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Silhouette Stages’ bold ‘BKLYN the Musical’ is a true tearjerker

A scrappy young theater company streams a fairy tale performed by an energetic, cute, and enthusiastic cast.

A sensational seance and powerful storytelling in ‘Animal Wisdom’

Animal Wisdom is a sensational Southern seance with moving original music and heartwrenching storytelling. Animal Wisdom is a collision of traditional storytelling and modern lenses,...

‘GMCW Turns 40’ celebrates equality, justice, and joy

GMCW turns 40 is a joyous, and bittersweet, survey of the breadth of the work of Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC. Photographs, newpaper...

‘Variant Strains’ comedy about a vaccine race is a booster shot...

I didn’t think I was ready to attend live theater again — only the prospect of a new play by the always reliable John...

Post-Play Palaver: A double take on ‘Blindness’ at STC

Post-Play Palaver is an occasional series of conversations between DC Metro Theater Arts writers who saw the same performance, got really into talking about...

An elegently sensual ‘Ella es tango (She Is Tango)’ from GALA

GALA Hispanic Theatre’s Ella es tango (She Is Tango) is the tale of two centuries of music, dance, and female liberation from the origins of...

A woman’s liberation through generations in ‘A Very Present Presence’ from...

A Very Present Presence, written by Ann Timmons and directed by Catherine Tripp, is the latest streaming offering from the women's collective Pipeline Playwrights....

‘A More Perfect Union’ from Arena is a thrilling musical accomplishment

I love what you stand for, but I hate the way you lie. to save our soul your secrets need to die. I still love you....

Bowen McCauley Dance to take last bows, gives penultimate performance

As the dance world eases back to stages, Bowen McCauley Dance was among the first to dip a toe in to test the waters,...

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

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...

Apropos Edgar Allan Poe: a reminiscense and a ringing listen

Growing up in Baltimore, it was impossible to avoid the story of Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849). He was conceivably our most famous resident. There...

A rousing ‘Luther’s Trumpet’ at GMU takes a provocative look at...

"A true believer is never comfortable in his faith," says Martin Luther in Luther's Trumpet. Director Rick Davis brings this rousing drama, written by...

Rorschach Theatre hits the jackpot with immersive ‘Distance Frequencies’

Rorschach Theatre’s current production is not a show. Well, not yet. It’s more of an adventure of the mind and, if you wish, the...

An exhilarating ‘Freewheelin’ Insurgents’ by Psalmayene 24 from Arena Stage

Nobody knows how the crisis that we are currently experiencing is going to turn out. The questions What are we to do? and How...

My impromptu evening when the show couldn’t go on at American...

One by one, our beloved live theaters are reopening, and the level of anticipation cannot possibly be higher. This summer, Staunton, Virginia’s company at...

An independent woman faces cancer in Solas Nua’s intimate outdoor drama

There couldn’t be a more perfect setting for Irish playwright Deirdre Kinahan’s In the Middle of the Fields than the grassy, clovered slope of...

Studio Theatre’s ‘Flow’ feels like a hip-hop feast for the senses

Director Psalmayene 24 and actor-poet Justin Weaks join forces again in Flow, bridging the gap between Old Skool rappers and new age Flowetry performers...

A highly entertaining ‘How He Lied to Her Husband’ from Washington...

Washington Stage Guild continues its run of online performances with a one-act comedy from George Bernard Shaw, whose works they perform so frequently that...

GALA presents stunning one-man ‘Aliens, Immigrants & Other Evil Doers’

José Torres-Tama's genre-bending sci-fi Latino noir satirizes the absurd status of immigrants as “extraterrestrials.”

Rep Stage radio play ‘Ghost/Writer’ is some mind-blowing writing

Playwright Dane Figueroa Edidi mixes romance and vengeance and packs volumes of truth into stunning poetic dialog.