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Review: ‘Skeleton Crew’ at Studio Theatre

Even before the houselights go dim, sparks fly. That vision — of fire blazing from a riveter’s gun in a factory in Detroit — is emblematic of what is to come in Skeleton Crew, Dominique Morrisseau’s beautifully-wrought play, now making its Washington DC debut at Studio Theatre. Set in Detroit in 2008, the play humanizes the […]

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Review #2: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at American University

American University’s Greenberg Theatre performed a hilariously funny ancient Roman farce, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. With music and lyrics by the incomparable Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, it is uproarious and irreverent, raucous and rowdy, and is sure to please. Director Cara Gabriel and […]

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Review #2: ‘No, No, Nanette’ at American University

A Frothy Revival of No, No, Nanette at American University After a week in which corpses—remembered and actual—have littered just about every stage I’ve visited this week (beginning with Falling Out of Time at Theater J and ending with a very dark Othello at Shakespeare Theatre Company), it’s a relief to be able to say, ‘Yes, […]

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