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Review: Silver Spring Stage 2017 One Act Festival

Silver Spring Stage opened its 2017 One-Act Festival which has been part of their season for fifty years. Each weekend several short plays from the past and present are produced. There is usually no common thread except this year, two of the plays were previously directed by the late Leta Hall at SSS, Clean by […]

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Review: ‘A Bright New Boise’ at Silver Spring Stage

A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter lit up the floorboards at Silver Spring Stage on Friday, April 7, 2017. Produced by Andrea Spitz and directed by Matt Ripa, some will find it a comedy with a message, others an introspective look at religion in the heartlands of America, with a touch of humor. […]

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Best of 2016 #15: Best Performances in Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #15: Best Performances in Plays and Ensembles in Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA Area Area Mark T. Allen as John Barrymore in I Hate Hamlet at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Lisa Anne Bailey as Maria Callas in Master Class at Reston Community Players. Debbie Barber-Eaton as Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  at Colonial […]

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‘The Metal Children’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage does it again. With Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children, now playing at the Stage through November 21, they once again venture outside DC’s theatrical “safe space” and offer Washington audiences a provocatively curious tragicomedy. We are all acquainted with that age old expression “art imitates life,” or, to use the Aristotelian term, “mimesis.” Using life […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 9/28/14

Here are our new DCMetroTheaterArts Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees. ______ The Cast and Orchestra of Children of Eden Performing “The Return of the Animals” at 2nd Star Productions “True to the Biblical account, Noah is told to build and ark and to bring two of every kind of animal on board. The most delightful […]

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‘Rabbit Hole’ at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions

“Grief does not change you (…). It reveals you.” John Green’s words rang true but seemed like a huge understatement while watching David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play directed by Stevie Zimmerman and featuring Rebecca Ellis and Brendan Murray as grieving parents, Becca and Howie Corbett. In Rabbit Hole the couple’s grief over losing their four […]

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Frost/Nixon at Silver Spring Stage by Keith Tittlermary

“When the president does it, that means it is not illegal” – Richard Nixon, in his 1977 interview with David Frost. In 1977, British tabloid journalist David Frost set out to become the first person to interview disgraced president Richard Nixon since his 1974 resignation. In the almost 40 years since his fall from grace, […]

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