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Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting Presents Three Plays in...

Where can you find one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, most passionate “problem plays,” and most famous tragedies, performed with conviction and flair? At the...

In the Moment: ‘The Happiest Place on Earth’ at 1st  Stage

With a return visit to The Happiest Place on Earth, new gemstones are uncovered, adding complexity and currency to its bittersweet tale about dreams...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘SPEAK*Girls Presents’

The true critic of this year’s second annual SPEAK*Girls Presents is a thirteen-year-old young woman, who shared at the rousing end of this year’s...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘If These Balls Could Talk’

There’s plenty of beef in Carolann Valentino’s one-woman musical, If These Balls Could Talk, about her life as a young actress from Texas working...

Review: ‘Ann’ at Arena Stage

If you are a fan of Ann Richards, the straight-talking, liberal Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995, or alternatively, if you were living...

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Free for All

Hamlet is the most produced play in the world. It is said that Hamlet is being performed somewhere every single minute of every single...

Review: ‘Seussical’ by McLean Community Players at Alden Theatre

Based on the fantastical imaginings of Dr. Seuss, Seussical is a light-hearted musical packed with color, magic, and mischief. McLean Community Players is running...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Home, Sweet, _____’

Home, Sweet, _____ takes audiences on a sentimental journey through music, sight gags, and pantomime. Without words, Home, Sweet, _____ tells the story of...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Acuña Acuna’

Whenever Erick Acuña is asked to play Peruvian music, he launches into a burst of rock. Why not, he wonders, since rock is his country’s...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Little White Lies’

Four performers appear from unexpected places. Emerging from hallways, stairways and around corners with a rippling and tribal urgency, the movement of the dancers...

Review: ‘LadyM’ by The Welders

When the audience enters the performance space at Joe's Movement Emporium, they are confronted by three women in period clothing (costumes designed by Julie...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘All for the Union’

15 actors. 20 scenes. The Civil War. A lot is at stake in All for the Union, written by the prize-winning playwright, librettist, and...

Review: ‘The Explorers Club’ at Prologue Theatre

New companies, and especially hybrid troupes whose members have a variety of artistic origins and talents, are a vital part of DC’s theatrical ecosystem....

Review: ‘The Things They Carried’ at the Logan Festival of Solo...

The Things They Carried is a personal people’s history. A sharply conjured chronicle. It is told at the most granular of levels by a...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Arcade’

Arcade is unlike anything you will experience at Fringe. Equal parts art installation, gaming experience, and nostalgia, Arcade perfectly encapsulates the feeling of walking into...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Iphigenia in Splott’

Set in a blighted corner of Wales, Iphigenia in Splott is a breathtaking one-woman show, imported from the UK and written by Gary Owen,...

Review: ‘The Few’ by Unexpected Stage Company

The American interior West has long been a favored setting for stories about loneliness. The visual emptiness of vast open spaces – think of...

Review: ‘The Mollusc’ by Quotidian Theatre Company at The Writer’s Center

If you're in the mood for a drawing-room comedy exploring the social habits of the British upper class in the Edwardian era, Bethesda's Quotidian...

Review: ‘The Winter’s Tale’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Summer and Shakespeare are two very different things that somehow seem to go perfectly together. Every summer, theater companies all over the country dust...

2019 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Knights of Salisbury’

The Knighthood Players’ Production of The Knights of Salisbury, by Tim Caron, directed by Tim Caron and Ilyana Rose-Davila, with music direction by Jason...

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