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Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’ at Curio Theatre Company

Waiting for Godot is generally considered a comedy. Samuel Beckett himself called this, his most famous play, a “tragicomedy.” But its reputation as an important, monumental piece of art can have a way of choking off the laughs. I’ve seen tedious productions that left me scratching my head and asking “What’s so funny?” If the […]

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Unveils its 2017-2018 Season Lineup

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL KAHN ANNOUNCES THE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE COMPANY’S 2017-2018 SEASON Othello The Collection and The Lover Twelfth Night Hamlet Waiting for Godot Camelot Final production to be revealed Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2017–2018 Season. Continuing his commitment to explore the classics from a variety of perspectives, Kahn, now in […]

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Review: ‘Rock the Line’ at Venus Theatre Company

In the program note for Rock the Line, Playwright Kathleen Warnock describes her new play as, “Kind of like Waiting for Godot, if Godot really came and played electric guitar.” As it turns out, this is actually a pretty accurate sentiment. As in Beckett or Chekhov, nothing much happens in Rock the Line, at least […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Waiting for Godot’

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a play that has both fascinated and confused audiences since the play first premiered in 1953. A production of the first act of Godot, directed by H. Bruce Funk, is being performed at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library by Imperial Theatre Live,  as part of DC.’s Capital Fringe Festival. The title […]

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Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

On Friday, StillPointe Theatre Initiative opened its production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, an absurdist play by Tom Stoppard that, along with Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, sets the high bar for its genre. Don’t let some highfalutin notion of absurdist theater scare you away, though. In StillPointe Theatre’s capable hands, this production of […]

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‘Macbeth’ at Villanova Theatre at Villanova University

More than four hundred years after Shakespeare wrote it, Macbeth remains a potent play. Its tale of how the lust for power corrupts is timeless, made even more enduring by some of the most legendary lines in English literature. It’s hard to go wrong with a classic play that just about everybody knows, even if […]

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‘Smartphones–a pocket-size farce’ at Ambassador Theater

saw this show last nite. LMAO. 2 funny. OMG. u G2G. So might read a hasty text from a self-absorbed hipster about Smartphones, the ridiculously delightful farce now playing at Mead Lab Flashpoint. Presented by Ambassador Theater in a brisk and bracing production directed by Joe Banno, Smartphones is a hilarious comedy of bad manners about our […]

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‘Sex, Lies and Nomophobia’ in Emilio Williams’ ‘Smartphones’ at Ambassador Theater Opening Tonight

Smartphones, A Pocket-Size Farce – produced by and Ambassador Theater in partnership with the Embassy of Spain and Spain arts and Culture, directed by Helen Hayes Award recipient Joe Banno – opens at The Mead Lab Flashpoint on October 22, 2015. Doesn’t existence seem totally absurd at times and life too restrictive? Don’t we wish we were […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review ‘BrouHaHa’

What would you do at the end of the world? Happenstance Theatre’s newest show BrouHaHa answers this and more, as six clowns journey towards the apocalypse. What this means exactly and when it will happen are not clear, but that’s not really the point. Punctuated by nonsensical statements and questions like, “This is the place” […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Name Game’

Before the show even begins, four dancers in full-body spandex suits float and twirl across the stage of the Lang Theatre. Vast and sparse, the set (designed by Thomas Carter II) for Mary Stone Hanley’s The Name Game is reminiscent of existential plays of yore. This is partly true, as The Name Game does indeed […]

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TrueTheatergoers’ TheaterThoughts: ‘Leading Tony Award Candidates — Plays’ and Rate Your Shows and Win $100 in Tickets by John and Stephen Hauge

Every week we will be sharing John and Stephen Hauge’s TheaterThoughts from their popular site TrueTheatergoer. “From John Hauge: “My brother Stephen and I created the TrueTheatergoer.com website in October 2011 to promote theater in Washington, DC and on Broadway by providing an enriching collection of information on current shows and composite audience reviews and ratings of these […]

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