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Review: ‘Teresa’ at Seventh Street Playhouse

Now playing at Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC), Seventh Street Playhouse’s Teresa is a thought-provoking, historical dramedy written by Anthony Ernest Gallo and inspired by the life of Saint Teresa of Avila. Teresa of Avila, the patron saint of headaches, illnesses, and the sick, is best known in religious history for establishing an offshoot of the […]

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Review: ‘Murder on the Nile’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

Imagine this scene. You’re on a paddle steamer on the Nile River in Egypt. It’s the mid-60s. You find yourself surrounded by an off-kilter cast of characters: Miss Ffoliot-ffoulkes on holiday with her niece Christina Grant; a communist-leaning British lord named Smith, with the hots for Christina; a fez-wearing steward; a French maid named Louise; […]

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Preview: Thunderous Productions’ ‘Murder on the Nile’ Opens on Friday, June 23rd at the Greenbelt Arts Center by Aref Dajani and Emily Canavan

Thunderous Productions’ Murder on the Nile is not your parents’ or grandparents’ version of Agatha Christie. Opening Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Greenbelt Arts Center – with a cast that screams diversity – this production invites those who have never been sucked in by Christie’s twists and turns to climb aboard their “small paddle […]

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Review: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre

Blue Herons and Other Good Omens Come to Roost in the Castaways Repertory Theatre’s Current Comic Delight If you aren’t familiar with Christopher Durang’s popular comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, don’t fear. The Castaways Repertory Theatre’s production, directed by Director Terri Caretti, has you covered. When I first walked into the theatre at […]

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Magic Time! OpenStage New Works Showcase

The theater term “packed house” took on all new meaning for me the night I caught this month’s OpenStage New Works Showcase. Not only was there no empty folding chair; the show went on stage in what was literally a private home. To be exact, it was the exposed-brick-walled living room of Kris Swanson and […]

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‘Glory Us’ by Rabble Crew at The Fridge

Conceptual Art: “the notion that the essence of art is an idea, or concept, and may exist distinct from and in the absence of an object as its representation.” Conceptual Theatre: Glory Us, a new play by Madeline Farrington now playing at The Fridge at Eastern Market. The play takes the concept of a Glory […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘MacWHAT?!’

Few things are as “Capital Fringe” as an irreverent take on the Bard, and King’s Players have got themselves a hell of an irreverent take in their outrageous farce MacWHAT?! Fittingly enough for Shakespeare, the ensemble plays a troupe of actors rehearsing an offbeat Macbeth in which genders are switched and everything (and I mean everything) is played for a laugh. The Scottish Play within the […]

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