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Review: ‘A Tuna Christmas’ at Bowie Playhouse

Satire can be both salve and mirror in tough times and in good. A Tuna Christmas, written by Tony-nominated Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard, satirizes small-town American life, leaving few groups and attitudes untouched. Under Ken Kienas’ direction, A Tuna Christmas is a holiday treat that will break funny bones everywhere. Taking place […]

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Review: ‘Our Town’ at Rockville Little Theatre

“The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises,” so it says in the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes, Chapter One, Verse 5. People, live, people die, life goes on. That theme was prominent in playwright Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, which is playing at the Rockville Little Theatre at […]

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‘On the Razzle’ at Silver Spring Stage

In Tom Stoppard‘s wonderful farce, On the Razzle, the humor relies on mistaken identities, lots of puns and malapropos, pratfalls, sex, and pomposity. Silver Spring Stage’s hilarious production, which opened last night. is produced by Jim Robertson and directed by Erin Bone Steele. If the plot seems familiar, you might want to know it was first […]

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Silver Spring Stage’s Production of Tom Stoppard’s ‘On the Razzle’ Opens This Friday, May 29th

Silver Spring Stage presents On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard, directed by Erin Bone Steele and produced by Jim Robertson, a frantic farce of slapstick shenanigans, mistaken identities, unremitting display of puns, clever crossword puzzle tricks, sly sexual innuendos and romantic complications. As intellectually stimulating as Stoppard’s reputation, On the Razzle was never meant to more […]

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‘The Good Doctor’ at Upcounty Theatre

The Good Doctor is a play written by famed playwright Neil Simon. First produced on Broadway in November of 1973, this show is not widely produced by Community Theatre. Undaunted, Upcounty Theatre and Director Michael Abendshein conquers it admirably. The Good Doctor takes several short stories of renowned writer Anton Chekhov and whittles them down into […]

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‘The Miser’ at Rockville Little Theatre

It is often difficult to engage modern audiences with classics like Moliere’s The Miser. However, Rockville Little Theatre’s production succeeds with its unique take. Originally performed in 1668, Director Guillaume Tourniaire effectively turns this 17th century classic into a modern comedy set in the 1980s. Opening the show and setting the stage for our trip back […]

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Molière’s ‘The Miser’ Continues Today at 2 PM and Through May 11th at Rockville Little Theatre at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre and Interview With Director Guillaume Tourniaire

Rockville Little Theatre’s 2013-14 season closes with Molière’s classic comedy The Miser, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre through May 11th. There is a 2 PM matinee today. Produced by Nancy Blum and Chris Penick, and directed by Guillaume Tourniaire, The Miser is a rollicking production that will keep the whole family in stitches. Harpagon, […]

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Molière’s ‘The Miser’ Plays May 2-11 at Rockville Little Theatre at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre

Rockville Little Theatre’s 2013-14 season closes with Molière’s classic comedy The Miser, at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre from May 2-11, 2014. Produced by Nancy Blum and Chris Penick, and directed by Guillaume Tourniaire, The Miser is a rollicking production that will keep the whole family in stitches. Harpagon, the most desperate, scheming miser in […]

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An Interview with Guillaume Tourniaire on Directing Rockville Little Theatre’s ‘The Miser’ by Ken Kemp

Rockville Little Theatre closes their 2013-14 season with an ambitious, unique and off-beat production of Molière’s The Miser. Director Guillaume Tourniaire’s vision for the show includes setting it in the United States in the 1980s, and includes a live cover band on stage. I caught up with Tourniaire to get the inside story on the […]

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