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Review: ‘OR,’ at Round House Theatre

The revolution will not be televised. Nope, it is on stage at Round House Theatre with a playful, headlong charge of a wild comedy. The comedy is called OR, a fictionalized account of free-spirited, real-life folk who set the theater world on-fire with their outlooks and attitudes. With OR, I was engaged and enraptured by the […]

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Review: ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ at Imagination Stage By Julia Exline

Imagination Stage presents The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a stage adaptation Kate DiCamillio’s award-winning novel. The story follows a china toy rabbit through the era of America’s Great Depression and covers a sweeping landscape, from America’s deep south all the way to New England and back. Janet Stanford directs this production, and while it […]

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Review: ‘After the War’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC

When you decide to be a dissident artist–think Paul Robeson–you’d better be willing to suffer the consequences. When you challenge a nation’s founding mythology, an emotional backlash is guaranteed. In keeping with his dissident reputation, Motti Lerner and his After the War, a world premiere at Mosaic Theatre’s Voices of a Changing Middle East Festival, […]

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‘Harvey’ at 1st Stage

1st Stage Theatre presents Harvey, Mary Chase’s 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic drama, directed by Michael Chamberlin. When a high-society family makes a desperate attempt to hide the eccentric behavior of one of their own, they find themselves in a runaway whirlwind of chaos. This classic comedy of errors is in capable hands with 1st stage, whose […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘Can’t Complain’ at Spooky Action Theater

Over the course of the fall of 2015, more than 50 DC area theater companies will participate in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, an event celebrating new works created by women. Through their New Works in Action program, Spooky Action Theater Company made their contribution with the fascinating and thought-provoking play, Can’t Complain. The New […]

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Spooky Action Theater’s ‘Don’t Complain’ Plays Tonight Through October 25th

A soaring, poetic Irish ghost story for the Women’s Voices Theater Festival Spooky Action Theater launches its 2015-2016 Season with a World Premiere: Can’t Complain by Christine Evans Directed by Michael Bloom Featuring Cornelia Hart, Wendy Wilmer, Tonya Beckman, Nicole Ruthmarie, and Eric M Messner. Spooky Action Theater opens its 2015-2016 season on October 1 […]

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Magic Time!: A Report on the Women’s Voices Theater Festival Reading of Lisa Loomer’s ‘Roe’ at The Kennedy Center

The Kennedy Center’s entry in the Women’s Voices Theater Festival was a one-night-only reading of Roe, a new two-act play by Lisa Loomer that dramatically personalizes pivotal chapters in the backstory of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The issues around abortion that were passionately contested in that case—and became a flashpoint for […]

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Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces 36 Actors Slated for Their Inaugural Season by T. Chase Meacham

Helen Hayes Award winners and DC favorites join internationally recognized artists and strong newcomers in a company committed to telling diverse stories. Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces 36 actors so-far cast in the 2015-16 inaugural season: “The Case for Hope in a Polarized World.” This far-reaching pool of locally and internationally acclaimed actors represents […]

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‘Passion Play’ at Forum Theatre

During the Roman times, theatre was a savage sport: need a crucifixion, grab a slave. During the Dark Ages, theatre disappeared under the cloak of Catholicism: better to have no fun, if having fun leads to eternal damnation. During the Middle Ages, theatre reappeared, from under the cloak, as a Passion Play: if theatre teaches, […]

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‘Bloody Poetry’ at Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats–the English Romantic Poets, believers in love, nature, passion, instinct, revolution, and glory. Turns out they are not nearly as romantic as their poetry professes. Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life! The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, […]

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‘Yellow Face’ at Theater J by John Stoltenberg

If there was an open casting call for the role of you, who should get the part and who shouldn’t? Must the actor be descended from a gene pool that arose in the same area on the globe that yours did? Or could the actor’s family tree be traced back to some otherforest on the planet? Theater J’s […]

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Local Theatre Artists Share Their Favorite Recipes in ‘I Can Cook, Too!’ to Benefit ‘Taking Care of Our Own’

Local theatre artists contribute their favorite recipes in: theatreWashington’s new cookbook filled with great recipes from members of the DC theatre community. All proceeds from I Can Cook, Too! benefit Taking Care of Our Own, theatreWashington program which helps local theatre professionals when they need a helping hand. The ensemble of cooks includes Robert Aubry Davis (his […]

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