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About this site / P”A”B on Twitter

Hi All,
Tara and I enjoy Art of all forms; this site is our effort at blogging up the Philadelphia Art scene.  It’s also our personal journal comprised of our personal opinions; therefore, the writings within are a highly subjective bit of flotsam.  You’ve been warned.

As a romantically-entangled pair of art lovers, we share many opinions about many forms of art.  However, as with all great couplings, we don’t agree on everything, and perhaps our various views may be interesting to you, the reader.

We hope you find our reviews worthwhile and perhaps even–dare we suggest it–a motivation for you to support the Art of Philadelphia . . . our city’s finest resource.

If you’re the ‘twitter type’, feel free to follow unoclay for updates to this site, comments about current Philadelphia shows, and hints about performances we may be attending in the future.  http://twitter.com/unoclay



3 thoughts on “About this site / P”A”B on Twitter

  1. Please check out the artwork of Carmen Lombardi — one of the most talented artists from Philadelphia that you’ve never heard of. He worked in obscurity for more than four decades before passing away at age 80. Take two minutes to check out this video. You won’t be sorry you did (I promise): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAPY_kFC9aY

    Posted by lilmoose | June 25, 2013, 10:37 am
  2. Hi There,

    Your blog was recommended to us as an influential theater contact in Philadelphia

    We are a group of independent artists based in Philadelphia and NYC devoted to creating affordable, entertaining, and– most importantly– ridiculously fun new work. – we have a new Halloween show (vaudeville! live music! burlesque!) that we’ve had an opportunity to bring to Philly this weekend (10/18 and 10/19)!
    We’d love to be considered for any online listings, blog posts, or coverage! Please let us know if you would be interested in attending the show or helping us spread the word.

    Lizz Leiser
    Serious Theatre Collective

    An Evening of Music, Puppetry, Burlesque, & Necromancy

    Serious Theatre Collective, winner of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award for Best Ensemble, is proud to present the world premiere of Professor von Awesome’s Ghost Hunting Safari, for three shows only on Friday, October 18 at 9pm and Saturday, October 19 at 3pm and 8pm, at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Tickets are $15, sold in cash at the door and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/487538

    “An energetic fun-fest…pure entertainment.”

    “This show is like Monty Python and Young Frankenstein meets Halloween. If you like camp, music, and ghouls, you’ll love it”.

    Written collaboratively by Serious Theatre Collective, Professor von Awesome’s Ghost Hunting Safari is an adventure of epic theatrical proportions including music, puppetry, burlesque and necromancy with passages from the Book of the Dead and, perhaps even, all the secrets of death revealed!

    Featuring two ghostly specimens: Celeste Larbolustier (formerly of Celeste’s Gentlemen’s Only Naughty Nude Review) and Percival von Awesome (the Professor’s long suffering deceased brother) plus special guest appearances by famous medium Sveta Molotov and ex-exorcist/current demon host Ronaldo P.W. Hanks!

    A live band, an opportunity for one lucky audience member to experience the journey from life into death, and everything you’ve ever wanted to know about ghosts but were afraid to ask because ghosts are scary!

    Original score accompanied by a live band featuring Andrew Hollis and Will Kitchin, led by Ari Kessler. Props, sets, masks, and puppets by Philadelphia based visual artists Ursula and Norm Stuby.

    Professor von Awesome’s Ghost Hunting Safari at a Glance

    “A damned fun party,” says Time Out New York.

    Run Time:
    90 minutes

    Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St., Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Friday 10/18/13, 9pm door, 9:30pm curtain
    Saturday 10/19/13, 2:30pm door, 3pm curtain
    Saturday 10/19/13, 7:30pm door, 8pm curtain

    Tickets $15. Sold at door (cash only) and online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/487538

    Web site:


    Posted by Lizz Leiser | October 14, 2013, 6:32 pm
  3. Hello,

    Please consider checking out Light Rise on Grace at Azuka Theatre.

    Azuka Theatre Opens 2015-2016 Season With
    Rolling World Premiere as Part of the National New Play Network
    Lights Rise on Grace Runs November 4-22

    PHILADELPHIA – Azuka Theatre kicks off its 16th season with the Rolling World Premiere of Lights Rise on Grace by Chad Beckim. This show, their first as an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, will run November 4-22. The show opens Saturday, November 7 at 7 p.m. All shows will take place on the mainstage at the Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street. Tickets are available online at http://www.azukatheatre.org or by phone at (215) 563-1100.
    Named Outstanding New Play for its workshop at the New York Fringe, Lights Rise on Grace strips bare the issues of incarceration, sexuality and family. In Beckim’s new work, Grace takes a chance on Large and Large takes a chance on Riece. Can these three broken but brave lovers hold a family together when all they can do is tear each other apart? Across race and culture lines, the common language is love.
    Azuka Theatre Producing Artistic Director Kevin Glaccum directs. Bi Jean Ngo plays Grace. Ashton Carter is cast as Large and Keith J. Conallen is playing Riece. Colin McIlvaine is the Scenic Desiger. J. Dominic Chacon is the Lighting Designer. Katherine Fritz is the Costume Designer and Daniel Perelstein is the Sound Designer.
    Avista Custom Theatrical, LLC is handling Properties. Joe Daniels is the Technical Director. Lauren Tracy is the Stage Manager. Ben Levan is the Production Manager. Lena Barnard is the Assistant Stage Manager. Sally Ollove is the Dramaturg.
    Chad Beckim is a New York City based playwright whose writing credits include …a matter of choice, `nami (which received its West Coast premiere at the Hayworth Theatre in Los Angeles in October, 2007), Lights Rise on Grace (Winner, Outstanding Play, 2007 NY Inti’l. Fringe Festival; Finalist for the 2007 Princess Grace Award; Finalist for Ojai Playwrights’ Conference), The Main(e) Play (Semi-Finalist, The O’Neill Festival), That Men Do (Member of The Lark’s 2009 “Playwright’s Week” and Naked Angels “Out Loud” Series), Mercy and most recently the critically and audience acclaimed After. He has also authored a number of shorts and one-acts, including The Fluffer and Marvel Super Hero Squad (both produced at Ars Nova), Tha Bess Shit, Alexander Pays a Visit, Blac(c)ident, and Last First Kiss, which was adapted into a Columbia Grad film and produced in July, 2008. Beckhim holds an MFA in Playwrighting from Mac Wellman’s Brooklyn College’s Program, and in July of 2007 was named one of “50 Playwrights to Watch” by the Dramatists Guild. His work has been published by Samuel French, Playscripts, Smith & Krauss, and in the Plays and Playwrights 2007 collection by NYTE. He is a proud member of Ars Nova’s acclaimed “Play Group,” and is currently finishing an original pilot script entitled The Fam. Beckhim is a co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of Partial Comfort Productions.
    Lights Rise on Grace is produced in a rolling world premiere by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company (Washington, DC), Stageworks Theatre (Tampa, FL), and Azuka Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) as part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life program.

    Louis Bluver is the Honorary Producer of this production. Russet and Two Roads Brewing Company are the Opening Night Sponsors.

    Posted by Olivia Bohrer | October 27, 2015, 2:33 pm

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