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Review: ‘Night Watch’ at Bowie Community Theatre

The setting is mysterious, the music is strange, and the lighting is ominous. This is what one will experience when attending Bowie Community Theatre’ Night Watch, a murder mystery by Lucille Fletcher. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, Night Watch is directed by Randy Barth and produced by Andrew Negri. Elaine Wheeler cannot sleep. […]

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‘Take A Bow’ Part 3: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 3 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! _____ Christopher Broughton, DeMoya Watson Brown, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., V. Savoy McIlwain, Olivia Russell, Joseph Monroe Webb, and Stephen Scott Wormley: Ensemble and Dancers in Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre. The ensemble and incredible dancers rocked the house […]

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‘A Christmas Cactus’ at Off the Quill by Meredith DeFalco

I recently had the pleasure of seeing the funny, charming, and at times heartwarming show, A Christmas Cactus, performed beautifully at the Greenbelt Arts Center by Off the Quill. Walking into the performance space, you are taken into the sparse, yet charming, office of Private Investigator and lead character Cactus O’Riley (Shannon Riley). Inside the […]

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‘Hamlet: Believe None of Us’ at Off the Quill

Blending a mix of performance mediums, including modern dance, contemporary music and stage combat, Off the Quill (OTQ)’s Hamlet: Believe None of Us reconceives the original play by Shakespeare, underscoring its signature spin on the classic piece to create a more dynamic art form. Launched in 2013, OTQ was founded by four friends, Patrick Mullen, Katie Wanschura, […]

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’84, Charing Cross Road’ at Off the Quill

In James Roose-Evan’s stage adaptation of Helene Hanff’s classic memoir, 84, Charing Cross Road, Off The Quill tackles something quite different from their usual M.O. A self-labeled “collaborative” and “experimental” troupe, OTQ was introduced last year at Capital Fringe with Violent Delights, “A Shakespearian brawl-esque sideshow.” Violent Delights, described by DCMTA’s J.R. Russ as an, “experimental… […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow’ by JR Russ

Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-esque Sideshow, presented by Off the Quill, was a wonderful inaugural piece by the self-identified experimental theater company. The overture sets the stage of being in a circus of violence. But I would recommend taking the time to get there early and reading Patrick Mullen’s Director’s Notes, for some additional context. […]

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