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Review: “Romeo and Juliet” at The Maryland Shakespeare Players at The Clarice

Set in a post-apocalyptic world, The Maryland Shakespeare Players’ Romeo and Juliet, expertly directed by Vera Belaia, was a fantastic voyage into both Shakespeare’s tale of forbidden love, and a display of great, unadulterated acting by a vibrant, young cast. In Belaia’s re-imagining, most of the population has died from a frightful disease, and the […]

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Dangereuse: ‘The Lovers with a Thousand Faces’: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Romeo and Juliet at the Shakespeare Theatre is a revelatory theatre experience. Director Alan Paul’s version of Romeo and Juliet has a complexity and richness that reaches deep into the meaning of the play. Romeo (Andrew Veenstra) and Juliet (Ayana Workman) light up when they are together. Their connection is electric and visceral, like certain barely […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

With all of the festivities surrounding the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, many theatres have taken it upon themselves to put forth lavish and bold new productions of the Bard’s work. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company seems to be of the mind that it is sometimes best to go back to basics. After all, Shakespeare was originally enjoyed […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Virginia Opera

Few stories have been as revised, re-told and reconstructed as Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. But a rendition that is not as performed as it should be is the 19th century opera by French Romantic composer Charles Gounod. Luckily for local audiences, Virginia Opera Company has staged a visually sumptuous and vocally stellar production of Gounod’s […]

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‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Compass Rose Theater

What soft on yonder stage doth break— ‘tis Romeo and Juliet and Compass Rose Theater is its host. The timeless classic; the Bard’s original romantic tragedy carries on in a classic fashion upon the boards of Compass Rose’s stage. Directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne, there is lively fighting and extreme emotional expressions from a talented cast […]

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The Horses of Taking Flight Theatre Company's 'Equus': (left to right) Will Spilman, Kate Meier, Christoff Visscher, Sam Hall, Cathy Reider and Robin Lundren. Photo by Allrand Photography.

‘Equus’ at Taking Flight Theatre Company by Audrey Thornton

Equus, Peter Shaffer’s 1973 Tony Award-winning psychological drama, inspired in part by a true story, tells the story of over-worked middle-aged psychiatrist Tel Monks (Dr. Dysart) and his young pubescent patient, Brian Maas (Alan Strang). Alan has committed an unthinkable crime and Dysart’s attempts to unravel why a lover of horses maimed and blinded six horses by […]

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