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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at National Players at Olney Theatre Center

At dusk yesterday, the stage lights of Olney Theatre Center’s outdoor Root Family Stage shined bright, as the National Players enlightened the audience with their imaginative take on the Bard’s darkest tragedy: Hamlet. Directed by Jason King Jones, the production is the National Players’ first rendition of the Prince of Denmark’s story in over 30 […]

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Review: ‘Aliens with Extraordinary Skills’ at the 4615 Theatre Company

The 4615 Theatre Company returns to Woolly Mammoth’s classroom theatre with its DC premiere of Saviana Stanescu’s Aliens with Extraordinary Skills. With its touching story, enthusiastic ensemble, and devout theatrical earnestness, these Aliens and their Extraordinary Skills will warm your heart on this otherwise dreary (and cold) Washington August eve. And, of course, I’m speaking metaphorically: in a town dedicated […]

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Review: The 2016 One-Act Festival Performed by The Montgomery Playhouse on 8/20/16 at Silver Spring Stage

This weekend two theater companies, Silver Spring Stage and The Montgomery County Playhouse, collaborated to present the 2016 One-Act Festival. This weekend, The Montgomery Playhouse performed their One Act Plays at Silver Spring Stage. The first play, Marriage Suite, was comprised of a talented young cast. Playwright Daria Kerschenbaum is still a student at Thomas […]

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Review: ‘Broken Bone Bathtub’ at Submersive Productions

Here’s a tip, the most exclusive performance venue in Baltimore isn’t the Hippodrome or the Power Plant. It’s not Centerstage or Everyman. If you’re able to get in, and I suggest you try, the hottest show running in Charm City during these waning days of summer is playing in a lovely private home near Patterson […]

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Review: ‘columbinus’ at The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts

Columbine: an aquilegia with long-spurred flowers. Despite the elegance of this flower, the name “columbine” has become synonymous with terror, fear and death. On April 20, 1999, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold forever changed the public’s perception of the word as they killed 15 people, including themselves, at Columbine High School. This summer, the Theatre […]

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2016 FringeNYC Review: ‘Einstein!’

15,000 documents ÷ 3 years of intensive research + 1 actor x 9 characters = the formula for success with Einstein! Written and performed by Jack Fry, the one-man tour-de-force brings the titular genius of relativity back from the dead to correct the public misconceptions about him and his life. Based on a treasure trove […]

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Review: ‘The Last Class: A Jazzercise Play’ at The Klunch

Practice your “Diva Pose” and head down to The Last Class: A Jazzercise Play before it’s too late! The Klunch presents this production by Dodo Theater Collective, and directed by Margot Bordelon. It is currently playing at the Logan Fringe Art Space Trinidad Theatre, which is a wonderful space. There’s a lovely outdoor seating area, as well as […]

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Magic Time! Kathleen Akerley’s ‘Fear’ at Longacre Lea

There’s a good chance that watching FEAR—Kathleen Akerley’s playfully subversive new comedy at Longacre Lea about a troupe of actors in the throes of performing Shakespeare—will change your perception of the next play of the Bard’s that you see. For theater makers, FEAR is a deliciously insider backstage romp sure to tickle the funny bone […]

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In the Moment: ‘A Dream Within A Dream: Madness’ Playing 9/7-10/31 at The Torpedo Factory

Many know Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory Arts Center (TFAC) as a re-purposed war-time munitions plant now a prominent and beloved non-profit home for artists to create works in a publicly accessible environment. The Torpedo Factory Art Center is a place and space to slowly stroll through for an arts experience like few others. Patrons and gawkers […]

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Continuing Today @8PM & Tomorrow at 2PM: Silver Spring Stage’s & Montgomery Playhouse’s One Act Festival

Silver Spring Stage is delighted to host Montgomery Playhouse for a collaborative One Act Festival this weekend and next. This weekend belongs to Montgomery Playhouse and its three shows, while next weekend will feature four plays produced by Silver Spring Stage. All performances will be at Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD […]

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2016 FringeNYC Review: ‘Tribulation: The Musical’

A post-modern take-off on the Book of Revelation, Tribulation: The Musical, with book and lyrics by Molly Miller and music by Brad Kemp, reimagines the Apocalypse through the eyes of a recent college grad. It’s 2021, and Genevieve has just graduated from Harvard, with dreams of entering a “New Age” and becoming a poet. And […]

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Review: ‘Detroit’ at Theater With a View, in Pottstown, PA

Do you know your neighbors? Even their names? Years ago, (before the internet, video games, and cable TV), people routinely visited their neighbors, to share cups of sugar and companionship. Today, we are so ensconced in our private worlds, we resent anyone even ringing the doorbell. And sending the children out to play? Impossible. Lisa D’Amour powerfully […]

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Meet Playwright Megan Hill from ‘The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play’ Tonight Through Sunday at The Klunch at Trinidad Theatre

Megan Hill is not only the playwright of The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play, but she gets a real workout playing the Instructor this weekend at The Klunch performing at The Capital Fringe’s Trinidad Theatre. Joel: The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play is more than a jazzercize class. What will audiences see and experience when they come to […]

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Film Review: ‘Ben-Hur’

If ever our world needed a story of uplift, peace and redemption as told by a repentant old war general, it’s now. But this time around at the movies, sorry to say, General Lew Wallace’s classic tale of Ben-Hur delivers more letdown than uplift. Maybe some viewers will find this third time a charm for […]

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