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Review: ‘Casa Valentina’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina, first produced in 2014, offers a powerful look at a still-misunderstood subject. Directed by...

Magic Time!: ’10 Million’ and ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von...

Among the rich offerings in The Kennedy Center's Artes de Cuba festival were two extraordinary works of theater, each performed but twice: The Bitter...

Review: ‘The Beast in the Jungle’ at Vineyard Theatre

An imaginative, lyrical, and bittersweet stage adaptation of Henry James’ heartbreaking novella of 1903, The Beast in the Jungle reunites the celebrated team of...

Review: ‘The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs’ at...

Looking for something well-crafted, suspenseful, and with plenty of lingering moments of anxiety? Then head on to Spooky Action Theater’s production of The Small...

Review: ‘The Remains’ at Studio Theatre

They have such a tasteful, immaculate, picture-perfect kitchen, how could their marriage be such a sorry mess? That's a crass way to ask the...

Review: ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’ at the Greenbelt Arts Center

Greenbelt Arts Center’s production of Return to the Forbidden Planet, written by Bob Carlton and directed by Jeffrey Lesniak, takes the audience for a...

Review: ‘Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters’ by the National Chamber Ensemble

As was announced at the beginning of the National Chamber Ensemble’s recent musical offering Today’s Classical and Jazz Masters ---in a veiled reference to...

Review: ‘Always Patsy Cline’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts and Producing Artistic Director Patrick A'Hearn present Always Patsy Cline. Created by Ted Swindley, the show is inspired...

Review: ‘Flood City’ at Theater Alliance

I would not have thought that a play about dreadful disaster could be done as a droll and delightfully dark comedy, but Playwright Gabrielle...

Review: ‘The Cherry Orchard’ by Faction of Fools

Though it has commonly been staged as a tragedy or psychological drama since its Moscow premiere, Anton Chekhov always insisted that The Cherry Orchard...

Review: ‘Let’s Misbehave: Cole Porter After Dark’ with The American Pops...

What does the American songbook mean to you? For many, I’m sure it brings to mind those delightful tunes of old with their lilting melodies,...

Review: ‘Pericles’ by We Happy Few

Let’s be clear, Pericles is pretty much a first draft play that Shakespeare never quite finished. Now to be fair, the work is not...

Review: ‘Woman and Scarecrow’ at Irish Repertory Theatre

Marking its first production of a work by the internationally-lauded Dublin-born playwright Marina Carr, Irish Repertory Theatre’s New York premiere of Woman and Scarecrow,...

In the Moment: ‘Saint Joan’ by Bedlam Theater Company at Folger...

Bedlam’s take on George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan will resonate with many Blue State denizens with its updated, coolness factors and fine acting. Under...

Review: ‘Waitress’ at The National Theatre

Waitress at the National Theatre is sweet as “Sugar.” The word resonates during scene shifts, as an immensely talented piemaker, Jenna (Desi Oakley), lists...

Review: ‘Rock of Ages’ at the Workhouse Arts Center

Rock of Ages is more of a rock concert than a musical. The musical comedy, created by Chris D’Arienzo, is currently running at the...

Review: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’ at The Kennedy...

Obsessional unrequited love is what prompts Petra von Kant's bitter tears in the 1972 German film by Rainier Werner Fassbinder. The movie is a...

Review: ‘Saint Joan’ by Bedlam Theater Company

Long before he wrote about her, George Bernard Shaw referred to Saint Joan as one of those “half-witted geniuses, enjoying the worship accorded by...

Review: ‘The Book of Joseph’ at Everyman Theatre

With the advent and popularity of exploratory DNA tools like 23andMe and Ancestry.com to unearth family lineage, people are increasingly fascinated with discovering who...

Review: ‘Incredibly Dead!’ by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s latest creation, Incredibly Dead!, is a damn good time. From the flying severed heads to the ridiculous collection of...

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