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Channeling chutzpah in ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World’ at Mosaic

Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World—the award-winning play now enjoying its DC debut at Mosaic Theater—is as delicious a romp as any...

Mosaic goes rom-com with ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New World’

This thoroughly delightful offering from Mosaic Theater Company has all the makings of a lighthearted rom-com. Boy picks up girl. He invites her to...

At Mosaic’s ‘Eureka Day,’ a class in laughs and spats is in session

The five adults seated onstage in a children's classroom each have a kid enrolled in this  private day school, which like the play we're...

Mosaic Theater’s ‘Eureka Day’ puts immunization in the hot seat

In Samoa, 68 people – mostly children – have died of measles in recent weeks, victims of an abysmally low immunization rate resulting, in...

Mosaic’s brazenly brainy ‘Theory’ is both a treatise and a treat (Magic Time!)

Academia has inspired several thematically penetrating plays featuring female protagonists—the two teachers falsely accused of being lesbian lovers, for instance, in Lillian Hellman's 1934...

Mosaic’s ‘Theory:’ an embodiment of ‘wokeness’ besieged

Canadian playwright Norman Yeung’s Theory, in its American premiere at Mosaic Theater, seeks to be, in the words of Mosaic’s press release, “a hot...

Opening night at Mosaic’s ‘Fabulation’

Lynn Nottage's Fabulation: or, the Re-education of Undine follows a successful African-American publicist named Udine as she falls on hard times after her husband...
Aakhu TuahNera Freeman (Grandma), Kevin E. Thorne II (Flow), Felicia Curry (Undine), Roz White (Mother), and William Newman, Jr. (Father) in ‘Fabulation, or The Re-Education of Undine.’ Photo by Christopher Banks.

‘Fabulation’ Brings a Tale of Comic (and Cosmic) Comeuppance to Mosaic Theater Company of...

Although it sounds serious on the surface, Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, is one of the funniest plays ever to grace...

Review: ‘Fabulation’ at Mosaic Theater Is an Outright Joy

It takes a certain talent to turn topics that are no laughing matter into laugh-out-loud comedy that doesn't condescend, doesn't ridicule, and yet imbues...

Magic Time!: The Mind-Blowing Stagecraft in ‘Twisted Melodies’ at Mosaic Theater

Twisted Melodies is a spectacular finish to Mosaic's fourth season. Written by and starring Kelvin Roston, Jr., the show sweeps us into Donny Hathaway's...
Kelvin Roston Jr. in 'Twisted Melodies' at Mosaic Theater Company of DC. Photo by John Chavez.

Review: ‘Twisted Melodies’ at Mosaic Theater Company

A foreboding, wide-open hotel window overlooking the Manhattan night skyline beckons you to enter the tender interior space of '70s soul singer, composer and...

Review: ‘Sooner/Later’ at Mosaic Theater Company

A rom-com about manhunting...at Mosaic? That's probably not the sort of fare you'd expect from DC's preeminent theatrical platform for social-justice programming. But who...

Magic Time: ‘Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son’ at Mosaic...

The splashy opening is spectacularly preconception-smashing. We know we're about to see a play premised on a 1953 meeting in a Paris café between...
James J. Johnson and Jeremy Hunter in 'Les Deux Noirs.' Photo by Stan Barouh.

Review: ‘Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son’ at Mosaic Theater...

In Les Deux Noirs: Notes on Notes of a Native Son, Playwright Psalmayene 24, Director Raymond O. Caldwell, and Founding Artistic Director Ari Roth...

Who Gets To Feel Safe? A Conversation Inspired by Mosaic’s ‘Native Son’

Theater and Policy Salon partners with New York University Washington Center to organize a conversation on “Who Gets to Feel Safe?” in conjunction with...

Magic Time!: ‘Native Son’ at Mosaic Theater Company

When one has an overwhelming experience in the theater—as I did watching Native Son at Mosaic—it can take some time to process. This is...
Vaughn Ryan Midder as the Black Rat and Clayton Pelham, Jr. as Bigger Thomas in Mosaic Theater Company's production of 'Native Son.' Photo by Stan Barouh.

Review: ‘Native Son’ at Mosaic Theater

We usually think of a rat as a detestable lowlife animal that we dread. It slinks in dark corners of the floor, hiding itself...

Review: ‘SHAME 2.0 (With Comments From the Populace)’ at Mosaic Theater Company

"You have to be a good Arab," says Morad Hassan of the stigma he faces trying to have a career as an Arab actor...

Review: ‘Oh, God’ at Mosaic Theater Company

Theater and theology have been boon companions for eons. Ever since religion was invented, humans have wanted divinities with drama. Way back in polytheistic...

Review: ‘The Agitators’ at Mosaic Theater Company

"Do you still believe there can be a country for all?" When that blunt question comes up in The Agitators—Mat Smart's deeply affecting play about...

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