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Author Archive | Flora Scott

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‘Inherit the Wind’ at American University

A great play is sweet solace, and there’s a relief in knowing that all the love and hard work you’ve just witnessed culminated into a success. American University’s production of Inherit the Wind,  the 1955 classic written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee, performing at American University’s Greenberg Theatre through tonight, is a smashing success. Inherit the Wind is […]

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‘A Dream Play’ at The Catholic University by Flora Scott

A Dream Play, by August Strindberg, directed by Colin Hovde at The Catholic University of America, is an examination of the human condition initiated by a goddess named Agnes (Teresa Catherine) sent here by her Father (God) to report back why wailing is all the world sends up to Heaven. She’s instantly smitten by a Soldier (Grant Cloyd) who […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Fish Outta Water’ by Flora Scott

Fish Outta Water is a whacky and wonderful part-jam session, part-biographical narrative. More appropriately, lets call it the life story jam session. Ron Litman is the microphone and Tom Pile is the co-conspirating accompaniment. They’ve worked together and known each other for forty years and it definitely shows. Little details – like synchronized movements that […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Dark House’ by Flora Scott

Dark House, written by Tarpley Long, is the original title of William Faulkner’s Absalom, Absalom! and the current title of her take on it. It’s the bleak account of a prominent Washington DC family’s unraveling through three decades. The recounting of generations flutter amidst the 60s, 70s and 80s  Degenerated by greed, power, classism, discrimination, […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Recovery’ by Flora Scott

An estimated 291,521 people in the US are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia. An estimated 48,610 new cases of leukemia are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2013. Approximately 23,720 deaths (13,660 males and 10,060 females) in the US are expected to be attributed to leukemia in 2013. Recovery is […]

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Widespread Panic at Wolf Trap by Flora Scott

“Sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behavior distributed over a large area and number of people” is the definition of Widespread Panic and, coincidentally, what permeated the audience the first time Wolf Trap’s Filene Amphitheater hosted the band on June 5, 2013. Widespread Panic is a jam band that was birthed in […]

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An Interview With Ramin Karimloo on ‘Broadway to Bluegrass’ at The Birchmere this Thursday 5/16 by Flora Scott

If you’re not yet familiar with Ramin Karimloo, best known for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and the Phantom in Phantom of the Opera in London’s West End, his touring show, Broadway to Bluegrass, adds a twang to his otherwise sophisticated repertoire. In his upcoming appearance at The Birchmere this Thursday, May 16th at […]

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‘Actéon’ at Opera Lafayette by Flora Scott

I attended Opera Lafayette’s Actéon at The Kennedy Center and the production opened with lovely excerpts from Les Fetes de L’Hymen et de L’Amour; ou Les Dieux d’Egypte (1747) in the first half of the show and warmed the audience’s senses for the miniature French lyric tragedy, Actéon (1684), whose entire story unfolds in forty minutes within […]

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‘Smudge’ at Pinky Swear Productions by Flora Scott

There are shows that are good and there are shows that are bad. There are countless shows that land somewhere in the middle. We all have various reasons we attend the plays we do: invitations, free tickets, in-support-of, networking, friends performing, curiosity…but, in the back of our minds, it’s always the last good play we […]

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‘Big Love’ at Montgomery College by Flora Scott

Walking through the auditorium doors at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College to see The Department of Theatre’s production of Charles Mee’s Big Love, I was delighted to find not only a beautiful set, but an intriguing one as well. Scencic Designer/Head Carpenter Roger Bridges and Scenic Artist Marisa Johns did a wonderful job […]

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‘Andy and the Shadows’ at Theater J by Flora Scott

Born in the shadow of our parents, it is every child’s journey to discover the source of light shone on them that ignites the inspiration for prosperity in order to, ultimately, cast one’s own projections in this life. Life is complicated, yet it’s simple. Confusing while transparent. It’s unfair. It’s tragic, but offers magical moments […]

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Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía’s ‘Metáfora’ at Lisner Auditorium by Flora Scott

Flamenco dance combines choreography with improvised solos to a three-part harmony of guitar, singing, and dancing with the rhythm of handclaps, known as palmas, and of the dancers’ step patterns – a dance form coming primarily from southern Spain. Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, Spain’s premier flamenco company, is directed by Rubén Olmo (one of Flamenco´s […]

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