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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2016 #17: Special Awards/Best High School and University Performances/Best Community and Professional Theaters of 2016

Here Are DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s Best of 2016 Honorees: BEST PERFORMANCES IN HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS: Katie Abramowitz as Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher at Georgetown Day School. Gabby Anifantis as Little Sally in Urinetown at Wilson Theater at Woodrow Wilson High School. Stephen Berg as Bobby Strong in Urinetown at Wilson Theater at Woodrow Wilson High School. Jonathan […]

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Review: ‘Watch on the Rhine’ at Arena Stage

Lillian Hellman’s Watch on the Rhine came to DC for a command performance on January 25, 1942. The occasion: Franklin Roosevelt’s 60th birthday. America had just entered World War II and the fight against fascism. Hellman’s 1941 masterpiece came to DC again last night, opening at the Mead Center’s Fichandler Stage. The occasion: a heightened debate […]

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Review: ‘A Lesson from Aloes’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Globally, it’s 1963 in South Africa, in the midst of the Apartheid, and also the same year as the Rivonia Trial. This is the event in which ten leaders of the African National Congress (including Nelson Mandela) were tried for 221 acts of sabotage to overthrow the apartheid system. Privately however, Gladys and Piet Bezuidenout […]

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‘Black Nativity’ at Theater Alliance

Theater Alliance’s production of Black Nativity at the Anacostia Playhouse is a gloriously joyful noise indeed.  An Afrocentric celebration of the Christmas story rooted in the strength and power of the African Diaspora, Black Nativity is a jubilant holiday classic and unforgettable theatrical experience. Under the direction of Eric Ruffin, this newly created Black Nativity has a […]

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‘Spark’ at Theater Alliance

For all who were wondering: there is, in fact, a whole world across the river in Anacostia. In that world sits a lovely little theater called the Anacostia Playhouse. And, if you ever have the opportunity, you should take the metro (it’s only 5 stops past Gallery Place, and faster to get to than Arlington) to […]

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‘Making Sparks’: Meet the Managing Director, Cast, and Director of Theater Alliance’s ‘Spark’ Part 2: Sarah Strasser

Spark by Caridad Svich opens this weekend at the Anacostia Playhouse and runs through September 28, 2014. This gritty, powerful drama tells the story of a veteran returning from war, and the ongoing battle she and her family face to overcome economic challenges, emotional conflict, and the spectre of war that haunts them. Spark also opens […]

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‘Making Sparks’: Meet the Managing Director, Cast, and Director of Theater Alliance’s ‘Spark’ Part 1: Elliott Bales

Spark by Caridad Svich opens this weekend at the Anacostia Playhouse and runs through September 28, 2014. This gritty, powerful drama tells the story of a veteran returning from war, and the ongoing battle she and her family face to overcome economic challenges, emotional conflict, and the spectre of war that haunts them. Spark also opens […]

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