Northeast Times

 Articles by Ruth Rovner

Exploring ‘Endgame’

In the Arden Theatre Company’s current production of Endgame, only four actors are on stage. Two of them, Nancy Boykin and Dan Kern of Elkins Park, play the roles of husband and wife — the same role they have in real life.


A family affair

For its holiday show, the Walnut Street Theatre is presenting the award-winning musical The Music Man. Because the story involves a con man promising to teach children how to play in a marching band, the cast  includes 30 local youngsters. 


Behind the scenes, he has a starring role

Northern Liberties resident Dan Schultz runs the show behind the scenes for the Walnut Street Theatre.


The role of a lifetime

Fishtown resident and singer Sarah Beckham will perform in ‘La Boheme’ at the Prince Music Theater. It was the very opera that inspired her to start her performing career.


Whole lotta yellin' going on

— For Northeast native Julie Czarnecki, some hysteria and a lot of facial expressions are necessary skills in the stage play 'God of Carnage.'


A career ‘alternative’ for former union organizer

After spending years as a union organizer and sheet metal worker, Kensington’s Ron Jablonski has found a new career in alternative medicine.


Fishtown soprano sings her tune in Ava opera

The Academy of Vocal Arts presents “Pelleas et Melisande” by Debussy featuring Fishtowner Chloe Moore.


Feeling Crafty

Fishtown's Mary Folino helps get actors in character as costume designer for Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the Walnut Street Theatre.


Displaying their 'Private Lives'

For its current holiday production, the Lantern Theater Company is presenting Noel Coward’s romantic comedy, Private Lives. Performances continue through Dec. 31. 


Northern Liberties Dancer Sparkles (Literally) in 'The Nutcracker'

Pennsylvania Ballet soloist Barette Vance Widell, a Northern Liberties resident, lights up this stage in performances at the Academy of Music