Author Archive | Eliza Anna Falk

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‘The Voice of Anne Frank’ by Miřenka Čechová at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Yesterday, Miřenka Čechová, the acclaimed author of physical theater, actor, dancer, choreographer, and director from the Czech Republic, returned to DC for a one night-only performance of The Voice of Anne Frank. It was a privilege to see the artist showcasing all her talents and skills, combining narration with dance, movement, and live cello music brilliantly […]

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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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‘The Letters’ at MetroStage

MetroStage’s Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin, has found yet another extraordinary ‘gem of play’ – The Letters by John W. Lowell – and gave it a setting worthy of a diamond. Expertly directed by John Vreeke and brilliantly performed by Michael Russotto and Susan Lynskey, the play, which had its successful DC premiere last night, […]

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Synetic Teen Company’s ‘Hamlet…the rest is silence’ at Synetic Theater

Fans of Synetic Theater: it’s time to celebrate! While the original company members of Hamlet…the rest is silence are maturing, the new generation of brilliant performers is being groomed for greatness. Congratulations to Director Alex Mills and Choreographer Kathy Gordon for successfully coaching this brilliant young cast. I am sure that Artistic Director Paata Tsikurshvili and Choreographer Irina […]

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‘Shining City’ at Port City Playhouse

I could hardly contain my anticipation before seeing the Port City Playhouse’s production of Shining City, directed by Becky Patton. The critically acclaimed play, first performed in 2004 and later earning two Tony Award nominations on Broadway, is written by one of the best contemporary dramatists, Conor McPherson, known for spooking audiences with ghost stories. […]

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School in Crisis in Michele Riml’s ‘Rage’

In Michele Riml’s Rage, winner of the 2005 Sydney Risk Prize and 2008 winner of the Jessie Richardson Award, an after school counseling session unexpectedly turns into a blood-chilling ‘duel’ between a disturbed, radical student and his New Age, pacifist guidance counselor, Laura. Disillusioned with life and day to day existence Raymond, who prefers to be […]

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‘Rabbit Hole’ at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions

“Grief does not change you (…). It reveals you.” John Green’s words rang true but seemed like a huge understatement while watching David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play directed by Stevie Zimmerman and featuring Rebecca Ellis and Brendan Murray as grieving parents, Becca and Howie Corbett. In Rabbit Hole the couple’s grief over losing their four […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Report to An Academy’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Welcome to Franz Kafka’s bizarre and tortured world, in which the desperate fight for survival turns men into animals and animals into men, and in which, “human freedom is a mockery of a holy Mother Nature.” What could be more bizarre than an ape, who in order to stay alive […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Four Dogs and a Bone’

(Best of the Fringe!) Welcome to the savage world of moviemaking where success-hungry humans, snarl and growl at each other like dogs fighting for a bone. Welcome to Hollywood, as experienced first-hand by John Patrick Shanley, a Pulitzer Prize Award-winning American playwright and a theatre and film director, whose sojourn as a Hollywood player took […]

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2014 Spring Gala at Strathmore: Julio Iglesias

Last might was a special night at the Strathmore for Julio Iglesias and his local fans. “We get to present one of the most successful recording artists, and at the same time we are here to raise money to support our arts education programs and outreach,” said Shelley Brown, Strathmore’s  VP for Programming and Artistic Director […]

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‘The Little Dog Laughed’ at Dominion Stage

“Half the people in Hollywood are dying to be discovered – the other half are afraid they will be” – Lionel Barrymore, actor.  In Dominion Stage’s funny production of Douglas Carter Beane’s The Little Dog Laughed, directed by Matthew Randall and produced by Rachel Alberts, we are welcomed to Hollywood’s cut-throat reality and a close-up of its grip over […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’ at The Arlington Players

Who doesn’t like a good, touching love story? If you are also fond of musicals-especially the grand old fashioned Broadway productions of the 1950s-seeing The Most Happy Fella at The Arlington Players is simply a must! “Wanting to be wanted, needing to be needed, that’s what it is…” and that’s what Heather Whitney (Rosabella) dreams about […]

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‘Happily Ever After’ at Ambassador Theater

Cristina Colmena’s Happily Ever After is no fairytale! If you are in a mood for a spicy dark comedy about love’s tribulations, leave your children with a nanny and head to the Mead Theatre at Flash Point for an evening of laughter and self-reflection. The compelling play which had its world premiere on March 13th, […]

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