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Review: ‘Comic Potential’ at McLean Community Players

Playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn is well known in England, but less so here in the states. A prolific playwright with over seventy plays to his name, his work includes dramas, comedies, and many interesting experimental works. One such play, his 1998 sci-fi comedy Comic Potential just opened in McLean, the newest offering from the venerable […]

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Cinema Speak with Sydney-Chanele: Holding Up A Mirror – An Interview with Justin Simien, Director of ‘Dear White People’

Since the age of nine, Justin Simien knew that he wanted to be a filmmaker. Years later after attending college at Chapman University in Orange County, California and working several Industry jobs as a publicist and marketing specialist, Simien’s dream is now a reality. As one of the most provocative feature filmmaking debuts in recent […]

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‘A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey’ With the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou, conductor, and Woodley Ensemble, Frank Albinder, Music Director

After a week of cramped and un air conditioned Fringey-ness, it was a pleasure to step into the cavernous Filene Center at Wolf Trap last night. The massive open air space, illuminated by starlight and animated by a cool evening breeze, was a perfect host for a screening of Stanley Kubrick’s celestial 2001: A Space […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Balloon Plays’

Balloon Plays is a great way to introduce kids to the wonders of Fringe. It is, to my knowledge, the only offering directed towards a younger audience. The approximately 10 kids and 40 adults attending the first performance were delighted by the shenanigans of the three clowns, Kolleen Klintz, Rachel Hynes, and Nora Achrati. Balloons were […]

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Capital Fringe Review: ‘Kubrilesque’ by Yvonne French

Highly suggested: watch a Stanley Kubrick film marathon and then go to Kubrilesque, a mash-up his movies, which include The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut. But you’ll want to keep yours wide open at this rock musical send-up of Kubrick that has electronica-tinged renditions of some of his theme songs along with original music […]

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