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In Mosaic’s darkly funny ‘Inherit the Windbag,’ an epic bickerfest

Mosaic Theater Company’s web series Inherit the Windbag is a darkly funny revisitation of a debate between two larger-than-life figures. During the 1968 Democratic...

In Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ the lovers are teens in...

“For never was there a tale of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” Who doesn’t know the tragic ending of star-crossed lovers...

Imagination Stage strikes gold with ‘Spy Academy & the Lost Treasure...

There are jumping dogs, ninja fights, and double crosses. The story is fast-paced and offers many moments for kids to chime in on how...

GMU students have a winner in ‘Sing Happy! The Music of...

The joys of a new online musical await: Sing Happy! The Music of Kander & Ebb, an engaging, confidently performed, energy-filled one-hour revue performed...

TheSharedScreen’s ‘Tape’ unspools tense and scorching storytelling

TheSharedScreen's scorching new Zoom production of Tape — the 1999 play turned 2001 indie film starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman — is a...

‘Tape’ is tailor-made for Zoom but not to this critic’s taste...

Jon, a filmmaker just starting to make a name for himself, comes home for the premiere of his latest film at the Lansing Film...

‘Loveday Brooke’ audio play from We Happy Few is an entertaining...

Loveday Brooke is generally referred to as “the female Sherlock Holmes.” Author Catherine Louisa Pirkis first published her lady detective story in 1893 and,...

O villainy! Patrick Page slays in ‘All the Devils Are Here’...

“This rough magic I here abjure.” This phrase, from Prospero’s farewell in The Tempest, is among the most exquisite in Shakespeare. In All the...

Signature Theatre’s lovely ‘Simply Sondheim’ feels like a live performance

Signature Theatre’s production of Simply Sondheim is a lovely tribute to one of America’s best composers and lyricists for the stage. Co-conceived by David...

‘Hi, Are You Single?’ at Woolly Mammoth is hugely moving and...

Ryan J. Haddad’s incredible one-person show, Hi, Are You Single?, is the first time any performer has set foot on the Woolly Mammoth stage...

Haunting last words from a Black cop on death row in...

“It’s not what you are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts.” This quote by musician Oscar Levant is what opens the film Spook....

For lovers of sleuthing, a Sherlock Holmes audio drama from We...

In this ever evolving age of the coronavirus, theaters have been experimenting in ways to keep the arts alive and thriving. We Happy Few...

New biography of Tom Stoppard, prolific playwright of ideas

Hermione Lee’s biography of Tom Stoppard is a comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the English language’s most accomplished playwrights....

In deeply personal ‘The Catastrophist,’ an unheeded warning of pandemic

In the midst of our current disastrous COVID-19 pandemic comes a compelling world premiere play centered on Dr. Nathan Wolfe, the renowned virologist who...

Felicia Curry is a sheer powerhouse in ‘Queens Girl: Black in...

In its efforts to further enhance its commitment to theater accessibility on every level of comfort, Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre reawakened its 30th-anniversary season opener...

Two rival sisters feud in intense and surreal Adrienne Kennedy drama

Round House Theatre, in association with McCarter Theater Center, concludes its festival of works by celebrated playwright Adrienne Kennedy with the world premiere of...

Muslim women’s voices in ‘Unveiled’ serve up tea and empathy

Hot tea is the recommended beverage for viewing Chicago-based playwright Rohnia Malik’s Unveiled, available online through January 2021 from Baltimore Theatre Project. The one-woman...

A son summons his absent father in ‘Dear Mapel’ at Mosaic...

Urgent times call for urgent theater. And urgent theater has been Mosaic Theater Company’s calling card since its founding — rather unexpectedly — five...

Annapolis Shakespeare Company captures the magic of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Christmas Carol is a moving, faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday tale, now playing virtually for stay-at-home...

‘Signature Vinyl’ spins first-rate versions of turntable classics

Directed and conceived by Matthew Gardiner, Signature Vinyl delivers a filmed concert of songs performed by an excellent cast of singers and musicians, captured...