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Review: ‘Copenhagen’ at Theater J

Strange to watch a play unfold and wish that it did not feel so chillingly relevant. Or that  the past it depicts never happened. Or that the moral and material uncertainty at its core did not portend a fearsome future. So it was on opening night of Theater J’s highly charged, highly skilled production of […]

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Review #2: ‘Copenhagen’ at Perisphere Theater

Three intersecting rings stand out in a circle of white, blindingly clear. The intersection reminds of other triumvirates, three powerful individuals, in an arrangement both formal and informal, equal on paper though rarely the case. The design reminds of a trefoil knot, fundamental to the study of mathematical knot theory or the multiple overlapping closed […]

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Review #1:’Copenhagen’ at Perisphere Theater

The storytelling in Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen—which won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play—is ingeniously done. The play’s three characters are deceased. They are actual historical figures whom Frayn extensively researched then imagined conversing in an afterlife on a circular stage space that has no specific time but three actual chairs. They speak sometimes to […]

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Theater J Announces its 2016-2017 Season: 1st Chosen by Theater J’s Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr

Theater J, the nation’s largest and most prominent Jewish theater, announces its 2016-2017 season, the first season chosen by new Theater J Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. This lineup of seven diverse plays features Tony Award-winning plays and playwrights, Washington area premieres, and a stellar lineup of directors and artists. The season’s plays promise delight, joy, […]

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Final 2 Performances Today at 2:30 & 8 PM for ‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

You have two more chances today at 2:30 PM and 8 PM to see the critically acclaimed An Evening with Danny Kaye starring Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers. David Friscic, in his review for DCMetroTheaterArts said: “Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The […]

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‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The American Century Theater (TACT), An Evening with Danny Kaye. Childers bounded onto the beautifully-rendered concert style setting (a hallmark of TACT is above-par superior, authentic period detail and scenic design) and emanated the many and […]

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Ben Swiatek (Werner Heisenberg) and Mary Ann McAllister (Margrethe). Photo by .Caitlin Dennis.

‘Copenhagen’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Terry Byrne

Forget, for the moment, all you know about quantum physics. It’s history that matters in Copenhagen, Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning, World War II drama. Make that revisionist history, which, after all, is a writer’s stock and trade. This heady, two-act play explores a furtive 1941 tête-à-tête between two nuclear physicists drafted in the atomic bomb […]

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