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Mosaic goes rom-com with ‘Pilgrims Musa and Sheri in the New...

This thoroughly delightful offering from Mosaic Theater Company has all the makings of a lighthearted rom-com. Boy picks up girl. He invites her to...

In the ‘Pipeline’ at Studio Theatre, a Black son’s legacy of...

The set for Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline at Studio Theatre could not be any whiter. Its white walls of freshly painted concrete blocks span the...

Mother and son fight to stay afloat in ‘Pipeline’ at Studio...

The pipeline in the title of Dominique Morisseau's play is the “school-to-prison pipeline” affecting young African-American men. Fueled, as Studio Theatre’s dramaturgical notes explain,...

4615 Theatre’s gripping ‘A Measure of Cruelty’ rips open three men’s...

The casual cruelty that constructs men's certainty they're real men—and the cost of that violence to others and to themselves—comes under scathing scrutiny in...

‘Sheltered’ at Theater J hits home in America right now

A gathering stormcloud looms over this exquisitely wrought play by Alix Sobler. "How bad is it going to get?" a character wonders aloud. No...

Theater J examines world history, good and bad, in ‘Sheltered’

Alix Sobler's play Sheltered, based on real-life characters, is a rarity. It is a history play that doesn't fall into the trap of portraying...

‘Grease’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts rocks and rolls

Grease is a musical that celebrates the changes born of the late 1950s era of rock n’ roll, drive-in movies, and James Dean--an era...

A Black boxing champion battles racism in ‘The Royale’ at 1st...

Black early 20th-century celebrity heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson has had as irresistible a pull on subsequent playwrights and filmmakers as he did on the...

Uplifting ‘Veils’ returns to Restoration Stage by popular demand

Four African American women address the audience as if speaking to a department store clerk. Each is shopping for a dress—a dress, they stress,...

‘Richard the Second’ at Brave Spirits Theatre: a tale of two...

Brave Spirits Theatre (BST), led by Artistic Director Charlene V. Smith, has taken on a spectacular challenge: Shakespeare’s eight history plays. Richard the Second,...

Dark Horse Theatre Company presents regional premiere of ‘The Laramie Project:...

Located just 47 miles away from Washington, DC in The Plains, Virginia, Dark Horse Theatre Company creates some of the best theater in the...

Step Afrika!’s ‘Magical Musical Holiday Step Show’ is a winter wonderland...

Now in its eighth year, Step Afrika!'s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show has established itself as the season's most joyful and lovable family festivity...

Taylor Mac puts on the glitz in ‘Holiday Sauce’ at The...

"Have you seen this before?" I heard an audience member ask his friend just before Holiday Sauce, Taylor Mac's sold-out alt-holiday extravaganza at The...

‘Black Nativity’ inspires and uplifts at Anacostia Playhouse

There are many joyous traditions this time of year, but to my mind the most indispensable has become Black Nativity. With its spiritual values...

Isabella Star LaBlanc, who plays Tiger Lily in ‘Peter Pan and...

When Playwright Lauren Gunderson took on the challenge of adapting J. M. Barrie's 1904 Peter Pan, she knew she had to fix what she...

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘A Broadway Holiday’ is a delightful tribute to...

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Broadway Holiday is a fun, sweet tribute to classic Christmas shows. With an original book and directed by...

Scena Theatre’s ‘The Dead’ presents quiet desperation at Christmastime

Based on a renowned short story by James Joyce, The Dead, now being presented by Scena Theatre, is a slice of the lives of...

At Mosaic’s ‘Eureka Day,’ a class in laughs and spats is...

The five adults seated onstage in a children's classroom each have a kid enrolled in this  private day school, which like the play we're...

‘Come from Away’ emphasizes joy: Canadian musical lights up Kennedy Center’s...

Every September 11, America mourns the tragic events that astonished and saddened people around the globe in 2001: the attack on New York's Twin...

4615 Theatre Company presents ambitious adaptation of Irish legend in ‘Infinite...

If the notion of compressing 900 years of Irish mythology into a single two-hour show sounds like a lot to take on, that’s because...

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