Articles by Ruth Rovner

‘Cold Mountain’ hits the stage this weekend

Opera Philadelphia’s current production, Cold Mountain, is a  highly anticipated event — and for good reason.


Great depths

As a seasoned actor, David Bardeen has dealt with many theatrical challenges — but none quite like the one in the Lantern Theater Company’s current production, Oscar Wilde: From the Depths.


Battle of the sexes

The Lantern Theater is well known for its annual Shakespeare productions, and this season, it’s Taming of the Shrew, the classic battle of the sexes.  


Searching for acceptance

As a theater director, Northeast Philly native Matt Pfeiffer has often found unusual ways to prepare for a play.


NE musician to play at Kimmel

Musician Daniel Orlock is a longtime fan of American composer Aaron Copland.


A tale of beauty

A Northeast Philly native stars in the classic fairy tale, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ now on stage at the Arden Theatre.   


Double Exposure: Northeast Philly actor has two roles in Arden play

Onstage at the Arden Theatre, a cast of five brings to life the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, by Charles Way.


Sounds of the Season

As a longtime member of Choral Arts Philadelphia, bass singer Dave Mosteller of Huntingdon Valley has sung in many holiday concerts. But the concert next week is a first.


A woman’s way

The theories of feminism — and anti-feminism — are a major focus of ‘Rapture, Blister, Burn.’ A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Drama last year, the play has been extended at the Wilma Theater. 


Labor of love

Ever since she landed her first role — when she was a first-grader at St Christopher Elementary School in Somerton — Alex Boyle has enjoyed the pleasures and challenges of theater.