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A Modern Classic Takes on Epic Proportions: Constellation Theatre Brightens Brecht’s...

Last week, I decided to venture off my usual path and check out the Constellation Theatre, which performs at Source in the lively 14th Street...

Review: ‘The Caucasian Chalk Circle’ at Constellation Theatre Company

With admirable nerve and imagination, Constellation Theatre Company has mounted an endlessly inventive production of a work by a playwright who dares us to...

Review: ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Thornton Wilder's allegorical paean to humanity's survival "by the skin of our teeth" has itself become a marvel of endurance. First staged in 1942,...

Review: ‘The Wild Party’ at Constellation Theater Company

In 1928, Joseph Moncure March wrote a racy narrative poem that was received quite successfully, despite a ban resulting from its controversial content, called...

Review: ‘The Arabian Nights’ at Constellation Theatre Company

One Thousand and One Nights, the collection of classic Islamic tales upon which Mary Zimmerman built The Arabian Nights, now playing at Constellation Theatre...

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Black Stache is bringing his pirate ship to Source Theatre, in Constellation Theatre Company’s fantastic production of the 2012 Tony Award-winning play Peter and...

Review: ‘The Dictator’s Wife’ at Washington National Opera

A one-hour World Premiere opera is reason enough for the imagination to run rampant with artistic anticipation. So what a veritable array of riches...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community...

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander...

Review: ‘Urinetown’ at Constellation Theatre Company

In the not too distant future there will be a drought so long and severe that water use will become strictly regulated. So regulated...

Review: ‘Equus’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Since Peter Shaffer’s Equus made its striking return to the Anglo-American imagination in 2007, when then-17 year old Daniel Radcliffe stirred international controversy by...

Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: Three 20-Minute Operas

The fourth annual American Opera Initiative launched this month to sold out performances of three new works. It was a heartening look at the...

Spine: Is ‘Avenue Q’ Just What the Doctor Ordered? Constellation Theatre’s...

Let me be absolutely clear. I loved Constellation Theatre Company's production of Avenue Q, which opened last night to a packed, laughing audience. Fast...

‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Martin McDonagh is one of my favorite living playwrights, and I’ve loved his black comedy The Lieutenant of Inishmore every time I’ve seen it....

‘Penny’ at Washington National Opera

The world premier for the Washington National Opera’s newest American Opera Initiative takes a new look at the power of music in the touching,...

Spine: Ontologically Speaking (Perhaps) Absolutely!

In Luigi Pirandelo's most famous play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, the frustrated theatrical director demands that the father of the wandering...

‘ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps}’ at Constellation Theatre Company

One of my favorite movies of all time is Clue, a mystery comedy (based on the board game) starring Tim Curry that is chock...

Washington National Opera: American Opera Initiative: ‘An American Soldier’

Washington National Opera continues their new project the American Opera Initiative with An American Soldier, with music by Huang Ruo and libretto by David...

‘The Love of the Nightingale’ at Constellation Theatre Company at Source

Let's get this out of the way: The Love of the Nightingale is a difficult, and at times brutal play. It is also incredibly...

‘Scapin’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Justin Schneider

“Beautiful women, graphic violence, and, um, some sort of conclusion.” Toss in “excellent clown-work” and you've got a pretty good snapshot of Constellation Theatre...

GMCW presents “Sparkle, Jingle, Joy” Tonight and Tomorrow at Lisner by...

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) will kick off its 33rd season with a holiday concert entitled Sparkle, Jingle, Joy with special guest...

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