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Julianna Zinkel and Mitchell Bloom. Photo by David Fertik.

Review: ‘Ironbound’ at Simpatico Theatre

Her face is banged up and she lights a small votive candle before saying a prayer. Although it is freezing, she has created a makeshift bed outside using her white parka as a mattress and an old spare tire as a pillow. She settles down to sleep and is soon awoken by a young African-American […]

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Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Silhouette Stages

Silhouette Stages has a remarkable production of Young Frankenstein that is so dynamic, audience members kept checking the program to make sure they weren’t teleported back to 2008 when the original musical version debuted on the stage of the Hilton Theater (now Lyric) on New York’s West 43rd Street. Audience members loudly wondered why the show […]

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Dangereuse: An Interview With Playwright Karin Coonrod on ‘texts and beheadings/ElizabethR’ at The Folger Theatre

I asked Playwright Karin Coonrod to talk about her play texts and beheadings/ElizabethR, which ends its run this weekend at Folger Theatre. Sophia: Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us more about your career. How did you get interested in playwriting and directing? Karin: My first memories are in Noli, Italy—a fishing village mentioned in […]

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Indigo Girls at Wolf Trap With Michelle Malone

Infusing introspective folk rock with progressive political persuasions, the genre-defying, Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls returned to Wolf Trap last Tuesday night for a cerebral celebration of alluring acoustic arrangements and pristine vocal harmonies before an energized near capacity crowd, marking the 30th anniversary of the duo – Emily Sailer and Amy Ray – uniting as a band, as well […]

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’The Word and the Wasteland’ at The Source Festival (Review)

A “seemingly guilty mass-murdering white supremacist terrorist” is the phrase dramaturg Alan Katz uses to describe the character at the heart of “The Word and the Wasteland, a full-length play receiving a fine production at this year’s Source Festival. The Word and the Wasteland is a commentary for our times. It is written by Timothy […]

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Spine: ‘Julius Caesar, “et tu Brute?” and You’

Shakespeare, the humanist; Shakespeare, the poet; Shakespeare, the political playwright; Shakespeare, the fatalist. Before he passed away, my 87-year-old father used to quiz members of the younger generations whom he’d meet at grocery stores and the like on their knowledge of history. He’d ask them: “Who crossed the Rubicon?” He’d get mostly blank looks, the […]

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‘A Family Reunion’ at The In Series by Jessica Vaughan

A Family Reunion at the In Series is a world premier 20 years in the making by DC Librettist William Moses and Composer Chris Patton. Moses also directed this touching piece about the universal value of family. In Series Artistic Director Carla Hübner acknowledges that this is by far their most ambitious project to date […]

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Landless Theatre Company Presents ‘Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein: A Prog-Metal Rock Opera’ on Monday, November 25th at 8 PM at The Black Cat

Landless Theatre Company gives you a Franksgiving to remember! Come see the musical that DCMetroTheaterArts’ Amanda Gunther called: “A mind-blowing, face-melting, phenomenal experience! A must-see; the sheer talent alone will literally leave you in awe. With incredible costumes and an orchestra to die for, this rock opera is a rare delight for musical, opera, and classic literary fans […]

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‘Cast Chats-Part 1:’ With Members of the Cast of ‘Tartuffe’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Amanda Gunther

Six actors. In search of 11 characters? No, that’s a different story. This is the story of the six actors who are playing 11 roles in the adaptation of Tartuffe currently being presented by the Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre in the Courtyard at Reynolds’ Tavern this summer. With the brilliant concept that ‘bodies are humorous’ (coined […]

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 Mrs. Manningham (Julie-Ann Elliott) and Mr. Manningham (Jeffries Thaiss). Photo by Stan Barouh.

‘Angel Street’ at Olney Theatre Center by Amanda Gunther

A delightfully twisted suspenseful drama lights up the stage at Olney Theatre Center this summer as they present the classic Victorian thriller Angel Street. Directed by John Going, this sharply focused play is a fitting production for continuing in the theatre’s 75th Anniversary season as the play was written in the same year that Olney Theatre […]

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The Cast of Landless Theatre Company's 'Frankenstein.' Photo by Jack Sossman.

‘Frankenstein’ at Landless Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

It’s alive! The classic horror line from Mary Shelley’s iconic novel encompasses so much more than just noting the doctor’s dark discovery when it comes to Landless Theatre Company’s newest production: Frankenstein. A world premier of Richard Campbell’s Prog Metal Opera graces the stage for a mind-blowing, face-melting, phenomenal experience that brings a revitalized life […]

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PT. 3: Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein:Landless Making a Monster Rock Opera: Meet Irene Jericho by Ally Jenkins

This is part three in a series of interviews with the cast and creative team behind Landless’ upcoming prog-metal rock opera Richard Campbell’s Frankenstein. Today, meet Irene Jericho. Irene Jericho plays “Elizabeth,” Victor Frankenstein’s ill-fated bride. Jehricho is the frontwoman of Maryland-based Operatic Metal band Cassandra Syndrome. She is a classically trained spinto soprano of […]

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Anne Kanengeiser on Playing Janna in ‘The Personal(s)’ at No Rules Theatre Company by Joel Markowitz

There are some performances that you just never forget and Anne Kanengeiser’s performance as Fosca in Signature Theatre’s Passion in 1996 is one I will always remember and cherish, so I was thrilled when Anne was coming to town to appear in No Rules Theatre Company’s The Personal(s), because I had my chance to catch up with Anne […]

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