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Review: ‘A Midnight Dreary’ by We Happy Few Productions

A Midnight Dreary is a promenade-style event that will have you on your feet, enjoying a drink, and experiencing Edgar Allan Poe’s stories like never before. The performance, directed by Bridget Grace Sheaff and starring Raven Bonniwell, Kerry McGee, and Jon Reynolds, explored the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop with inventive enthusiasm. The actors play many […]

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Review: ‘St Nicholas’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Make no mistake, St Nicholas at Quotidian Theatre Company is not a Christmas play. Conor McPherson’s one-man-show starring Steve Beall and directed by Jack Sbarbori is a Gothic meditation on power, beauty, and vampires. Yes, vampires. Are the vampires in this tale real, or are they an invention of a desperate man in search of […]

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Ryan Sellers and Alex Mills in <em>Peter Pan</em>. Photograph courtesy of Synetic Theater.

Review: ‘The Adventures of Peter Pan’ at Synetic Theater

I have to admit something: this was my first Synetic Theater production. I assure you, however, it will not be my last. I had read about Synetic’s wordless Shakespeare shows and heard rapturous reviews of their dance-infused productions, but I was insufficiently prepared for the magic I enjoyed onstage with The Adventures of Peter Pan […]

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Review: ‘How I Became a Pirate’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

A few days ago, you might have heard more than your fair share of “scallywags” and “lily-livered land lubbers” if an acquaintance or loved one elected to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day. If any of those pirate-talking buccaneers are kids, they are sure to enjoy the musical How I Became a Pirate with […]

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Review: Silver Spring Stage 2017 One Act Festival, Weekend Two

Silver Spring Stage kicks off its fiftieth season with a festival of one-act plays showcasing homegrown writing and acting talent and the can-do spirit of the best of local theater. Though no stated theme unites the selections for a given weekend, weekend two’s plays taken together pose interesting “what if?” questions. The first of this […]

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