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‘Shrek The Musical’ at Reston Community Players

Reston Community Players’ production of Shrek The Musical (Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and Music by Jeanine Tesori) is just as fun as the movie it is based on, with the added bonus of unfolding live in front of you. Sue Pinkman directs this lively production with the audience’s enjoyment in mind and a keen […]

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‘Willy Wonka: The Musical’ at Vienna Theatre Company

Vienna Theatre Company presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka: The Musical, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, and adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Timothy Allen McDonald. Jessie Roberts directs this production. If any Willy Wonka production has a tall order to fill, it is probably in the set design. […]

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‘THIS’ at Vienna Theatre Company by Annie Bradley Ermlick

As described by Alan in Melissa James Gibson’s THIS, middle age is, “a sense of intense urgency mixed with exhaustion.” Making its Northern Virginia area debut, the Vienna Theatre Company presents the play THIS, a witty comedy-filled with searing, intelligent characters, which explores the crossroads that face five friends pushing against middle age. The play is […]

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McLean Community Players Present ‘Time Stands Still’ From 9/20-10/5 by Brent Stone

McLean Community Players Present the Washington Community Theatre Premiere of Time Stands Still — September 20–October 5, 2013 in McLean’s Alden Theatre Director Jessie Roberts leads an experienced cast in the production’s Washington community theatre premiere. This witty and insightful drama from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Donald Margulies follows a war-torn photojournalist and her foreign-correspondent lover as they search for […]

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’33 Variations’ at Reston Community Players by Jane Coyne

Starting with the play itself, there is a whole lot to like about 33 Variations, an intricately delightful play written by Moisés Kaufman and directed by Sue Pinkman, currently being staged by Reston Community Players. While the play runs long at 3 hours with intermission, one must consider that that Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, which serve […]

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‘The Savannah Disputation’ at Reston Community Players by Mike Spain

To continue their season of strong female characters, Reston Community Players (RCP) presents The Savannah Disputation.  What happens when two Roman Catholic sisters open the door and let a Bible-thumping Pentecostal missionary enter their home with her crazy beliefs of eternal damnation and shoves her brochures into their lives? Well without giving away all the craziness […]

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‘Equus’ at Taking Flight Theatre Company by Audrey Thornton

Equus, Peter Shaffer’s 1973 Tony Award-winning psychological drama, inspired in part by a true story, tells the story of over-worked middle-aged psychiatrist Tel Monks (Dr. Dysart) and his young pubescent patient, Brian Maas (Alan Strang). Alan has committed an unthinkable crime and Dysart’s attempts to unravel why a lover of horses maimed and blinded six horses by […]

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