Northeast Times

 Articles by Ruth Rovner

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.


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.


Wissinoming woman an advocate for AIDS awareness

This Sunday, Oct. 19, almost 15,000 people will assemble on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to participate in an event that is focused on a crucial public health issue. 


Story of a Survivor

Carla Donato is raising awareness about ovarian cancer.

In early September, Carla Donato was on an unusual mission in Lower Moreland Township. She was tying teal blue ribbons on lamp posts, trees and even on traffic lights.


Travel back in time

On a recent Tuesday evening, members of a tour group sat down to dine in a private room at the City Tavern in Old City.


The good ol’ days

When the Philly Pops presents its final program of the season next weekend, flutist Ed Schultz will be in his usual place onstage at Verizon Hall.


Cheesesteaks and controversy at InterAct Theatre

Theater director and actor Matt Pfeiffer is a born-and-bred Philadelphian who grew up in the Northeast and now lives in South Philly.


‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’ coming to the Walnut

Even though it was years ago, Denise Whelan still recalls her enthusiasm when she saw the film version of the play titled The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.


Northern Liberties actress stars in Ibsen classic

Genevieve Perrier plays the title role of Ellida in “Lady of the Sea” at EgoPo Classic Theatre this week.