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Review: ‘Disgraced’ at Arena Stage

If you think we are over-saturated with passionate discussions of race, gender, nationality, and religion during this chaotic election year — think again. There is still much to be probed, and learned. The highly personal issues of identity and loyalty that underlie our fractious society are given brilliant voice in Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced, winner of a […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Women Laughing Alone With Salad’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Women Laughing Alone With Salad is a completely mesmerizing, multi-media show. Like a gourmet salad bar, this one has all the good stuff, plus a lot of dressings – and undressings. It earns five stars and a bushel basket of croutons. The really nice kind. Written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Kip Fagan, the production […]

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‘Laugh’ at The Studio Theatre

To be sure, name a play Laugh and the gauntlet is thrown. Laugh or die trying. The Studio Theatre’s world premiere production of Beth Henley’s new play, based on the antics of silent films from the 1920s, elicits laughter, a good deal of it — nay, an excellent amount if the play were only 100 […]

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‘Hamlet’ at Georgetown University by Eliza Anna Falk

To cheer, or not to cheer?  – The question did not even enter my mind at the conclusion of last night’s sold out performance of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet at Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre.The cheers and the standing ovation were spontaneous, such was the force and brilliance of innovative, multimedia production of the most famous and most performed […]

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Craig Wallace and Joe Isenberg. Photo by Danisha Crosby.

‘Young Robin Hood’ at Round House Theatre by Anne Tsang

The world premiere of Young Robin Hood, written by Jon Klein, at Round House Theatre, is a multi-faceted show. At first look, the production, directed by Derek Goldman, seems to be a simple story of the ever-familiar legend of Robin Hood, but on deeper reflection, the show is something so much more – a swashbuckling […]

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