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In The Moment: ‘The Originalist’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater

Arena’s resident playwright John Strand has developed an affectionate, quite delightfully complex, fictionalized account about Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Strand’s The Originalist has plenty to chew on thanks to the confident direction by Arena’s Molly Smith and a small cast anchored by Edward Gero as Scalia and Kerry Warren as Cat, Scalia’s fictional, progressive-minded […]

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‘The Originalist’ at Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater

Over 2500 years ago, Aristophanes put “living” contemporary power-brokers into his comic masterpieces and then skewered them with their own foibles. The results were scandalous and provocative. Then the power-brokers forbade the practice, for obvious reasons; the practice has remained forbidden for thousands of years, particularly as the Roman Empire and its descendants spread their […]

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Here’s the List of Honorees of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Scene Stealers of 2012-2013

Here are the 2012-2013 Scene Stealers honorees selected by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all of you on your fine Scene Stealing performances. ____ *Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. *Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. *Steve Beall singing “Goldenhair” in James Joyce’s […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 4

There were many wonderful Scene Stealing moments on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season (August 1, 2012-August 1, 2013). The DCMetroTheaterArts staff has selected its favorite Scene Stealers. Here’s our fourth set of honorees: From Jessica Vaughan: Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety […]

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