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Everyman Theatre and the Maryland Film Festival join forces for stage-inspired screening series at the Parkway

Six-part guest-hosted series merges audiences and art forms Baltimore, MD – Everyman Theatre and the Maryland Film Festival (MdFF) are pleased to announce “Everyman at the Parkway,” a season-long partnership and six-part screening series that will bring influential films to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway in conjunction with Everyman Theatre’s 2017/18 season. Whether artistically, structurally […]

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Avant Bard Announces 2017-2018 Season

The exhilarating musical The Gospel at Colonus returns, Lauren Gunderson’s fiery genius Emilie makes her DC debut, and Shakespeare’s fantastical The Tempest takes the stage by storm For its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly announces the regional premiere in October of Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’

Imagine a bird emoji tweeting. No, it’s not another bizarre White House official message. The Hodgepodge Group has adapted Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five. It would be wise to be have read the original or at least be familiar with the plot prior to this production. I read it way too long ago in high school. Kelly George […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Portraits of GRRRLs

The production of Portraits of Grrrls felt like I walked into a high school guidance counselor’s activity. This should not diminish the discussions, content, importance, and impact this activity has, I’m just not sure this is the venue for this message heavy performance. Kelly George full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lakeboat’

Lakeboat was thought controversial when it debuted 40 years ago, but now it seems almost quaint, verging on classy. The very first script by David Mamet, it features many of the hallmarks of his style: vulgar language, clipped and repeated dialogue, and men being macho and misogynistic. Brett Steven Abelman full review on DC Theatre Scene […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Lancer & Lace’

What would have happened if Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination had failed – but the danger wasn’t over? Lancer and Lace pulls on this historical thread and weaves an interesting yet uneven tale of politics, love, and conspiracy. Ben Demers full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews on DCMetroTheaterArts’ 2017 Capital Fringe Page

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Numesthesia’

“Torture numbers,” author Gregg Easterbrook once wrote, “and they’ll confess to anything.” David S. Kessler, a masterful storyteller aided by onstage musicians and projections in his new show, Numesthesia, takes a decidedly kinder approach and allows them to speak for themselves. John Bavoso full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Changeling Child’

A marketing company might have taken The Coil Project’s The Changeling Child and instead titled it A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Next Generation.  That title better conveys the substance and kitschy charm of a lesser sequel to Shakespeare’s famous comedy now entertaining Capital Fringe audiences. Steven McKnight full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Orson the Magnificent – The Magic of Orson Welles’

You probably know Orson Welles for Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds, but did you know he was also an accomplished magician? In Orson the Magnificent, consummate showman Lars Klores takes audiences on an utterly enjoyable ride through Welles’ lifelong love of illusions, laced with awe-inspiring tricks and a captivating history of magicians in America. Ben Demers full review on […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Roseburg’

A play about gun control, mental health, Robert Kennedy, and the Umpqua Community College shooting that forms a cohesive message without hitting the audience over the head with an anvil? It’s real, it’s bold, and it’s here in D.C. thanks to playwright-director Ginger Dayle and New City Stage Company. Lucette Moran full review on DC Theatre Scene […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘5 Epiphanies’

Like storytime for adults, David W. Grant sits in a modern version of a wingback chair in the small space at the Pursuit Wine Bar, sipping a Negroni while regaling us with true tales from his life with friendly panache. Ensconced in his plain black binder is a veritable cornucopia of GRE vocabulary words and […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Daggers MacKenzie’

There are surprisingly few one-actor musicals. Even rarer: solo musicals where the protagonist juggles razor-sharp daggers. Make your one-actor, dagger-juggling musical about a lesbian circus performer in the days of the Wild West and you have — Daggers MacKenzie. Tim Treanor full review on DC Theatre Scene   Check other reviews and show previews on DCMetroTheaterArts’ […]

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Echoes’

Mia Amado, producer and director of Echoes, brings this piece about love and mental illness to the Eastman Theatre at Gallaudet. Echoes is by no means an easy play, in terms of execution and in subject matter. Playwright N. Richard Nash continually brushes up against the walls between reality and illusion, and asks whether or not the emotions felt […]

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