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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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Review: ‘Anton in Show Business’ at Silver Spring Stage

Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin opened last night at Silver Spring Stage. The show is produced by Jim Robertson and directed by Erin Bone Steele. The plot is a strange one that satirizes the audition and rehearsal process of a production of Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters scheduled to open in San Antonio, Texas. Two […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘#Sexts’

Today’s obsession with modern technology and its effect on relationships is studied in #Sexts, a humorous little play written and directed by Andy De. We meet a group of young friends gathered for a wedding reception, and as is the new norm in our society, they all have their phones in hand. Margaret Brown and […]

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‘The Murder Room’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Verbal wordplay flies faster than bullets Jack Sharkey’s The Murder Room” is a delightfully wacky, witty spoof of the dead serious British murder mysteries of the post-war era of the 1950s. The sophisticated, madcap script is catnip for the talented Bowie Community Theatre ensemble deftly directed by Gayle Negri. The set by Dan Lavanga, and […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Mirabilia’ by Maddie Gaw

Electric Mayhem Productions announced their arrival with Mirabilia, a (literally) colorful tale about two friends on separate quests to find one another. Written by and starring Rebecca Rose Vassy and Erica Smith, Mirabilia is an oddball, whimsical hodgepodge of aesthetics, which, for the most part, work well together. Best friends KC (Vassy) and AJ (Smith) […]

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Erica Smith on her play ‘Come Out and Say It’ by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Each year The Mobtown Players selects an original work for production. This year playwright Erica Smith’s Come Out and Say It was chosen and is currently playing. The show was directed by Brent Englar and features Brian S. Kraszewski, Christopher Krysztofiak, Catharine Shoemaker, Steven Shriner, and Katharine Vary. What was your reaction to being chosen […]

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‘Frozen’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Humanity in its rarest form comes to light in the Rockville Little Theatre’s presentation of Frozen by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Kevin O’Connell, this play focuses on the dramatic relationship between a serial killer, the mother of one of his victims, and the psychiatric scientist who comes to evaluate the killer as a part of […]

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