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Review: ‘Aesop’s Fables’ at Quintessence Theatre Group

All of the characters in Lee Cortopassi’s colorful cartoon-like adaptation of Aesop’s Fables sparkle, and speak, just like the original ones drawn up way back circa 600 B.C. But they also snap, crackle and pop with super-duper sound effects, designed by Daniel Ison, cool lighting concocted by Joseph Glodek, and an exceptionally savvy ensemble. Aesop’s […]

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Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Hippodrome Theatre

Countering the brisk winter temperatures outside, Tony-nominated Broadway jukebox musical sensation Mamma Mia! unleashed flash bolts of pulsating heat with bold bright lights, zesty dance numbers and energetic performers, as it embarked on its farewell national tour making a three-day stop at the Hippodrome. Featuring the incredibly infectious music of ‘70s (and early ‘80s) Swedish […]

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Review: ‘Oedipus ROX!’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Take one-part glam rock, one-part Mad Max: Beyond Thunder Dome, and one-part A Clockwork Orange, and you have Oedipus ROX! at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Oedipus ROX! is a modern Rock musical adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and is cleverly directed by Tad Janes. Thom Huenger composed the score and Sarah Shulman wrote the book and both […]

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Review: ‘When the Rain Stops Falling’ at 1st Stage

This play by Andrew Bovell in this 1st Stage production burned so many astounding images onto my brain—and sent into my ears so many searing exchanges—that my head is still spinning. For instance there’s a scene when we see the same character, Elizabeth Law, at two different ages in her life played by two different […]

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‘Antigone’ at The Kennedy Center

Renowned Belgian director Ivo van Hove is famous for his radical re-imagining of classical works, and his rendition Sophocles’ Antigone  is no different. Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche stars as the titular character in this excellent new translation by poet and classicist Anne Carson. The text, which tells the story of Antigone’s doomed attempt to […]

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‘Antigone’ at The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia

The Wilma is a theater known  for being original and taking risks, and Antigone is no exception. As part of the larger Unburied Bodies project, this production of Sophocles’ classic Greek tragedy updates this play by incorporating contemporary issues. Antigone is the sequel to Oedipus: Oedipus has offed himself out of shame and left Plebes to […]

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‘Eurydice’ at Villanova Theatre in Villanova, PA.

Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl’s fresh take on a classic Greek myth, is irreverent and deadly serious at the same time. It’s profound… and at times it’s also profoundly silly. And its willingness to jump between these tones, while never losing sight of its eternal and relevant themes, makes it captivating. While Villanova Theatre’s production doesn’t quite […]

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‘Miss Electricity’ at NextStop Theatre Company

There were some very happy young theatregoers and their parents at NextStop Theatre Company when I attended the very fun and electrifying production of Kathryn Walat’s Miss Electricity, directed with much love by Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann. From the moment they stepped on the stage, introduced themselves, and welcomed the young attendees and their parents, the […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Preview: Naked Theatre Company’s ‘BITCH: A Play About Antigone’ by Rachael Murray

What ever happened to…..Naked Theatre Company?  So, what ever happened to us? Well, we’re back, with a vengeance. This summer, this bitch is back with Bitch: A Play About Antigone, a play by Andy Boyd. We are particularly excited about this piece—about transparency in government—in DC. It seemed particularly apropos for our company’s emphasis on […]

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ENTER BY MIDNIGHT TO WIN 1 of 5 pairs of tix for WSC Avant Bard’s brand new, scorching hot glam rock musical NERO/PSEUDO, For TOMORROW NIGHT! 5/8@7:30 PM at Fort Fringe

WIN ONE OF 5 PAIRS OF TICKETS (10 TICKETS TOTAL) for WSC AVANT BARD’S BRAND NEW, SCORCHING HOT GLAM ROCK MUSICAL: NERO/PSEUDO  FOR TOMORROW NIGHT-THURSDAY, 5/8 AT 7:30 PM  AT  FORT FRINGE-THE SHOP 607 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW WASHINGTON, DC 20001 TO ENTER: SEND AN EMAIL TO: dcmetrotheaterarts@gmail.com BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT AND TELL US WHY […]

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We Are Giving Away 12 pairs of Tickets to WSC Avant Bard’s brand new, scorching hot glam rock musical NERO/PSEUDO for Previews on May 2-4 & 6! Enter by TONIGHT AT 8 PM

ENTER BY TONIGHT AT 8 PM! WE ARE GIVING AWAY  3 PAIRS OF TICKETS FOR EACH PREVIEW PERFORMANCE:  (12 PAIRS OF TICKETS -24 TOTAL TICKETS!-Only One Pair Per Winner) TO   WSC AVANT BARD’S BRAND NEW SCORCHING HOT GLAM ROCK MUSICAL: NERO/PSEUDO ON May 2ND, MAY 3RD, MAY 4TH, AND MAY 6TH at 7:30 PM! […]

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Factory 449’s ‘The Amish Project’ Continues Through May 11th

Factory 449: a theatre collective presents the DC premiere of THE AMISH PROJECT by Jessica Dickey (Row After Row and Charles Ives Take Me Home). The show is directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Holly Twyford and featuring Helen Hayes Award winner and Factory 449 Company Member Nanna Ingvarsson. THE AMISH PROJECT continues through May 11th at The […]

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‘Mamma Mia!’ at The National Theatre

The music of ABBA never fails to get toes tapping and listeners dancing. Last night at The National Theater was no different. Mamma Mia! is the ultimate love story written by Catherine Johnson, around the snappy tunes and beautiful lyrics of the 1970s pop sensation opened last night to a packed audience. The words of 1977’s […]

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