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The relevance of ‘The Mountaintop,’ beautifully played at the Arts Barn

Eddie S. Glaude Jr., author of Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own (2020) and a Princeton professor, writes...

A great stage flick from AmaZing Theatre rips U.S. racism in...

AmaZing Theatre Company is presenting an original movie/play hybrid that they have dubbed a stage flick: Torn, by local playwright John Becker. The show...

Four views from ‘The Mountaintop,’ streaming live from the Arts Barn

By Laura W. Andruski, theater program coordinator, The Arts Barn Rockville Little Theatre - in cooperation with Arts on the Green - will livestream The...

Excitement of discovery drives ‘Ada and the Engine’ at Silver...

Silver Spring Stage’s streaming production of Ada and the Engine is an exciting mixture of history, science, and poetry. Written by Lauren Gunderson, it...

Lauren Gunderson’s inventive ‘Ada and the Engine’ to go live online

Silver Spring Stage proudly presents the area community theater premiere of Lauren Gunderson's Ada and the Engine, directed by Jon Jon Johnson and produced...

Silver Spring Stage goes online with arresting opener ‘Lobby Hero’

Silver Spring Stage is offering a new season of virtual performances. First up is Lobby Hero by the Academy Award–winning Kenneth Lonergan, an absorbing play...

Dominion Stage announces winners of first playwriting contest

The trials and tribulations of a talk show host’s family. A date between two extreme opposites that gets dangerous. These are the themes of...

Capital-area community theaters plan fundraising telethon

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, its effects on the arts have been devastating. Many organizations have turned to creative ways to raise...

The Pandemic Players offer a helping hand to Baltimore theaters

It is said that the best actors know how to improvise—and a group of DMV-area performers is doing just that, by forming a fully...

DCMTA Spring 2020 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Community Theater Productions, Performances,...

Normally we who cover theater for DC Metro Theater Arts collect our favorites as the year draws to a close, but this has not...

Arts Barn previews compelling 2020–2021 season

Arts On The Green, the organization that provides indispensable arts programming at a collection of venues on the beautiful Gaithersburg campus, has recently offered...

Small-town redemption still resonates in Rockville Little Theatre’s ‘The Spitfire Grill’

The Spitfire Grill was in Off-Broadway previews on 9/11. In part because its heartwarming, American roots/small-town spirited songs and characters struck a powerful emotional...

Historical drama and physical comedy combine in an enjoyable ‘Moonlight and...

It's 1939 and film studio chief David O. Selznick has staked his career on adapting Margaret Mitchell's bestselling novel Gone with the Wind for...

Reston Community Players delivers a powerful ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

There are some pieces of theater that elicit such raw emotion that describing the experience properly is next to impossible. Reston Community Players’ production...

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria blends comic...

Hollywood, 1939. The production of Gone with the Wind — arguably the most eagerly anticipated movie of the decade — is in chaos. Producer...

A charming trip down the rabbit hole in Chalice Theatre’s ‘Alix...

In 1865, Lewis Carroll created the classic children’s tale, Alice in Wonderland, a journey into a fantasy world of kooky creatures that exhibit traits...

A sexless sex comedy in ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ at...

Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott's farce No Sex Please, We’re British premiered in London’s West End in 1971. It was unanimously panned by critics,...

Walt Whitman’s vivid accounts of the Civil War come to life...

Chris Dwyer uses Walt Whitman’s poetry and his many hospital visits to bring vivid accounts of the Civil War to life in Leaves of...

Colonial Players of Annapolis stages a powerfully ambitious ‘Book of Days’

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Book of Days is powerfully ambitious. Lanford Wilson’s 2000 play follows the lives of several residents of the...

Theatre@CBT’s Peter Pan: something to crow about

Filled to bursting with Warrior Girls, Lost Boys, dastardly Pirates from tiny to extra-large, and flying children, Theatre@CBT's Peter Pan is a treat from start...