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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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‘Doubt: A Parable’ has Press Night Tonight at SeeNoSun OnStage at the Anacostia Arts Center

SeeNoSun OnStage will open a four-week run of Doubt: A Parable, John Patrick Shanley’s controversial Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama. The play examines the Catholic Church abuse scandal while trying to answer the question, “What do you do when you’re not sure?” “Doubt: A Parable blurs the line that separates right from wrong,” said SeeNoSun’s Founding Artistic Director Michael Wright. “Shanley’s play touches […]

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‘The Trap’ at Ambassador Theater

The gaunt and haunted figure of Franz Kafka obsessed the renowned Polish poet, novelist, and dramatist Tadeusz Różewicz (1921-2014). His two-act play The Trap—part expressionistic, part realistic—poetically thrusts Kafka’s anxieties and nightmares front and center. First published in 1982, The Trap as translated by Adam Czerniawski is now getting its U.S. premiere in an imaginative and fittingly […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Not Every Card’

Not Every Card is a 50’s style caper in an occupied country which may or may not exist when the underground resistance conceives to win a card game and thus the war. It was written and directed Emmanuel Wazer. It’s a breezy story with a tense plot as a gambler is tapped to play cards with […]

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A Report on ‘TYGER’ at banished? productions

Following a first workshop production at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Happenings at the Harman series, banished? productions have returned with version two of their work in progress, TYGER. A meditation on loss, ritual, and identity, TYGER is a show on the tipping point – an intriguing, thought-provoking work carrying the weight of too many ideas. […]

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‘Tigers, Tarot and the Process of Storytelling’ at banished? Productions This Friday @7:30 PM & 9:15 PM /Buy 1 Get One Free Offer

“We wanted to blur the lines a little between performance and reality,” said lead devisor, Rachel Hynes, “and everybody likes a good mystery.” If you attend banished? productions latest work, TYGER, that’s exactly what you’ll get, a performance that dances between the real and the abstract. TYGER plays on one night only with two performances […]

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