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‘Neverwhere’ at Robinson Secondary School

Greeted by industrial steel pipes, cinder block archways and concrete tunnels, the London Underground welcomes the unsuspecting audience down into its dimly lit corridors. Newspapers litter the stage, the rubbish of city living accenting the concrete, adding to the mystery of not knowing what might be lurking, hiding in each darkened alley way, under each […]

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‘The Addams Family’ at West Potomac High School

Feeling Trapped? Move Towards the Darkness and go out to see The Addams Family at West Potomac High School. Entering the theater, the audience is greeted by the gate to the Addams Family estate – a gruesome spectacle adorned with a large skull, gargoyles, and ADDAMS across the top of the great barrier. My chemical […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Goddess Diaries’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) The Goddess Diaries, returning for its third year in Capital Fringe, started off with a bang!  Written by Carol Lee Campbell and Directed by Rebecca Wahls, this simply staged, powerful work receives a 5 star rating for its intimate and inspiring  performance. Each monologue represented a unique and struggling time […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Districtland’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Bucharest inside the Beltway had a very successful world premiere of Districtland to Capital Fringe! Providing a unique look on the world of the “rat race” that is Washington DC, Playwright Cristine Bejan brings a light to young professionals finding their way in the maze that is the political world […]

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‘She Speaks!’ at The Flying Muskrat Theater Company

She Speaks! features 16 scenes that were pulled lovingly from William Shakespeare’s texts, and woven together by The Flying Muskrat Theater Company. With the assistance of the unique compilation of scenes, Shakespeare’s women are brought to life and stand on the stage in all their beautifully crafted glory. Approaching the amphitheater in Mason District Park, […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School

West Potomac High School’s production of the “lovingly ripped off from” the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot brings lotd of humor to the stage in a rousing theater adventure. Taken from the original screenplay (written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael […]

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