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Review: ‘Assassins’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

This season for whatever reason—and far be it from me to speculate—three theater companies in the nation’s capital are presenting Stephen Sondheim’s tunefully insolent tribute to presidential assassins. Well, tribute might not quite be right. The story told in Sondheim’s music and lyrics and John Weidman’s book is actually more a theatrical visit to the […]

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Review: ‘Oblivion’ at Unexpected Stage Company

“Games have rules,” Brooklyn-parent Dixon (Zach Brewster-Geisz) tells his wife, Pam (Mindy Shaw). They’re playing Boggle, Dixon has tried to play “Slurpee,” and both are a little wounded that their 16-year-old daughter, Julie (Ruthie Rado) has lied to them. Games have rules, and family relations are sometimes best understood as a game we sometimes agree […]

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Review: ‘Crazy Mary Lincoln’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

Crazy Mary Lincoln, has received an appealing, open-hearted, ardent regional premiere production from Pallas Theatre Collective. The musical focuses new light on the long, woe-filled life of Mary Todd Lincoln, the widow of President Abraham Lincoln. What I took away from Crazy Mary Lincoln, was this she was a woman who resisted, was warned, persisted, […]

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Magic Time! ‘Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret’

As the local go-to theater company for carrying on the Grand Guignol tradition, Molotov Theatre Group mounts some of the most interesting combos of style and substance in town. There are a few other small theaters that also specialize in productions reflecting a particular historical theatrical esthetic (Faction of Fools’ inventive custodianship of commedia del’arte […]

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Review: ‘Lost in Wonderland’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

 ‘Lost in Wonderland’: Journeys Through an Author’s Imagination Have you ever wanted to ask a famous, classic author, say a Mark Twain or an Edgar Allen Poe how and why they shaped their characters the way they did? The characters in classic author Lewis Carroll’s (aka Charles Dodgson) Alice in Wonderland get to do just that […]

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Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at WSC Avant Bard

Each year, Shakespeare is the most frequently produced playwright in America, and his A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the Bard’s most frequently produced plays. So if you’re going to produce it, you’d better have a fresh hook. WSC Avant Bard’s production, directed by Randy Baker, does: Midsummer‘s fairy-filled forest now has shadow puppets: […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 3: Zach Brewster-Geisz

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meet Zach Brewster-Geisz. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Zach: Among other places, I’ve recently been at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer), Pallas Theatre […]

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‘code name: Cynthia’ at Pallas Theatre Collective

Stephen Sondheim would do well to watch his back. Pallas Theatre Collective has just mounted a new musical, code name: Cynthia, that is just as smart and pointed in its book and lyrics and just as telling and theatrical in its musical score as anything the modern master of sophisticated musicals has delivered lately—maybe more […]

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‘(a love story)’ at Source Festival 2015

Sponsored by CulturalDC, the Source Festival presents 24 new plays over the course of three weeks that showcase the talents of a variety of artists from across the nation. These plays fall into three categories: three full length, eighteen ten-minute plays, and three “artistic blind dates,” which are thirty minute original pieces developed by nine […]

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Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s ‘Original Pronunciation’ Production of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ Opens Tomorrow

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) opens its production of Merchant of Venice tonight. Fitting BSF’s philosophy of recreating the staging conditions of Shakespeare’s day, this historic production of The Merchant of Venice will be performed in Original Pronunciation (OP). It is not only the first time this play will be staged in OP since the 1590s, but St. […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2014: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:  Best Actor in a Musical Danny Bertaux as Agis in Triumph of Love at Red Branch Theatre Company Kurt Boehm as Jamie in The Last Five Years at Red Branch Theatre Company Zach Brewster-Geisz as Marty […]

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‘Danny Boy’ at Unexpected Stage Company

It’s not often that theatergoers have the rug of common assumptions pulled out from under them and enjoy both the trip and—as the dust and a few loose threads settle to the ground beside them—the landing. But that’s likely to happen at Unexpected Stage Company in Silver Spring, where Marc Goldsmith’s 2006 New York International […]

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