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Interview: Steve Underwood, Director of ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ at Beacon Theatre Productions

Steve Underwood earned his M.A. in Theatre at Villanova University, and holds B.A. in English from Temple University. As an active writer and actor, he completed his oral thesis at Villanova in Playwriting. Most recently he wrote and performed in Melvin’s Last Ride and appeared as Advocate Rott in Beacon Theatre Productions’ mounting of Bonhoeffer’s […]

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Review: ‘Trust’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

What’s the nature of trust? What specifically makes a person choose one partner over another? These questions and more are brought up by Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of Trust, by Steven Dietz. Directed by Michael Byrne Zemarel, who also acts in the show, Trust is a frenetic, multiple character study of the lives of […]

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Center Stage’s Final “Wright Now Play Later” Starts TODAY

In October, after several seasons of success with their Wright-Right-Now (“WRN”) program – the micro-commissioning series in which playwrights produce patron-prompted short plays on demand – Center Stage introduced the Wright Now, Play Later (“WNPL”) project. With WNPL, patron-prompted short plays are not only commissioned, they are performed! So far the program has presented exciting, […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Center Stage Write Now, Play Later Play TODAY!

In October, after several seasons of success with their Wright-Right-Now (“WRN”) program – the micro-commissioning series in which playwrights produce patron-prompted short plays on demand, Center Stage introduced the Wright Now, Play Later (“WNPL”) project. With WNPL, patron-prompted short plays are not only commissioned, they are performed! So far the program has had exciting, public-commissioned […]

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Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’ at the Old Opera House Theatre Company

One of the opening lines to last evening’s performance of Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, uttered by the world’s most famous detective, was “You see, but you do not observe.” Audiences who observe this expertly crafted thriller at the Old Opera House will not be disappointed. Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure written by Steven Dietz […]

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‘Inventing Van Gogh’ at Washington Stage Guild by Leslie Weisman

Steven Dietz has the dubious distinction of being one of the nation’s most performed but least known playwrights. With its earnest production of Dietz’s searing, cerebral and enigmatic (and, some might say, problematic) Inventing Van Gogh, the Washington Stage Guild will probably do little to change that equation; there were but a baker’s dozen in the […]

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Olney Theatre Center Announces NNPN Premiere of ‘Rancho Mirage’ & ‘The King and I’ by Laura Asendio

Olney Theatre Center Announces NNPN Rolling World Premiere of Rancho Mirage and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Classic Musical The King and I for their 75th Anniversary Season by Laura Asendio. Olney Theatre Center announces two programming changes to the 75th Anniversary Season. This fall, Olney Theatre Center will kick off the National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere of Steven Dietz’s Rancho Mirage. Following Rancho […]

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‘Lonely Planet’ at MetroStage by Mike Spain

Lonely Planet replaced another production at MetroStage which I was looking forward to seeing. As I entered the theatre I knew very little about this play, but I am so glad my editor convinced me to see it and review it, because Lonely Planet is a theatre experience I will never forget. MetroStage’s production of Steven Dietz’s […]

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