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Review: ‘Two Trains Running’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Okay, I’ll say it: the production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running is so packed with dynamic performances under the direction of the multi-faceted Fuzz Roark, it threatens to explode out of the black box theater in the basement of The Madison. The show was moderately attended on opening night, but there should have been […]

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Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Hard Bargain Players

Radio Golf, expertly directed by Terry Spann, and written by the late, esteemed playwright August Wilson, is a powerful study of Black men with two different approaches to progressing in a country ruled by Whites. Covering the issues of race relations, poverty, gentrification and police brutality, the play is the finale of what Wilson called […]

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Review: ‘Coming Home’ at Port City Playhouse

With Eleanore Tapscott’s gentle, affecting, eloquent direction, the Port City Playhouse production of Athol Fugard’s Coming Home (2009) is an exemplary work about love, loss and resilience. The bittersweet world of Fugard’s script is made visible and palatable with acting deep from the cast’s heart with praiseworthy detailed design elements. With an intimate seating arrangements, […]

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‘Blues for an Alabama Sky’ at Port City Playhouse

Blues for an Alabama Sky at Port City Playhouse: A Kiss to Build a Dream On: After the Harlem Renaissance The gifted and much admired Pearl Cleage is a poetic playwright.  Her dialogue shines with wit, imagery, and pathos.The Port City Playhouse has given her work the exquisitely detailed and imaginative production it deserves. Producer Sydney-Chanele […]

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Port City Playhouse Concludes its 36th Season with “Blues for an Alabama Sky’ -Opening on May 2nd

Port City Playhouse Concludes Its 36th Season, “A Salute to the American Voice,” with Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, Opening on May 2nd. Port City Playhouse, Alexandria’s award-winning theatre company, celebrates its 36th season with “A Salute to the American Voice,” presenting works by four outstanding American playwrights, each with a unique […]

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