Author Archive | Eric Denver

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Review: Two One-Act Plays at Greenspring Players

This isn’t the first time that Greenspring Players have focused their expertise on one act plays, nor the first time I have reviewed such shows for our website. Each show was about 45 minutes long, which forces both the actors and the audience to be ready, willing, and able to quickly absorb what is being […]

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Review: ‘Catch Me: A Magic Dual’ at The Mayflower Hotel

DC Audiences are cramming into a Dupont Circle Hotel to catch this monthly show. After experiencing this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious performance of abracadabra, I still don’t know the answer to this question: How did they do that? After reviewing other magic and magical performances at Arlington Drafthouse, Bethesda’s Writer’s Center, and The Kennedy Center, performers Brian Curry […]

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Review: ‘Spring Trio’ at The Greenspring Players

One Act plays comprise a three-course menu of The Greenspring Players for their 2016 Spring Trio. It’s another home run for these theatrical mavens. When I pondered a connecting theme for the evening, it wasn’t difficult to extract a common element. Even though the three plays talk about events that happened many years ago, the […]

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‘The Unexpected Guest’ at the Greenspring Players

As one of the early arrivals to the Village Theater complex last night, I watched as the many residents of the Greenspring retirement community entered the venue for the first of four performances of The Unexpected Guest. I thought how fortunate we are that this retirement community not only nurtures live theater, but also supports […]

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‘Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay!’ at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care of Our Own’

Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay! made its two-show debut last night at Signature Theatre. If you didn’t plan properly or were on vacation, you missed a provocative evening of fun and frolic at Signature’s house of ill repute, before it was reconverted back to its current run of THE FIX, which runs through September 20th. Taking […]

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‘The Meeting’ at Clifton Town Hall

“Hello – my name is  …  and I am an alcoholic.” These powerful words reverberated in the Clifton Town Hall as myself (and I am sure each member of the audience) recalled our personal experiences with friends and family who have dealt with the issue of recovery. The diversity of the talented cast was the […]

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An Interview with Lori Muhlstein on Directing ‘The Meeting’ Playing This Friday, July 24-August 1, 2015 at The Clifton Town Hall

The Meeting is an original play by local playwright Greg Powell and directed by Lori Muhlstein. It will be performed by The Clifton Arts Council on Friday and Saturday evenings, July 24th, 25th, 31st and August 1, 2015 at the Clifton Town Hall -12641 Chapel Road, in Clifton VA. Doors will open at 7:30 PM and the […]

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Focus Events: Susan Greenbaum and John Flynn

Welcome to Focus‘ 100th birthday party where over 60 folk music fanatics were in the audience to help celebrate the group’s centennial concert in Alexandria, VA. This is DCMTA’s first review of Focus Events held throughout the Washington metropolitan area on a monthly basis. What an event to cover for a folkie like me. The headliners […]

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An Interview with Isaac Solomon

On the evenings of November 14, 15, 21, and 22, 2014 Isaac Solomon performed the role of Link in Hairspray at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. I had a chance to talk with Isaac about his theatre experiences. Eric: What gave you the “initial push” to get involved with theater? Was it some event […]

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‘Dial “M” for Murder’ at the Greenspring Players

It’s that time of the year where the Halloween spirit becomes a major player in what the subject matter of theatrical events around town hang their hat on. What a fitting selection for Greenspring Players to provide to the DC metro community when presenting the superbly crafted murder mystery Dial ‘M’ for Murder. Alfred Hitchcock fans […]

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Greenspring Players-A Retirement Community Theatre Troupe-Performs ‘Dial M for Murder’ From November 11-15th

This year is the 11th Anniversary of the Greenspring Players (GP) based at the  Greenspring Retirement Community‘s Village Theater in Springfield, VA. I was fortunate to have a roundtable discussion with the actors and directors involved in the three plays discussed below. GP will be presenting Dial M For Murder on November 11, 12, 14 and 15th, […]

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