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Eric Schaeffer Discusses Signature Theatre’s Upcoming ‘Passion’

Starting August 14, Stephen Sondheim’s musical Passion will play at Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre, starring Natascia Diaz (West Side Story) as Fosca and directed...

Review: ‘Dinner’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Dinner is darkly hilarious, absurdist and at times psychologically frightening. The play, similar to Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced, is about a dinner party gone terribly wrong....

Review: ‘The Story of the Gun’ at Woolly Mammoth

“All you have to do is move your little finger, move your little finger, and you can change the world.” That line from Stephen...

5 Questions with Joshua Conyers, Summer 2018 Filene Artist at Wolf...

Baritone Joshua Conyers is becoming a mainstay in the Washington area. Conyers is a Summer 2018 Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, where he...

Magic Time!: ‘The Story of the Gun’ at Woolly Mammoth

Mike Daisey's monolog The Story of the Gun is a show both hilarious and sobering, and he begins it with a wry riff on...

Three Truths I Took Away From Second City’s ‘Generation Gap’

Are we brave enough to laugh at ourselves? That’s a question The Second City explores in it’s latest comedy show Generation Gap, playing now...

Review: ‘Macbeth’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Why do people commit evil, and once they have started, why can’t they stop? Now, as always, it is a question worth asking. Macbeth,...

Past is Prologue at 4615 Theatre Company

Artistic Director Jordan Friend had a clear vision when 4615 Theatre Company began producing full seasons last year. Each 4615 season would kick off...

Review: ‘Dave’ at Arena Stage

The real news getting you down? Do you have a plentitude of cares and woes hanging over your head? Are you an addicted MSNBC...

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Perfecting the Kiss’

This comedy about bad theater and inappropriate backstage behavior is just gobsmacking good. Laugh-a-minute is an underestimation. Don't miss it. Perfecting the Kiss, a production from...

Holly Bass Celebrates Black Sisterhood in ‘The Trans-Atlantic Time Traveling Company’

District-based solo performer Holly Bass creates in so many media and art forms I can’t keep up with her—and I’ve been covering her for...

Review: ‘Be a Good Little Widow’ at Unexpected Stage

It's anybody's guess what goes through a person's mind in their final moments. Most of us are very familiar with what goes through the...

Review: ‘The Theory of Theories’ at District of Columbia Arts Center

An unnamed academic (Cristen Stephansky), in town for a conference, lounges on a sofa taking notes for her presentation. Her host, (Karoline Troger) a...

Magic Time!: Mike Daisey Takes Aim at ‘The Story of the...

Masterful monologuist Mike Daisey returns to DC to skewer with humor another burning issue of the day. This time it's America's thing about guns....

DC Playwright Patrick Flynn Finalist in Samuel French Off Off Broadway...

The Ferberizing of Coral by Patrick Flynn which debuted at the DC Source Festival in 2016 has been selected from 850 submissions to be...

Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ at Olney Theatre Center

Something for everybody. That's what comes to mind when I think about the Chicago-based The Hypocrites' whiplash-inducing, gender-flipped spin on Gibert and Sullivan's H.M.S....

2018 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Spook’

Actor-Writer-Revolutionary Meshaun Labrone has done it again.  Two years ago he brought back Power! to Fringe. That drama about Stokely Carmichael I called "one...

Review: ‘Damned If You Do’ by Upright Citizens Brigade at Woolly...

By Beatrice Loayza “So, what are we seeing again?” my friend asks me at dinner prior to the show. Pause.  I scrape the corners of my...

The Ultimate Guide to Shepherdstown for the Contemporary American Theater Festival

by Allison Considine Ready for your next summer adventure or weekend getaway? Each July, the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, presents new...

Who Were the Schuyler Sisters? Fact and Fiction in ‘Hamilton’

One of the myriad things Lin-Manuel Miranda does so beautifully in Hamilton: An American Musical is his portrayal of the profound symbiosis among the...

REMEMBERING JOEL MARKOWITZ