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Review: ‘Coriolanus’ at Shakespeare in Clark Park

Coriolanus has a reputation for being one of Shakespeare’s least accessible plays. Its title character, a Roman warrior turned reluctant politician, can be hard to get a bead on – and hard to root for. The play starts with ferocious battles, but soon devolves into arcane political discussions. And its characters’ allegiances shift so quickly […]

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Review: ‘Ben Dibble: Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret)’ at the Arden Cabaret Series

Ben Dibble might be as fine a cabaret performer as anyone in that field. He demonstrated that with the presentation of Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret), produced by the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Many excellent singers have failed in their attempts at that delicate art. Cabaret demands naturalism, which requires […]

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Review: ‘Coriolanus’ at Lantern Theater Company

Coriolanus is one of Shakespeare’s least-performed plays – probably because it doesn’t fit easily into any of the standard Shakespearean categories. It’s a tragedy, but one without the epic sweep of Othello, Hamlet or Macbeth. Those shows earned their fame by grappling with huge issues and significant figures; Coriolanus deals more with the concerns of the […]

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Review: ‘Henry V’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about Cohesion Theatre Company (“Cohesion”) setting its production of Shakespeare’s Henry V in Appalachia, smack dab in the middle of the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys. But then I remembered that this is Cohesion. Last year, Director/Co-Founder Alice Stanley set Hamlet in grunge-era Seattle and […]

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‘Take A Bow!’ Part 2: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite DC/MD/VA Fall 2016 Performances/Directors/Designers

The Bald Ballerina in Dancing for Divas: A Labor of Love at Howard Community College. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house after Margaret “Maggie” Kudirka’s heart-wrenching solo at the Dancing for Divas, A Labor of Love benefit concert at Howard Community College in Columbia Saturday, October 22, 2016. Set to Edith Piaf’s poignant song […]

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Review: ‘Henry V’ at The Rude Mechanicals

With Henry V, actor Rebecca Speas marks her directorial debut with an energetic, well-choreographed production featuring an outstanding cast. After bringing their critically acclaimed production of Henry IV Parts I & II to The Highwood Theatre this summer, The Rude Mechanicals (RM) continue to deliver excellent interpretations of Shakespeare’s works by bringing its follow-up, Henry […]

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In The Moment: Sarah N. Schallern on Alden Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season

Perhaps out of the limelight to those beyond close-in Northern Virginia, the McLean Community Center is not only a “hub” of community activities but includes the wonderfully intimate, well-scheduled, 386-seat Alden Theatre as well. I wanted to learn more about how the Alden’s chocked-full 2015-16 professional performers schedule was developed. So I went to the […]

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‘Brother Hal’ at Lumina Studio Theatre

I was so impressed by Lumina Studio Theatre’s Brother Hal, adapted from Shakespeare’s Henry V by David Minton and Jamie Raskin, which was performed on Sunday, May 4th at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Directed by David Minton, one of the founders of the celebrated youth Shakespeare Company, it champions and retells the […]

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Here’s the Winner of Tickets to Silver Spring Stage’s “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

THE WINNER OF A PAIR OF TICKETS TO  SILVER SPRING STAGE’S  THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)  IS… LUKE TUDBALL AND HE ANSWERED THESE THREE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY: (1) What Neil Young song was originally coined in Henry V? “Heart of Gold.” (2) What is the only book quoted more than Shakespeare? The Bible. (3) What play is the […]

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Win a Pair of Tickets to Silver Spring Stage’s ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ and Discount Link and Enter by Tomorrow at NOON

Win a pair of tickets to Silver Spring Stage’s hysterical production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)  SEND YOUR ENTRY TO: dcmetrotheaterarts@gmail.com And Put “SHAKESPEARE TICKETS’ IN THE SUBJECT LINE! BY TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8TH BY NOON AND ANSWER THESE THREE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY: (DON’T YOU DARE USE GOOGLE TO FIND THESE ANSWERS!) (1) What […]

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Part 4: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pride & Prejudice’: An Interview With Sally Boyett-D’Angelo by Joel Markowitz

Here is Part 4 and our final interview of our behind-the-scenes look at Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Pride and Prejudice. Meet Artistic Director and Director Sally Boyett-D’Angelo. Joel: Why did you select Pride and Prejudice? Sally: Actually, I chose this production in early 2012 before we knew we were moving into our new space! I had recently directed […]

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Part 3: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pride & Prejudice’: An Interview With Caitlin McWethy by Joel Markowitz

Here is our second interview with the cast of Pride and Prejudice at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Meet Caitlin McWethy. Hi! I’m Caitlin McWethy and I am from Virginia Beach originally, but petitioning to count as a surrogate Annapolitan as about 15 members of my extended family live in this beautiful city and I’ve been coming to visit since […]

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Part 2: Behind the Scenes of ‘Pride & Prejudice’: An Interview With Michael Ryan Neely by Joel Markowitz

Here is our first interview with the cast of Pride and Prejudice at Annapolis Shakespeare Company. Meet Michael Ryan Neely. Joel: Michael, what other Shakespearean roles have you played? Where did you get your training? Michael: My name is Michael Ryan Neely, although you can just call me Ryan, and I play Mr. Darcy. My previous experience in […]

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Folger Theatre Announces its 2013-2014 Season Schedule by Peter Eramo

 FOLGER THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2013/14 SEASON FILLED WITH SHAKESPEARE PLAYS Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET Helen-Hayes Award winner Aaron Posner directs the most famous story of “star-crossed” love. Shakespeare’s RICHARD III Robert Richmond, the director behind this season’s HENRY V, helms this play about a king determined to gain the throne. Folger Theatre presents New York’s much lauded Fiasco […]

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