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A slapstick look at the spoiled rich in Happenstance Theater’s ‘Barococo’

It’s one thing to be cooped up and have an excuse for it; COVID has us all hunkering down, and we all teeter on...

Update: GALA Hispanic Theatre’s comedy ‘Dog in the Manger’ to get...

Live performances of The Dog in the Manger at GALA Hispanic Theatre have ended, but the company has announced that the production will be...

A Black son’s assault by police, powerfully told in the Adrienne...

Twenty-nine years before George Floyd was murdered on camera and 18 years before Black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was arrested for “breaking and...

Woolly Mammoth’s ‘JookJOYnt’ was a truly joyous journey

Woolly Mammoth Theatre recently released their mixed media streaming production of The JookJOYnt, A Black in Space Powered by Makers Lab Experience. The video...

‘This Zoom Life’ could be the the best comedy web series...

These days, in lieu of live scripted comedy, I’ve learned to feel lucky whenever I find online theater that gets me LOLing all alone....

Levity and pleasure abound in ‘Marriage Proposal’ audio farce

Ready for some fun? You’ve earned it. Escape from the messy troubled real world is just a click away with the engaging audio farce from...

In two live shows at Keegan Theatre, a transwoman and two...

The Keegan Theatre’s streamed live performances from their stage are the closest thing I’ve seen so far to theater as we remember it avant...

Adrienne Kennedy festival opens with haunting letters between lovers

Round House Theatre, in association with McCarter Theatre Center, has launched its digital series of works by Adrienne Kennedy with the enigmatic He Brought...

Opera Lafayette takes a French comic classic to the Old West

Take any decent road trip through the American West and you’re bound to pass half a dozen old opera houses in varying states of...

IN Series’s amusing ‘Gonzales Cantata’ musicalizes a congressional grilling

The Gonzales Cantata, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly done “docu-opera.” Composer...

IN Series’s emotional ‘Orphée et Eurydice’ evokes loss of a loved...

Orphée et Eurydice, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly updated version of...

‘Brown Sugar Bake-Off’ festival centers Black women’s voices

When I learned that a bake-off was taking place, I instantly thought of warm apple pie and holiday-themed gourmet cookies. That’s the foodie in...

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s ‘Dracula’ is perfectly spooky

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of Dracula is the perfect Halloween show, even in these scary times. Viewing the performance outdoors, on the grass...

Spooky Action Theater’s ‘To the Earth’ literally zooms into space

As the pandemic continues to take its toll on live theater, smaller-budget theaters are staying nimble and daring, thanks to generous support from donors....

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...

A George Mason University music review celebrates underrepresented voices

Give yourself a musical boost and some warm inspiration for these stormy days.  Add plenty of deeply appreciated civility during an unsettled period. These...

If you missed ‘What the Constitution Means to Me,’ now’s your...

This tense election season has been made all the more nerve-wracking by our president's persistent dissing of the Constitution he swore to uphold. Short...

In Synetic Theater’s ‘Joy,’ two fearless performers get personal

Synetic Theater is renowned for its lively, “silent,” physical-movement–oriented productions of classic theatrical works propelled by original music. Now, with precautions necessary to combat...

Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates Sondheim in stellar quarantine cabaret

The pandemic has caused many arts organizations to search for creative ways to bring their talent to fans. The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington,...

Urban Arias’ ‘The Roost’ takes a steamy look at a couple...

The Decameron Opera Coalition, a collection of different opera companies throughout the United States, has created a unique event, inspired by classic literature and...