Northeast Times

 Articles by Rita Charleston

For Jackson, quirky works fine

All in all, her squeaky voice, gymnastic abilities, and her willingness to laugh at herself all contributed to Victoria Jackson’s career.


Nealon gets back to standup roots

Kevin Nealon, an actor and comedian probably best known as a cast member on Saturday Night Live, and more recently the hit series Weeds, will be at the Helium Comedy Club on Sansom Street Aug. 4 to 6.


Actor/playwright Dubac asks: Can we all get along?

In a world populated by men and women from different planets — Mars, Venus, take your pick! — Robert Dubac has created a show that addresses those male/female issues in his one-man, multi-character play, The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?, which is at the Act II Playhouse in Ambler through July 31.


Performer Carolla survives the school of hard knocks

Adam Carolla spent many of his formative years with just one plan in mind for his future.


Short is quite a character

As an avid fan of the TV medical show Quincy M.E., Martin Short thought he might like to become a doctor.


Colin Quinn performing at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre

Direct from its Broadway run, and starring Saturday Night Live and HBO writer-comedian Colin Quinn, Long Story Short: A One-Man Comedy Manifesto continues through July 10 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.


‘Next to Normal’ now showing at the Academy of Music

It’s the story of a modern family facing a crisis, revolving around a family that is impacted by a mother with bipolar disorder. 


Happiness is being a Los Lonely Boy

It’s just the way they planned it — or, at least, the way they hoped it would be.



An actor enjoys his varied stage career

It’s the story of a young professor who loses everything in the world but the flea who lives in his vest. And that turns out to be plenty.