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Review: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at The Highwood Theatre

Russian playwright Anton Chekhov believed the role of the artist was to ask questions, not answer them. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang’s 2013 Chekhov-inspired Tony Award Winner, doesn’t ask serious questions, but does induce many laughs and insights into family dysfunction. As directed by Melissa Robinson, The Highwood Theatre’s Vanya and […]

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Review: ‘Foxfire’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Foxfire is a heartwarming and poignant story that will have audience members laughing and teary-eyed in the same moment. Currently in production at Bowie Community Theatre, Foxfire is a drama by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn. Ken Kienas is the Producer, Frank Pasqualino is the Director, and Portia Bagley is the Stage Manager. The character of […]

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Review: ‘Fool for Love’ at Port City Playhouse

Sam Shepard’s 1983 one-act play, Fool for Love, is now playing at Port City Playhouse. This talented four-person cast, directed by Jon Townson, lights up the intimate space in the Lab at Convergence. Under Townson’s excellent direction, the cast does an exemplary job showing a wide range of emotional and even physical changes. Set Designer David Corriea […]

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‘The Metal Children’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage does it again. With Adam Rapp’s The Metal Children, now playing at the Stage through November 21, they once again venture outside DC’s theatrical “safe space” and offer Washington audiences a provocatively curious tragicomedy. We are all acquainted with that age old expression “art imitates life,” or, to use the Aristotelian term, “mimesis.” Using life […]

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‘Why Torture is Wrong and The People Who Love Them’ at The Colonial Players

Colonial Players current production of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and The People Who Love Them is an affectionate treatment of a wondrously wacky, life-enriching masterwork. Durang’s dark comedy that premiered on Broadway in 2009 remains timely in its sardonic take on a segment of society’s addiction to violence and guns, and widespread paranoia […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at Theatre Prometheus

Aaaah….Shakespeare. We Washingtonians love you! We love you so much that we have your library here! And we have 14 theater companies dedicated to your works! We, as an educated and civil town, love our high brow theatre! But, as a new and progressive theater town, we also love our down-and-dirty, nitty-gritty, sex-joke-lobbing Bard from […]

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‘Caught in the Net’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria by Julia L. Exline

The Little Theatre of Alexandria presents Ray Cooney’s Caught in the Net, a comedic farce that follows the chaotic evening of a London taxi driver, whose long-kept double life races towards a head-on collision! Eleanore Tapscott directs this frenzied production, full of slamming doors, scrambled stories, and circus-grade slapstick. Set Designer Michael deBlois turns the […]

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Elden Street Players’ Theater for Young Audiences Presents ‘A Christmas Chaos’ by Melissa York-Tilley

A Christmas Chaos at Elden Street Players “A satire of theatrical backstage mayhem and Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol.” Written by Michael Wehrli. What’s the Elden Street Players Theater for Young Audiences to do when the Royal Shakespeare Company doesn’t show up to perform their stirring rendition of A Christmas Carol? Well, they pull up their boot straps and attempt to […]

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