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Angela Pirko (Macbeth) and Renea Brown (Lady Macbeth) in rehearsal. Photo courtesy of Prometheus Theatre.

Review: ‘All Lady Macbeth’ at Theatre Prometheus

The Northwest and Southwest sides of DC are filled with theatre and art. From the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Woolly Mammoth to Arena Stage and Studio Theatre, one never needs to look too far to fill a Saturday night. However, if you venture a little farther, there are cultural gems that begin to pop up, […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY Josh Adams as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Scena Theatre. Matthew Ancarrow and Robby Rose as ‘The Twins’ in The Comedy of Errors at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Aaron […]

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‘Friendship Betrayed’ at WSC Avant Bard

Put 1630s Spain and 1920s America into a cocktail shaker, shake well, and you get WSC Avant Bard’s sparkling update of María de Zayas y Sotomayor’s 1632 play Friendship Betrayed. Translated by Catherine Larson and directed by Kari Ginsburg, the play conveys timeless themes about love and friendship with a wit and energy that feel […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Friendship Betrayed’: Part 7: Brendan Edward Kennedy

In Part 7 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Friendship Betrayed—a classic comedy by Spanish playwright María de Zayas y Sotomayor—meet Brendan Edward Kennedy. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Brendan: Most recently, I played Thurio and Pantino in Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Friendship Betrayed’ Part 4: Melissa Marie Hmelnicky

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Friendship Betrayed—a classic comedy by Spanish playwright María de Zayas y Sotomayor—meet Melissa Marie Hmelnicky. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Melissa: Most recently I played Charlotte/Cheeky Charlie in Pinky Swear Productions’ The […]

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‘We Tiresias’ at Forum Theatre by Mark Dewey

Tiresias Speaks Again at Forum Theater The opening scene of We Tiresias poses what appears to be a simple question: What if you could text a couple of your former selves and meet them for a drink? What would you talk about? What would you wear? It goes without saying that most of us would […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘We Tiresias’ by Anne Tsang

We Tiresias, written by Stephen Spotswood and directed by Matt Ripa, is based on the Greek myth of Tiresias, a blind prophet ofT hebes, renowned for his clairvoyance. The story of Tiresias is told through his three forms – the boy (Chris Stinson) representing Tiresias as a youth, the woman (Melissa Marie Hmelnicky) representing the […]

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