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Holly Twyford as Aphra Behn. Photo by Grace Toulotte.

Magic Time!: ‘Or,’ at Round House Theatre

As play titles go, Or, is one of the most ungoogleable. It is a search engine dead end. And as an original mashup of past and present, prose and poetry, and performative purposes, Liz Duffy Adams’s  Or, is also one of the most unpeggable. My colleague David Siegel, in his rave review, called the production […]

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Review: ‘OR,’ at Round House Theatre

The revolution will not be televised. Nope, it is on stage at Round House Theatre with a playful, headlong charge of a wild comedy. The comedy is called OR, a fictionalized account of free-spirited, real-life folk who set the theater world on-fire with their outlooks and attitudes. With OR, I was engaged and enraptured by the […]

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Review: ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ at Ford’s Theatre

A sampling of the audio from the packed house should serve as ample description for Ford’s Theatre’s stunning new production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?: raucous laughter, groans and sighs, the occasional sharp intake of breath. Director Aaron Posner delivers a Virginia Woolf that is as gut punching, razor sharp, and pitch […]

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Review: ‘The Little Foxes’ at Arena Stage

The enduring popularity of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes offers proof positive that themes of greed, racism, and misogyny continue to resonate with contemporary audiences. Though set in a small Alabama town at the turn of the 20th century, as the South struggled to modernize its economy, the Hubbard family’s tragic tale echoes many of […]

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Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Roman Holiday: The Taming of the Shrew at Shakespeare Theatre Company According to scholar Jonathan Bate, “‘Shakespeare’ may be thought of as a vast collection of games…[some] games are resolved by games within the game—by cross-dressing and dressing up, disguising and playacting.” In Shakespeare Theatre Company’s  (STC) The Taming of the Shrew, Ed Sylvanus Iskandar has […]

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‘The Night Alive’ at Round House Theatre

Last night, Round House Theatre premiered their second play of the season, The Night Alive. As always, I read up on the play before attending, but no amount of research could have prepared me for the event I witnessed. Brilliant acting and clever writing made for a memorable theatrical experience. Written by Conor McPherson and […]

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‘Tartuffe’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

“People do not mind being wicked,” said Moliere, “but they do object to being made ridiculous.” In Moliere’s great play Tartuffe, the merchant Orgon is made ridiculous by his overwhelming preoccupation with Tartuffe, a cunning religious fraud. A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and South Coast Repertory Theatre, now playing at Shakespeare Theatre Company, Tartuffe is […]

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‘The Tempest’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion, and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” ― Henry James, The Middle Years Henry James’ words are a fitting tribute to the glorious Tempest of Ethan McSweeny; reminding us […]

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