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Review: ‘Othello’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company opened its 15th Season on Friday with one of the most tragic of Shakespeare’s tragedies, Othello. It was the first time in the history of the company that they have performed Othello. If they were waiting until they felt they could really do it justice, their patience has paid off. Chesapeake Shakespeare […]

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Review: ‘Transmission’ at The Welders

You know you’re having an unorthodox experience in theater when there’s a near absence of dramatic action in front of you but an epic interplay of ideas happening in your brain. So it goes in Transmission, Gwydion Suilebhan’s curiously cognitive and rivetingly disruptive new performance piece just opened on H Street at Atlas Performing Arts […]

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Review: ‘Wild Oats’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Comedies trading on the mistaken identity theme have been around a long time. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night comes to mind. And more than two hundred years after that, a fellow named John O’Keeffe penned a clever little piece called Wild Oats, with the same theme. What a delight that the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company decided to share […]

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‘Titus Andronicus’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

“We are all undone!” a character hysterically cries halfway through Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of Titus Andronicus. Well, thanks for stating the obvious. You would had to have been asleep not to notice that things were unraveling in this wild, off-the-wall version of Shakespeare’s notorious gore-fest. The government is crumbling, the body count is rising, the […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Girl in Space’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Status Report:  Not a Robot Theatre Company’s Girl in Space is not your typical “boy meets girl, girl meets asteroid, girl loses asteroid, boy loses girl” story although it is pretty much the perfect Fringe show.  It’s like an indie, hipster sci-fi flick come to life onstage – like if […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Clocks’ by Grace Kim

The Clocks is quite a sensory experience and full of creativity and imagination. You’ll experience visuals, sounds, actions and activity that are all layered upon each other to tell the story in a way that might leave some folks wondering what the fuck is going on, but for me it was in a good and […]

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‘Copenhagen’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Terry Byrne

Forget, for the moment, all you know about quantum physics. It’s history that matters in Copenhagen, Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning, World War II drama. Make that revisionist history, which, after all, is a writer’s stock and trade. This heady, two-act play explores a furtive 1941 tête-à-tête between two nuclear physicists drafted in the atomic bomb […]

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