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Review: ‘Betrayal’ at 4615 Theatre Company

Betrayal, one of Harold Pinter’s finest works, will open on Broadway September 5 after an extended run in London’s West End. Thanks to 4615...

Review: ‘Diagnosed’ at Theater Alliance

I know what it feels like to not want to take a shower for three days. I know how the aches and pains of...

Review: ‘Enron’ at 4615 Theatre Company Is an Excellent Investment

Back in 1998, the official Enron vision and values statement had a line in it that said: "Ruthlessness, callousness, and arrogance don't belong here."...

Review: ‘Crusade’ by Rapid Lemon Productions

In today’s excessively divisionary, violent, corrupt political environment, perhaps seeing a weapons-filled show set during an internal war wouldn’t be your immediate go-to of...

Review: ‘The War Boys’ at Ally Theatre Company Is Raw and...

The animus being whipped up against "invaders" at our southern border lends Naomi Wallace's 1993 The War Boys an unsettling resonance. Written when she...

Review: An Emotionally Gripping ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at the Kennedy Center

Some musicals are all about the entertainment. You expect to see some awesome dancing, amazing singing, and leave the theater smiling (see my review...

Review: ‘Treasure Island’ at Synetic Theater

If you're a fan of swashbuckling pirate tales, you'll love Synetic Theater's charming and atmospheric spin on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island. Directed...

Magic Time!: ‘Blank’ at Theater Alliance

"There are holes in the script!" would be the deathblow for any more conventional work of theater, but in Nassim Soleimanpour's Blank, the gaps...

Review: ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Keegan Theatre

In this summer of our discontent – what with unchecked climate change, racist politics, and mass murders – a bit of cheer in the...

Review: ‘Or,’ by Theatre Prometheus at Capital Hill Arts Workshop

Liz Duffy Adams's play Or,—which premiered in 2009 at the Women's Project in New York—is a deliciously literate feminist farce. A radical mashup of...

Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ by Other Voices Theatre

IT ALIVE! Other Voices Theatre brings not only a monster, but also a fantastic evening of laughter, to life with their production of Mel...

In The Moment: Kimberly Gilbert Is King In ‘Bootleg Shakespeare, Richard...

Once again, Taffety Punk Theatre Company has succeeded at challenging the theatrical status quo. This time, it was with a mesmerizing Bootleg Shakespeare Richard...

Review: ‘South Pacific’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific. The winner of multiple Tony awards, as well as the Pulitzer Prize...

Review: ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s (BSF) production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Tom Delise, delivers the “merry” promised in the title. The wives...

Review: ‘Bootleg Shakespeare: Richard III’ by Taffety Punk Theatre Company at...

Taffety Punk’s Bootleg Shakespeare, a beloved DC tradition, is like attending a party with dozens of friends you never knew you had. The lines...

Review: ‘Volta’ by Cirque du Soleil

It always sparks joy when Cirque du Soleil comes to town, and its latest Big Top production, Volta, is a crazy-wondrous delight. The show...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Starcrossed’

Starcrossed is a re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with a new pair of starcrossed lovers: Mercutio and Tybalt. Worked seamlessly within the dialogue...

Review: ‘Disney’s Newsies’ by Encore Stage & Studio at Kenmore Middle...

Encore Stage & Studio’s “Theatre by Kids, for Kids!” is currently showing the Disney musical, Newsies. Based on the 1992 movie, and inspired by...

Review: ‘Aladdin’ at The Kennedy Center

Ever since The Lion King took the Broadway world by storm back in 1997, Disney has been recreating its beloved animated films for the...

Dispatches from Mike Daisey’s ‘A People’s History,’ Chapters 1 to 18

Over 16 days in Washington, DC, in July 2019, Mike Daisey gave 18 different performances, each about an hour and 45 minutes long, of...

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