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Review: ‘The Judicial Murder of Mrs. Surratt’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents the world premiere of local playwright Rich Amada’s The Judicial Murder of Mrs. Surratt, an award-winning historical drama about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century, and the ethical controversy it inspired. Eleanore Tapscott directs this fervent courtroom drama. After President Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, suspects were […]

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‘The Calendar Girls’ at McLean Community Players

It’s all fun, games, and broccoli lectures when the curtain rises on Tim Firth’s Calendar Girls put on this season by the McLean Community Players. For the women of the village of Knapeley in Yorkshire, England, the highlights of life—dull as they are—revolve around plum jam, flower contests, and choral arrangements of “Jerusalem.” That is […]

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‘The Game’s Afoot’ at McLean Community Players

The Game’s Afoot, and the evening promises suspense, hilarity, and entertainment for all who brave the McLean Community Players’ romp of a whodunit. Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays looks at what happens when an actor famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes invites the cast of his latest play to […]

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McLean Community Players Presents Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays’ 9/26-10/12/14 in McLean’s Alden Theatre by Cathy Farnsworth

The McLean Community Players (MCP) present the area premier of Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays, opening September 26, 2014, in McLean’s Alden Theatre. Veteran director Bob Sams leads an award-winning cast and crew. The Edgar Award–winning The Game’s Afoot, opens Friday, September 26th and runs weekends through October 12th, with […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Olizzia’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) First-time playwright John Bavoso’s inventive and appealing script for Olizzia would make a terrific indie rom-com caper that would be a hit on the lesbian-and-gay film festival circuit. Two ostensibly straight twenty-something young women, former college roommates, have booked separate rooms in a shitty hotel in Rio. They live in separate cities, […]

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‘Proposals’ at Vienna Theatre Company by Kim Moeller

In the midst of the cold and wintry Washington weather, Vienna Theatre Company’s production of Proposals offers warmth and laughter with a visit to the Hines family cabin during a summer day in late 1957. Written by prolific playwright Neil Simon, the romantic comedy/drama examines the relationships of Burt Hines, an ailing, former workaholic, his […]

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