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Review: ‘Pericles’ by We Happy Few

Let’s be clear, Pericles is pretty much a first draft play that Shakespeare never quite finished. Now to be fair, the work is not...

In the Moment: ‘Saint Joan’ by Bedlam Theater Company at Folger...

Bedlam’s take on George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan will resonate with many Blue State denizens with its updated, coolness factors and fine acting. Under...
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Review: ‘Waitress’ at The National Theatre

Waitress at the National Theatre is sweet as “Sugar.” The word resonates during scene shifts, as an immensely talented piemaker, Jenna (Desi Oakley), lists...

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...

Review: ‘Saint Joan’ by Bedlam Theater Company

Long before he wrote about her, George Bernard Shaw referred to Saint Joan as one of those “half-witted geniuses, enjoying the worship accorded by...

Profile: Chris Stezin Plays a Rock Music Diehard in the ‘Undeniable...

Chris Stezin is a prolific playwright whose last play—produced at The Keegan Theatre in January of 2017—was Mack,Beth, a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Macbeth....

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: ‘The Frederick Douglass Project’ by Solas Nua

Imagine yourself sitting on a creaky ship as a passenger en route to the Emerald Isle of Ireland. Frederick Douglass, the great abolitionist, is...

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: ‘Carol Burnett: An Evening of Laughter and Reflection’ at the...

In 2018, our list of living legends is dwindling. So to be in the same room with one of the greatest comediennes of all...

In the Moment: Interview with Emily Whitworth, Synetic Theater’s ‘Titus Andronicus’...

Synetic Theater’s marvels of silent Shakespeare begin with a superstructure; the adaptation of one of The Bard’s works and his words into audacious silences...

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...

Review: ‘The Undeniable Sound of Right Now’ at The Keegan Theatre

If KISS were starting out today, they'd be trying to get noticed on a streaming music site like Spotify. And followers would find their...

News: Avant Bard to Conjure a ‘Tempest’ for Our Changed Climate

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare's classic comedy The Tempest at Gunston Arts Center May 31...

Review: ‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ by Mosaic Theater Company

In today’s political climate, discussions of race and privilege between those with opposing views have become near to impossible. Our battles of conflicting perspectives,...

Review: ‘Interplay: Poetic Resistance and In Lieu of Flowers’ by Washington...

Washington Improv Theater’s productions of Poetic Resistance and In Lieu of Flowers at D.C. Arts Center are funny, yet thoughtful shows with incredibly talented...

Review: ‘South Pacific’ at St. Mark’s Players

By Andy Arnold You know the story. South Pacific brings a classic tale, outstanding voices, lively music, and a living set to Capitol Hill this...

In the Moment: ‘An Evening with Mavis Staples’ at the Kennedy...

The 2018 Kennedy Center Spring Gala was a dandy one, celebrating the recipients of the third annual Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit....

Someone’s Got To Be the Bad Guy: An Interview with Waitress’...

To be honest, and I know this may sound strange, my favorite characters are usually the bad guys. The antagonists. The seemingly irredeemably flawed....

Review: ‘Candide’ by the Washington National Opera

Washington National Opera concludes its 2017-2018 season with a fresh production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide directed by Washington National Opera’s Artistic Director Francesca Zambello. If...

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