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Parlor Room Theater Opens ‘The Mousetrap’ TONIGHT

Parlor Room Theater is presenting The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie. The murder mystery opens TONIGHT. From Wikl: “The Mousetrap opened in the West End of London in 1952, and has been running continuously since then. It has the longest initial run of any play in history, with its 25,000th performance taking place on 18 November 2012. It is the […]

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A Preview of Flying Muskrat Theatre Company’s ‘Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged’ by Brennan Jones

What’s in a name? Despite the Bard’s enduring wisdom, for The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company, there’s a lot. Let’s be honest for a moment- the reason why you clicked on this article amongst your fringe-review crowded browser probably had something to do with seeing a Flying Muskrat on the left side of your screen, or […]

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Synesthesia: ‘Sign-Interpreted Performances for July and August’ by Yvonne French

Synesthesia: Sign-Interpreted Performances for July and August by Yvonne French Thursday, July 25th Mandy Harvey Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center Sign-Interpreted and Captioned: Thursday, July 25, 2013 at 6:00 PM Interpreter: Miriam Ganz 25 year old jazz vocalist Mandy Harvey, who, despite her loss of hearing, has performed live all over the U.S., gives […]

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ARTISTIC SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with the Founder and Producing Director of the CATF by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

ARTISTIC SPOTLIGHT: Ed Herendeen “New plays are the future,” says Ed Herendeen, the Producing Director of the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), located in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. “That’s been our focus from the beginning and the fact that so many Theatres are doing new plays in Washington, D.C. area – I am so happy about […]

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Advance Purchase Opportunity To Purchase Tickets to ‘If/Then’ at The National Theatre With Idina Menzel

DCMetroTheaterArts Readers: This is a Unique Advance Purchase Opportunity To Purchase Tickets to  If/Then  At The National Theatre World Premiere of a pre-Broadway Musical November 5 – December 8, 2013 At The National Theatre  Get the best seats before tickets go on sale to the general public. Use code PINK and click this link to get started. Tony […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘BenchMARKS’ by Marlene Hall

BenchMARKS produced by Project E/C, written by Melanie Fiona Bevell-Jackson, and directed by Colleen Theresa Brown “is dialogue and flashback vignettes that provide a peek into the lives of two men struggling to break free from their painful pasts that have permeated various aspects of their lives—their jobs, relationships, and how they view themselves in […]

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Joey Collins (F. Scott Fitzgerald) and Angela Pierce (Miss Montaigne). Photo by Seth Freeman.

Contemporary American Theater Festival Review: ‘Scott and Hem Imagines Private Lives of Famous Writers’ by Mark Dewey

Mark St. Germain’s new play Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah, which was commissioned by The Contemporary American Theater Festival, is the sort of historical fiction that gets its thrust from our desire to peek between the curtains that celebrities have drawn across their windows, or that time itself has drawn. Its premise […]

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Jill Scott at Wolf Trap by Audrey Thornton

  Three-time Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, poet, and actress, Jill Scott appeared at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center on July 15, 2013. Greeted by Washington’s humid 90 degree weather, the hot and steamy Monday night was alive with excitement and anticipation. It is unlikely that a jam-packed sweat-drenched crowd would sit through a thirty minute stage […]

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Ian Anderson at Wolf Trap by Erica Laxson

Wolf Trap is known for hosting some of the best musicians of all time and last night was no exception. Professional wizard of the flute, Ian Anderson, graced the stage with all the trappings of a Jethro Tull show to play the complete “Thick As A Brick 1 & 2.” For long time fans of their […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Jonah Dove’ by JR Russ

Jonah Dove is a show roughly based on the Biblical Jonah story. Written by Jason Ford, it tells the tale of a man who has run away from his family and his past. But he ends up helping his niece, trapped in the same, small town he escaped from himself. The space is a bit […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘& Afterwards’ by JR Russ

& Afterwards, a solo performance by Kevin Boggs and directed by Amy Couchoud, tells the story of a country boy who makes a new life for himself in Dupont Circle, 1993. But before I go on, a disclaimer: I sit on the board of SpeakeasyDC, of which Mr. Boggs is one of our teaching tellers. […]

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