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Review: ‘The Late Wedding’ at The Hub Theatre

Once again, Artistic Director Helen Murray and The Hub Theatre are producing a seductive play meant to kindle sparks for adventurous theater-goers. The Hub is constantly on the hunt for small gems from the edge land of plays and playwrights fresh to the DC area. From what has to be a huge pile of possible […]

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Review: ‘Happy Hour’ at Spooky Action Theater

A ticking clock is an amazing motivator. So is competition. Blend them together with a dose of live theatre and some spectacular technology, and you have Happy Hour, created by machina Ex and presented by Spooky Action Theater, in partnership with Goethe-Institut Washington. Originally performed in a bar (hence the name) in Germany in 2012, machina Ex […]

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‘Harvey’ at 1st Stage

1st Stage Theatre presents Harvey, Mary Chase’s 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama, directed by Michael Chamberlin. When a high-society family makes a desperate attempt to hide the eccentric behavior of one of their own, they find themselves in a runaway whirlwind of chaos. This classic comedy of errors is in capable hands with 1st stage, whose […]

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‘Leto Legend’ at Hub Theatre

Valerie Fenton leads an all-woman cast as a super mom, super employee, and superhero in Leto Legend by Kristen LePine. Depicting the dual character of Charlie/Leto, Fenton, a founding member of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore, ably shows how the mythical and modern collide in this comedy about today’s superwoman. Can she do it […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Brave Spirits Theatre

There is a cheerful insouciance to the Brave Spirits Theatre production of that war-horse of Shakespeare comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Chalk it up to youthful, well-rehearsed nonchalance, with an appealing gender cross-over outlook, and director Jessica Aimone’s deeply personal interest. In her program notes Aimone described Midsummer as a “love letter” to her husband. […]

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‘The Seven Year Itch’ at American Century Theater

An unadulterated look at a one man’s plans for an affair   The American Century Theater enters its 20th – and final – season itching to make a lasting impression. This the company does with its production of George Axelrod’s Broadway hit, The Seven Year Itch. It was not a rash decision. The show and its […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Dracula. A Love Story’

(The Best of the Capital Fringe)  When Lee Ordeman stalks his female prey as the title character in Dracula. A Love Story, he might just conjure more imagery of the American Psycho than Stoker’s gothic predator. Such is the tone of Tim Treanor’s alternately poetic and pulp fiction modernization of the king of all vampire […]

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‘The Wonderful World of Dissocia’ at Theater Alliance

If you like great acting and want to know what it must be like to be mentally ill and to suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder, go see The Wonderful World of Dissocia, directed by Colin Hovde and Nathaniel Mendez, who facilitate great acting. Written by Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson, The Wonderful World of Dissocia was first produced at Glasgow’s Tron […]

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“Failure: A Love Story” at The Hub Theatre

Failure is defined as the state of not functioning and the lack of success.  For most “success” stories, failure is a part of the journey. Although unsatisfactory results are tough to accept at the moment they occur, the long term gain can prove to be invaluable – lessons learned that can inform a lifetime. In […]

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‘Richard III’ at NextStop Theatre Company by Sophia Howes

After the discovery of Richard III’s remains in a Leicester car park in August 2012, it was concluded that far from being a hunchback, as some have stated, he suffered from scoliosis, an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. He was, as Ross noted in his classic biography, small and slight (Richard III, Yale English […]

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Quotidian Theatre Company Presents Eugene O’Neill’s Visionary Classic ‘The Iceman Cometh’ by Michael Avolio

The Iceman Cometh is a play universal in its scope and personal in its detail. Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eugene O’Neill wrote the nearly-three-hour masterpiece at the peak of his career, in the late period that also gave us the theatre classics Long Day’s Journey into Night and A Moon for the Misbegotten. […]

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