Author Archive | Amy Kotkin

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Review: ‘Hexagon 2016: Red, White, & Voters’ Blues’

America’s fascination with mobile phones, drones, and Fitbits were all parodied in the 2016 Hexagon show, but in this year of unprecedented political rancor, the group’s new revue, adeptly titled Red, White and Voters’ Blues, focused its ribald revelry on the leading presidential candidates. And some of their hilarious barbs landed with precision accuracy. Hillary […]

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Review: ‘Clybourne Park’ at George Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance

There are good reasons why Bruce Norris’  2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park has been staged no less than five times in the past four years by local companies.First, it is a superbly crafted evening of theater, with complex characters and searing dialogue that is by turns funny, scathing, sad, delusional, and revelatory. Second, and equally […]

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Review: ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at St. Mark’s Players

What better place could there possibly be to mount Sweeney Todd than the magnificent late-Victorian St. Mark’s Church on Capitol Hill? And what more capable or inventive local company could we seek to undertake this extraordinary Sondheim musical than the venerable St. Mark’s Players!  Bravo to all on such splendid results. St. Mark’s Sweeney Todd is […]

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‘George is Dead’ at The Klunch

The Klunch, a newly formed theater company launched by Ian Allen, former artistic director of Cherry Red Productions,  inaugurated its first season with the DC premiere of George is Dead, a mordantly funny one-act play by a legendary comic and writer. Elaine May beams her satirical wit through two women connected by a common past […]

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