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Review: ‘The Talented Clementine’ at Encore Stage & Studio

A new musical based upon Sara Pennypacker’s book “The Talented Clementine” debuted May 31 at Arlington's Encore Stage & Studio. Adapted by writer-composer Paul...

Post-Play Palaver: ‘Second Body’ at Synetic Theatre

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...

Review: ‘Describe the Night’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Like Marcel Proust’s famous “madeleine moment,” Rajiv Joseph’s ambitious new play Describe the Night, in an exciting, Kafkaesque rendering by Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,...

Review: ‘Stonewall 50’ by Rainbow Theatre Project

In the midst of Pride season, and in the 50th anniversary year of the Stonewall riots that defined the beginning of the modern gay...

Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance (or the Rascals of the Rappahannock)’...

Riverside Center of the Performing Arts reprises Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance, a two-act comic operetta that was first produced in December...

In the Moment: ‘Last Out’ by The Heroes Journey

Last Out is a raw emotional journey with no illusions as its core value. It is an intense confessional about military service and the effects...

Review: ‘We’re Gonna Die’ by Flying V at The Writer’s Center

When Farrell Parker steps out onto the black box stage at The Writer’s Center in Flying V’s version of We’re Gonna Die, something explodes. Light...

Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ by NextStop Theatre Company

How do you replicate perfection—especially when it involves dumping gallons of water onstage? Any theater company that undertakes a production of Singin’ in the...

Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre

All the familiar characters are there: Lizzy Bennet, her sisters and parents; suitors Darcy, Bingley, Collins, and Wickham; the de Bourghs and Charlotte. The...

Review: ‘Antigonick’ and ‘The Fragments of Sappho’ by Taffety Punk Theatre...

Antiquity is in the house and what's old is new again. Taffety Punk is presenting two short theater pieces featuring its signature integration of...

Review: ‘Ghost Light’ by Parlor Room Theater

A play is ephemeral. The written words momentarily dance off the page as they are given body and voice, transformed into experience, and witnessed...

Review: ‘Queens Girl in Africa’ at Everyman Theatre

As the middle section of Caleen Sinette Jennings’ “Queens Girl Trilogy,” Queens Girl in Africa is presented in rotating rep with the first piece, Queens Girl...

Review: ‘Klytmnestra: An Epic Slam Poem’ at Theater Alliance

Dane Figueroa Edidi is one of DC's most original and multitalented theater artists. A dancer, actor, poet, playwright, and choreographer, she is also a...

Review: ‘10x10x10’ A Ten-Minute Play Festival at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Fells Point Corner Theatre’s 10x10x10, a collection of 10-minute plays by Baltimore-DC area playwrights in its seventh year, always succeeds in creating energy born...

In the Moment: ‘Richard iii’ at Synetic Theater

Synetic Theater's Richard iii is a potent conspiratorial theatrical experience for an anxious age such as ours. It is the ultimate in theatrical paranoia,...

Review: ‘Sooner/Later’ at Mosaic Theater Company

A rom-com about manhunting...at Mosaic? That's probably not the sort of fare you'd expect from DC's preeminent theatrical platform for social-justice programming. But who...

Review: ‘Richard iii’ at Synetic Theater

“The future is already here—it’s just not very evenly distributed.” --William Gibson, author of Neuromancer. Synetic Theater, a beloved DC-area institution, has come up with a...

Review: ‘NOC-tURNE’ by NFT Dance & Company at Atlas Performing Arts...

The airy-fairy world of contemporary ballet takes a turn toward the macabre in Nancy Flores-Tirado’s darkly romantic NOC-tURNE, performed by NFT Dance & Company...

Review: ‘I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman’...

The American Pops Orchestra’s presentation of I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman was nothing short of spectacular. Maestro Luke Frazier...

Review: ‘Jubilee’ at Arena Stage

In 1871, Fisk University - an all-Black institution of higher learning in Nashville, Tennessee - was in dire financial straits. To raise money for...

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