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Magic Time!: ‘The Emperor of Atlantis’ at The In Series

The Emperor of Atlantis—an operatic takedown of autocracy—is relevant to our times in freaky and haunting ways. And its backstory is chilling. Near the end...

Review: ‘Switch’ at The Welders

The gender-flip trope has been a staple on stage for much of theater history, and just when you thought it had been trotted out...

Review: ‘The Vagrant Trilogy’ at Mosaic Theater Company

The vagrant of the title is a Palestinian scholar named Adham who, while on a trip to London as a grad student, must decide,...

Review: ‘The Migration: Reflections on Jacob Lawrence’ at Step Afrika!

Step Afrika!, the acclaimed African American dance company, launched this powerful multisensory dance-theater work eight years ago. Since then the spectacular show has toured...

Review: ‘Swimming With Whales’ at 1st Stage

In its world premiere first professional performance, Swimming With Whales at 1st Stage has already built an impressive record in its preparation. It was...

Review: ‘Ragtime’ at 2nd Star Productions

The Golden Age of D.C. area shows this spring continues with the opening of Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions. Excellent performances by Carl Williams, Ashley...

Review: ‘The Scottsboro Boys’ at Signature Theatre

“Strip me naked. Take my name. Make me an animal. So you can kill me. Then forget all about me. Like I never happened....

Magic Time!: ‘The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs’...

The mystery at the center of this adroit drama keeps getting mysteriouser and mysteriouser: What's in the small room at the top of the...

Review: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at Creative Cauldron

I first read E.B. White’s classic children’s novel Charlotte’s Web in my second grade English class. I remember being amazed by how a story...

Magic Time!: ‘Republic Undone’ at The Metropolitan Club

Going back to Ancient Greece, theater has functioned as a forum for informed public debate—about war, religion, politics, all the issues relevant to the...

Magic Time!: ’10 Million’ and ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von...

Among the rich offerings in The Kennedy Center's Artes de Cuba festival were two extraordinary works of theater, each performed but twice: The Bitter...

Review: ‘The Remains’ at Studio Theatre

They have such a tasteful, immaculate, picture-perfect kitchen, how could their marriage be such a sorry mess? That's a crass way to ask the...

Review: ‘Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters’ by the National Chamber Ensemble

As was announced at the beginning of the National Chamber Ensemble’s recent musical offering Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters ---in a veiled reference to...

Review: ‘Flood City’ at Theater Alliance

I would not have thought that a play about dreadful disaster could be done as a droll and delightfully dark comedy, but Playwright Gabrielle...

Review: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’ at The Kennedy...

Obsessional unrequited love is what prompts Petra von Kant's bitter tears in the 1972 German film by Rainier Werner Fassbinder. The movie is a...

News: The Highwood Theatre Presents All-Student Production of ‘West Side Story’

As the capstone of its first-ever ‘Year-Long Production,’ The Highwood Theatre is honored to bring the landmark musical, West Side Story, to the stage...

Magic Time!: ‘The Frederick Douglass Project’ by Solas Nua

In a tent pitched on a pier overlooking the Anacostia River, there is a powerfully important work of theater being performed. The work is...

Review: ‘Deathtrap’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

The first thing you notice about Deathtrap is its busy and detailed set. The set contains posters of plays by the fictional playwright Sidney...

Review: ‘Burst’ at Parlor Room Theater

The sudden incapacity of their mother is the occasion for three siblings and their cousin to gather at a Boston hospital in Amy Leigh...

Review: Malpaso Dance Company at the Kennedy Center’s “Artes de Cuba”...

Make no mistake about it, there were no missteps in the lusciously agile performance of the Malpaso Dance Company at the Kennedy Center on...

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