Providence Players of Fairfax Opens ‘Calendar Girls’ Tonight by Chip Gertzog

The Providence Players kick off their 2015-2016 season this weekend with the outstanding Tim Firth comedy Calendar Girls Best seat selection available through online purchase but good seats will also be available at the door. Season and Single Show Tickets on sale here: PPF ONLINE TICKETS.   Check out our outstanding 2015-2016 season lineup here PPF 2015-2016 SEASON. Calendar Girls – […]

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Big Changes at La-Ti-Do! New Venue and Partnering with Arena Stage & Shakespeare Theatre Company

La-Ti-Do’s Fall 2015 Season & Special Events Announcement Produced by La-Ti-Do DC A part of the weekly La-Ti-Do series from October – December 2015 FALL for some of Washington, DC’s best and brightest stars and members of partner organizations!” La-Ti-Do DC is MOVING locations to Bistro Bistro Restaurant – 1727 Connecticut Ave, in NW Washington, DC […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘The Guard’ at Ford’s Theatre

Only through art do we become immortal. The Guard, commissioned by Ford’s Theatre for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, is an original work by playwright Jessica Dickey. Jessica Dickey and The Guard are recipients of the National Theatre Conference’s 2015 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award, an award celebrating outstanding emerging playwrights. The play plumbs existential depths […]

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InterAct Story Theatre Presents the Inaugural Performance of the Wheaton Family Theatre This Saturday 10/3@11 am at Wheaton Public Library

This Saturday at 11 am, The Wheaton-based educational theatre company InterAct Story Theatre launches the inaugural performance of the Wheaton Family Theatre Series, at the Wheaton Public Library (11701 Georgia Avenue, in Silver Spring, MD). The series will produce a free-of-charge performance, followed by an interactive post-performance workshop for families, once a month through February […]

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An Update From L’Enfant Rebelle Theatre: A New Disability Inclusive Theatre Opens in Washington

Here is a revised Press Release from L’Enfant Rebelle Theatre: L’enfant Rebelle Theatre October 3rd, 2015 Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After October 1st opening, L’Enfant Rebelle Theatre is working to grow stronger and smarter. The team at L’Enfant Rebelle Theatre has been overwhelmed by the support being shown by the District’s professional theatre community and […]

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Special Discounts for ‘Uprising’ Tonight & Tomorrow at MetroStage & ‘Private Eyes’ Tomorrow 10/2 at Silver Spring Stage! by Carolyn Griffin & Lennie Magida

From Carolyn Griffin: There may be hurricane warnings and Virginia may have declared a state of emergency but THE SHOW MUST GO ON. We promise MetroStage is above sea level (or river level) so we will not flood! So for TONIGHT THURSDAY, October 1st & TOMORROW Friday, October 2nd MetroStage is offering $25 tickets Call […]

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Murder at the Mansion: ‘Polter-Heist’ on Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st at 8 PM at The Kentlands Mansion

‘Murder at the Mansion: ‘Polter-Heist’ on Friday and Saturday, October 30th and 31st at 8 PM and The Kentlands Mansion Just in time for Halloween, Arts on the Green and Kentlands Mansion present Polter-Heist, a murder mystery comedy that is part of the inaugural Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater. Set in the beautiful and atmospheric […]

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David Gregory on His Book ‘How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey’ at Sixth & I

David Gregory gave an insightful and even at times humorous talk on his new book How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey about his journey to faith. After leaving his job as the moderator at Meet the Press he embarked on writing his book. He even interviewed Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen and Russell Moore, President of the Southern […]

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In the Moment: World Premiere Staged Reading of ‘Redder Blood’ at JCCNV on Monday, 10/19@7:30pm as Part of Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Playwright Helen Pafumi and the JCCNV/Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia have partnered to develop a staged reading of the world premiere play Redder Blood.  The play was written by Pafumi, the artistic director of The Hub Theatre. The reading is part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The partnership between Pafumi and the “J” is […]

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‘Kinky Boots’ at The Hippodrome Theatre

Kinky Boots is getting Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre year off on the, er, right foot. Here’s a show so full of energy and charm that it doesn’t care a fig whether you think of it as chic or trashy. It sticks to its belief that “The Sex Is In the Heel,” and where there’s sex there’s […]

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Dangereuse: An Interview With Playwright Karin Coonrod on ‘texts and beheadings/ElizabethR’ at The Folger Theatre

I asked Playwright Karin Coonrod to talk about her play texts and beheadings/ElizabethR, which ends its run this weekend at Folger Theatre. Sophia: Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us more about your career. How did you get interested in playwriting and directing? Karin: My first memories are in Noli, Italy—a fishing village mentioned in […]

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‘Bug’ Opens on October 8th at SeeNoSun OnStage

SeeNoSun OnStage Presents Another Chilling Play by Tracy Letts SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four-week run of Bug, Tracy Letts’ tale of love, loss and government conspiracy on October 8th, 2015 at the Anacostia Arts Center. Bug is the second play written by the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. “This playwright’s gritty brand of dramatic, black comedy is not for the […]

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Magic Time!: A Report on the Women’s Voices Theater Festival Reading of Lisa Loomer’s ‘Roe’ at The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center’s entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival was a one-night-only reading of Roe, a new two-act play by Lisa Loomer that dramatically personalizes pivotal chapters in the backstory of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The issues around abortion that were passionately contested in that case—and became a flashpoint for […]

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‘Educating Rita’ at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions

Willy Russell’s play, Educating Rita is over three decades old. Reminiscent of the George Bernard Shaw play, Pygmalion, more popularly known by its musical rendition, My Fair Lady, the play tells the tale of a woman on a mission to discover herself. Fortunately, the subject matter still manages to resonate with its current day audience. In […]

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Audrey Cefaly’s New Southern Drama ‘Maytag Virgin’ Opens This Friday, 10/2 at Quotidian Theatre Company as Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Quotidian Theatre Company kicks off its dynamic 2016 season, and its participation in the Washington, DC Women’s Voices Theater Festival, with the world premiere of playwright Audrey Cefaly’s newest work, Maytag Virgin opening this Friday, October 2nd with a $10 preview on Thursday, October 1st. This play marks the second time Cefaly has paired with Quotidian since […]

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Meet The Cast of Reston Community Players’ ‘Shrek The Musical’: Part 1: Paul Tonden and Jolene Vettese

A talking donkey, a singing ogre, a feisty princess, a sassy cookie, tap dancing rats, and a striking band of  misfit fairytale characters will be working their magic for children of all ages when Reston Community Players opens its 49th season with the Tony Award-winning fairytale adventure Shrek The Musical, October 16-November 17, 2015. Shrek The […]

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Columbia Festival of the Arts’ ‘British Invasion’ Explodes This Weekend 10/2-4 by Robert Neal Marshall

This coming weekend, October 2-4, 2015 officially launches Columbia Festival of the Arts’ British Invasion themed Fall Festival. The British Invasion presents eleven dynamic events offered in multiple venues throughout Columbia. Over the three days, audiences will experience opera, theatre, chamber concerts, literary events, and more. Authentic British high tea can be enjoyed each day. Purchase your tickets here. _______ […]

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Magic Time!: An Interview with Playwright Stacy Jewell Lewis On ‘7 Layers Captive’: Her True Story of Being Sex Trafficked, Playing at The Kennedy Center on October 10th at 7 PM

Back in summer of 2014, I discovered an extraordinary play, playwright, and performer—7 Layers Captive, written and performed by Stacy Jewell Lewis based on her own true story of being abducted into sex trafficking. As I wrote in my review: “Breathtakingly gripping and narratively harrowing, 7 Layers Captive is a tour de force of truth-telling.”  Now […]

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‘Cabaret’ at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater

In a moving production and stark departure from its usual light-hearted dinner theater offerings, Cabaret at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater is brilliantly directed by Shawn R. Martin and musically directed by Daniel Speis. This delightfully dark and visceral musical is brought to life by powerhouse performances and outstanding staging and […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre in NYC

Some time between 1890 and 1891 Frank Wedekind managed to complete a play in his native German, which contained all sorts of forbidden fruits. It dealt with adolescence, puberty, sexuality, rape, child abuse, homosexuality, abortion, suicide — all set in a time when silence on all of them was in fashion. As the play begins, […]

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