Tag Archives | Alexander Strain


Review: ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at Olney Theatre Center

Five minutes into the start of Every Brilliant Thing, most of the audience had already cried for the first time – and had laughed aloud. By the end of the show, the entire room seemed to be infused with a spirit of camaraderie and hope, tinged with sadness for life’s missed opportunities. Every Brilliant Thing was brilliantly written […]

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‘Tribes’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre closes their 2013/2014 season with British playwright Nina Raine’s gripping, heartwarming, coming-of-age story Tribes about a dysfunctional family and a young son who has struggled all his life to communicate within his family. Billy is deaf in a hearing family who has raised him to be hearing. He has never learned sign-language and has […]

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‘Seminar’ at Round House Theatre by David Friscic

Floating windows at the top of the stage! That Is not, necessarily, the first thing you marvel at in the Round House Theatre’s current and stimulating new play Seminar for, indeed, all the elements of a solid and professional production are vividly on display here in Theresa Rebeck’s witty and absorbing play. Under the astute […]

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‘Andy and the Shadows’ at Theater J by Flora Scott

Born in the shadow of our parents, it is every child’s journey to discover the source of light shone on them that ignites the inspiration for prosperity in order to, ultimately, cast one’s own projections in this life. Life is complicated, yet it’s simple. Confusing while transparent. It’s unfair. It’s tragic, but offers magical moments […]

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Director Mitchell Hébert. Photo by Danisha Crosby.

Part 1: ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ at Round House Theatre: Meet Director Mitchell Hébert by Joel Markowitz

This is the first of a series of interviews with The director and the cast of Round House Theatre’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross. Meet Director Mitchell Hébert. Joel: Why did you want to direct David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross? Mitchell: The characters are sharply drawn, the stakes are very high, and language is electric. What are some of […]

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The cast of 'Our Class': Alexander Strain, Sasha Olinick, Joshua Morgan, Dana Levanovsky, Mark Krawczyk, Heather Haney, Tim Getman, Laura C. Harris, Harlan Work, and Ashley Ivey. Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘Our Class’ at Theater J by Tzvi Kahn

Our Class, the searing, emotionally devastating, and unforgettable new production at Theater J, constitutes both a play and an enervating pedagogical exercise – a Holocaust-era case study in the moral degeneration of individuals in the context of societal descent into genocide and madness. At first, the story, which chronicles the lives of ten Polish classmates […]

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The cast of 'The Temperamentals' with Alexander Strain, Nigel Reed, Rick Hammerly, Vaughn M. Irving, and Brandon McCoy. Photo by Stan Barouh.

‘The Temperamentals’ at Rep Stage by David Friscic

In Rep Stage’s production of The Temperamentals the ensemble of fine actors plunge into Jon Marans’ very observant play with intensity and verve. Playing with brisk efficiency under the astute direction of Kasi Campbell, this play deals with the prejudice and hypocrisy of society against the ‘temperamentals’ – the code word devised for ‘homosexual.’ Set in the early 1950s in Los Angeles, California […]

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Alexander Strain (Caleb), David Emerson Toney (Simon), and Mark Hairston (John). Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘The Whipping Man’ at Theater J by Joel Markowitz

Theater J’s powerful and sizzling production of Matthew Lopez’s The Whipping Man, directed with sensitivity and heart by Jennifer L. Nelson, is a theatrical experience you will never forget. I left the theatre emotionally drained and at the same time elated that I had witnessed three moving performances by three exceptional actors – Alexander Strain, […]

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