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‘From a Black Egg’ at Yellow Sign Theatre

Yellow Sign Theatre’s mission promises “pranks with a B-movie aesthetic” and low art, and usually they deliver productions that are unapologetic, kitschy fun. Surprisingly, however, their current production is a high-art homage to German expressionism, a supernatural metaphor of love and death, and a flawless feast of movement and imagery. Aaron Travis, as writer and director, […]

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Behind the Scenes at Molotov’s “Normal”: Part 5: Want More? See the Movie “M” on April 3RD by Alex Zavistovich

With four shows left in Molotov Theatre Group’s Helen Hayes Awards Recommended© production of Normal  you can also learn more about Germany’s nefarious Dusseldorf Ripper in a screening of Fritz Lang’s classic movie “M” on April 3 rd at  7 PM. That’s when Goethe-Institute, the Washington Film Institute and Molotov Theatre Group will host a […]

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Behind the Scenes at Molotov’s “Normal”: Part 4: The Sounds of Horror: The Music of ‘Normal’ By Gregory Thomas Woolford Martin

Many audience members are not aware of how significant music can be in the experience of horror. Imagine, for instance, Jaws or Psycho without their iconic musical scores. This is particularly true for Molotov Theatre Group’s latest production, Normal, onstage at DC Arts Center though March 30th.  I scored Normal, a play about the Dusseldorf Ripper—serial killer Peter […]

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Behind the Scenes at Molotov’s “Normal”: Part 3: Elizabeth Darby: ‘On Being in Love with a Monster’

In Scene Nine of Normal Wehner asks the audience, “Do we bear monsters? Or do we create them?” The plot provides easy support for those on the “nurture” end of the “nature vs. nurture” argument; it reinforces the belief that depraved behavior develops because of trauma early in life. Peter Kurten grew up in horrific circumstances […]

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