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‘Hedda Gabler’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Hedda, Hedda, I hardly know you. The emotionally ambiguous, deeply layered and mysterious Hedda Gabler whom one could argue is a victim as much as anti-heroine, is more narrowly defined in the new Michael Avolio adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler. Leaving a striking impression, Avolio serving also as the Director, transports the action of […]

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‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ at The Salem Players

What would happen if two of the most influential and prolific geniuses of the 20th century randomly met and hung out for a night at a bar? In Picasso at the Lapin Agile, award-winning actor, comedian and writer Steve Martin imagines and conceives just that, as visionary, young virtuosos Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein meet […]

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‘Visble Language’ at WSC Avant Bard

This weekend at Gallaudet’s Eastman Studio Theatre WSC Avant Bard and Gallaudet University Theatre and Dance Program opened their world premiere, historically based musical, Visible Language. Aside from its historically rich text and beautifully complex bi-lingual style of presentation, Visible Language by Mary Resing also moves its audience with an urgent yearning to communicate beyond […]

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A Duo of Dance and Comedy: Arts Collective @ HCC’s ‘Hallow-Scream’ and Washington Ballet’s ‘Petite Mort’

The late Alan M. Kriegsman once told dance critics at a conference that a “laundry list” of reviews should be avoided at all costs. With apologizes to Mike (who was a dear friend and colleague), here’s my Monday morning wrap-up of two special events that are after-the-fact, meaning that there’s no chance you can catch […]

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Spine: ‘Whose War? Our War? Their War?’

The National Civil War Project presents the work of “a multi-city, multi-year collaboration between four universities and five performing arts organizations to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War.” The project was inspired by Choreographer Liz Lerman, the creator of Healing Wars, which premiered last year at Arena Stage. According to Lerman, it is […]

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