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Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Clocks’ by Grace Kim

The Clocks is quite a sensory experience and full of creativity and imagination. You’ll experience visuals, sounds, actions and activity that are all layered upon each other to tell the story in a way that might leave some folks wondering what the fuck is going on, but for me it was in a good and […]

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FELA! on Broadway Ensemble. Photo by Monique Carboni.

‘FELA!’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Grace Kim

FELA! is perfect pleasure for your senses! From the moment you enter the theatre, the sounds of the pulsing drums and Afrobeat rhythms envelope you and draw you into another time and place. That time and place is a concert in The Shrine circa 1987, Lagos, Nigeria. Here you will learn the story of legendary […]

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The cast of 'The Solar System.' Photo courtesy of Pointless Theatre.

‘The Solar System’ at Pointless Theatre by Grace Kim

Pointless Theatre’s production of The Solar System Show is charming, witty and fun!  What is there not to love about a puppet show, especially when it’s a puppet show performed by professional theatre actors using their talents to educate our children. Over the course of thirty minutes, privy audiences learn about our solar system and some […]

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Mark Hairston, Christopher Wilson, Eric Berryman and Damian Thompson as Tuskegee Airmen in the Ford’s Theatre production of 'Fly,' directed by Ricardo Khan. Photo by Scott Suchman.

‘Fly’ at Ford’s Theatre by Grace Kim

Written by Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan, and passionately directed by Ricardo Khan, Ford’s Theatre’s production of Fly is a tribute to the experiences of the African-American men who signed up for the Army Air Corps – collectively known as the Tuskegee Airmen. From the moment Fly begins, you’re drawn into the story of these brave […]

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‘Music In The Movies II’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s Cabaret series continues with the spectacular Music In The Movies II. There’s only a few days left to enjoy a really, really, good evening listening to your favorite movie songs.  And I  think you’ll kick yourself if you miss this chance to hear the singing team of Carolyn Cole, Kellee Knighten Hough, and […]

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Rickie Lee Jones and Ben Harper. Photo by Myriam Santos.

Ben Harper and Rickie Lee Jones at Wolf Trap by Grace Kim

The night at Wolf Trap belonged to Ben Harper. Debuting his first solo performance in a career that spans two decades, fans were treated to an acoustic jam that was pure ecstasy for the ears. Ben Harper’s musical talent was clearly evident as he played most of his songs rotating between his acoustic and slide […]

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Blair Bowers (in red), Andrés C. Talero (in black), and Jon Hudson Odom (in green). Photo by C. Stanley Photographers.

‘Reals’ at Theater Alliance by Grace Kim

Kicking off Theatre Alliance’s 10th anniversary season is Reals, written by well-known D.C. playwright and theatre scene heavyweight Gwydion Suilebhan and directed by Shirley Serotsky, who receives energetic performances from her fine cast. Reals was conceived by Gwydion to ponder people’s obsession with superheroes – an obsession that moves some everyday citizens (the ‘Reals’) to become […]

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Stas Wronka (Herzl), Cameron McNary (Younger Hitler) and Stephen Lorne Williams (Lobkowitz) in 'Mein Kampf.' Photo by Mason Summers.

‘Mein Kampf’ at Scena Theatre by Grace Kim

Having had a long tough week, a play billed as a dark comedy sounded like just the thing to end my Friday night with. And Mein Kampf, written by the illustrious George Tabori and directed by Robert McNamara, did not disappoint. This was a brilliant homage to the playwright’s vision. From the moment you step […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Thumbs Up!’ by Grace Kim

Thumbs Up, written and performed by Michael Venske, with technical direction by Anthony Logan Cole, is a one-man show deftly performed by Michael Venske. It’s a good story with some great lines. In the opening scene we meet Mr. Haley, a fired-up mortgage broker and Gordon’s boss, who is an uptight ass with some major […]

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Capital Fringe Review: Almost, “Almost Maine” by Grace Kim

I’m full of love for Almost, “Almost, Maine’s” actors – Christian Beltran and Mandy Nicole Moore, who sublimely perform 7 different characters each over 7 vignettes about love in relationships. In some of the vignettes, the characters will find love. In others, the characters will lose it. You’ll just have to go see this play to know […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Beef Encounter’ by Grace Kim

Take pause from your daily grind and go on a walking holiday with Belinda Donovan (Claire Carroll, and writer of the play) as she walks through the English countryside. Becoming lost as her husband Richard and other traveling “friends” Julie and Jules forge ahead, Belinda decides to take a break in a pasture where cows […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Webcam Play’ by Grace Kim

The Webcam Play, written by Timothy J. Guillot and directed by Sasha Bratt, is a funny dramedy about online dating. Most of us singletons have tried online dating, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and those experiences may help you identify with the range of emotions and situations portrayed in this story. Ryan (Steve Isaac) […]

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