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NextStop’s ‘First Date’ is a show to fall in love with

This small show with a big heart is smart, funny, and moving. 

In a child’s voice, a magical and moving portrait of the...

Beth Hylton solos as a fourth-grader in Lucy Alibar’s poetic and comic ‘Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up.'

Rapid Lemon’s ‘Serious Adverse Effects’ fascinates, resonates

A complex sci-fi drama with a gripping theme of spiritual transcendence, in a world premiere by Derek Lee McPhatter.

Mike Daisey mansplains

The master monologist takes an unblinking look at Scott Rudin, Andrew Cuomo, and himself.

All the tuneful fun of ‘Urinetown’ done with puppets by Landless...

If there was ever a Broadway show that could be done justice as a puppet musical melodrama, it's Urinetown. The script and songs of...

A daughter’s family dramas drive a hilarious and moving ‘2.5 Minute...

“2.5 minutes is a really long time on a roller coaster if you are having a good time. If you think it’s killing your...

‘Blindness’ in darkness at Shakespeare is a brilliant beacon of theater

On this Kentucky Derby weekend, wondering what theatrical “horse” will nose ahead and augur well for a new world of theater when we can...

Poignant memories of love in Signature’s vibrant ‘Midnight at The Never...

In the hidden back room of a 1960s Greenwich Village bar is the stage for a past, hidden love at the center of Midnight...

Three emerging theater artists confront whitewashing of Black stories

While our country was taking a collective sigh of relief after the guilty verdicts convicting George Floyd's murderer last week, systemic racism continued to...

‘Pipeline’ at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe is a masterpiece of stage-to-film

The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe in Sarasota, Florida, took its latest production outside under a balmy 82 degree evening with a full moon glowing...

Live at last at GALA, a boldly comic ‘Aunt Julia and...

Trudging up the two flights from the rainy street-level pavement to GALA Hispanic Theatre’s auditorium entrance felt like a pilgrimage. (Yes, I could have...

A white cop’s shots at Black man echo through ‘Until the...

Dael Orlandersmith’s Until the Flood, now an on-demand production from Studio Theatre, brings the viewer into the conversation. You couldn’t be more active as...

In brilliant ‘Children of Medea,’ a Korean American girl hopes to...

Conformity can be difficult for some of us at the best of times. But it is especially difficult in adolescence for a girl. Cynthia, 17,...

A showcase of extraordinary talents from Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Momentum is a collection of four classical and contemporary works that showcases the extraordinary talents of the company. The first...

A powerful theater of witness marks Emancipation Day in ‘Here I...

Many of us have been asking, “What will our theaters look like when our community returns to a post-pandemic 'normal'?” Mélisande Short-Colomb and her collaborators—professionals...

In eye-opening ‘The Jam: Only Child,’ a son and grandson tells...

In The Jam: Only Child — now streaming on demand from Signature Theatre — Tony Award nominee Daniel J. Watts recounts his life as...

Woolly’s powerful father-son convo ‘This Is Who I Am’ in rerun

(This review, first published December 14, 2020, was written about the original livestream run. The production is now streaming on demand through April 25,...

A Chekhov trio from Workhouse Arts is an intellectual tickle

Chekhov is not a feel-good story teller. His plays tell a brutal truth about people: their motivations, their weaknesses, and their duplicity.  The Workhouse Arts...

KenCen puts on puppet show and kids try it at home

I had the opportunity to watch Leonardo and Sam: The Terrible Monster and the Most Scaredy-Cat Kid in the Whole World, Respectively with my...

Audrey Cefaly’s ‘Maytag Virgin’ is a joy to see at Colonial...

Maytag Virgin is Colonial Players of Annapolis’s first show since the pandemic forced theaters to close. Directed by Edd Miller, it is offered livestreamed...