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Review: ‘Stones in His Pockets’ at Keegan Theatre

Engaging with warm-hearted humor and disarming in the depth of scenes about lost boys and bitter men with their dreams crushed, the Keegan Theatre production of the Marie Jones’ Stones in his Pockets (1999) is a winner of a serious comedy. Under the affectionate, perceptive direction of Abigail Isaac Fine, Stones in his Pockets aims […]

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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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Spine: ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid’ at The Keegan Theatre

Stepping back 45 years, America is in the midst of a social revolution, and feminist consciousness-raising sessions are underway. Radical feminists, cultural feminists, and political feminists are all calling for social change, from the passing of laws to protect women to the wholesale transformation of American society. Sarah Treem’s new play, When We Were Young and […]

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Review: ‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ at Silver Spring Stage

Stupid Fucking Bird is Aaron Posner’s inspired and irreverent takeoff on Anton Chekhov’s 19th Century play The Seagull. Stupid Fucking Bird follows the plotline of its predecessor, while simultaneously poking fun at it. It became something of an instant classic in its own right when it debuted at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 2013 and […]

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Review: ‘American Idiot’ at The Keegan Theatre

The Keegan Theatre’s American Idiot speaks to collective genius. Hardly a no-brainer to mount this explosive, war-weary work, weaned in the Bush II era, at the height of today’s media-hijacked, cock-eyed presidential campaign. (Careful, now, no name-calling or naming names. Hand gestures should suffice.) But the payload of mixing Ritalin-wracked choreography, transcendent stagecraft and megaphonic […]

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‘Physics, Family, and Bees: “Humble Boy” Opens Tonight at Silver Spring Stage’

Every excellent comedy offers an unexpected mix of elements. In Humble Boy – opening tonight, Friday, January 8, 2016, at Silver Spring Stage – that mix includes physics, family, forlorn love, and bees. This intriguing stew starts to bubble when an astrophysicist returns home to find everything upside down, and it’s as dysfunctional and entertaining […]

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‘Dogfight’ at The Keegan Theatre

A trip to the Keegan Theatre is a must for they are now presenting the first collaboration of the dynamic songwriting team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul—namely, the musical Dogfight (based on the popular cult film of 1991 starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor and a critically-acclaimed Off-Broadway hit). It will be very easy for […]

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ at The American Century Theater

In this famous, thrilling court-room drama, 12 jurors deliberate over the fate of an alleged murderer. The case seems clear-cut. They open the play with a vote, to see where everybody stands and the result is 11-1 in favor of a guilty verdict. One man, known only as Juror 8, must convince the rest to […]

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The American Century Theater Ends Its 20th and Final Season With the Play That Started it All: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ July 17-August 8, 2015 by Emily Morrison

The American Century Theater ends its twentieth and final season with the first play it produced in Arlington, VA:Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men, directed by TACT Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Jack Marshall. Now recognized as the iconic jury drama, Twelve Angry Men originated as a live teleplay in 1954, and was made into an Oscar-nominated […]

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‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ at The American Century Theater

The American Century Theater (TACT) has offered the DC Metro theatergoer a chance to see a classic rarely produced play, Abby Mann’s Judgment at Nuremberg, and they have succeeded in presenting a transformative experience to savor. TACT has produced vintage, classic fare for quite some time and under the Artistic Direction of Jack Marshall, they […]

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Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts by Bev Fleisher

According to Jackson Pollock, “Art isn’t finished until someone sees it.” Similarly, Lar Lubovitch expressed verbally and through choreography that “Dance doesn’t find meaning until the audience observes it.” The audience’s laser focus let not one move go unnoticed. One of the many highlights of yesterday evening’s performance by Lar Lubovitch Dance Company at George […]

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‘Come to Their Cabaret’: Michael Innocenti & Christina A. Coakley on Keegan Theatre’s ‘Cabaret’ by Cate Brewer

Christina A. Coakley and Michael Innocenti are putting on the finishing touches on their new production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre. The show begins performances on Saturday. I had a chance to ask both of them about co-directing Cabaret. Cate: What about directing this production of Cabaret appealed to you? This opportunity came […]

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