Mickle Street

On Today’s podcast, I am joined by playwright Michael Whistler, who was commissioned to write Mickle Street for Walnut Street Theatre. This story takes us to a historic visit between notable figures Walt Whitman and Oscar Wilde when Whitman had taken up residence in Camden, New Jersey. This story rides along the edge of a great awakening for Wilde as the tale is told. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT MICKLE STREET

In 1882, the flamboyant, dashing, young Oscar Wilde created a sensation, touring the United States on an extensive lecture tour. While visiting Philadelphia, he planned one side trip, crossing the Delaware to Camden to meet with America’s own Great Grey Poet, Walt Whitman. Join us on Mickle Street and spend an afternoon with two great writers – one at the dawn of his career, the other enjoying his quiet fame. Over a glass of elderberry wine, two great men discuss man’s most aesthetical existence and discover a common sense of beauty.

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http://walnutstreettheatre.org

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Long Live The Little Knife

On Today’s podcast, we return to Inis Nua to chat with Artistic Director, Tom Reing, about the latest import from across the pond. David Leddy’s “Long Live The Little Knife” may have a tone that is very reminiscent of his roots, however, the message is a global one. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT LONG LIVE THE LITTLE KNIFE

“You need to keep your wits about you, but you will still be taken in by this hugely enjoyable romp.”—The Guardian

Long Live the Little Knife is a more absurdist take on the double-cross. It’s a fast-paced tale of swindling, dirty tricks and false identities. Husband and wife con artists set out to become the greatest art forgers in the world. What they gain—and what they lose—makes for a shocking, funny and oddly uplifting trip.

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http://inisnuatheatre.org

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THE WHALE

On today’s podcast, Mattie Hawkinson meets with the cast of Theatre Exile’s production of  THE WHALE by, Sam Hunter. The production has received a great deal of press due to the transformation of notable local actor, Scott Greer. However, the story portrays a series of characters in which no one is all that lovable. A series of unfortunate events cause these characters to continue down a destructive path with most in search of some sort of redemption. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT THE WHALE

600 pound Charlie hides away in his apartment eating himself to death. Desperately, he tries to reconnect with his daughter who he left behind years ago. Winner of multiple awards, The Whale is a story of a final shot at redemption and the beauty of the families we make for ourselves.

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http://theatreexile.org

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Mothers and Sons

This podcast marks the introduction of our new contributor, Mattie Hawkinson. This also marks the first interview we have ever held for a PTC production. While this production runs without intermission, so does this interview. Hot off its successful run on broadway, Terrence McNally’s Mothers and Sons is the first production of its kind to depict gay marriage while coping with the ties that bind this “New Normal” together. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT MOTHERS AND SONS

Twenty years after her son’s death, Katharine leaves Texas and pays an unexpected visit to the New York apartment of Cal, her late son’s partner who is now married to another man and has a young son. Still coping with loss and unexplainable anger, Katherine is challenged by Cal to confront the truths of their shared past, and a future she never imagined.

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http://philadelphiatheatrecompany.org

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Stinky Cheese Man

Kids like the darnedest things. Who knew they would get a “kick” out of “Stinky Cheese”! Melissa Amilani had a blast with the cast of this weird and wacky collection of fun! Stay Tuned!
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fair(l)y (stoopid) Tales

By Kent Stephens · Music by Gary Rue
Adapted from the book by Jon Scieszka

Enter our weird and wacky world as Jack tries to save himself from the Giant, but runs into some crazy characters along the way! There’s a tortoise racing a hair-growing hare, an ugly duckling that grows up to be an ugly duck, Cinderumplestiltskin and, of course, that Stinky Cheese Man.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION:

http://walnutstreettheatre.org

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Defining “A Life In The Theatre”

Today’s podcast is about beginnings. Bill Van Horn and Davy Raphaely think back to their first introductions to the theatre as we explore this early Mamet piece, “A Life In The Theatre”. Following a veteran and an aspiring newcomer through a repertory year, the production explores the relationships and transitions that make A life in the theatre what it is. Stay Tuned!

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ABOUT A LIFE IN THE THEATRE

The title says it all! It’s A Life in the Theatre. In this behind-the-scenes comedy, Robert, an older experienced performer and John, a newcomer to the stage, share both a dressing room and the spotlight. The play gives us a glimpse into the complex relationship that develops as the torch is passed from one generation to the next – a passing that wavers from love and mutual respect to impatience and resentment. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre is a delightful theatrical experience for anyone who loves the world of Broadway.

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http://walnutstreettheatre.org

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Frankenstein of one-man!

Today’s podcast features Josh Hitchens, a well too familiar guest of REP RADIO. He’s here to talk about the one-man production of Frankenstein, a site-specific event where the College of Physicians of Philadelphia plays host! This tale of horror and the Mütter Museum are a perfect match! Stay Tuned!

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A strange and terrifying story will be confessed to the brave few who risk an evening with a mysterious, tortured creature and its famed creator.  Views of the Museum Gallery and the rarely seen Mitchell Ballroom will transport audience members as they accompany host Josh Hitchens in his many forms throughout this site-specific production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Robert D. Hicks, PhD (Director of the Mütter Museum and the Historical Medical Library, and the William Maul Measey Chair for the History of Medicine) will delight curious participants with his elucidation of the science of electromagnetism.  His insights will be delivered through the spectacle of illuminated projection!  Join us for this exclusive tour of sights and scenes you’ve read of, but never expect to see.

Josh Hitchens is a Philadelphia-based director, actor, and playwright specializing in classic and contemporary tales of horror.  Since 2011 he has performed one man shows including Stoker’s Dracula, A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story, and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  Hitchens is a current resident director at BrainSpunkand Creative Director of the Victorian Theatre program at the historic Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion.

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