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Reversed Elf: Joe Brack Directs Matty Griffiths in ‘The Santaland Diaries’ Opening Tomorrow 12/2 @8PM at Capital Fringe’s Logan Arts Space Through 12/24

Since 2008 Matty Griffiths and Joe Brack have taken on David Sedaris’ delicious script for The Santaland Diaries four times. Each year they explored the rich, true-to-life text to find a fresh take on this off-beat holiday classic. This year may be their freshest yet as they flip their own script by trading roles. In the […]

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‘The Tempest: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on’ Part 6 – ‘Opening Night Reflections’ by Caroline Brent

So…after countless hours rehearsing, processing videos, recording voiceovers, constructing a giant chessboard, and studying dream theory, WE’VE MADE IT! Pallas Theatre’s The Tempest: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on opened yesterday evening, to a packed house. Now with eight more performances to go, we couldn’t be more excited. Our Casting Director Ty Hallmark mentioned […]

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The ‘sample’ chessboard used throughout the show.

Part 4: ‘The Tempest: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on:Chessboards & Sea-faring’ by Tracey Elaine Chessum,Ph.D.

Pallas Theatre Collective’s The Tempest: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on – Chessboards and Sea-faring. Last week, Board President John Horman gave you a picture of his experience with Pallas Theatre Collective. This week, we’d like to offer you an inside look at the design and technical creation of The Tempest: Such Stuff as […]

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My Favorite Quotes From DCMTA’s 5 Star ‘Best Shows’ for December 8-14th

Here’s my favorite quotes from our 5-star reviews of our ‘Best Shows’ for December 8-14th. Here we go! (1) Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Judy Kuhn at The Kennedy Center. Jennifer Perry: “Likewise, her performance of the encore number, “Someone Else’s Story” (from Andersson/Ulvaeus’ Chess), made it easy to see why the composers wrote the song specifically for her for the […]

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John Stange (Caliban). Photo courtesy of Pallas Theatre Collective

The Tempest: Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On Pt. 2:’Views from the Chessboard’ by Tracey Elaine Chessum, Ph.D.

Last week, co-Artistic Director Mike Boynton gave you an overview of Pallas Theatre Collective’s mission and history. This week, we’d like to offer you an inside look at the creation of our newest project, The Tempest: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made on, directed by co-Artistic Director Tracey Elaine Chessum, coming this January (Pallastheatre.org/tickets)! I […]

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 Jake Mahler in 'The Santaland Diaries. Photo by Michael Bailey.

‘Santaland Diaries’ at Blackfriars Playhouse by Mark Dewey

Shakespeare Yields to Sedaris in Staunton You hear a lot of laughter at Blackfriars Playhouse. Usually it builds, develops, accumulates slowly, and then overflows in torrents that are hard to stop. Actors sometimes have to pause in the middle of a gesture and wait for the audience to pull itself together. Sometimes they step out […]

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Left - Joe Brack  Right: Danny Cackley. Photo by Jack N. Benstock.

‘The Santaland Diaries’ by Anne Tsang

When I was first introduced to David Sedaris in college, I was hooked from the first word by his sardonic humor. The Santaland Diaries, chronicles his adventures (or should I say mis-adventures?) as an elf working in Macy’s Santaland. The show, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Matty Griffiths, and starring the comedic genius Joe […]

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