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‘Don Giovanni’ at The In Series

The In Series takes Mozart to a 1920s bible belt Revival in a creative and fun reimagining of Don Giovanni. Artistic Director Carla Hübner commissioned a new English language libretto by Bari Biern to tell the story of the libertine who bamboozles a town before they take their revenge. Biern wrote the hilarious Wild West […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts is One Year Old Today!

DCMetroTheaterArts is one year old today. Thanks to all our readers for supporting and visiting our site. A special thank you to the theatre and arts communities who welcomed us and reached out to help us and support our efforts. And to all the following DCMTA writers and staff and volunteers who helped make this […]

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‘SILVERDOCS’ Now Open Through June 24th by Bari Biern

Yesterday the AFI-Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Documentary Festival opened and will run through June 24th. SILVERDOCS is celebrating its tenth anniversary at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and surrounding venues in downtown Silver Spring, MD. This weeklong festival – the largest of its kind in the US – will present 114 films from 44 countries, selected from […]

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Eric McCormack, Kerry Butler, Corey Brill and James Earl Jones in a scene from Gore Vidal's "The Best Man." Photo by Joan Marcus.

NYC Theater Review: ‘Gore Vidal’s The Best Man’ by Bari Biern

On March 31, 1960, Gore Vidal’s political drama, The Best Man, premiered on Broadway. The play was set in two posh hotel suites at a national political convention, as one presidential candidate was poised to release potentially harmful information about his opponent’s health.  Just a few months later, life imitated art at the Democratic National […]

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Film Review:’ Bernie’ by Bari Biern

Not since Mr. Joyboy, the mortuary cosmetician from Evelyn Waugh’s The Loved One, has there been a more memorable mortician than Bernie Tiede. In addition to making the residents of Carthage Texas look better dead than they did alive, Bernie sings in the church choir, directs – and usually stars in – local musical productions and […]

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Film Review: ‘Blue Like Jazz’ by Bari Biern

Steve Taylor directs this indie film, adapted from a 2003 memoir by American author, Don Miller.   In Blue Like Jazz, nineteen-year-old Miller (Marshall Allman) is a dedicated parishioner who volunteers at his small Texan Baptist church until he discovers that his mother (Jenny Littleton) is having a fling with the married youth pastor (Jason Marsden). […]

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