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Review: ‘Clover’ at Ally Theatre Company

But suicides have a special language. Like carpenters, they want to know which tools; They never ask why build. — Anne Sexton, “Wanting to Die” Laura Rocklyn and Ty Hallmark’s new work, Clover, now playing at Ally Theatre Company’s CAOS on F space, is a marvel in miniature, with the spareness and depth of an Emily Dickinson poem. […]

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Review: ‘The Late Wedding’ at The Hub Theatre

Once again, Artistic Director Helen Murray and The Hub Theatre are producing a seductive play meant to kindle sparks for adventurous theater-goers. The Hub is constantly on the hunt for small gems from the edge land of plays and playwrights fresh to the DC area. From what has to be a huge pile of possible […]

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Review: ’99 – A Rock Opera’ by DC Dogs

Musical theater and the country could use a good renegade rock musical inspired by the Occupy Movement. The demonstrations that spread across America spurred by Occupy Wall Street shared a kindred spirit and antiauthoritarian fervor with the 1960s  Anti–Vietnam War Movement—out of which, lest we forget, the groundbreaking musical Hair arose. And as the revival of […]

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landay that will delight audiences of all ages. A play-within-a-play, Annapolis Shakespeare Company rolls back time to circa 1940-ish, when radio was a family-oriented entertainment. The ASC cast plays radio personalities who in turn take on over 30-some characters from It’s a […]

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‘Shear Madness’ at The Kennedy Center

Even prior to the opening of Shear Madness, the audience is drawn into the world of the play. A realistic set is built on the thrust stage of the Kennedy Center’s Theater Lab. The aqua blue walls, pink seating, and coordinated tile floor indicate to the audience the Shear Madness Salon of Georgetown. As the audience […]

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‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ at The Welders

Joseph Campbell taught that myth is a mirror for the ego. So it is through myth that protagonist Diana examines her life experience in Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail, the auspicious debut production of The Welders, a promising new DC-based playwrights collective. Diana (Nora Achrati), born a down-on-her-luck Carolina girl, pulls herself up by […]

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The Welders Announce the Full Company & Creative Team for their First Production of Allyson Currin’s ‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ by Joanna Ruf

Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail to run March 22 – April 5, 2014  The Welders announce the full company and creative team for their first production, Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail, a post-modern comedy about a world peopled with sorcerers, sidekicks, villains, and incompetent bureaucrats. The production features a cast of D.C.’s veteran and up-and-coming actors: Nora Achrati, […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 6: Ben Lauer (Demetrius) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 6 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Ben Lauer. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? Ben: I had a small part in Annapolis’s Much […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 5: Ashlyn Thompson (Helena) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 5 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Ashlyn Thompson. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I went to see Pride & Prejudice this past spring. A few friends that I […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 4: Joel DeCandio (Lysander) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 4 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Joel DeCandio. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I heard about the audition very last minute, and I’ve always wanted […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 3: Amanda Forstrom (Hermia) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 3 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Amanda Forstrom (Hermia). Joel: How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? Amanda: I recently moved to the DC/MD/VA area, so I […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 2: Nick DePinto (Puck) by Joel Markowitz

This is the Part 2 in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Nick DePinto. How did you become involved with this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? What did you perform at your audition? I originally auditioned for the company as a bit of a […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 1: Director Kristin Clippard by Joel Markowitz

This is the first interview in a series of interviews with the director and cast members of Annapolis Shakespeare Company‘s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Meet Director Kristin Clippard. Joel: How did you get hired as the director of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? Kristin: The Artistic Director Sally Boyett and I had met a couple years ago at a […]

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Nick DePinto, Rana Kay, Dawn Thomas, and Michael Glenn. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Wives and Wits’ at Washington Stage Guild by Amanda Gunther

Domestic felicity can make people blissfully idiotic and there is no greater a display of such jovial nonsense then in the Washington Stage Guild’s final production of their 25th Season, Wives and Wits  – a Shavian evening featuring two one-act plays (by George Bernard Shaw) devoted to the notion of marriage and all its complications. The first […]

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