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Review: ‘Be a Good Little Widow’ at Unexpected Stage

It's anybody's guess what goes through a person's mind in their final moments. Most of us are very familiar with what goes through the...

Review: ‘The Theory of Theories’ at District of Columbia Arts Center

An unnamed academic (Cristen Stephansky), in town for a conference, lounges on a sofa taking notes for her presentation. Her host, (Karoline Troger) a...

Review: ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater’s admirable, family-friendly production of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) is the premiere mainstage production of Synetic’s New Voice...

Review: ‘No Time’ by Timeless Entertainment at Bowie Center for the...

It’s been said that family is a foundation---the one area in which failure can cause permanent heartache. Director and writer Gill Nelson’s amazing stage...

Review: ‘RIOT!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy’ at the Kennedy...

Riot!: A Celebration of Women in Comedy was part of the District of Comedy Festival at the Kennedy Center, featuring a weekend of comedy...

Review: ‘Harry Shearer: Up To Eleven’ at The Kennedy Center

My father first showed me This Is Spinal Tap when I was about fifteen. It was immediately one of my absolute favorite films. I've...

Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ by The Hypocrites at Olney Theatre...

Once upon a time, Gilbert and Sullivan staging was – there is no other word for it – stodgy. The D’Oyly Carte opera company...

Review: ‘Late Night Double Feature Improv Show’ by Fells Point Corner...

By Bill Kamberger Improv is life; after all, we do it every day. And since many would claim that theater is life, performing improv in...

Review: ‘Where Did We Sit On The Bus?’ at 1st Stage...

Where Did We Sit On The Bus? is a solo performance that examines identity in America through the eyes and observations of a Brown...

Review: ‘The Mikado’ by Young Victorian Theatre Company

Editor's note: Did I make the right decision in pulling this review last night? I don’t know. I really don’t know. And I know...

Review: ‘Pippin’ by Monumental Theatre Company

Yes, there is magic done at Monumental Theatre’s nifty production of Pippin. I am not overstating my utter enjoyment of this production. It is...

Review: ‘Brahman/I’ at The Logan Festival of Solo Performance

Set in a non-descript stand-up comedy club, the 1st Stage production of Brahman/I has a clever premise: a solo performer reveals some of a...

Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, directed by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken, is being performed on the grounds...

Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ at Olney Theatre Center

Something for everybody. That's what comes to mind when I think about the Chicago-based The Hypocrites' whiplash-inducing, gender-flipped spin on Gibert and Sullivan's H.M.S....

Review: ‘The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey’ at 1st Stage Tysons

“The dark side is my beat.” These are some of the first words heard from a New Jersey detective in The Absolute Brightness of...

Review: ‘Damned If You Do’ by Upright Citizens Brigade at Woolly...

By Beatrice Loayza “So, what are we seeing again?” my friend asks me at dinner prior to the show. Pause.  I scrape the corners of my...

Review: ‘The House on the Hill’ at the Contemporary American...

Aficionados of ancient tragedy will tell you that the main difference between the Romans and the Greeks was that the Romans –Seneca, especially—loved their...

Review: ‘Memoirs of a Forgotten Man’ at the Contemporary American Theater...

Let’s stop for a moment to consider how much of the grey matter we’ve got upstairs, between those infernal ears, is dedicated to memory. ...

The Ultimate Guide to Shepherdstown for the Contemporary American Theater Festival

by Allison Considine Ready for your next summer adventure or weekend getaway? Each July, the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, presents new...

Review: ‘Thirst’ at The Contemporary American Theater Festival

Dystopias can be off-putting places, for those in search of more traditional fictional locales. Why would you want to begin your story in a...

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