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Holly Twyford as Aphra Behn. Photo by Grace Toulotte.

Magic Time!: ‘Or,’ at Round House Theatre

As play titles go, Or, is one of the most ungoogleable. It is a search engine dead end. And as an original mashup of past and present, prose and poetry, and performative purposes, Liz Duffy Adams’s  Or, is also one of the most unpeggable. My colleague David Siegel, in his rave review, called the production […]

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Review: ‘The Body of an American’ at Theater J

A true story that begins with the desecration of a dead body becomes, before our eyes and hearts, a living and breathing buddy story. Dan O’Brien’s The Body of an American is an intimate two-hander about a unique friendship between two men. In the engrossing production just opened at Theater J, it is performed so poignantly […]

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‘Chimerica’ at The Studio Theatre

Lucy Kirkwood did not think up the word Chimerica—it was coined by a historian and an economist to name the combustably combined economies of China and the U.S. But wowza did she think up a whiz-bang thriller of a play about it. Chimerica the play—just opened at The Studio Theatre in a crackerjack production—runs three-plus […]

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‘NSFW’ at Round House Theatre Company

Round House Theatre just opened a stunningly good production of NSFW directed by Meredith McDonough. The script by British playwright Lucy Kirkwood is a marvel in itself, because it is a scathingly hilarious comedy and much more. The jokes, which erupt nonstop—like popcorn on a hot skillet, and just as scrumptious—have been spiked with something serious. […]

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Studio Theatre Announces its Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 Line-Up

SEVEN PLAYS ANNOUNCED FOR STUDIO’S FALL AND WINTER 2015-2016 LINE-UP The inaugural year for Studio X programming The creation of Studio Cabinet, Studio’s affiliated artist program A new slate of commissioned playwrights. Artistic Director David Muse announced the fall and winter programming for Studio Theatre’s 2015-2016 season today. These eight plays include a world premiere […]

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