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Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Silver Spring Stage

One Man, Two Guvnors directed by William T. Fleming and produced by Karen Flemling is now playing at Silver Spring Stage. This play is a British farce by Richard Bean, based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni. The updated British version includes songs by Grant Olding. Goldini wrote his play in 1746 […]

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Review: ‘Stupid Fucking Bird’ at Silver Spring Stage

Stupid Fucking Bird is Aaron Posner’s inspired and irreverent takeoff on Anton Chekhov’s 19th Century play The Seagull. Stupid Fucking Bird follows the plotline of its predecessor, while simultaneously poking fun at it. It became something of an instant classic in its own right when it debuted at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in 2013 and […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘H5x7’

Did you miss the Henriad this past spring at BAM? Or the Hollow Crown? Do you find Shakespeare inaccessible? Barabbas Theatre can help. Taking a cue from the play’s Chorus, urging the audience to assist the players by imagining the momentous events of the Hundred Years’ War, Barabbas founder Kevin O’Connell, who also directed the […]

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Capital Fringe Preview #50: ‘H5x7’ by William Shakespeare, Adapted and Directed by Kevin O’Connell

Capital Fringe Preview: H5x7 by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Kevin O’Connell “Suppose within the girdles of these walls,” begins Shakespeare’s Henry V, “Are now confined two mighty monarchies…Think when we talk of horses, that you see them.” The self-aware Chorus, who knows that a theatrical production cannot accurately depict the events of Henry […]

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‘The Metal Children’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage does it again. With Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children, now playing at the Stage through November 21, they once again venture outside DC’s theatrical “safe space” and offer Washington audiences a provocatively curious tragicomedy. We are all acquainted with that age old expression “art imitates life,” or, to use the Aristotelian term, “mimesis.” Using life […]

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‘The Language Archive’ at Silver Spring Stage

The Language Archive at the Silver Spring Stage, is not a play about the language of love but of language and love, or more specifically, communication and emotion. The play centers on the marriage, now faltering, of George (Jonas David Grey) and Mary (Karen Fleming). George is a linguist. He archives languages both living and dead […]

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“It’s Only Words…But Words are All We Have”: The ‘Language Archive’ Opens Tonight at Silver Spring Stage by Lennie Magida

With so many words in the world, why do people so often have trouble finding the right ones to say to each other? It’s what Joseph Coracle calls “the conundrum of language.” Coracle is director of a play that explores that conundrum from a number of perspectives: The Language Archive, which opens Tonight,  April 10th […]

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‘Good People’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage closes their 46th season with a riveting production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People. This captivating dramadey about life struggles from rock bottom is both humorous and heartwarming; the perfect combination of reality and optimism blended into a brilliantly acted evening of theatre. Directed by Michael Kharfen, it’s an emotionally engaging opportunity to view […]

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Opening This Friday at Silver Spring Stage: ‘Good People’: It’s a Complicated Concept by Lennie Magida

When a playwright calls his play Good People, we can assume that the characters will be…you know…good people. Can’t we? In David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People, opening this Friday at Silver Spring Stage, it’s not a clear or straightforward thing. Director Michael Kharfen says Lindsay-Abaire “makes us ponder the choices we make, and what defines us […]

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