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Review: ‘King John’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Scandals, sibling rivalry, adultery and divorces represented daily living for England’s royal Plantagenet family, which held the dynastic reigns of power from approximately 1120 to 1490. The Plantagenets provided enough drama for two playwrights: William Shakespeare, who wrote The Life and Death of King John, and James Goldman who wrote The Lion in Winter. Under […]

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Review: ‘The Lion in Winter’ at 4615 Theatre Company

The Lion in Winter, written by James Goldman and directed by Jordan Friend, opened this weekend at The Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring; it is being performed in repertory with King John. The play is presented by 4615 Theatre Company, which has found a permanent home at The Highwood. The group often performs Shakespeare paired […]

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Revolution Shakespeare’s ‘King John’: An Interview with Director Dan Kern

Revolution Shakespeare, aka RevShakes, a Philadelphia-based company, founded by Artistic Director Griffin Stanton-Ameisen in 2013, started out with a number of fascinating programs, including an all-female reading of King Lear. They open the fall season with King John, the rarely performed play by William Shakespeare, directed by Dan Kern.  The Cast includes Kevin Bergen (King […]

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2016 Philadelphia Fringe Festival Review: ‘King John’ at Revolution Shakespeare

King John, one of Shakespeare’s lesser-known history plays, is filled with intrigue, betrayal, and a pair of kings who are constantly threatening to go to war. In other words, it’s perfect for this political season. And Director Dan Kern’s production for Revolution Shakespeare, staged outdoors at Hawthorne Park, gets down and dirty with the play’s […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Holiday Memories’ Part 3: Christopher Henley

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Holiday Memories—a stage adaptation of two classic short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “The Thanksgiving Visitor—meet Christopher Henley. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Christopher: At The American Century Theater […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Life of King John’

The Life of King John is a one-of-a-kind interpretation of Shakespeare’s historical play, directed by Alan Duda. The production weaves elements and references from Monty Python’s Spamalot into this Shakespeare work. Though many of the jokes were either predictable or ‘unique,’ the humor set a goofy, entertaining tone. Peter Eichman and Mikki Barry, who played […]

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An Interview with Scena Theatre’s ‘Handbag’ Director Robert McNamara and Cast Members Anne Nottage, Amanda Forstrom, and Haely Jardas

I had the honor of interviewing Director Robert McNamara and cast members Anne Nottage, Amanda Forstrom, and Haely Jardas from Scena Theatre’s Handbag, which begins performances tonight. Michael: Thanks so much for sitting down with me today. Could you all introduce yourselves and tell us where in the past year we may have seen your work around […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s 2013 Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts bestows the following Special Awards upon: Theater J,  under the leadership of Artistic Director Ari Roth, programmed the most consistently relevant and socially engaged theatrical season of the year with its productions of Apples from the Desert; Boged (Traitor): An Enemy of the People;Race;Andy and the Shadows;The Hampton Years;After the Revolution;The Argument; Woody Sez:  A Musical […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Play′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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‘King John’ at WSC Avant Bard by Sophia Howes

King John: Love and Fear in a Fallout Shelter King John is famously known as one of Shakespeare’s least-performed plays, but there are many reasons to see it. It is a credit to WSC Avant Bard and its Artistic Director, W. Thompson Prewitt, that they are offering us a richly imaginative, amusing, and ultimately moving […]

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