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Review: Silver Spring Stage 2017 One Act Festival, Weekend Two

Silver Spring Stage kicks off its fiftieth season with a festival of one-act plays showcasing homegrown writing and acting talent and the can-do spirit of the best of local theater. Though no stated theme unites the selections for a given weekend, weekend two’s plays taken together pose interesting “what if?” questions. The first of this […]

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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: ‘Book of Days’ at Rockville Little Theatre

Written in 1998, Book of Days is one of the final writings from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson. The play is set in a fictional rural Missouri town of 4,500 or so residents, and follows 11 of those residents and one outsider at the “cusp of the new millennium,” whose lives and stories are all […]

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Magic Time! ‘Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret’

As the local go-to theater company for carrying on the Grand Guignol tradition, Molotov Theatre Group mounts some of the most interesting combos of style and substance in town. There are a few other small theaters that also specialize in productions reflecting a particular historical theatrical esthetic (Faction of Fools’ inventive custodianship of commedia del’arte […]

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Review: ‘Miss Witherspoon’ at Silver Spring Stage

Christopher Durang’s outrageous Miss Witherspoon opened last night at Silver Spring Stage. The show is directed by Kevin O’Connell and produced by Devon Seybert. Durang’s black comedy is a perfect meld with the type of quirky, but thoughtful, plays SSS is most adept at presenting. The focus of the play is an unhappy woman, Veronica, who commits […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY Josh Adams as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Scena Theatre. Matthew Ancarrow and Robby Rose as ‘The Twins’ in The Comedy of Errors at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Aaron […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 4: Michael Sigler

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Michael Sigler. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages. Michael Sigler: My name is Michael Sigler and I am playing Dr. Jim […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #50: In ‘Neighborhood 3,’ the kids – and the parents – are not alright…. by David Dieudonne

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, by Jennifer Haley is a cautionary tale about a medium surrounded by many questions that are past time to start asking. Awash in physical and emotional carnage, Neighborhood 3 reflects on the difficulties of parenting in a digital age: How much privacy should we allow our children to have without […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’

Even casual horror fans will recognize the setup: An idyllic suburban neighborhood, populated by working dads, stay-at-home moms, and hormonal teenagers, soon becomes the setting for unspeakable violence. But unlike Scream or Halloween or so many other slasher flicks, the real monsters in Molotov Theatre Group’s new show, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (by Jennifer […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Festival Preview #39: ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’: Part 1: The Curious Incident of the Zombies in the Neighborhood’ by Alex Zavistovich

How does killing zombies in a video game have anything at all to do with this year’s Tony Award winner for Best Play? In The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, on-stage technical wizardry helped tell the tale of a young boy’s coming to terms with dark truths about his parents. The projection […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Preview #32: Video Preview of ‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’ by Jennifer Haley

Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom by Jennifer Haley July 9 – August 2, 2015 A psychologically addictive video game emulates players’ actual neighborhoods as the on-screen environment. Moving from one level to the next means destroying armies of zombies. But what does it mean for the neighbors who aren’t playing the game? Director: David Dieudonne […]

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‘Orson’s Shadow’ at Silver Spring Stage

I would say that Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow is the best show I’ve seen all year, even though the year is only about a week old. So, I will state it is the best show I have seen since I saw Vanya and Sonia and Marsha and Spike on Broadway – and that production received the Tony Award […]

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Humor, Drama, and Titanic Personalities: ‘Orson’s Shadow’ Opens at Silver Spring Stage by Lennie Magida

Humor, Drama, and Titanic Personalities: Orson’s Shadow at Silver Spring Stage Real-life…and larger than life. Those are the kinds of characters who will be holding court on Colesville Road for the next four weekends as Silver Spring Stage presents Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow, a comedy laced with jolts of tension and titanic characters. “Orson” is, of course, […]

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‘Earth and Sky’ at Silver Spring Stage

Earth and Sky by Douglas Post brings Dylan Thomas, cops and robbers, murder and true love to at Silver Spring Stage in an uninterrupted two-hour production. Director David Dieudonne’s signature “relationships-are-life” directing style serves the script well and brings out the best in his actors. Earth and Sky opens with would-be poet and part-time librarian Sara McKeon […]

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‘Good People’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage closes their 46th season with a riveting production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People. This captivating dramadey about life struggles from rock bottom is both humorous and heartwarming; the perfect combination of reality and optimism blended into a brilliantly acted evening of theatre. Directed by Michael Kharfen, it’s an emotionally engaging opportunity to view […]

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Opening This Friday at Silver Spring Stage: ‘Good People’: It’s a Complicated Concept by Lennie Magida

When a playwright calls his play Good People, we can assume that the characters will be…you know…good people. Can’t we? In David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, opening this Friday at Silver Spring Stage, it’s not a clear or straightforward thing. Director Michael Kharfen says Lindsay-Abaire “makes us ponder the choices we make, and what defines us […]

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‘Night Mother’ at Rockville Little Theatre

Spring may be calling you outside to bike and run and savor the sunshine, but do yourself a favor…spend ninety minutes with the Rockville Little Theatre’s production of ‘Night Mother before you do. This thought-provoking and harrowing interpretation of Marsha Norman’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner is a not to be missed showcase of strong character […]

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