warren returns, mother and daughter discover that neither is the woman they thought they knew.
"Rousingly intelligent entertainment and smartly done comedy. In a Philadelphia theater season with an auspicious beginning, this production of Mrs. Warren's Profession might be the most auspicious of all."
Two Gentlemen of Verona
by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
SHAKESPEARE IN CLARK PARK, 2016
"Director Kathryn MacMillan keeps the production moving at a steady clip, balancing musical breaks, pratfalls, and empowering call outs of Proteus’ behavior... [she] maintains a constant element of groundedness throughout the play’s shenanigans, which helps anchor the comedic and emotional extremes to something substantial."
-Jennifer Kramer, Playshakespeare.com
Underneath the Lintel
by GLEN BERGER
LANTERN THEATER COMPANY, 2015
A mystery begins with the return of an overdue book to the Hoofddorp Public Library – 113 years too late! A librarian's quest to solve the mystery takes him across the globe and brings him face to face with a solitary figure from Jewish antiquity, a man whose life is a triumphant example of human resilience and fortitude. In this new production of the Lantern's 2003 gem, Peter DeLaurier recreates his Barrymore Award-winning role of The Librarian, which The Philadelphia Inquirer called a "masterly performance."
"Actor Peter DeLaurier has talent and charm by the cart-load. Playing a slightly daft Dutch librarian on a mission, he doesn't miss a trick. DeLaurier has done this role before – in fact, in 2003 he won a Barrymore for it. I didn't see him then – but I can tell you that here, he brings to it the vibrant energy of a young man, coupled with the seasoned, expert timing of an old pro. It's an irresistible combination. At times, DeLaurier's performance – including a delightful if inconsistent accent – reminded me of (dare I invoke his name?) Laurence Olivier in one of his scene-stealing, late-career star turns."
by ANNA ZIEGLER
LANTERN THEATER COMPANY, 2015
London, 1953. The race is on among the world's leading scientists to unlock the secret of life itself: the DNA molecule. The promise of wealth and lasting fame drives the breakneck pace of the research. Then Rosalind Franklin, the one woman in this crowded field of male scientists, further isolated by her Jewish faith, makes a breakthrough. In an environment of desperate ambition, with its shifting rivalries, alliances, and betrayals, Dr. Franklin has the talent and grit to win it all – if she can get in the game.
"Under Kathryn MacMillan's masterful direction, the story and characters in Ziegler's fictionalized history are engrossing, the ensemble work is flawless, and Geneviève Perrier as Franklin gives what may well be the best performance to date in her award-winning career."
–Debra Miller, Phindie